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You Drive, We Steer

You Drive, We Steer St. Cloud, MNThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers countless advantages to designing your dream home plans. Having our designers right on staff gives you the opportunity to work directly with us, ensuring you get everything you want out of your designs. When you control the plans, you control the process. You drive, we steer. The Design Team knows all the latest building codes and requirements to implement your ideas, which is a huge time-saver down the line. When we meet with you, we discuss your lot first and determine your sightlines, which are a key factor in plotting your home design. We use whiteboard technology and google satellite images to visualize your site to demonstrate your thoughts on the position of your home as well as sightlines and views. This is a fun way to get to know your lot and incorporate your lifestyle and wishes into your home plans. If you can dream it, we can design it! You're in the best hands with The Design Team. Call us today and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to drawing you in!

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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 Next Step

designing your dream home st cloudPerhaps you're looking for a plot of land in the St. Cloud area, or have already purchased one for your dream home. What's next? The Design Team! The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has our designers right on staff to custom-tailor your home plans to your specifications every step of the way. Your free initial consultation will cover your lifestyle, lot and square footage, your visions for your dream home, and more. The Design Team also features many home plans on our website, and we are featured on Houzz if you are looking for more ideas. Whatever your vision, The Design Team will bring it to life with your dream home plans. Call (320)-252-1517 today and set up your free consultation. You've got the land. The Design Team will take it from here!

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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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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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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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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.

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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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A View To A Thrill

Nov03_InspirationalThe Design Team, (St. Cloud, MN) knows the most key feature of any custom home is location, location, location! We love nothing more than to help you build your vision in a beautiful setting. If you're planning on building your home with a lake or hill view, The Design Team wants to maximize the natural beauty of your setting! We will plan your design with the best views in mind, as well as the best uses of natural light. Landscaping will also really enhance a home, and we design your home plans with that in mind. Call The Design Team today and take the first step toward making your custom dream home a reality!

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True Teamwork

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that experience is the best teacher, no matter what your field. That's why we are proud of having over 50 years of collective experience among us! When the Design Team started in 1997, a small group of experienced home designers got together under The Design Team name. Today, we have thousands of successful plans under our belts, and our expertise has grown along with our experiences. The Design Team is a collaborative effort, offering shared staff space for creative solutions. We have hands-on experience with a wide variety of homes, remodels, additions, garages, and other small projects. If you can dream it, we can design it. Trust The Design Team to make your dream a reality. Call today for your free consultation!

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Home Style of the Month: Bungalow

Bungalow-Remodel-StCloudThe History of the Bungalow Home:


The peak of the bungalow popularity was from 1900 to 1930. It was built mostly by "do it yourself type people," who ordered a set of plans from some company, or they did their own plans. Some people say it was where the rambler got its start.

    Characteristics:
  • Mostly double-hung windows
  • 1 to 1 1/2 stories
  • 6" lap siding, stucco or whatever the person wanted that was building the house
  • Open ends on rafters
  • 4/12 to 8/12 roof slope
  • 1' to 2' overhangs
  • Most of the time they were small in size
  • All types of doors
  • Large porch posts

Is the Bungalow home style best for you? If the bungalow home style is a true reflection of you and your family, let The Design Team know! The Design Team has some great new home design ideas for the St Cloud area and beyond. Give us a call 320-252-1517 to get started!

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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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House Style of the Month: Rambler

Mega HomesThis home design offers some new adaptations on a more traditional favorite. What in the past has been referred to as a Rambler-style home, now incorporates some different features. This floor plan is one-story, and can include a patio home design. Often narrower lots will encourage creative design variations. These homes offer large basements, which are perfect for additional living space, recreation areas or entertaining. Although original rambler homes were fairly simple, we now see them dressed up with interesting roof lines, details borrowed from many styles, or porches. Are you thinking of updating your rambler home? Give The Design Team a call (320) 252-1517.

If you feel the Rambler design fits your needs, call the Design Team, the leader in St. Cloud home design! The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) would be happy to answer any further design-related questions you may have at 320-252-1517. We look forward to designing your dream home!

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Take the Headache Out of Remodeling

Jan08_InspirationalGraphicNo matter how comfortable you are in your home or how long you've lived there, there's always one area that could stand to be fully remodeled or given an updated look. Do you have a room in mind? The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) can help refine some of the more subtle aspects of your design ideas to create an end product that enhances your original vision for the project, incorporating your feedback at every step of the process.

During an introductory consultation our designers aim to get to know you as a person and develop a detailed, yet efficient design plan that is in keeping with your personality type. We recommend you do some research online while comparing and contrasting various remodeling tactics for the area in question before calling us to shorten the expected duration of the project. Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to put your remodeling plan into action!

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Start 2015 off with a bang by building your dream home!

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Mark 2015 down as the year the blueprints for that much discussed and debated dream home--once only found in your imagination--finally takes physical shape thanks in part to the expertise and people first approach that is a hallmark of The Design Team (St. Cloud MN). When considering the kind of home you wish to build, it's important not to go into the process with the idea that one particular home design, feature, or square footage number is absolutely essential. Such a mindset will lead to escalating costs and regret later on.

The Design Team recommends scheduling an hour long consultation that will allow us to get a better understanding of the expectations you have for your project. During this time you can also review plan books at our office or purchase them to take home. A first draft is then delivered within 2-3 weeks , although this timetable varies according to the relative complexity of the project and your personal needs. Please call (320) 252-1517 today to get started.

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House Style of the Month: Homestead or Farmhouse

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Be sure to check out the Design Team’s house of the month for December: the Homestead. Sometimes referred to as American Country or Farmhouse, this style home was brought to the Midwest from 1850-1920, influenced mainly by Victorian and Colonial homes.

Most often, these homes would start small and as more space was needed, homesteaders would add to their homes. Features include 6” lap siding, double hung windows, small panes of glass, gable roofs and most distinguishable, their wrap around porches.

Is the Homestead of Farmhouse right for you? Which features do you most enjoy and would you most like incorporated into your home? It's a beautiful home style with lots of potential - is it right for you? Call The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) 320-252-1517 to find out more information on Homestead or Farmhouse custom home plans.

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TOLL FREE within Minnesota:
888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

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

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