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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...

Amy Connor-Murphy

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...

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...

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.