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A Home With A View

designing your dream home st cloudLocation, location, location. You know this is the most important factor for designing your dream home. This is where the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) comes in. The Design Team considers all the factors in coming up with your dream home plans, especially the location. Our expert team plot the perfect plans to accommodate your every wish, including your view. Will you have a lake view? A farm view? Will you be part of a subdivision or in a more secluded spot? The Design Team will design your home with a perfect view. Call (320)-252-1517 today so set up your free initial consultation. The Design Team will design your home with the view of your dreams!

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A Perfect Fit

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that every vision is as unique as the individual. That's why we want to thoroughly get to know our clients before we start drafting your plans. The Design Team offers a free initial consultation, usually lasting about an hour, where we go over all of your specific needs, style preferences, and budget. We will discuss your lifestyle, and how best to design a home that complements it. The Design Team will also address your property, square footage, lot requirements, and architectural style. You have a vision The Design Team will bring it to life with your dream home plans. Call (320)-252-1517 today and get started on your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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Home Feature of the Month: Columns

The Design Team offers St. Cloud stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a popular feature in home design: the column. Whether you are looking for columns to serve a structural or merely a decorative purpose, The Design Team can help. With so many styles to choose from including traditional Greek, craftsman, colonial, Victorian, prairie, timbers, or even external greenery, the Design Team will go over your best options to suit your vision and structural needs. Indoor columns also offer class and elegance to your living space, and need not be weight-bearing. The Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any plans to your specifications. Call (320)-252-1517 today to set up your free consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Outstanding Home Design Services

designing your dream home st cloudWhen it comes time to designing your dream home, it can seem overwhelming. That's where the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) comes in! The Design Team will not only give you the best home designs, our expert staff makes your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible from start to finish. Call (320)-252-1517 and set up your free consultation. The Design Team will make your dreams come true.

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Home Refreshments

Home RefreshmentsThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that just like us, homes can benefit from some refreshments! Small improvements can add up to big enhancements for your home, and the Design Team is here to help. Whether you want to change exterior paint colors or materials, add new railings or columns at the entry, add dormers or other new windows, or add decorative fencing or gates, let the Design Team bring your visions to life! Our Home Visualizer tool will give you a perfect idea of what your completed projects will look like, and our on-staff designers can make any changes needed. From stone accents to an entirely new 2nd floor addition, the Design Team does it all! Call today (320)-252-1517 for your free consultation. Bring your home some refreshments this summer!

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting PrettySummertime is upon us, and the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is on hand to assist you with your home updates! One of the most popular updates is the addition of a porch or sunroom. Whether you are looking for a screen porch, 3-season porch or 4-season porch, the Design Team will help your vision come to life. We design porches, pergolas, patios, decks, and even gazebos! Turn your yard into an oasis this year with the addition of a beautiful backyard porch or deck. Call today for your free consultation (320)-252-1517 and let the Design Team draw you sitting pretty!

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Style of the Month...Tudor

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, the Tudor.

History

The Tudor originated in England in the 15th century during the reign of the house of Tudor. There were not many of these houses in the U.S. to start with, unless they belonged to the very wealthy.

    Characteristics
  • 2 ½ to 3 stories
  • stone, brick, or stucco
  • chimney pots
  • slate roof
  • 8/12 to 12/12 slope roof
  • not symmetrical
  • casement windows
  • small panes of glass (square or diamond)
  • many chimneys
  • fort-like appearance
  • very large house
  • arch-type door with many panels
  • small overhang or none

Call the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) today to discuss whether the Tudor style may be the perfect one 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 drawing you in!

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Seeing is Believing

Seeing is BelievingThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that dreaming up ideas is one thing, but seeing them in action before you start drafting blueprints is key in making sure your vision comes to life. That's why the Design Team offers our unique Home Visualizer tool on our website to assist you in doing just that! View sample projects, upload your own photos, view, print and share your projects—all of this is just a click away with the Design Team's Home Visualizer! Call today (320)-252-1517 to see how Home Visualizer can work for you!

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Retire In Style

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that one of the most important decisions you can make is what your retirement home will look like. You've worked hard, and now is the chance to enjoy your retirement in style! Whether designing a beautiful lake home or country getaway, the Design Team wants to make sure you get everything you want out of your upcoming retirement home. We will design your dream home that not only fits your lifestyle and budget, but has all the finishing touches that you've always wanted in a home. Put in that jet tub. Add a sun porch. If you can dream it, we can design it! Trust the experts at the Design Team to bring your vision to life! Call today (320)-252-1517 for your free consultation.

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Neighborhood Planning

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has a long-standing reputation for offering superior quality designs and building relationships with our clients and contractors to make your dream home or remodel is better than you could ever have imagined! We wear many hats at the Design Team, and our business is growing and expanding every year. Another area we are getting back into recently is neighborhood planning. This is an exciting opportunity for us to design a group of homes that cohesively go together, but also have individualized options to make them uniquely your own. If you are a developer with a vision, the Design Team is here to help make it a reality. Call today (320)-252-1517 for more information.

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Tools of Our Trade

Tools of Our TradeThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows the best way to get ideas for your home is to see them. That's why we offer so many tools on our website to help you craft the best ideas. Our home visualizer tool is an excellent resource for your planned remodel. If a new home is what you are looking for, we also have many floor plans online, ready to be customized to suit your style. Whether you are looking for a multi-story, rambler, 1 ½ story, or two stories, we have plans for that! Looking for more of a cottage, loft, or bi-level design? We've got those, too! With the Design Team, the only limit is your imagination. All our designers are right on staff to help you modify any design to your style. Call today for your free, no obligation meeting. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Fall With Us

Fall With UsWhether you are planning a remodel or a brand new home, the Design Team invites you to fall with us! Now is the time to start planning your fall build, and we are excited to help bring your ideas to life! We see a lot of trends in our business, and some popular trends now are in home additions. These include master suite additions, with walk-in closets, bathrooms, and bedroom improvements. Screened-in porches are always a lovely addition. They bring the outside in and allow you to enjoy the fresh air without all those pesky bugs! They add value and endless enjoyment to your home. Best of all, they are relatively inexpensive to add so won't break the bank. Call the Design Team today and get started crafting ideas for your fall build. We look forward to meeting you!

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House Style of the Month...French Country

House Style of the Month...French CountryThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, French Country.

History

This style varied widely, but was originally based on farm houses that were found in the French countryside. Initially popular in the U.S. in the 1900s, this style has seen an increase in popularity again lately.

    Characteristics
  • casement windows
  • small panes
  • hip roof with some gable
  • 8/12 to 12/12 roof slope
  • most of the time brick or stucco
  • about a 1" roof overhang
  • 1 ½ or 2 stories
  • curved top windows (sometimes called eyebrow windows)
  • small garage doors
  • hip dormers
  • some stone used
  • French door – arch top with oval window or plank with round top
  • occasionally quoins were used
  • dental blocks sometimes
  • chimney pots

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the French Country design may be the perfect one 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 with you!

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Energy Efficiency

Energy EfficiencyThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows energy-efficient homes are increasing in popularity every day. They save you money, and increase the value of your home considerably! Not only that, but energy-efficient homes are more comfortable and durable. The Department of Energy sponsors programs such as "Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH)," which helps builders become knowledgeable about new construction methods that improve the energy efficiency of newly-built homes. Through the ZERH program, homes typically become 40%-50% more energy-efficient than a typical home construction!

A new home being built in Sartell, MN, was inspired by ZERH. The Design Team incorporated many of the latest energy-efficient ideas into this design, including foam insulation on the outside of the wall to reduce thermal bridging and cut heat loss. When you are looking for the best value and most energy-efficient designs around, trust the Design Team. We look forward to drawing you into the house of your dreams!

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Women In Business

Women In BusinessThe 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!

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Plan Ahead!

Apr12_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) would like to remind you that NOW is the time to plan ahead! If you have designs on a design for 2016, today is the day to get started. Call The Design Team today (320)-252-1517 to set up your initial no-cost consultation. In this initial meeting, The Design Team will sit down with you and discuss everything from your lifestyle and personal preferences to site amenities, square footage, design ideas, and budget. The Design Team walks you through the entire design process, from ideas to home plans, retouches, and getting you set up with your contractors. We at the Design Team knows that most people have never done this before, and have earned their reputation as trusted partners! If 2016 is your year for your dream home or remodel, call The Design Team and let us draw your vision. Remember to visit us on Houzz and utilize our unique Home Visualizer tool to assist you with modern ideas and the latest innovations. The Design Team looks forward to drawing you in!

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We've Got Designs On You

Apr08_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that building your dream home or remodel is one of the most important decisions you can make. The best builds start with the best designs, and our expert designers at The Design Team offer you the very best our industry and collective expertise has to offer. You may be able to find free home plans, but remember, you get what you pay for! Nothing is more crucial to your dream home than its design. The Design Team has been perfecting our craft since 1997, keeping up on everything from classic designs to the latest innovative technologies and developments. You simply won't find a better team of design specialists for your dream home or remodel. Trust the experts at The Design Team to draft your perfect plans, with all the special touches to make it uniquely your own. Call (320)-252-1517 today to set up your initial consultation.

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House Style of the Month...Classic Colonial

Classic-ColonialThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may be interested in our design of the month, the Classic Colonial.

History

The Classic Colonial is based on classic Greek architecture. The style was introduced by Thomas Jefferson, who used it to begin building Monticello in 1772, which was completed in 1803. It is widely believed that there is very little difference between classic colonial, southern colonial, and Greek revival styles.

    Characteristics
  • columns
  • Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian capitals
  • porticos (porch)
  • variety of roof shapes on the same house
  • 2 to 3 stories
  • double-hung windows
  • small panes
  • some round or round-top windows
  • fan windows
  • 6-panel door
  • brick or stucco

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the Classic Colonial 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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Welcome Gretchen!

b2ap3_thumbnail_HomeDesigner_StCloud.jpgThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is thrilled to welcome our newest member, Gretchen Olson! The Design Team enjoys encouraging new talents in the field, and inviting new perspectives in the exciting, innovative industry of home design. Gretchen is currently enrolled in the Architectural Construction Technology program at St. Cloud Community and Technical College, after completing several Fine Arts classes at North Dakota State University. Gretchen started working part-time with The Design Team in January of 2016, and truly believes that designing homes is its own art form. Though she is still a drafter-in-training, Gretchen is very eager to begin designing homeowners' dream homes! Experience is always the best teacher, and we are excited to offer this to Gretchen by welcoming her to The Design Team!

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Home Show

Apr02_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is happy to announce that we will be participating in another upcoming home show. The Williston Home Show is going to be held on April 15-17. If you haven't had a chance to attend a home show yet this spring, save the dates because now is your chance! The Design Team will also be hosting a design seminar, featuring "the good, the bad, and the ugly!" We will be on hand to show you examples of all different types of designs, so you know which are ideal for your purposes, and which pitfalls to avoid. Mark your calendars and The Design Team will see you at the Williston Home Show soon!

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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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