Remodel Architecture

Brown Shingle Style home with white garage doors

Why Hire an Architect for Your Remodel?

Remodel projects can range in size and complexity from small scale DIY projects in a single room to completely overhauling your home, inside and out. Depending on the size and scope of your remodel, hiring an architect for your project …

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Custom Home Site in Ravenna with partially built home

Timing it Right to Start Building a Custom Home in the Spring

We often hear from clients who would like to start building a custom home in the spring. Spring is a popular time to start building, however in most states (Colorado included) builders work year-round. Seasonal weather has a definite impact …

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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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Tips for Navigating the Permitting Process

5 Tips for Navigating the Permitting Process Smoothly

We recently sat down with Laura Swartz, Communications Specialist for Denver’s Community Planning and Development department, to talk about the permitting process and how best to navigate it. Our biggest takeaway? While the permitting process has historically gotten a bad …

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Questions to Ask When Hiring an Architect

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Architect

Selecting an architect is an important decision. Most people interview 2 to 3 architects before making a choice. We are all familiar with the basic questions to ask, such as for references and portfolio examples. But sometimes you don’t know …

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Custom home in progress

Cost of Building a Custom Home

What is the cost of building a custom home? This is a common – and important – question that homeowners ask when considering building a custom home. There is no simple answer – the answer is always going to be, …

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Tips for Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster of Building a Custom Home

Helpful Tips for Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster of Remodeling or Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home or remodeling your current home is an exciting, fun, challenging and sometimes scary process. Our homes are extremely personal to us. Home is where we spend time with our loved ones, raise our children, entertain, work, …

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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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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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KGA Featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960’s Ranch

We’re excited to share with you that the cover of the January/February issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles features a KGA designed remodel! Located on a large lot in an established neighborhood near sought after schools, the homeowners fell in …

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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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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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