Wellness & Sustainability

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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The Barcelona is a paired home with main floor living targeted to active adult and 55+ homebuyers. Designed by KGA Studio Architects.

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

KGA has been an advocate of designing homes for 55+ buyers since the late 1990’s, long before it was considered a viable market segment. Demographics provided insight – Boomers as a group were, and still are, a market place juggernaut …

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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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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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Sustainable Design Trends for 2016

Sustainable Design Trends for 2016

What are the latest and greatest trends in sustainable design? Am I doing all I can to incorporate and capitalize on those trends? Whether you are a builder, architect, designer – or consumer – these are the million dollar questions.  …

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