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New Remodeling Trends

Economic changes to the housing market over recent years have resulted in an increase in home renovations.  Instead of buying a home, allowing it to appreciate and then selling it for a pricier new pad, home owners are finding that less costly home renovations overseen by a trusted home architect are ultimately better for their bottom line. Planning to spend several...

Appliance Trends You Should Know About

Several factors go into the appliance buying process, of these, the top concerns include energy efficiency, performance, style and price.  Working closely with your talented home design firm can help ensure that your new appliances fit perfectly with your new home and meet all of your requirements. Here are some of the top advantages to look for in today’s kitchen appliance...

The Cliffs Signature Services

ACM Design Chosen for The Cliffs Signature Services

The Cliffs include some of the Carolinas’ most exclusive and unique communities in three distinct regions.  ACM Design is proud to announce their selection as one of the highly qualified architectural and design firms by The Cliffs Signature Services to help mastermind your new dream home. The Cliffs Signature Services aids property owners in navigating the home building process by researching...

Green Home Design From the Ground Up

[caption id="attachment_627" align="alignright" width="211"] Green Home Design[/caption] While greening your home remodel is highly recommended, having your new home designed from the start with green in mind may prove more affordable and effective.  Newer homes can even be easily retrofitted to accommodate popular green design elements like recycled glass tiles and bamboo flooring. Here are some of the ways in which your...

Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms Add Luxury and Comfort

One area of your new home you may not have thought to consult your home architect regarding is the outdoor space.  But imagine enjoying a beautiful WNC evening with friends or family while the aroma of a fresh baked pizza fills the air from a blazing, brick outdoor pizza oven.  Outdoor rooms are getting more attention than ever and the...

Paint Color Trends for 2010

[caption id="attachment_612" align="alignright" width="200"] ACM Designed Entry Way[/caption] Experts say that even our color choices have been affected by the state of today’s economy: safe with a splash of hope.  Consulting your home design team is the best way to match up the right color to the right space.  But we’ve compiled a few highlights to help get you started. Neutral Colors Safe...

Consider Greening Your Home Remodel

[caption id="attachment_607" align="alignright" width="300"] ACM Designed Green Home[/caption] Perhaps you’ve been considering a home remodel, but are concerned about the cost and what the ROI will be.  If this is the case, you may want to consider a “green” remodel.  Incorporating green features into your existing home may cost less than you think and save you a lot of money in...

Four Green Plumbing Trends You Can’t Ignore

[caption id="attachment_603" align="alignright" width="266" caption="Green Plumbing Trends"][/caption] While you have likely heard of Western North Carolina’s HealthyBuilt Home Program, you may have missed the word on green plumbing, including new residential trends like WaterSense homes. It’s no secret that many people are incorporating green features in their new home design in every area of the house from the kitchen to the yard...

Are you Planning to
Design and Build a Mountain Home?

If you’ve ever driven the Blue Ridge Parkway and dreamt of living in the Smoky Mountains or the Southern Appalachians, we’ve compiled a series of complimentary guides rich with information about designing a mountain home. Informed by our decades of experience as mountain home architects, we share expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, terrain-specific building costs, and materials suited for withstanding the mountain weather. Our passion for creating personalized and heartfelt homes is apparent in all of our work and it is our pleasure to share our expertise with you in these free and informative guides.