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...

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...

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.