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The Lake Effect

The Lake Effect St. Cloud, MNThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is celebrating our 20th year in the business, serving St. Cloud and surrounding areas with stunning home plans. We know all the ins and outs of the business and work with you to deliver your new home or remodel in a timely fashion. If you're planning on opening up your cabin next season, use your lake time this summer to get your plans in place! The design process is more challenging than it has been in the past, and The Design Team wants to make sure this doesn't impede your goals for your cabin. Each piece of the project takes time, and The Design Team strives to have your project completed on time for you! With that in mind, now is the time to call and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. Don't let permit times mess up your lake effect...get started now on those cabin plans for next summer!

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The Design Team Difference

When it comes time to design your dream home or remodel, there is no better team than The Design Team! We have been in business for over 20 years, and know all the Minnesota codes and processes from start to finish. Having designers who know the ins and outs of the business and the code specifications you need to know is a huge saver of both time and money for you in the long run. The Design Team has designed hundreds of beautiful dream homes in Minnesota, and look forward to designing hundreds more! We take the hassle out of your home plans by working directly with homeowners, contractors, lumberyards, and realtors to make the process as seamless as possible for you. Call today and get started with your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. Now is the time to get started on your dream home plans if you’d like to get started this year, so don't delay! It's important to leave plenty of time to finalize your home plans before builders get booked up this year. Take that first step and discover The Design Team difference today!

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The feature of the Month....Mudrooms

The feature of the Month....Mudrooms St. CloudThe 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: mudrooms!

Mudrooms are a Minnesota staple and have a variety of sizes and uses. Typically these rooms are located off the garage and may include 3 common features: laundry, powder room, and storage. The size of your family dictates how much space you will need. Do you have athletes in the family? Mudrooms are perfect for storing athletic gear and equipment. Add some storage benches with hooks to store seasonal items and hang coats to dry from the elements. Doors can be closed off when you have company to keep the area looking neat. If you have dogs, mudrooms are ideal spaces for a food station, dog bed, kennel area, and more. Or add a craft table and turn your mudroom into a perfect space for paints, clay, and other messy pursuits! The options are endless and the choice is yours.

We often like to refer to the mud room as the ‘Owner’s Entrance’. This the most used entrance into the home, and is most likely used by your closest friends and family. Why not dress it up a little? As American architect Louis Sullivan said, “Form follows function”.

Whatever your needs, The Design Team will draft the perfect plans and ideal-sized mudroom for you and your family. Call today and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Your Design Hub

Your Design HubThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that there will be many new homeowners this year! We look forward to drafting your dream home plans. We know it can be a daunting process, which is why we do everything we can to make the process as seamless as possible for you. This means doing some initial work up front—connecting with a contractor when you are considering building can save time down the line. The Design Team is happy to be your design hub. We not only draft and revise your custom home plans, we work with your contractor, who will manage each piece of the process, including pricing. Having all three parties involved from the start is the ideal situation for planning stages! If this all sounds confusing, never fear. The Design Team is here to walk you through every step of the design process, and enjoy yourself while you do it! Call today for your free initial consultation to get started: (320) 252-1517. The only step between you and your dream home plans is The Design Team! We look forward meeting you!

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Time To Make a Plan

Time To Make a PlanThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you that NOW is the time to start planning your spring or summer project. Permits are taking longer to obtain, inspectors require engineering, and more and more codes are needing to be met. Never fear! That's where The Design Team comes in. Our experienced staff knows how to draft the perfect designs that are sure to be up to all the most recent codes. We want to keep you in the loop, though, and the right home designs take more than a few weeks. Drafts take time, revisions take time, and the process takes time. The Design Team wants exactly what you want—the perfect home plans delivered when you want them. Don't delay for your 2017 plans. Call today (320) 252-1517 and get started with your free consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Here's The Topper

Your new home's "crowning achievement" is its roof. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is on hand to assist you with all your roofing options. First and foremost, you need a roof with sturdy materials to protect you from the harsh elements. The shape of your roof reflects the character of your home, and its color helps to emphasize certain aspects of its exterior. Another important factor is your garage placement and doors. Many garages now face front and center, so The Design Team helps you choose the options that best reflect your tastes and home style. Now is the time to start planning for spring. Call (320) 252-1517 today and trust the expertise of The Design Team to get your dream home plans complete!

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Tour Of Homes

Tour Of HomesAfter another successful tour of homes, The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) came away with lots of popular trends to pass on to you! For instance, having a mixture of light and dark woodwork in the same room is a current trend that is getting a lot of attention. Lower-level bars are popular, as well as having an entire wine room for display and storage. The home theater revolution continues, with more open areas trending. Instead of having large homes, size is trending down a bit with more attention to detail. Large areas of woodwork, sunny spaces, and smaller, cozier sitting rooms are all popular right now. Whether you are looking for trending ideas or have plenty of your own ideas, The Design Team will craft your custom plans to suit every taste. From traditional to cutting edge, The Design Team does it all. Call (320) 252-1517 today and set up your free consultation. Discover The Design Team difference.

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Color Your World

Color Your World St CloudYour roof is one of the most important features of your home. That's why The Design Team offers such a wide variety of styles and variations for your home plans. In considering what type of roof to design, remember that color is another crucial point. Being one of the most prominent features of your home, your roof needs a color that is pleasing to its design, and relates to the other materials selected for the home. Not to worry! Browse our gallery here: http://www.thedesignteam.biz/index.php/gallery-of-homes, utilize our unique Home Visualizer tool, or visit us on Houzz for more ideas. Expect the best roof forward with The Design Team!

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Always Here For You

Always Here For You The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) understands how busy your lives already are without having to make time to plan your design or remodel. We make the process as seamless as possible for you. The Design Team has many ways to keep in contact with you throughout the process. After your initial consultation, we at the Design Team avail ourselves of all available technology to keep you up-to-date, in the loop, and on target. Phone, email, and fax are of course options. If you are out of town and need to meet with us, video conferencing is also available. Never fear, The Design Team is here for you! Call (320)-252-1517 today and let's get started planning your dream home or remodel. You have the vision, we'll do the revisions. No matter where you are, we are never far at The Design Team!

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Fall Tour of Homes

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you to set aside some time this fall for the Twin Cities Parade of Homes, MMBA Fall Tour, and the CMBA Home Tours. This is a perfect opportunity for you to see us in action, and select your dream home designers...the Design Team! We at the Design Team know that seeing is believing, which is why we are proud participants in the Parade of Homes. What better way to visualize your dream home elements than to experience them up close and in person?

Twin Cities Parade of Homes:
New home tours begin September 10th and remodels from September 30th. Save the dates and come visit some Mega Homes designs with The Design Team this fall at the Twin Cities Parade of Homes!

 

CMBA FALL TOUR OF HOMES:
September 16-18 & 23-25
HOMES ARE OPEN TWO WEEKENDS
Friday 4:30-7pm | Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
http://www.cmbaonline.org/find-event/tour-homes

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Style of the Month...Colonial

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and other areas home plans in a variety of different styles. If you are looking for a spin on a classic that never goes out of style, you may want to consider one of the following different colonial styles:b2ap3_thumbnail_Nov03_Inspirational.jpg

Georgian Colonial

History: This style became popular in England during the reign of King George V. The first ones were built in America around 1730.

    Characteristics:
  • traditional material was brick
  • occasionally quoins
  • most times a door with side lights
  • some with 6" lap siding
  • two to four chimneys
  • double-hung windows
  • occasionally palladian-style windows
  • most times fan windows over front door
  • shutters
  • most times hip roof
  • small panes of glass
  • 2 or 3 stories
  • 6-panel door
  • occasionally captain's walk
  • symmetrical in front
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • dentil blocks
  • 10/12 to 12/12 roof slope

Federal Colonial

History: The Federal style was built after the Revolutionary War which ended in 1776. People in America liked the Georgian style but did not want to be reminded of King George so they called it the Federal style.

    Characteristics:
  • brick or 6" lap siding
  • double-hung windows
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • shutters
  • corner boards if lap siding
  • occasionally a captain's walk
  • 2 or more chimneys
  • 6-panel door
  • symmetrical
  • occasionally a fan window above front door
  • small panes in windows
  • hip or gable roof
  • occasionally palladian windows
  • about an 8/12 roof slope

Regency Colonial

History: The Regency Colonial was popular in England between 1810 and 1920. This style wasn't seen in the U.S. until the late 1800s.

    Characteristics:
  • double-hung windows
  • hip roof
  • about an 8/12 roof slope
  • shutters
  • chimneys at end of the house
  • small panes of glass
  • curved panel over the front door
  • 6-panel door
  • occasionally side lights by front door
  • mostly brick-- some stucco
  • symmetrical
  • 9" to 12" overhang
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Choosing a Designer for Your Dream Home

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_0832.jpgChoosing someone to help you create a home is a serious decision. At the Design Team St Cloud MN, only the best trained professionals are available to serve you. Friendly, prompt, creative, dependable - these are only some of the words used to describe our team of designers. Many home building companies choose to use The Design Team St Cloud MN because of these very same qualities.

The Design Team offers its services to all of Minnesota as well as nationally. For any further information about The Design Team or its services, call (320) 252-1517. 

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Contact Information

PHONE:
320-252-1517

TOLL FREE within Minnesota:
888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

EMAIL:
info@thedesignteam.biz

ADDRESS:
2455 12th Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

Appointments are appreciated.

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