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Why Hire a Local Architect?

Once you’ve made the decision to hire an architect, the task of finding the right architect follows. Many homeowners search online for an architect, either with search engines or through resources like Houzz.com. This is a great place to start, but what happens when you find an architect that’s not local to the area you’d like to build or remodel?...

Lighting 101

When venturing out to your local hardware store or retailer in search for lighting, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the different types of light bulbs available for your home. From the traditional incandescent light bulbs to the newer LED options, there are a lot of choices when it comes to lighting your home. Light bulb packaging advertises a lot...

ACM Design Featured on NC Design

A Blue Ridge Mountain Dream Called “Home” When Marcus Katz and his wife, Pearl Baker Katz, decided to create their dream home in Western North Carolina, they initially set their sights on a small renovation. As they worked with Asheville Architect, Amy Conner-Murphy, owner of ACM Design, the vision they had for their dream home began to take shape – and transformed...

What’s in Store for Your Home in 2014?

As professionals in the housing industry, architects often ask, “What do homeowners have planned for their home this year?” This seemingly simple question should have a straightforward answer, but there are many directions a homeowner could follow based on a variety of factors. The economy, family structure and dynamics, as well as the local housing market all play a role...

How to Choose an Architect for Your Project

If you're considering working with an architect, the custom residential architects network, CRAN, which is part of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), has prepared a video series about working with an architect for your home project which may provide some insight to help you make your decision. Check out the video below....

Secret Lighting Tips

Light Your Home Like a Pro! Lighting can impact various aspects of our home. From affecting the mood of a room, the color of the walls and even the direction our eyes follow, lighting sources and selections are important to the overall design of a home. From bathrooms to kitchens and great rooms, homeowners should consider light placement as an essential...

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