Colorado Organic Modern Kitchens

Over the last several years, homeowners have gone from taking note of, to fully embracing, the organic modern kitchen. As kitchen designers, especially in Colorado, nature reigns supreme. I’ve been designing kitchens for over 20 years, and love how the Colorado organic modern kitchen presents both the opportunity and challenge to combine technology with the… Read more »

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5 Cool Home Technology Products for Your Custom Home or Remodel

When it comes to crafting today’s living spaces, the integral role played by home technology is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Whether you’re looking for enhanced security, greater convenience, or the most impactful ways to entertain family and friends, there are no shortage of solutions to choose from. This abundance of options was clearly illustrated… Read more »

Understanding Construction Loans

How do Construction Loans Work?

Once you’ve made the decision to build a custom home, you will probably need to apply for a construction loan. Obtaining a construction loan is an unknown – and often confusing – process for many people, which is why we decided to ask our friends at First National Bank to write a guest blog on the… Read more »

Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Net-Zero Energy homes are a hot topic these days, especially as prices for rooftop solar photovoltaics and LED lighting continue to plummet. More than ever, net-zero homes can be built for little to no added expense, and are often cheaper when considering the “monthly nut” (the total monthly cost, including mortgage, utility bills, and maintenance)…. Read more »

Understanding Architectural Fees

How Do Architectural Fees Work?

Architectural fees are a big concern (and rightly so!) for many homeowners planning to build a custom home or remodel their existing home. Fees vary per project and are influenced by a number of factors including: size, scope, site, specifications, etc. Generally speaking, there are 4 common methods architects can use to calculate their fees:… Read more »

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the 10 Principles of Considered Design for Production Homes. Considered Design is an important evaluation tool that helps create successful, market driven designs. It is also a pledge to evaluate each nuance of a home’s design to optimize its value and livability. Today we’re going to… Read more »

Designing Successful Home Floor Plans

At KGA we are always challenging ourselves to better understand today’s home buyers. Where do they want to live? What features in a home are most important to them? What can they afford?  As architects, we create spaces. Spaces that people will want to live in, and at the same time make sense for builders… Read more »

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960's Ranch Home

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960’s Ranch

We’re excited to share with you that the cover of the January/February issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles features a KGA designed remodel! Located on a large lot in an established neighborhood near sought after schools, the homeowners fell in love with the property’s large trees and mature landscaping, but knew that the existing 1960’s… Read more »

2016 International Builders’ Show Highlights

At KGA, we look forward to going to the International Builders’ Show each year! It’s like our Super Bowl; always a great opportunity to see friends and colleagues from around the country, exchange knowledge and inspiration, and recognize design and marketing excellence in our industry. Better known in the industry as “IBS” (not to be… Read more »

Join KGA at the 2016 International Builders Show

See You at the 2016 International Builders’ Show!

KGA Studio Architects is excited to participate in 3 different programs at the 2016 International Builders’ Show, which is happening next week in Las Vegas. If you are attending, we hope you’ll join us for our programs. We look forward to seeing you there! How to Best Design, Brand & Market to Attract the Millennial… Read more »

2015 Year in Review - KGA Studio Architects

2015 Year End Round Up

2015 has been an incredible year for KGA. Filled with many more ups than downs, we feel fortunate to be part of such an incredible industry! With 2016 right around the corner, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2015… New Models & Communities DELO Opened: November 2015 Short for “Downtown East… Read more »