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Seeing is Believing

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that planning a remodel can be a daunting prospect. Never fear, this is where our expertise comes in! We at The Design Team know that it's one thing to look at blueprints, but another thing entirely to be able to see your plans in actions before you remodel. That's why we proudly offer our Home Visualizer tool. Just upload a photo of your home and you can make adjustments and implement ideas before you even begin! This powerful tool will allow you to get a clear picture of exactly what your new remodel will look like. Work directly with The Design Team to get your picture-perfect design before you even start! With so many clear advantages and the very latest technological advances in home design, The Design Team is your clear choice for your next home plan or remodel.

Want to get started? Take a look at some of the videos that will walk you through getting your home uploaded and ready to use.

Attached is a YouTube link with a video that shows set up & masking.

Attached is a YouTube link with a video that shows masking.

Attached is a YouTube link with a video that shows Roof

Attached is a YouTube link with a video that shows Door, Windows & Openings

Attached is a YouTube link with a video that shows Snapshots

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Drawn From Experience

Mar09_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that the best ideas are often the most spontaneous ones! We at The Design Team draw from our many years of experience, and we love to get new input and ideas from you! The only limit in this business is your imagination, so if you are looking for new home plan ideas or simply remodeling innovations, we encourage you to use all the tools at your disposal! Attend home and garden shows, visit homes on tours, browse The Design Team on Houzz, talk to your friends who have designed with us, look through our virtual gallery, whatever sparks your creativity! If you can dream it, The Design Team can design it. Collect your ideas and bring them to us to make them a reality! Call today for your first consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Next-Level Technology

Mar07_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN), home design specialists, knows that technological advances are important to keep up with, especially in a field like ours! That's why we are thrilled to offer new smart board technology, the latest in cutting-edge digital advancement. This technology has a host of advantages, including the ability to have interactive meetings right online, without even having to come into the office! This flexibility is crucial for folks who work regular business hours, and allows collaboration in real time with all parties involved including The Design Team, yourself, contractors, materials supplier, and more. All you need is internet access and your imagination...we supply the rest! Call today and learn how this next-level technology will make your home design or remodel as seamless as possible with The Design Team!

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Style of the Month...Art Deco

Mar02_InspirationalThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. If you're looking for a contemporary design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, Art Deco.

History

Art Deco style first began about the 1920s in Europe, and then was introduced in the U.S. in about 1930. It has been hailed by some as the start of contemporary architecture.

    Characteristics
  • smooth walls
  • occasionally glass block windows used
  • flat roofs
  • round corners
  • round windows
  • casement windows
  • most of the time stucco used

Call The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) today to discuss whether the Art Deco 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 meeting you!

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Visualize First

Feb09_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows the best way to conceptualize your upcoming remodel or home plans is to see them in action! That's why we have our free Visualizer tool on our Design Team website. You can have a look for yourself here

View sample projects, upload your own photo and use our simple tools to add new ideas to your home, or modify and share stored projects. Take the guesswork out of your home ideas with the Design Team's Visualizer. This is such a great tool for collaboration on ideas with the Design Team! Call today for your consultation and find out what sets the Design Team apart in home design.

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Upcoming Spring Home Shows

Feb07_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) will be participating in several upcoming spring home shows, so please mark your calendars! This is a great opportunity to gather ideas, plan designs, and see some favorites implemented in a more concrete setting. We look forward to seeing you here:

  • CMBA Home Show --This is the largest home building show in central Minnesota! March 11, 12, & 13 (Friday 12-8, Saturday 9-7, and Sunday 10-4)
  • Alexandria Home and Garden Show-- March 2016, Runestone Community Center
  • CMBA Tour of Homes-- Spring Show February 26-28 and March 4-6 (Friday 4:30-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-5) Come on over and look for the Design Team at these wonderful spring home shows!
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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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Drawing You In

Feb04_Inspirational.jpgWhatever your vision for your new home or remodel, the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is on hand to make that vision 20/20. Many of our clients have never attempted a remodel or new home before, and that is where the experts at the Design Team come in! We are here to get you started on one of the most important journeys you will take. The Design Team invites you to come in and explore all your requirements and desires for your new home. We will design your plans with all the custom-tailoring that fits your vision and lifestyle. We think of all the little details that makes your vision a successful one. Trust the experts at the Design Team to make your vision 20/20 and support you every step of the way. Call today for your initial consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Spring Forward

Feb01_InspirationalHard to believe, but spring will be here before you know it! The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) encourages you to start planning your spring project now. Whether you have a remodel in mind, or want to start designing your dream home, the Design Team is here to make your vision come to life. Once the weather warms up, we book up quickly, so get in early and reserve your time with the Design Team. The Design Team is featured on Houzz, if you want to browse some current popular trends. Please visit our photo gallery here to see some of our latest projects. Call today and let the Design Team design your dream today!

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Style of the Month--Dutch Colonial

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas beautiful home plans in an endless variety of styles. If you are looking for a classic design that maintains popularity to this day, you may want to consider our Style of the Month...the Dutch Colonial.  

History 

Contrary to what is commonly believed, the Dutch Colonial style did not originate in Holland. It originated with Dutch settlers starting at about the early 1700s. The profile of the Dutch Colonial often makes it referred to as a barn house. Its gambrel-roofed style on the upper level allowed it to be classified as a single-story home, which helped for tax purposes. It shares some characteristics with the Colonial Revival style, including symmetry, siding, and windows.  

Characteristics: 

  • symmetrical in front  
  • Dutch door or 6-panel door 
  • double-hung windows 
  • small panes of glass 
  • 6" lap siding 
  • wood shingles 
  • chimney not in center 
  • gambrel roof 
  • top roof 5/12  
  • sides of roof 20/12 
  • small overhang on roof 
  • shutters 
  • second floor smaller than first  
  • dormers (shed or gable)  
  • corner boards 
  • small garage doors 9X7 
  • 9" to 12" overhang 
  • very little overhang on gable ends 

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the Dutch Colonial may be the perfect design for you! Always remember the Design Team has our Designers are on staff to tweak any design and make any variations you want to explore. We look forward to meeting you!   

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Home Shows

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) will be participating in spring home shows again, so make sure to mark your calendars! This is a great opportunity to see the Design Team in action, and gather ideas and information for your upcoming home plans. The first one will be in Alexandria at the Home and Garden show on March 5-6. The second one will be in St. Cloud March 11-13. Save the dates and look for us at these spring home shows. We look forward to meeting you!   

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Sweet Sixteen

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It's almost here, another new year! Ready to make 2016 "sweet sixteen" with your new dream home? The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is here for you! Now is the perfect time to start planning your spring build or remodel. Browse our beautiful galleries on our website and please check us out on Houzz to get ideas on all the latest trends! Some features that are still currently very popular include: 

  • barn doors 
  • cable rails  
  • master suites with luxury showers

Master suites are always in high demand for perfect relaxation and tranquility. Luxurious showers may be preferred over whirlpools, dual-head showers, sunken spa tubs with beautiful views...whatever your dream, The Design Team will make it a reality! No need to put it off, now is the time to plan. Call the Design Team today and make 2016 your sweet (or suite!) sixteen. 

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View To A Thrill

Jan08_InspirationalIf you've always dreamed of that stunning home on the lake, The Design Team is the perfect choice to make your dream a reality! The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) specializes in beautiful lake home designs, custom-tailored to include all your favorite features, as well as maximizing your location to display the most majestic views. Not sure exactly what you want? Not a problem! The Design Team sits down with you and gets an extensive idea of your lifestyle and needs, offering suggestions from our expert staff to make sure you end up with the lake home of your dreams! The only limit is your imagination. Visit us on Houzz and browse our beautiful galleries for lake home ideas. Call today and get started on building your perfect lake home!

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You Dream It, We Design It

Jan11_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that not every dream home has to start from the ground up. Now is the time to start planning for your spring remodel, and the Design Team is here to help you every step of the way. You don't need to buy a new piece of property to build your dream home, build on what you have! Add that sun room, build a loft or whole new level, the sky is the limit. That reminds us...adding a skylight is a beautiful way to enhance the beauty and natural light of your home. Whatever your budget, whatever your vision, The Design Team's experts are on hand to guide you every step of the way. If you can dream it, we can design it! Please enjoy our stunning photo gallery of remodel projects we have finished: http://www.thedesignteam.biz/index.php/remodel-additions Call today to set up your consultation and let the Design Team help you build your dream home right where you live!

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Happy Holidays from The Design Team!

Happy Holidays from The Design Team!

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The Lake Effect

Dec02_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that when it comes to choosing an ideal location for your seasonal or year-round residence, lake property is second-to-none. That's why the Design Team has a gallery of stunning lake home plans to choose and build from. At the Design Team, we don't simply build you a dream lake home, we shape a vision based on your unique location, maximizing your plans with breathtaking views in mind. Don't settle for less than the experts on the Design Team. Trust the Design Team to craft and oversee every aspect of your dream lake home. Please browse our beautiful Design Team galleries, take a virtual tour, and call us today to get started on building your dream!

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Today is the Day

Dec05_InspirationalToday is the day. You're finally going to plan to that remodel you've been wanting to do for ages. What happens next? This is where the Design Team comes in! The Design Team is here to help you navigate all your options and energy efficiency down to the last detail. Stumped for ideas? Don't forget that the Design Team is now featured on Houzz! The Design Team keeps up-to-date on all the latest home remodeling trends, from master suite additions, to kitchen remodels, to larger bedrooms. How about that sun porch you've always wanted? A new deck? The Design Team does it all! Mud rooms are also another very popular addition, particularly to our Minnesota homes. They offer a back entry to the garage, closet area for backpacks, snow boots, etc. The Design Team also does rural/farm type add-ons, which may feature a very large mudroom complete with laundry room, and even a shower and bath. Whatever your dream, whatever your remodel project, big or small, the Design Team will make it a reality. Call us today and get started. We look forward to building with you!

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Expert Advice

Dec09_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is happy to help you navigate every option of your home build or remodel, every step of the way. We will even assist you in making choices you may not initially realize factor into your project. For example, the Design Team will make different options available based on whether your home will be a seasonal one or a permanent residence. The Design Team experts will also help you decide which options would work best for you depending on how long you plan on living in your year-round residence. Will you be making some improvements and selling it again in the future? Or will this be your forever home? Maybe you're not sure yet, and that's okay, too! The Design Team will go over all your options. We pay attention to specific design versus attention to potential resale. Forever homes may utilize features such as 3-foot doorways and fewer steps. Whatever your desires, the Design Team is here to fulfill them, every step of the way. Call and set up your no-cost consultation today!

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Contract Contact

b2ap3_thumbnail_100_1947small_20151215-204427_1.jpgThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that home building and remodeling can be a daunting experience. That's why we are here to guide you every step of the way, from batting around ideas until the final coat of paint is applied. The Design Team works closely with contractors of every stripe to help you build a great relationship as well as brick and mortar. Your relationship with your contractor is a crucial part of any building project. You will have a relationship with your contractor for at least a year normally, and up to 10 years with warranties. The Design Team is here to help you pick the best partnership based on your needs. Picking a contractor based on price alone isn't often the best course, though of course price is important. A great preliminary step is to interview builders before having a plan. The Design Team will help you select one that keeps your costs aligned with your budget, as well as have upfront conversations with builders for information gathering. The Design Team does our homework so you can be confident in your choices. Call the Design Team today and let us help you find the best partnerships all through your home building project. We are here for you!

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How To Build the Home You Can Afford

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that there is often a disparity between the home you would ideally like to have, and what you can realistically afford. Don't despair! The Design Team is here with our expert staff right on hand to help you get the most out of your budget. Scaling back doesn't necessarily mean you have to cut corners, or even sacrifice all those details you want to include. That's where the Design Team comes in. We can help you design your dream home with an eye to maximizing results within your budget. You may not need an oversized home. Corners and angles can add to cost, whereas a steeper roof can save it. As for bids, it's a good idea not to get too many and get bogged down and overwhelmed. Every builder is unique, but in general $150-$220 per square foot is common, depending on details. Trust in the Design Team and we will help you every step of the way to navigate all your options. Call the Design Team today to get started on bringing your dream to life!

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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

Appointments are appreciated.

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