Posts Categorized: Custom Home Architecture

KGA Modern Dream Home Design Contest

KGA’s Modern Dream Home Design Contest

We are very excited to introduce KGA’s first ever design competition. We rolled the competition out to 13 of our design staffers who vary in education, experience and expertise. The goal was to showcase modern contemporary residential design and give our production staff the opportunity to flex their creative muscles while practicing their skills in… Read more »

How to create a custom home program

How to Create a Custom Home Program

Programming is the first step in the architectural design process, and creating a custom home program is the first thing you will do when you begin to work with an architect. The architectural program defines the scope, features, purpose, and functionality of your home and is essential in communicating your vision of the project to… Read more »

Custom Home Building Process – What to Expect

Building a custom home is, quite literally, making a dream come true. The benefit to custom home building is that you get to design and select nearly every single element that comprises your home. The custom home building process consists of many steps, each of which happen in a well-planned sequence. Everyone’s experience will be… Read more »

Emotional Roller Coaster of Remodeling or Building a Custom Home

Helpful Tips for Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster of Remodeling or Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home or remodeling your current home is an exciting, fun, challenging and sometimes scary process. Our homes are extremely personal to us. Home is where we spend time with our loved ones, raise our children, entertain, work, play…the list goes on. After having parts of my own home remodeled multiple times, working… Read more »

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 »

Home Technology - Lutron Shades

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 »