Posts Categorized: Design Tips & Trends

Wellness House Design

Wellness House

Designing for wellness means different things to different people. As architects, we believe that the home has a profound impact on the wellness of its occupants. To read more about our philosophy around wellness design, click here. In today’s blog we are going beyond the philosophy and taking a look at some practical ways to… Read more »

Designing for Wellness

Designing for Wellness

Why Wellness? Simply put, our current built environment is working against our health and wellness. According to the Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 report “Build Well to Live Well,” the greatest health risks we face today are a result of sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, poor diet, stress, pollution, loneliness and alienation. Chronic disease now… Read more »

Community Amenity Design Trends

Community amenity design is continually evolving. In today’s competitive marketplace, unique amenities are a great way for communities to set themselves apart from the competition. It is such an exciting time to be in the industry, that we decided to take a step back and share some of our favorite trends with you. At KGA,… Read more »

5 Tips for Navigating the Permitting Process Smoothly

We recently sat down with Laura Swartz, Communications Specialist for Denver’s Community Planning and Development department, to talk about the permitting process and how best to navigate it. Our biggest takeaway? While the permitting process has historically gotten a bad rap, it doesn’t have to be that way. They have been hard at work streamlining… Read more »

Top 3 Considerations for Multi-Gen Homes

The demand for multi-gen homes is on the rise, fueled by an increasingly diverse buyer pool. We’ve been watching this trend for a while, but in digging into it a bit more, we found that nearly 1 in 5 Americans currently live in a multi-generational household – that’s approximately 60.6 MILLION people! (Source: Pew Research). Keeping… 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 »

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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 »

Tiny Houses - KGA Blog

Tiny Houses

I’ve become fascinated with the newest trend in the housing industry: “Tiny Houses”.  Tiny houses are homes that are between 100 and 400 sq. ft., and often built on wheels making them mobile.  Looking at them I can’t help but remember growing up – there were beautiful, sleek, aero-dynamic Airstream trailers and boxy looking Winnebagos. … Read more »