Wellness & Sustainability

How Can Architecture Encourage Health and Wellness?

Healthier homes have always been in style, but now they’ve become an imperative. Even before the pandemic, we spent 90 percent of our lives indoors and 65 percent of that inside our homes.  While genetics are indicators of health outcomes, they don’t tell …

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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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Adaptive Reuse Design Tips for Residential Developers

With the current volatility in the construction and real estate markets and the new administration’s ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, now is a good time to revisit adaptive reuse. Not only is adaptive reuse a more sustainable way of building, …

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Lighting for Better Health and Wellness

Light plays a big role in our lives.  Have you ever noticed a mood shift during the winter, particularly when those short and sometimes gloomy days start to stack up?  The decrease in sunlight can disrupt our internal clocks and …

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Kitchen with off-white cabinets in remodeled by KGA Studio Architects

Sustainability in the Kitchen

Hi friends! I’m back today to share some content that’s a little different from what we usually deliver. If you’ve been wondering about ways to live more sustainably, this blog is for you. Over the past few years I’ve committed …

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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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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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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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