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Masters of Design

Oct04 InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you that your roof is an important part of the identity of your home. Not only is it protection from the elements, but the shape of your roof defines the entire style of your home. When planning your new design or addition, remember to pay attention to your roof lines. Are you thinking of building, remodeling or just looking for a new look? Find out what The Design Team can do for your home!

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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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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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Fall With Us

Fall With UsWhether you are planning a remodel or a brand new home, the Design Team invites you to fall with us! Now is the time to start planning your fall build, and we are excited to help bring your ideas to life! We see a lot of trends in our business, and some popular trends now are in home additions. These include master suite additions, with walk-in closets, bathrooms, and bedroom improvements. Screened-in porches are always a lovely addition. They bring the outside in and allow you to enjoy the fresh air without all those pesky bugs! They add value and endless enjoyment to your home. Best of all, they are relatively inexpensive to add so won't break the bank. Call the Design Team today and get started crafting ideas for your fall build. We look forward to meeting you!

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Women In Business

Women In BusinessThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) were proud to be featured last month in the Women In Business publication. Our combined years of expertise have helped us gain our reputation as some of the best designers in the business. We aren't just about crafting dreams, we are about crafting excellent relationships- with our clients, builders, lumber yards, contractors, and realtors. The Design Team comes from all different backgrounds and offers unique perspectives on the wishes of our clients. We go the extra mile to add all your favorite personal touches that make your dream house a home. We custom-tailor our designs for all new construction and remodels to give you the best possible experience. Please enjoy reading our feature article in Women In Business so you can learn a bit more about our amazing team. We look forward to inspiring you!

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Plan Ahead!

Apr12_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) would like to remind you that NOW is the time to plan ahead! If you have designs on a design for 2016, today is the day to get started. Call The Design Team today (320)-252-1517 to set up your initial no-cost consultation. In this initial meeting, The Design Team will sit down with you and discuss everything from your lifestyle and personal preferences to site amenities, square footage, design ideas, and budget. The Design Team walks you through the entire design process, from ideas to home plans, retouches, and getting you set up with your contractors. We at the Design Team knows that most people have never done this before, and have earned their reputation as trusted partners! If 2016 is your year for your dream home or remodel, call The Design Team and let us draw your vision. Remember to visit us on Houzz and utilize our unique Home Visualizer tool to assist you with modern ideas and the latest innovations. The Design Team looks forward to drawing you in!

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We've Got Designs On You

Apr08_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that building your dream home or remodel is one of the most important decisions you can make. The best builds start with the best designs, and our expert designers at The Design Team offer you the very best our industry and collective expertise has to offer. You may be able to find free home plans, but remember, you get what you pay for! Nothing is more crucial to your dream home than its design. The Design Team has been perfecting our craft since 1997, keeping up on everything from classic designs to the latest innovative technologies and developments. You simply won't find a better team of design specialists for your dream home or remodel. Trust the experts at The Design Team to draft your perfect plans, with all the special touches to make it uniquely your own. Call (320)-252-1517 today to set up your initial consultation.

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Welcome Gretchen!

b2ap3_thumbnail_HomeDesigner_StCloud.jpgThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is thrilled to welcome our newest member, Gretchen Olson! The Design Team enjoys encouraging new talents in the field, and inviting new perspectives in the exciting, innovative industry of home design. Gretchen is currently enrolled in the Architectural Construction Technology program at St. Cloud Community and Technical College, after completing several Fine Arts classes at North Dakota State University. Gretchen started working part-time with The Design Team in January of 2016, and truly believes that designing homes is its own art form. Though she is still a drafter-in-training, Gretchen is very eager to begin designing homeowners' dream homes! Experience is always the best teacher, and we are excited to offer this to Gretchen by welcoming her to The Design Team!

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Home Show

Apr02_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is happy to announce that we will be participating in another upcoming home show. The Williston Home Show is going to be held on April 15-17. If you haven't had a chance to attend a home show yet this spring, save the dates because now is your chance! The Design Team will also be hosting a design seminar, featuring "the good, the bad, and the ugly!" We will be on hand to show you examples of all different types of designs, so you know which are ideal for your purposes, and which pitfalls to avoid. Mark your calendars and The Design Team will see you at the Williston Home Show soon!

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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.


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.

  • 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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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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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.  


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.  


  • 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


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


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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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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House Style of the Month - Mission House

MissionCustomHome_TheDesignTeamThe Design Team offers St. Cloud home plans of all different styles to match our customers’ needs. If you want something a little outside of the box then consider our house style of the month, the mission house. Our St. Cloud, MN home design can make this a reality for you.

History of the Mission House
The mission house style was first developed in the Western U.S. around the year 1800. This house style started to take root in the West as settlers became aware of the cultural and architectural past of the region. They then decided to incorporate some of these elements when building their homes, copying the style of old mission churches in the area.

Characteristics of the Mission House
There are a few design elements that really help the mission house stand out and embody the mission church style. Mission style homes are often built with a hip roof that has tile. They are also easily recognizable by their stucco walls and arched doors and windows. Casement windows with small panes of glass and a front door with many panels are also common features of the mission house.

Remodeling your St. Cloud home with a mission house design is sure to bring new life and flavor to the neighborhood.

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