The Design Team (St. Cloud. MN) is proud to be celebrating our 20th year in the business. We have served St. Cloud and surrounding areas for the past 20 years, and we are looking forward to the next 20! Finishing nearly 1,000 projects yearly, The Design Team has proven methods for collaboration and implementation, delivering stunning home plans to our steady stream of clients. Not only that, but The Design Team works directly with contractors, lumberyards, and realtors, acting as the perfect liaison with homeowners to walk you through every step of the process. Many people wonder if The Design Team also designs remodels in addition to new home plans. The answer is a resounding yes! During your initial visit, we will work with you to get your plans underway. Depending on the scope of your project, The Design Team may need a 2-hour initial site visit for measurements and get more details for your project. The important thing to know is if you can dream it, The Design Team can do it! Add that bonus room. Design that sun porch. Call us today and set up your free initial consultation to discuss your vision for your remodel: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to meeting with you!
The Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a key feature at the heart of home design...entertainment areas!
There are so many possibilities for your entertainment space, whether you want to utilize existing space around the kitchen, great room, or dining room, or go all-out with a finished basement, The Design Team has endless options for you to choose from! Ramblers, or ranch-style homes offer a larger footprint, and with that comes ample basement space to create some fun and lively areas to utilize, but any home with a basement can be finished useful space. A theater room, bar area, or recreation area for a pool table or other games are ideal for the lower level. Often these spaces are considered the noisy, more active areas of the home. Whatever your fancy, trust The Design Team to bring your vision to life! Not only that, but our experienced designers can make suggestions you haven't even thought of. Place your bar in a reverse juxtaposition to face your home theater. Add a deck for a walk-out entertainment space with outdoor kitchen. Perhaps you have a lake property and want an outside-in entertainment design around a pool or refreshment area. The Design Team will connect the spaces visually and offer flawless designs that really flow. The only limit is your imagination! Celebrating our 20th year, you can always expect the best with The Design Team. Call today and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to drawing you in!
The Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a feature no one can ever have too much of…storage! For starters, let's talk closets. There are two main styles of built-in closets: lineal, or reach-in, and walk-in. Walk-in closets typically start at about 5’x5’ and can be as large as space allows. These can include a standard single rod and shelf, or possibly two rows of rod and shelf; closet organizers, and/ or shelving. Walk-in closets are popular in master suites, often including a stackable washer and dryer or ironing board for convenience. Modern designs may creatively incorporate sleek built-ins in lieu of a walk-in closet. The Design Team loves innovative designs as much as the classics, or any combination of both. Closet organizer companies are also increasingly popular and The Design Team can make some great recommendations! Built-ins are also great for the mudroom area and may include lockers, cubbies, benches, walk-in or reach-in closets. Looking for seasonal storage? Storage under stairwells? The Design Team can draft any of these into your home plans. Finally, think exterior storage. We design everything from sheds and garages to garage extensions that include storage—perhaps storage trusses built into your roof space and accessible by ladder, or pull-down stairs. Attic trusses can also add extra storage or even living space. Your options are endless! We have designs for all seasons at The Design Team. Call today for your free consultation (320) 252-1517.
The Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a key feature in home design: porch styles!
Open air porches are covered porches, typically in the front of the house, giving it curb appeal. They dress up the front of your home, can be used for lounging and grilling, and support columns can add functionality to your form.
Screen porches have summer appeal! Enjoy the outdoors without all the harsh rays and bugs. Screen porches expand your living space, and help bring the outdoors in. They are ideal for relaxation any time of day.
3-season porches are unheated, but may have windows as well as screens. Typically they will have an exterior door between the porch and your living space. With insulation and another heat source, a 3-season porch may be enjoyed longer, or converted to a 4-season porch over time.
4-season sunrooms are a step above porches, offering a heated space with lots of windows that can be enjoyed all year round. These rooms are great for relaxation, serving as a retreat for those who enjoy sunshine, and range from smaller size to as large as your great room …the choices are endless! Sunrooms typically extend off the back of the home, with south side orientation being ideal. They can extend off the dining or living room if you choose.
Remember, The Design Team can customize any design to make it purely yours. Our unique home visualizer tool will help you get a better idea of what the finished product will look like. Call today and set up a consultation (320) 252-1517. We look forward to hearing from you!
In keeping with curb appeal, choosing exterior materials, textures, and colors are all crucial considerations for your home plans. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has a wide range of experience in all different types of materials, from vinyl siding to stucco, steel and many other options. The Design Team will sit down with you and help determine which materials best serve your needs and budget. We will help you navigate your myriad of decisions and craft the perfect home plans tailored to you. By the time your final plans are delivered, you will be well-versed in all aspects of home design! Call (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you!
The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) started with a dream to create a company whose custom designs exceed expectations. Since 1997, we at The Design Team have grown a reputation of knowledge, experience, and satisfied clients building your dreams. We pride ourselves on delivering custom home plans and projects that deliver everything you're looking for without going over budget. The Design Team knows that home design and renovation can be a daunting prospect, which is why we are the Team you can trust. We walk you through the process and make it as seamless as possible. Whether you are looking to convert your lake home into a permanent retirement home, want to design a cabin or other property, or plan a remodel, The Design Team does it all. Garages with converted living spaces above are increasingly popular, and another design project we enjoy. You give us the space, we will design your dream! Call (320) 252-1517 today and get started on your initial consultation. We look forward to drawing you in at The Design Team!
The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you that the seasons don’t slow us down. You may not be able to build all year round, but we can certainly design and plan anytime. In fact, the colder months are the perfect time to meet up with The Design Team. Let’s schedule your initial consultation and start working on your home design today!. Let your dream home plans warm you this winter! Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation.
The Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. The only limit is your imagination! This month we are focusing on popular features in home design: corbels and brackets. These features add accents to both interior and exterior design, and fit in with the features from every type of home from craftsman to Greek-inspired home designs. They are both decorative and structural, and can be added to lend a signature look to porches, archways, islands, balconies and more. The Design Team can also show you how they can be used on bump-outs, bays or cantilevers to make them feel supported. Call (320)-252-1517 today and set up your free consultation. Find out how corbels and brackets can enhance the beauty and practicality of your dream home design.
The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) were proud to be featured last month in the Women In Business publication. Our combined years of expertise have helped us gain our reputation as some of the best designers in the business. We aren't just about crafting dreams, we are about crafting excellent relationships- with our clients, builders, lumber yards, contractors, and realtors. The Design Team comes from all different backgrounds and offers unique perspectives on the wishes of our clients. We go the extra mile to add all your favorite personal touches that make your dream house a home. We custom-tailor our designs for all new construction and remodels to give you the best possible experience. Please enjoy reading our feature article in Women In Business so you can learn a bit more about our amazing team. We look forward to inspiring you!
There are many steps between finding your custom dream home and the reality of watching it come to life. Our experts at The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) have streamlined this process to make it as seamless as possible for everyone involved. Whether you are planning to remodel or build from the ground up, The Design Team follows these steps:
Initial Consultation: (no charge) Approximate 1-hour meeting to discuss homeowner's ideas, lifestyle, home size, room-to-room relationships, lot conditions, etc. For remodels, measurements and photos will also be taken.
Estimate/Work Order: (50% deposit) We determine an estimate based on complexity, size, and general scope of project. If preliminary design work exceeds deposit amount, you will only be charged for time spent on the plans.
Phase 1: (Not build-ready plans) Preliminary design based on 1st client meeting.
New construction: Includes floor plan and 1 elevation (typically front elevation is shown, though lakeside elevation may be preferred for lakeside property)
Remodels and additions: As-is layout of existing structure (or affected areas), floor plans and elevations of proposed design changes
Phase 2: (not build-ready plans) Revisions and fine-tuning
- Meetings to discuss client feedback, design recommendations, and changes to the plans. (Note: our 'allowances for revisions' on our work order is estimated for 2-3 rounds of revisions. We keep you posted how many hours are used on the project.)
- Revisions to the plans
- Add foundation plan, all 4 elevations, a preliminary section and a roof plan
Phase 3: (permit- and construction-ready plans) Final construction documents
- Add dimensions, notes, window callouts and rough openings, stair and building sections (Note: At this point The Design Team highly recommends a pre-construction meeting with the general contractor, all sub-contractors, the designer, and the homeowner to go over everything and minimize issues down the road.)
- Plan review, final changes and corrections
- Plans issued
Call The Design Team today and take that first step toward making your custom dream home a reality! (320)-252-1517. We look forward to meeting with you!
Custom home designs and clients looking for a one-of-a-kind home design are unique, and so is The Design Team’s process. At The Design Team, we take pride in getting to know each client's specific needs, style and budget. It's our process that truly sets us apart.
First, we sit down for a free, no obligation consultation meeting. We'll talk about your lifestyle and how your home can complement and enhance your life. We ask about square footage, architectural style, how the home's views will interact with the scenery, lot requirements, your budget and more.
We really get a chance to learn about you and create a custom home design remodel that meets your needs and budget. Is your family growing? Would you like to entertain more? Do you nee more storage? These are common needs as average homeowners begin to outgrow their current home. If you aren’t ready to build from the ground up, consider a remodel. A lot of changes can be resolved with remodeling your current space to a space you love.
If you are not sure now is the right time to move or build - it may be the perfect time to remodel your current home. Contact The Design Team for your free, no obligation consultation.