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Next-Level Home Plans

Next-Level Home Plans St. Cloud, MNDid you see the state-of-the-art Oculus at the Home Show? The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is very excited to add this new 3D technology to offer you next-level home plans! The Oculus is easy to use, and offers a complete 3D viewing experience of your new home! We've had great positive feedback from those who have tried it. If you'd prefer not to wear the goggles, we can also project the images onto a screen for ease of viewing.

Experience the inside of your new home in this innovative new way with the Oculus. This is an add-on service, so let us know at the beginning of the process if you'd like to include the Oculus with your home plans! Call us today to set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to designing your dream home!

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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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Designers You Trust

Designers You TrustIf you're looking for the best home designers in Minnesota, look no further than The Design Team! The Design Team is celebrating our 20th year in business, and we are proud to serve the Minnesota area and beyond. With extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of design as well as the latest codes, you can be sure your quality home plans will be up to spec and not have any surprises down the line. Our designers are right on staff to help you through all aspects of the process and work directly with contractors, lumber yards and realtors to give you outstanding residential designs that exceed expectations. From one and two stories to one-and-a-half stories, The Design Team does it all. Whether you are looking for a saltbox design, Victorian gothic, sleek and modern or classic and traditional, or any combination between, The Design Team will design the home of your dreams! We will design the perfect accents and features to make your home uniquely your own. If you can dream it, we can draft it! Call The Design Team today to set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Aging in Place - A Home Plan That Works

Making A Home Handicap AccessibleThe Design Team wants to make sure your home plans work you for now and in the future. Whether you are looking to retire, and want your home or cabin to be handicap accessible, or a younger couple that plans on designing your forever home, The Design Team is well-versed in everything your plan needs with your ease and comfort in mind. Whether you or a visiting loved one needs extra accommodations, we will draft your ideal plans. From wider hallways and lowered electrical switches to varied height countertops and ramp access, we make sure your home designs are user-friendly so you can stay in your home in comfort as long as you like. If you are thinking ahead, 36" doors are a good idea to incorporate into your plans. Whatever your needs, The Design Team’s designers will make your vision come to life. Call (320) 252-1517 today to set up your free consultation. We look forward to meeting with you!

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What's In Store

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plansThe 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.

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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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Expand Your Space

StCloud PorchesPergolasPatiosThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a key way to expand your space: outdoor living spaces! Whether you are thinking of an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, enclosed or open porch, The Design Team does it all! We will design your deck, patio, or pergola. Best of all, The Design Team is up-to-date on all the latest codes, so you won't need to worry about making changes down the line. Trust the experienced staff at The Design Team to model your perfect outdoor living space to expand your dream home plans. Call (320) 252-1517 today to set up your free initial consultation. We'll help you bring your summer dreams to life at The Design Team!

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Show and Tell

Show and TellWith spring home show season right around the corner, St. Cloud's own Design Team encourages you to grab a friend and make a day of collecting design ideas and inspiration!

The CMBA Tour of Homes is beginning February 24-26 and continues March 3-5. There are 37 homes listed for the 2017 Spring Tour, so you have plenty of designs to see! These homes will be open those two weekends only, so mark your calendars and take your tours! Hours are Fridays from 4:30-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12-5. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) sponsors the Spring 2017 Parade of Homes, taking place March 4- April 2. Their Remodeler's Showcase also runs March 31-April 2.

There are so many ideas to absorb and see firsthand, we know you will bring us some fabulous ideas! It's the season for show and tell, so take some time and gather your ideas. You can rely on our experienced team to incorporate everything into your very own custom plan! Call The Design Team (320) 252-1517 to set up your free consultation. We look forward to designing for you!

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Virtual Reality

HomeDesignTechnologyThe Design Team, (St. Cloud, MN) knows that when it comes to home designs, often seeing is believing. This is why we are excited to demonstrate our state-of-the-art Oculus technology. Stop by The CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) Home Show March 10, 11th, and 12th at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud and ‘walk through’ a modern home design using this amazing new 3D visualization!

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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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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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Feature of the Month....Porches

Feature of the Month....PorchesThe 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!

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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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New Year, New View

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is happy to announce that we have added new plans to our website! Browse our plan gallery and you will find new designs for rambler, multi-level, and bi-level plans. Remember The Design Team customizes and adjusts every plan not only to tailor to your tastes, but to make certain your plans meet all the current codes and engineering guidelines. There are many factors to consider when designing your dream home, which is where our experienced staff comes in. The Design Team takes care of all the details, and makes your process a seamless one. Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 and set up your free consultation. Let the New Year bring your new view with The Design Team!

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More Ideas

More IdeasThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers an endless selection of home styles and designs. We work within your style and budget to craft your ideal home plans. We at The Design Team aren't happy until you're happy, and will work with you until you have the ultimate home plans for your dream home. Give your home design a unique, eye-catching appeal. With The Design Team, you know you are getting the most experienced staff with extensive knowledge on all your home design options. Call (320) 252-1517 and discover The Design Team difference!

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Best Face Forward

Best Face ForwardIn 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!

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The Choice Is Clear

The Choice Is ClearWhen it comes to selecting a home designer in the St. Cloud and surrounding areas, the choice is clear: The Design Team! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will help you navigate all your selections and revisions until we have crafted your perfect dream home plans. Another clear choice we will assist you with is selecting your windows, which are so important to your home's character. You want windows that are both durable and appealing, and The Design Team will help you make selections based on your style and budget. Modern designs are trending again, with clean lines and lots of windows. This also plays into another key home feature: your inviting entryway. You want an entryway that is easy to find, has curb appeal, and reflects your personal style. Many small accents such as lighting, plants, and door knockers can also add to the overall flavor of your entryway. Make your clear choice today and call (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We've got designs on you at The Design Team!

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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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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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Habitat For Humanity

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is proud to partner with our local Habitat For Humanity. Our Design Team home plans assist with the building process. Attention to detail is key to help these homes blend in with their surrounding neighborhoods. Current projects are in East St. Germain and 11th Avenue North. The Design Team is happy to support this wonderful organization and give back to our community. Call (320) 252-1517 for more information or to find out what The Design Team can do for you and your family.

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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:
127 6th Ave N
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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