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The Lake Effect

The Lake Effect St. Cloud, MNThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is celebrating our 20th year in the business, serving St. Cloud and surrounding areas with stunning home plans. We know all the ins and outs of the business and work with you to deliver your new home or remodel in a timely fashion. If you're planning on opening up your cabin next season, use your lake time this summer to get your plans in place! The design process is more challenging than it has been in the past, and The Design Team wants to make sure this doesn't impede your goals for your cabin. Each piece of the project takes time, and The Design Team strives to have your project completed on time for you! With that in mind, now is the time to call and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-1517. Don't let permit times mess up your lake effect...get started now on those cabin plans for next summer!

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Fall Tour of Homes

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you to set aside some time this fall for the Twin Cities Parade of Homes, MMBA Fall Tour, and the CMBA Home Tours. This is a perfect opportunity for you to see us in action, and select your dream home designers...the Design Team! We at the Design Team know that seeing is believing, which is why we are proud participants in the Parade of Homes. What better way to visualize your dream home elements than to experience them up close and in person?

Twin Cities Parade of Homes:
New home tours begin September 10th and remodels from September 30th. Save the dates and come visit some Mega Homes designs with The Design Team this fall at the Twin Cities Parade of Homes!


September 16-18 & 23-25
Friday 4:30-7pm | Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

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Fall Into Planning

Believe it or not, it's not too late to start planning your home this year. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is on hand to start designing your dream home or remodel for 2016. Whether you are looking to add an addition, a sun porch, remodel your master bedroom, or design your custom dream home from the ground up, look no further than the design experts at the Design Team. At the Design Team, we get to know our clients and design home plans with your best interests and ideas in mind. Our experienced designers make the entire process a seamless one for you and your family. Call (320)-252-1517 today for your free initial consultation with the Design Team. Your dream plans await!

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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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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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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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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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House Style of the Month - Colonial

b2ap3_thumbnail_Sept02_Inspirational.jpgThe Design Team offers St. Cloud home plans of all different styles. If you are looking for a traditional design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider the colonial, our House Style of the Month.


History of the Colonial House

The colonial style house was derived out of the Colonial period of the US during the 1700s. The first colonial homes were two stories with one room per floor. Over time, the colonial developed into what is known as the four-over-four style, meaning four rooms on each of two stories.


Colonial homes come in many sizes, but all share certain features. One of these is a symmetrical design with a front door in the middle of the front of the house. These homes will have two windows on either side of the entry door, and five across the top level, one of which will be over the front door. Colonials will have a pitched roof and a stairway that is behind the front door.

Colonial homes have been around since the dawn of our country, and never go out of style. Call the Design Team today to find out more about this beautiful, traditional home plan.

Double-Hung Windows
6" Lap Siding
6 Panel Doors
10/12 to 12/12 Roof Slope
Small Panes of Glass
Center Hall Was Common
Gable Roof
Occasionally Side Lights By Front Door Were Used
Corner Boards
Small Garage Doors
Symmetrical In Front
Most of the Time Chimney on Ends of House Were Used
9" to 12" Overhang
Little Overhang or Non on Gable Ends

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2455 12th Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

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