Design Tips & Trends

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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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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Exterior Emphasis: 6 Tips for Creating Authentic Architecture

Authentic architecture creates memorable curb appeal and can distinguish your homes in a competitive market or master-planned community. It’s also what homebuyers want and will help you sell more homes faster. But what’s considered authentic architecture in our postmodern era? …

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A main level master is great aging in place

Aging in Place Home Features for Remodels and New Construction

Interest in aging in place home design is more popular than ever before as the country’s maturing population is on the rise. Baby boomers, of which there are over 70 million, are well into their retirement years, and Gen Xers …

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design trends for mountain home architecture

Mountain Home Architecture Trends for 2021

Mountain home architecture is about more than just location. Mountain architecture should inspire the landscape around it, allowing you to imagine the mountains and rolling hills, even if they’re not there. It gives the sense of rugged hardiness, and natural beauty …

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2020 Gift Guide for Architecture and Design Lovers

It’s that time of year! We’re back with our 2nd annual gift guide for architecture and design lovers, this year with some fun sustainable and local (to Colorado) twists thrown in. These ideas come straight from our staff to you. …

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Single Family Home Design?

What will homebuyers be looking for post-COVID-19? With or without a pandemic, home design is always changing and evolving. Society, technology and the economy all influence the homes and communities we live in. As architects, it’s our job to stay …

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Comfortable family room with oversized sliding doors to outside. By KGA Studio Architects.

The Role of Comfort in Wellness at Home

Staying healthy and well is top of mind for most of us right now. Whether you’ve spent the past month – or longer – sheltering in place, there’s been more than enough time to discover whether your home is comfortable …

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wellness while working from home

Wellness While Working from Home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us – myself included – have suddenly found ourselves thrown into working from home full-time. Working from home can be a wonderful thing. I do a lot of writing, and it’s much easier …

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Living Room by KGA Studio Architects

Getting Rid of Invisible Toxins in Your Home

With wellness at the forefront of our daily actions and activities, I was surprised it never occurred to me to think about wellness inside my own home. Until recently, that is.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to …

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Outdoor Living Spaces for a Happier, Healthier You

Spending time outdoors can actually make you happier and healthier. Yep, you heard right. I don’t know about you, but this season of resolutions paired with a few glimpses of sunshine and warmer days already has me dreaming about being …

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