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What are Homeowners Focusing On?

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released 3rd and 4th Quarter results for their 2015 Home Design Trends Survey (HDTS) which focused primarily on the popularity of several bathroom and kitchen products and features, home design trends and market conditions compared to 2014. The surveys found that many of the most popular trends from a few years ago have...

2016 – What’s Trending in Home Design

A new year brings new trends in home design all while incorporating and enhancing a few trends from the past (and discarding others). In 2016, ​a variety of trends ​will ​tak​e​ center stage in home design. Mixing Materials [caption id="attachment_7049" align="alignright" width="400"] Artisan Style Floating Vanity With Exotic Stone in the Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home[/caption] ​Like ​in ​2015, ​we will continue to...

Spring into Spring with a New Entrance

Many people are anxious for Spring’s arrival and have already started looking for ways to bring new life to their home. For many homeowners, the front entrance is often overlooked because many typically enter their home each day thru the garage. But for guests, the front entry is the first thing they see; therefore, making the very first impression of...

Blurring the Lines Between Inside and Out

From renovations to custom new home construction, homeowners are asking for the latest in architectural trends to complete their projects. More and more, homeowners want to expand their living spaces to the outdoors, blurring the line between the inside of a home and its exterior. Increasingly, high performance liftslides and bifolding doors are being installed in large openings allowing a...

Outdoor Kitchens & Living Spaces…Expanding the Square Footage of Your Home

Going beyond your tried and true stand alone grill, homeowners are designing outside the box (or outside the home) and seeking refuge in their own backyard retreats. As an extension to the home, outdoor living spaces are increasing in popularity as modern conveniences such as outdoor televisions and refrigerators help homeowners grow the livable space their home and site have...

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...

Custom Outdoor Kitchen

Entertain in Style with Custom Outdoor Kitchens

[caption id="attachment_145" align="alignright" width="269"] Outdoor kitchen and covered porch designed by ACM Design[/caption] Nothing enhances a backyard, patio, or deck like an outdoor kitchen. Offering casual entertaining in a gorgeous setting makes custom outdoor kitchens a popular trend in outdoor design. Before building an outdoor kitchen, think first about how you plan to use the kitchen. How will you use your outdoor...

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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.