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Buy, Build or Renovate…Now!

In today’s world, we are flooded with news reports and articles describing the housing market as “struggling,” “weak,” and “dismal”.  These words often bring about fear in the consumer, but the reality may be that this is one of the best times to buy. Regardless of the current housing data, the truth is housing and land are very stable investments, with...

Tip of the Week: Renovating for a Holiday Ready Home

If this time last year you were considering a home remodel project and it still hasn’t been checked off your list, you are not alone. Each year many homeowners start to notice fading paint, dying appliances or worn carpet just before the holiday season hits. This year, you can do something about those projects and awe your guests as they...

Is the McMansion Era Gone Forever?

Beginning almost three years ago, the recession hit the housing market at its core, and today we continue to see the effects with both the number of new homes built and the size of new homes. The question remains, however, will the decrease in size of these homes be temporary, or is the McMansion era over? Each year the National Association...

Tip of the Week: Dark Walls in Small Rooms? Yes!

If you’re tired of painting all your small rooms white, try adding a boost of color. While you may think that painting small spaces a dark color is the equivalent of failing “Home Decorating 101”, don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone. Rooms with plenty of light showcase dark hues and by adding stylish furnishings, linens, wall accents,...

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Asheville Parade of Homes: Reaping Inspiration & Exploring Mountain Communities in WNC

[caption id="attachment_2059" align="alignright" width="300"] Gold Level Healthy Built Home designed by ACM Design[/caption] Western North Carolina has welcomed fall with cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, the first droves of tourists, and most recently the annual Asheville Parade of Homes.  Held on back-to-back weekends in early October and hosted by the Asheville Home Builders Association, the Parade of Homes offers individuals and families...

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Top Home Remodel Includes

This year's top products for home remodeling include energy efficient features like solar paneling and stylish solutions to common bathroom design dilemmas.  Consult your custom home architect to see which of these options fits your home remodel. Bathroom Design Innovations Bathroom remodels are typically popular for their ability to severely increase your home's resale value.  But they are also popular for their...

Lighting Design

[caption id="attachment_627" align="alignright" width="211"] Green Home Design[/caption] Working with your custom home architect to design a lighting system that is catered to your lifestyle and floor plan is vital to the creating the right look and feel of your home’s interior.  Here are some of the ways that lighting design can add life to your new or existing home: Accentuating Artwork Different mediums...

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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.