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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy Holidays from The Design Team!

Happy Holidays from The Design Team!

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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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Style of the Month....The Cotswold

CotswoldThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas beautiful 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 Cotswold.

History
The Cotswold design dates back to its origins in the Cotswold hills of England, back around 1066 at the time of the Norman Conquest. Though originally built mostly by less well-off members of society, this romantic design carried across the ocean and gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s.

    Characteristics:
  • brick, stone and stucco (more than Elizabethan tudor)
  • casement windows
  • some of the time half timbers were used
  • some wood lap siding (8") on gable ends
  • gable and hip roof
  • small pane windows (diamond or square)
  • dormers
  • smaller than Elizabethan style
  • chimney pots
  • large chimneys
  • round or arch type door (many panels) or plank
  • more stucco used than on the Elizabethan
  • 7 x 9 garage door

Call the Design Team today (St. Cloud, MN) and discuss whether the Cotswold may be the perfect design for you! Remember that the Design Team has our designers right on staff to help you plot and make variations on any traditional design you may want to explore. We look forward to meeting you!

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Ace of Space

Nov06_InspirationalThe Design Team, St. Cloud's custom home experts, prides ourselves on maximizing use of space. Modern homes are leaning more and more toward multi-functional areas, and The Design Team is on hand to help you get full potential out your square footage. How about some extra drawer space built into your stairs? Hidden cubbies in corners? The possibilities are endless. Got an idea you haven't seen before? The Design Team loves a challenge! We welcome your fresh new perspective and enjoy adding to our repertoire. Call The Design Team today for your free initial consultation. We can't wait to add form and function to your new home or remodel!

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Save Your Energy

Nov08_InspirationalThe Design Team, St. Cloud custom home builders, invites you to consider energy conservation in your next new home or home remodel project. When planning your new build or remodel, we will go over all of your options and decide on the best course of action for you in your new home. Often paying a little extra towards energy-efficient options will offer you bigger savings in the long run, as well as minimizing your impact on the environment. The Design Team is happy to discuss your best choices, including windows, solar panels, and even wind gear. Call today and set up your no-cost consultation. We look forward to saving energy with you!

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Spring Forward

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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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Still Time to Build This Year

HouseDrawings_TheDesignTeamBelieve it or not, there is still time to build your St. Cloud custom home this year! Even if you got off to a late start, you can still get started and make great progress on your St. Cloud, MN home planning and design. The Design Team can help you start building before the year is out.

Organize and Plan Ahead
Organization is key if you still want to start building or working on your St. Cloud additions and renovations this year. Know what you still need to get done and plan ahead for your fall or winter build. There will be many tasks to take care of if you still want to build this year but your dream home can be possible with some organization.

With The Design Team by your side, you can start building your home this year.

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What's Your Plan?

b2ap3_thumbnail_CraftsmanCustomHome_TheDesignTeam.jpgThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants you to make the best possible informed decisions on your upcoming dream home. That's why we offer all our plans right online for you to browse, along with our stunning photo gallery. We give you all the basic outlines to work with. Need modifications? Expansions? No problem! The Design Team offers home plans to peruse at your leisure. Seeing everything in black-and-white to start with helps you to envision what your ideal home will look like. Call St. Cloud's expert custom home designers, The Design Team, at (320)-252-1517 today, to set up your no cost, no obligation consultation. New home plans including loft, cabin over, and cottage are now available online. Click and call!

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Building in the St Cloud Area - What You Need to Know

Bungalow_CustomFeatures_StCloudYou may have noticed the increase in new home construction in the St Cloud area. Building permits are up in the St Cloud area and homeowners are starting or in the middle of building their dream home. If you’ve been considering building in the St Cloud area, below are a few resources you may want to review.

City of St Cloud - Building Safety


"The City of St. Cloud helps ensure construction of safe buildings and protects community character through zoning laws and building code regulations. The Building Safety Department administers these laws through permits and inspections. When you as a homeowner build something in St. Cloud or change the way you use the home or property, you may need to obtain a permit. "

When Do You Need a Permit? (FAQ’s around City of St Cloud Building Permits)


"Building permits are required for room additions, decks (with walking surface over 6-inches above grade), porches, finishing basements, wood stoves, masonry fireplaces, interior modifications (including any work where existing framing is exposed), structure or non-structural renovations or repairs, demolition work, accessory structures over 100 square feet in area, re-roofing, re-siding, replacement windows (including window inserts), and retaining walls over 4-feet high.


Separate electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are required for the installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement or addition to any wiring, piping, duct alterations, and any equipment, fixtures or appliances associated with those systems."

If you have questions regarding building in the St Cloud area, feel free to give The Design Team a call. We work with the City of St Cloud, local contractors and lumberyards to seamlessly build your new home.

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A Unique Process for Your Unique Home Remodel

Bungalow_CustomHomeDesignCustom home designs and clients looking for a one-of-a-kind home design are unique, and so is The Design Team’s process. At The Design Team, we take pride in getting to know each client's specific needs, style and budget. It's our process that truly sets us apart.

First, we sit down for a free, no obligation consultation meeting. We'll talk about your lifestyle and how your home can complement and enhance your life. We ask about square footage, architectural style, how the home's views will interact with the scenery, lot requirements, your budget and more.

We really get a chance to learn about you and create a custom home design remodel that meets your needs and budget. Is your family growing? Would you like to entertain more? Do you nee more storage? These are common needs as average homeowners begin to outgrow their current home. If you aren’t ready to build from the ground up, consider a remodel. A lot of changes can be resolved with remodeling your current space to a space you love.

If you are not sure now is the right time to move or build - it may be the perfect time to remodel your current home. Contact The Design Team for your free, no obligation consultation.

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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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