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Design-Build Versus Design-Bid-Build: Which One is Right for You?

If you’re planning a custom home or remodel, you’ve probably heard the terms design-build and design-bid-build used when talking about the process. But, what do they actually mean? And what’s the difference? There’s a common misconception that the design-bid-build, or …

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Round up of inspirational outdoor living spaces from KGA Studio Architects

4 Luxury Outdoor Living Spaces for Inspiration in 2021

A home is not confined to the space within its walls. The interior is just a piece of the experience. And while it is immeasurably important, it cannot properly come to life without considering the surrounding landscape. Forging a connection …

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Financial Benefits of Owning a Working Ranch

There are few certainties in life; anything can happen. But one sure thing is that you will have to deal with taxes every year of your life after becoming an adult. The best way to tackle taxes is to find …

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Leveraging Design for Cost Management in Home Building

Rising material costs in construction are impacting the homebuilding industry in significant ways. Labor shortages and supply chain disruptions have caused building material costs to soar. Lumber, in particular, has been hard hit. Soft lumber inventory shortages and increased demand …

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Exterior view of master bath lit up at dusk. Architecture by KGA.

Must-Have Home Technology Upgrades for Remodels

With so many homeowners choosing to update or remodel their homes, now is a great time to revisit the top smart home technology upgrades for remodels. Remodeling is a wonderful way to turn a home you don’t love into your …

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Hiring a Home Builder? Ask These Questions First

So, you’ve decided to pursue your dream of building a custom home. Congratulations! You may be finishing up your project mood board and must-have list, or perhaps you’re ready to begin assembling your team.  No matter where you are in …

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Adaptive Reuse Design Tips for Residential Developers

With the current volatility in the construction and real estate markets and the new administration’s ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, now is a good time to revisit adaptive reuse. Not only is adaptive reuse a more sustainable way of building, …

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KGA Welcomes Architect Travis Hendrix

KGA Studio Architects is excited to welcome Travis Hendrix to our team. Travis brings nearly a decade of experience to his new role as Senior Architect at KGA. Travis describes himself as a minimalist focused on composition and balance. He …

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New Home Community Amenities with Evergreen Appeal

The real estate market across nearly every major metro is booming, and the appeal of suburban areas is expected to continue. A recent survey by the New Home Trends Institute found that 95 percent of master plan developers report demand …

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Smart home systems in the kitchen can increase comfort, energy efficiency and convenience

7 Smart Home Systems that Increase Safety, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency

Remember when no one was sure if smart home systems would catch on or become a fading trend? Much has changed since then! Smart home and home automation features have moved from the wish list to the must-have list in …

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