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Feature of the Month....Entertainment Area

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!

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Retire in Style

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants you to know that wherever you are in life, we are here to design the perfect home to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to modify your current home or design your retirement home, we can help! We can draw up plans with visiting family in mind and few or no steps in your design. Large family rooms, bonus rooms, and entertaining spaces offer plenty of space and still allows a sense of togetherness for the family to gather. Add a beautiful screened porch or sunroom for an extra seasonal space to enjoy. If you can dream it, we can design it! Visit us on the web and browse us on Houzz to collect ideas. Then call for your free initial consultation, where we will go over your needs and budget: (320) 252-1517.

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From Our Homes to Yours

When planning your dream home, nothing sparks your imagination quite like seeing some ideas in person. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) invites you to see some of our work this spring at the area home shows! The Alexandria home show will be taking place March 4th and 5th and is a great place to start off the season. CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) is the following week March 10th, 11th, and 12th. Booth #409 will have the Oculus, our latest technological advance. Stop by and take a virtual tour! Mark your calendars and come see some amazing Design Team projects up close. We look forward to seeing you there! Call (320) 252-1517 for more details and to set up your free consultation.

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Save the Dates

Save the DatesThe Design Team would like to invite you to save the dates for some upcoming Home Shows.

These are excellent events to attend if you are planning to build a home in the next year or two. They are full of excellent ideas and opportunities to talk face to face with vendors and experts! The Alexandria Show will be held on March 4th and 5th at the Runestone Community Center. The CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) is putting on its 2017 Home Show March 10, 11th, and 12th at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, and the Mid Minnesota Home and Outdoor Show is March 31-April 2 at the Essentia Health Sports Center. Spark your imagination and then call The Design Team at (320) 252-1517 for your initial consultation. We look forward to designing your dreams!

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Our Team is Expanding!

Our Team is Expanding!The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is proud to announce the addition of two new team members, Amanda and LaWana!

Amanda graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelors of Design in Architecture, and joined The Design Team in July 2016. Amanda has experience in color consultations and estimating experience in the supply industry. Her passion has always been designing homes, even when she was young and they were made of paper and way too much tape! She enjoys working with people and enjoys creating spaces where memories are made. We welcome Amanda and look forward to her color renderings and 3D visualizations!

 

Our Team is Expanding!LaWana comes to us with an AAS degree in Architectural Construction Technology from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She has experience working with a residential architect in the in the Alexandria area, and loves designing homes. LaWana says, "I am very excited to be part of The Design Team, a dream come true!" We are excited to welcome you, LaWana!

We at the Design Team take pride in offering the best team with a wide variety of specialties, to take care of all your home design needs. Call today (320) 252-1517 and set up your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Become Part of Our Team

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that planning your home design can be a daunting process. That's why we invite you to join our team, putting our knowledge and experience to work for you. The Design Team knows which factors to consider, and takes the time to get to know you and your family to determine all your home needs. You want your home to have curb appeal, and symmetry of design is key. Our adaptable designs will give you what you want, while still remaining balanced. Your interior design will be reflected in your exterior, making it all part of the seamless whole. Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Team!

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The Team You Can Trust

The Team You Can TrustThe 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!

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Think Local

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has been proudly serving the St. Cloud and surrounding areas since 1997. We are thrilled that our business continues to expand and cover an even wider range. The Design Team also wants you to keep us in mind for any of your local projects, large and small. We design all different sizes of homes, from the largest to the coziest. The Design Team not only designs custom home plans, we also do custom designs for remodels, additions, decks, garages, and other small projects. Whatever our St. Cloud residents need, we have designs on you at The Design Team! Don't forget smaller projects benefit just as much from the years of experience we offer with The Design Team. Our knowledgeable staff listens well to your ideas, offering experienced designs that are more accurate and require fewer, if any, revisions. Call (320) 252-1517 today and let us show how seamless your design projects can be!

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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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Home Feature of the Month: Roof Styles

Oct02 InspirationalThe 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 a key feature in home design: the roof. Your roof defines the character of your home and is an important consideration! The most common types are gable, hip, or a combination of the two. From low-slope prairie design to the steep Victorian roof lines or in-between colonial style, you have many options to consider. The Design Team is on hand to answer all your questions and concerns, and help guide you to the style that will be perfect for your specific taste. We will help familiarize you with gables, hips, clipped gables, salt box, gambrel, shed or modern clerestory roof designs. Whether you’re planning an addition or just freshening up your exterior look, The Design Team will guide you through your roof options. Call (320) 252-1517 today and set up your free consultation.

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Home Features of the Month: Corbels and Brackets

Sept02 InspirationalThe 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.

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Style of the Month...The Pennsylvania Dutch

Pennsylvania-DutchThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. If you are looking for a traditional design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, the Pennsylvania Dutch.

History
This design was first built by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1720s. The word Dutch comes from the mispronunciation of the word "Deutsch."

    Characteristics
  • stone
  • double-hung windows
  • small panes of glass
  • 6-panel door
  • 2 to 2 1/2 stories
  • shutters
  • not always balanced
  • more than one chimney
  • wood shingles
  • 8/12 to 12/12 roof slope
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • little overhang on gable ends

Call the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) today to discuss whether the Pennsylvania Dutch may be the perfect design for you! Remember the Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any design to better suit your needs. We look forward to meeting you!

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We Serve To Conserve

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) doesn’t just want to design your ideal home or remodel...we are here to help you maximize your energy efficiency every step of the way. Winterizing your home is not only prudent for the environment, it is essential for your budget! Whether you need to change furnace filters, replace aging HVAC equipment, or seal areas heat may be escaping, the Design Team is here to ensure your new or existing home is up to spec, meeting standards, and maximizing your energy efficiency this winter. The Design Team partners closely with Energy Star to get your home to its full efficiency potential. Please refer to https://www.energystar.gov/ for more information on energy saving tips and techniques, as well as tax credits and rebates for getting your home up to code. Call the Design Team today and let us guide you through your most efficient winter yet!

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Spring Ahead!

We know, we know...with old man winter just sinking his claws in it's hard to think about now, but spring will fortunately be here around the corner! With that in mind, it's never too early to start planning your spring build with the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN). Now is the perfect time to meet with the Design Team and start discussing options, location, and plans for our spring build or remodel! What could be more warming than watching your dream home plans come together this winter? Remember, if you're looking for more ideas, the CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) will be putting on its spring show on March 11, 12, and 13th, 2016. This will be located at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. With all these options and the Design Team here to guide you, we are certain you will find the perfect plan for your new dream home in the new year. Call the Design Team today and get started on planning your spring build!

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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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The Home Design Process Explained

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Are you looking for someone to design a home for you and are unsure where to turn? The knowledgeable professionals at The Design Team (St Cloud, MN) will be happy to answer any questions you may have, starting with an in depth interview at our office.

During your interview, please mention your overall goals for your project and other important considerations. For example, are you looking to downsize? Our designers would also appreciate it if you could bring along anything that could help jumpstart the process, such as pictures of a current house design you prefer or elevation specifics. With the help of The Design Team (St Cloud, MN), building your new home will be a smooth journey. Call today to let us know some of your design ideas! (320) 252-1517

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Construction Documents - Do You Need Them?

Do you need construction documents when building or remodeling your next home? Are you thinking it might be unnecessary? Think again! Construction documents can head off potential issues, help communicate with the many businesses you'll be in contact with during the process, and much more. The Design Team St Cloud MN offers construction documents as part of the process. Start with a good plan, a plan that will be with you through the end of the construction process. 

A good plan is the tool that…

  • You use to communicate your ideas to your contractor, interior designer or your product selections specialists.
  • Your contractor uses to get bids and to communicate to his/ her building materials suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Building officials require to issue permits.
  • Helps to identify and correct potential problems before construction. 

Call The Design Team St Cloud MN for information on how you can make your next building project a reality (320) 252-1517. 

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The Design Team Specializes in Custom Design and More


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The Design Team in St Cloud MN works with homeowners, contractors, lumberyards, and realtors to develop residential designs that exceed clients' expectations. Our designers develop hundreds of plans per year and specialize in:

  • Custom Design and Drafting for New Construction, Remodels, Additions, Decks, Garages and Small Projects
  • Neighborhood Programs
  • Stock Plans
  • Light Commercial Design
  • Blueprinting

If you are planning on making a custom home a reality next spring, contact the experts at The Design Team - St Cloud MN (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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