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St. Cloud Custom Home Design

St. Cloud Custom Home DesignThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is a local company you can trust. Our knowledge and experience has gained us satisfied clients since 1997. The Design Team's custom home designs incorporate everything from classic designs, to the latest trends, to a blending of both! We will revise your designs until you are completely satisfied. Other advantages of choosing The Design Team include:

  • Designers right on staff.
  • Meeting to discuss your lifestyle and all design needs
  • Using our unique Home Visualizer Tool to try on different looks.
  • Partnership with local contractors to ensure a smooth process.
  • Help attaining needed building permits.
  • Knowledge of all the latest building codes to ensure your plans will pass inspection.
  • Delivering your project on time and on budget.

The benefits just keep coming with The Design Team. Trust your custom home plans to the experienced team at The Design Team! Call today for your free consultation: (320) 252-1517.

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St. Cloud Home Design

St. Cloud Home DesignThe Design Team is a proud local St. Cloud business established in 1997. We have expanded our reach well beyond the St. Cloud area, and a lot of that is due to you, our valued clients! Perhaps The Design Team drafted your new home, and now you want us to design your lakefront property. Maybe we planned your lake home, and you now want to convert it into a full-time retirement home. Whether your project is large or small, The Design Team does it all, including custom design and drafting for:

  • New construction
  • Remodels
  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Garages
  • Small projects
  • Neighborhood programs
  • Stock plans
  • Light Commercial Design

Call today for your free consultation: (320) 252-1517.

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Cure The Winter Blues

designing your dream home St. CloudThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that few things beat the winter blues more than designing your dream home! In fact, winter is the ideal time to work on your custom home plans. Utilize our unique Home Visualizer tool, upload your own photos, and try on different looks. You don't need warm weather to dream, and dreaming up perfect home plans is what The Design Team does all year long. Whether you are planning:

  • your dream home
  • vacation lake home
  • addition or remodel
  • a new deck or sun porch for summer

If you can dream it, we can design it. Call today for your consultation (320) 252-1517 and let The Design Team help you beat those winter blues with your dream home plans!

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Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design St. CloudA custom home is so much more than just a house. It's the culmination of years of your hard work. That's why The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is the obvious choice for designing your custom home. Your home is your oasis. It is your dream and your retreat. Your home is also where you

  • entertain
  • relax
  • unwind
  • enjoy the quality moments of your life
  • create your best memories

With our combination of experience and industry knowledge at The Design Team, it is our passion to work with you to design your custom home so you can enjoy all these moments. Call today for your consultation (320) 252-1517 and discover The Design Team difference.

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Retire in Style

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants you to know that wherever you are in life, we are here to design the perfect home to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to modify your current home or design your retirement home, we can help! We can draw up plans with visiting family in mind and few or no steps in your design. Large family rooms, bonus rooms, and entertaining spaces offer plenty of space and still allows a sense of togetherness for the family to gather. Add a beautiful screened porch or sunroom for an extra seasonal space to enjoy. If you can dream it, we can design it! Visit us on the web and browse us on Houzz to collect ideas. Then call for your free initial consultation, where we will go over your needs and budget: (320) 252-1517.

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From Our Homes to Yours

When planning your dream home, nothing sparks your imagination quite like seeing some ideas in person. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) invites you to see some of our work this spring at the area home shows! The Alexandria home show will be taking place March 4th and 5th and is a great place to start off the season. CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) is the following week March 10th, 11th, and 12th. Booth #409 will have the Oculus, our latest technological advance. Stop by and take a virtual tour! Mark your calendars and come see some amazing Design Team projects up close. We look forward to seeing you there! Call (320) 252-1517 for more details and to set up your free consultation.

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Show and Tell

Show and TellWith spring home show season right around the corner, St. Cloud's own Design Team encourages you to grab a friend and make a day of collecting design ideas and inspiration!

The CMBA Tour of Homes is beginning February 24-26 and continues March 3-5. There are 37 homes listed for the 2017 Spring Tour, so you have plenty of designs to see! These homes will be open those two weekends only, so mark your calendars and take your tours! Hours are Fridays from 4:30-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12-5. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) sponsors the Spring 2017 Parade of Homes, taking place March 4- April 2. Their Remodeler's Showcase also runs March 31-April 2.

There are so many ideas to absorb and see firsthand, we know you will bring us some fabulous ideas! It's the season for show and tell, so take some time and gather your ideas. You can rely on our experienced team to incorporate everything into your very own custom plan! Call The Design Team (320) 252-1517 to set up your free consultation. We look forward to designing for you!

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Feature of the Month....Porches

Feature of the Month....PorchesThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and surrounding areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a key feature in home design: porch styles!

Open air porches are covered porches, typically in the front of the house, giving it curb appeal. They dress up the front of your home, can be used for lounging and grilling, and support columns can add functionality to your form.

Screen porches have summer appeal! Enjoy the outdoors without all the harsh rays and bugs. Screen porches expand your living space, and help bring the outdoors in. They are ideal for relaxation any time of day.

3-season porches are unheated, but may have windows as well as screens. Typically they will have an exterior door between the porch and your living space. With insulation and another heat source, a 3-season porch may be enjoyed longer, or converted to a 4-season porch over time.

4-season sunrooms are a step above porches, offering a heated space with lots of windows that can be enjoyed all year round. These rooms are great for relaxation, serving as a retreat for those who enjoy sunshine, and range from smaller size to as large as your great room …the choices are endless! Sunrooms typically extend off the back of the home, with south side orientation being ideal. They can extend off the dining or living room if you choose.

Remember, The Design Team can customize any design to make it purely yours. Our unique home visualizer tool will help you get a better idea of what the finished product will look like. Call today and set up a consultation (320) 252-1517. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Team is Expanding!

Our Team is Expanding!The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is proud to announce the addition of two new team members, Amanda and LaWana!

Amanda graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelors of Design in Architecture, and joined The Design Team in July 2016. Amanda has experience in color consultations and estimating experience in the supply industry. Her passion has always been designing homes, even when she was young and they were made of paper and way too much tape! She enjoys working with people and enjoys creating spaces where memories are made. We welcome Amanda and look forward to her color renderings and 3D visualizations!

 

Our Team is Expanding!LaWana comes to us with an AAS degree in Architectural Construction Technology from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She has experience working with a residential architect in the in the Alexandria area, and loves designing homes. LaWana says, "I am very excited to be part of The Design Team, a dream come true!" We are excited to welcome you, LaWana!

We at the Design Team take pride in offering the best team with a wide variety of specialties, to take care of all your home design needs. Call today (320) 252-1517 and set up your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Best Face Forward

Best Face ForwardIn keeping with curb appeal, choosing exterior materials, textures, and colors are all crucial considerations for your home plans. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has a wide range of experience in all different types of materials, from vinyl siding to stucco, steel and many other options. The Design Team will sit down with you and help determine which materials best serve your needs and budget. We will help you navigate your myriad of decisions and craft the perfect home plans tailored to you. By the time your final plans are delivered, you will be well-versed in all aspects of home design! Call (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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A Design For All Seasons

A Design For All Seasons St. CLoudThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you that the seasons don’t slow us down. You may not be able to build all year round, but we can certainly design and plan anytime. In fact, the colder months are the perfect time to meet up with The Design Team. Let’s schedule your initial consultation and start working on your home design today!. Let your dream home plans warm you this winter! Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation.

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Outstanding Home Design Services

designing your dream home st cloudWhen it comes time to designing your dream home, it can seem overwhelming. That's where the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) comes in! The Design Team will not only give you the best home designs, our expert staff makes your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible from start to finish. Call (320)-252-1517 and set up your free consultation. The Design Team will make your dreams come true.

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House Style of the Month...Classic Colonial

Classic-ColonialThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may be interested in our design of the month, the Classic Colonial.

History

The Classic Colonial is based on classic Greek architecture. The style was introduced by Thomas Jefferson, who used it to begin building Monticello in 1772, which was completed in 1803. It is widely believed that there is very little difference between classic colonial, southern colonial, and Greek revival styles.

    Characteristics
  • columns
  • Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian capitals
  • porticos (porch)
  • variety of roof shapes on the same house
  • 2 to 3 stories
  • double-hung windows
  • small panes
  • some round or round-top windows
  • fan windows
  • 6-panel door
  • brick or stucco

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the Classic Colonial may be the perfect design 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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Seeing Is Believing

Nov10_InspirationalThe Design Team, (St. Cloud, MN) knows seeing is believing. This is especially important when trying to visualize your custom build plan or remodel. Check out our newest interactive feature to help you get an accurate, detailed picture of your vision for your project. With our free interactive visualizer, The Design Team allows you the option to experiment with colors, textures & different materials right before your eyes, on any device, anytime! Call today for your free consultation and experience The Design Team difference!

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The Design Team Process

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There are many steps between finding your custom dream home and the reality of watching it come to life. Our experts at The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) have streamlined this process to make it as seamless as possible for everyone involved. Whether you are planning to remodel or build from the ground up, The Design Team follows these steps:

Initial Consultation: (no charge) Approximate 1-hour meeting to discuss homeowner's ideas, lifestyle, home size, room-to-room relationships, lot conditions, etc. For remodels, measurements and photos will also be taken.


Estimate/Work Order: (50% deposit) We determine an estimate based on complexity, size, and general scope of project. If preliminary design work exceeds deposit amount, you will only be charged for time spent on the plans.

Phase 1: (Not build-ready plans) Preliminary design based on 1st client meeting.

New construction: Includes floor plan and 1 elevation (typically front elevation is shown, though lakeside elevation may be preferred for lakeside property)

Remodels and additions: As-is layout of existing structure (or affected areas), floor plans and elevations of proposed design changes

 

 

Phase 2: (not build-ready plans) Revisions and fine-tuning

  • Meetings to discuss client feedback, design recommendations, and changes to the plans. (Note: our 'allowances for revisions' on our work order is estimated for 2-3 rounds of revisions. We keep you posted how many hours are used on the project.)
  • Revisions to the plans
  • Add foundation plan, all 4 elevations, a preliminary section and a roof plan

Phase 3: (permit- and construction-ready plans) Final construction documents

  • Add dimensions, notes, window callouts and rough openings, stair and building sections (Note: At this point The Design Team highly recommends a pre-construction meeting with the general contractor, all sub-contractors, the designer, and the homeowner to go over everything and minimize issues down the road.)
  • Plan review, final changes and corrections
  • Plans issued

Call The Design Team today and take that first step toward making your custom dream home a reality! (320)-252-1517. We look forward to meeting with you!

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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:
2455 12th Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

Appointments are appreciated.

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