Posts Categorized: Custom Home Architecture

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

As traditional backyards evolve into luxurious outdoor living spaces, custom outdoor kitchens featuring stainless steel cabinetry are leading the way. Known for its longevity, easy maintenance and wide array of beautiful finish options, stainless steel is an ideal material for spaces where durability is a concern. Outdoor kitchens have recently been ranked at the top… 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 »

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 »

Mountain Contemporary

Colorado Contemporary – KGA Design Contest

A big congratulations to Kristen Fowler, winner of our 2017 Design Contest! Nestled in the foothills of the mountains, this custom home is designed for an established family. It captures the views of the mountains through massive curtain wall windows and expansive wrapping decks. While contemporary, the outer form of the home emulates the peaks… Read more »

International Infill – KGA Design Contest

The second entry in our contest was designed by Paden Riley, who took inspiration from the traditional motifs found in India. There are Jali screens, perforated stone that act as beautiful decorations in window openings, but also serve as a means of cooling the air by compressing the air through the perforations. These perforations can… Read more »

Mountain Modern Home

Mountain Modern – KGA Design Contest

The first entry in our design contest is a mountain modern home designed by Ian Steven. This home is designed for a sloping mountain site.  The large center hallway connects the entry foyer with the master suite on the opposite end, providing seclusion for the owners.  The kitchen, great room, and dining room flow into one… Read more »

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 »