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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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Helping Developers and Neighborhood Groups Find Common Ground

The holidays are a time of peace and understanding.  They’re also a great season for developers and neighborhood groups to work together and discover the best design solutions for new projects that have the good of the community in mind. …

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Creative Solutions for Affordable Housing

Creative Solutions for Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a serious dilemma in Denver, and there are no easy answers.  However, some realistic solutions are within our grasp, if public agencies and private interests are willing to collaborate and create a shift in the built environment. …

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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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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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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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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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How do Millennial Homebuyers differ from their parents

How Do Millennial Home Buyers Differ From Their Parents?

Get the latest on Millennial home buyers from guest blogger Jennifer Riner of Zillow, who brings us findings from Zillow’s most recent Consumer Housing Trends Report. Millennials are not who we thought they were – at least when it comes …

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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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Considered Design for Production Homes

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the 10 Principles of Considered Design for Production Homes. Considered Design is an important evaluation tool that helps create successful, market driven designs. It is also a pledge to evaluate each …

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Designing Successful Home Floor Plans

Designing Successful Home Floor Plans

At KGA we are always challenging ourselves to better understand today’s home buyers. Where do they want to live? What features in a home are most important to them? What can they afford?  As architects, we create spaces. Spaces that …

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