Design Tips & Trends

KGA’s 2019 Gift Guide for Architecture and Design Enthusiasts

Wondering what to gift the architecture or design lover in your life? This year we thought we’d have some fun and ask our staff what they’d like to receive for the holidays. From simple to extravagant, direct from our motley …

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The basics of low maintenance landscaping in the Front Range

The Basics of Low Maintenance Landscaping in Colorado

Fifteen and a half. That’s how many inches of rain the Mile High City gets, on average, each year. It isn’t much to sustain a yard, but with the right landscaping, your yard can be the envy of the neighbors …

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Back elevation of modern rustic home by KGA Studio Architects

Home Technology Guide for Custom Homes

You’ve found the perfect plot of land, designed the home you’ve always wanted, and that dream kitchen is yours. What about home technology? Everyday technology is becoming more ingrained into our lives, and the home is no different. Now more …

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Living Room in Paired Home

Designing Homes for the Millennial Buyer

The millennial buyer has been on everyone’s minds for some time now, and for good reason. Generally defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, according to Pew Research the millennials are projected to overtake the baby boomers as America’s …

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55+ homes designs should focus on main level living

Live Well Longer: Designing Homes for 55+ Active Adult Homebuyers

At KGA, we believe in taking a holistic approach to designing homes for 55+ buyers. This means not only addressing questions of accessibility and mobility, but also designing homes to support health, mind and well-being. Affordability also plays an important …

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Outdoor Kitchen designed Artisan Outdoor Kitchens

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 …

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This home is designed for wellness, inside and out.

Wellness House

Designing for wellness means different things to different people. As architects, we believe that the home has a profound impact on the wellness of its occupants. To read more about our philosophy around wellness design, click here. In today’s blog …

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Close up of feet in athletic shoes outdoors going for a walk

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 …

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New Home Community Design Trends

6 Design Trends for New Home Communities

KGA’ers John Guilliams and Kiley Baham recently had the opportunity to join the Denver Metro SMC (Sales & Marketing Council) Board on a trip to visit some of Southern California’s newest master planned communities. 11 communities, over 30 models and …

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

9 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

Unless you’ve done it before, building a custom home is a new and challenging process! Today we’re going to look at some of the most common mistakes that people make when building a custom home, and tips on how to …

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Things to think about when designing multi gen homes

Top 3 Considerations for Multi-Gen Homes

The demand for multi-gen homes is on the rise, fueled by an increasingly diverse buyer pool. We’ve been watching this trend for a while, but in digging into it a bit more, we found that nearly 1 in 5 Americans currently …

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Colorado Organic Modern Kitchen

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 …

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