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

[caption id="attachment_489" align="alignright" width="139"] 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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Custom Home Architects Increase ROI

[caption id="attachment_1753" align="alignright" width="300"] Hand Drawn Sketch of the Biltmore Forest Romantic[/caption] A new home build or remodel can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a stressful one.  Having the right teams in place, however, like a reputable custom home architecture firm, can decrease your stress level while increasing the usability and value of your home. Architects Add...

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Choosing Your Home Architect

At ACM Architects we understand that every homeowner has their own unique set of ideals and design preferences.  We have years of experience working with people in Western North Carolina to help bring their vision to life, and since finding the right architecture firm for your home build is vital to the process, we’ve compiled some of our best insights...

Consider a Pet Friendly Home Remodel

Dogs and cats are cherished family members to an estimated six out of ten households in America.  Often home owners are considering features to accommodate animal friends with enhanced creature comforts in designs for both new homes and renovations.  ACM Design Architects is known for our luxurious and comfortable Western North Carolina home designs, many of which include pet-friendly ideas. Here...

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...

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.