Should I Build New or Renovate An Existing Home?

Homeowners often ask whether they should build a new home or renovate their existing home when their living circumstances change. From growing families to health issues to aging in place, there are many situations that can affect the how a homeowner needs to utilize their home. By identifying your current needs and comparing them with how your needs might evolve...

Maintain Your Home’s Value This Spring

Spring 2011 has finally arrived with warmer temperatures, beautiful flowers, and greener foliage. As you awaken from winter, ready to renew your spirits, don't overlook your home. Renew your dwelling and maintain it's value at the same time. Take "Spring Cleaning" up a notch this year with these tips: Exterior Maintenance: Look at your home's exterior. Power-wash decks and siding, and...

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...

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...

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...

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Design and Build a Mountain Home?

We have compiled a series of free guides with the best information for designing a mountain home. We've written about our insight as mountain home architects about how to create a personalized and heartfelt home. We offer expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, mountain home building costs, and building homes for the mountain weather.