Custom Home Architecture

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 …

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Home with Classic Revival Style Architecture

Understanding Architectural Fees for Custom Homes

In the first part of this blog we looked at different ways that architects charge for design services (if you missed it, you can read it here). Today we’re going to take a deeper look at the way we structure …

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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 …

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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, …

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What is Considered Design

What is Considered Design?

The Origins of Considered Design Considered Design began as a set of guidelines developed by KGA to help streamline the process of designing production homes. We found ourselves addressing similar, if not the same, questions and challenges on a high percentage …

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Useful Architecture Terms

Useful Terms When Working With an Architect

Every industry has terms and phrases that are specific to it; architecture is no different.  When designing a custom home or remodeling an existing structure, you will hear a lot of terms which are important to understanding the process.  Some …

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Landscaped Outdoor space with tables and chairs

3 Things to Consider when Hiring a Landscape Contractor

Spring is finally here, and as the weather warms and the leaves unfurl, we’re all invariably faced with the landscape to-do list. Some projects are as easy as planting some colorful annuals on your front porch, while others need a …

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architectural drawing

How does the Architectural Design Process Work?

Last month we wrote about things to consider when hiring an architect (if you missed this post, click here).  Once you’ve decided on an architect, now what? Today we’re going to talk about the architectural design process and go into …

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Prairie style custom home

Considerations for Hiring the Right Architect

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to build a custom home and you are ready to embark on an exciting and challenging journey.  One of the first steps in the process is to assemble a team to get the job done.  …

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