Design Tips & Trends

This contemporary farmhouse is an example of transitional architecture by KGA

What is Transitional Architecture?

It’s modern. It’s traditional. Transitional architecture is a fresh take on classic style. Here’s what you need to know about design that captures the best of both worlds. If you’re searching for a way to articulate how you envision your …

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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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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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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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