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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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How To Build the Home You Can Afford


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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Spring Forward


It's not too early to start planning your spring build. In fact, The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) encourages you to start now, whether you are starting your dream home from the ground up, or simply planning a remodel. The Design Team has an expert staff on hand for both designing your project. We know how to save you money on your upcoming build, minimizing cost without any sacrifices on quality. Trust the masters at The Design Team to idealize your visions. The Design Team also offers easy updates for the upcoming holidays and entertaining. No matter the size or scope of your project, The Design Team is here to help. Call today for your free consultation!

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Wondering What a New Home Looks Like?

May10_InspirationalNew home design can seem a bit overwhelming once you decide to move forward with building your next home. But, it doesn’t have to be!

Choosing the right designer is an important first step and sets the tone of the project. At the Design Team St Cloud MN, every member of our team is well trained, professional and readily available to serve you.

Click Here to see what recent new home design looks like. From remodels and additions, to dream homes, The Design Team has a well trained team of professionals full of ideas and ready to serve you.

Friendly, prompt, creative and dependable 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 qualities. The Design Team offers its services to all of Minnesota as well as nationally. For further information on what The Design Team has to offer and its services, call (320) 252-1517.

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Remodeling Your Current Home - How Do You Get Started?

May05_InspirationalFeeling a remodeling project in your future? Ready to add on or update some space in your current home? Great! Now, where to start?!

The Design Team offers an initial consultation at your home/site. While meeting with you for approximately 1 hour, we listen to your ideas, lifestyle, room to room relationships, existing conditions, etc. We will also take photos & measure existing conditions of the affected areas. (Travel time and measuring fees apply, contact us for details).

After considering the complexity, size & general scope of the project, we will determine an estimated price to complete the design work and construction documents. After the estimate, a preliminary design is put together, which is an as-is layout of existing structure (May be a partial layout based on affected areas only. You’ll receive floor plans & elevations of proposed design changes, and we will revise and fine-tune from there.

If you are ready to talk about your upcoming remodel project or addition, let us know! We’d love to hear how you plan to chance your space to better fit your lifestyle or meet your family’s needs.

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The Design Team Custom Home Plans Now Online

Mar11_InspirationalThe Design Team works hard to create a custom home design that perfectly fits your lifestyle. We are constantly researching, reviewing, and scouring our sources for the latest in custom home design.

After years of creating custom home designs for homeowners all of Minnesota and beyond, we are excited to announce some of our more popular home plans are online for you to see! Get a clear idea of how your new home could layout, browse styles that work for your family, understand how curb appeal affects your floor plan and more - all in the comforts of your own home!

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) will be building our home plans directory as we go - but looking through a few of these plans will give you an idea of the flexibility and opportunities that come with custom home design.

Click Here to review some of our more popular plans we’ve created throughout the years. Not seeing anything you like? That’s ok - this is a small sample of what we’ve done and we'd love to chat with you about your dream home.

Call The Design Team 320-252-1517 for more information on how your idea of the perfect home can become a reality!

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When Does My Contractor Get Involved?

Mar08_InspirationalIf you are planning new home construction this spring/ summer, you may be asking yourself, “when is the best time for my contractor to get involved in the process.” You probably are juggling a lot of information/decisions right now, trying to make sure your dream home is exactly what you want and on budget.

To have the best outcome, you'll want your contractor to be involved as soon as possible. They help guide you, the homeowner with decisions and help keep costs and your budget in line.

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Home Style of the Month: Gothic


The Design Team has received a lot of interest in the Victorian home style in recent months, so this month the Home Style of the Month is “Gothic”.

Most of the Victorian Gothic houses were built after the Civil War. The Gothic style was based on the Gothic churches of Europe which are still standing today.

    Some Gothic Home Style Characteristics Include:
  • 12/12 to 16/12 roof slope
  • Pointed arched window
  • Tall double-hung windows
  • Stucco, brick or stone and some 6” lap siding
  • Carpenters lace, gingerbread
  • Asymmetrical
  • Porches
  • Occasionally turrets were used
  • Stained glass
  • Bay windows
  • Gable roof
  • 2 or 3 stories
  • Gothic window in door
  • About a 1’ overhang

Are you interested in the Gothic home style? Contact The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) 888-275-7732 for more information on Gothic home style influences and to see if the Gothic home style is right for you and your lifestyle.

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Central Minnesota Spring Trade Shows

Feb04_snowmeltThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) will be taking our show on the road coming this spring! Whether you are looking to build your custom dream home, or remodel your current home, we have something for everyone. Getting a feel for what is available is the first step, so we hope to see you there! We can assist you with designing your dream home from the ground up!

Our lineup :

Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show, March 6-8
Location: St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN

Williston Area Builder's Association's 2015 Home and Garden Show, April 24-26
Location: Raymond Family Community Center, Williston, ND

Alexandria Home and Garden Show March 7-8
Location: Runestone Community Center, Alexandria MN

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Building Code Changes That Will Affect Your Upcoming Building Projects

HomeownerThe Design Team would like to make you aware of certain code changes that will be taking affect starting January 24th, 2015. While these codes will affect your bottom line in expenses, ultimately they will serve to make your home more safe and energy-efficient.

These codes will include new insulation methods and energy tests, as well as fire safety regulations. There will be further energy codes coming into effect in February of this year. You can discuss these changes with your contractor. We will have more information available on these codes soon. Rest assured the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) will work with you to ensure these new codes are implemented in the most efficient ways.

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Building a Home This Year? What You Need to Know.

Feb08_lakehouseIt's not too late to come in and start planning your dream home this year! Contractors do get booked up fairly quickly, but there is still time to get started.

We have many exciting styles of home plans on offer. Lake homes are no longer just seasonal residences, they have become year-round homes. Whether you're looking for a modern prairie-style home, a classic craftsman-style home, or even a new farmhouse look, The Design Team has a plan to suit every need! The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is now in its 18th year of business, and looking forward to building your dream home. Call us today at 320-252-1517 and get started!

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Visit the Design Team at the MMBA Tour of Homes

The Design Team is excited to be a part of the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes September 5th - 7th.


  • The Design Team was part of the drafting & design of Home #1 (8071 North Shore Pines, Pine River, MN) for builder Lands End Development.This Pine River custom home features 5 bedrooms, a bunk room with built in beds, screened in porch, and a great room with a massive wood burning fireplace and spectacular views of the lake. Other fun features include a gourmet kitchen, rough sawn plank flooring, a hunting themed pub with trophy mounts from around the globe, a beach house on the water’s edge, and much more. This property has something for every family member to enjoy.
  • The Design Team was also part of the process for Home #5 (24517 East Clark Lake Road, Nisswa, MN) for builder Start to Finish Builders & Remodelers. This Custom Nisswa Northwoods home includes rustic features to add character and make this home truly unique. This custom 3 bedroom home features an open kitchen with granite countertops, a great room with large vaulted ceilings, 2 1/2 baths with unique barn wood cabinets and a stone vessel sink. The massive floor to ceiling fireplace offers a cozy feeling on cool evenings and the large windows overlook a stunning view of Clark Lake.

Be sure to stop by both of these beautiful homes on the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes September 5th - 7th during the tour. We hope you enjoy the design of these homes - as much as we do!

Call The Design Team (St Cloud MN) (320) 252-1517 for more information on these two homes on the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes or other custom home designs you’ve seen on our website. We looking forward to hearing your comments/feedback on the homes!

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