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Remodeled historic home in Louisville, CO, by KGA

History in the Making: What to Know About Remodeling Your Historic Home

Every home has a story—and nowhere is that truer than in the storied enclaves and neighborhoods that make up Colorado’s rich heritage. Denver alone has 56 historic districts and 352 individual historic landmarks, and more and more home buyers are …

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How Can Architecture Encourage Health and Wellness?

Healthier homes have always been in style, but now they’ve become an imperative. Even before the pandemic, we spent 90 percent of our lives indoors and 65 percent of that inside our homes.  While genetics are indicators of health outcomes, they don’t tell …

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5 Sustainable Home Design Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

Sustainable home designs provide environmentally friendly solutions in high-performing spaces. Architects all over the world are adjusting their methods in response to climate change and providing design-savvy, green options for clients. With clever planning and a focus on conscious consumer choices, …

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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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