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Remodel or Sell?

Remodel or Sell St. CloudWhen you decide whether to remodel or sell, there are many factors that are important to consider before you start planning. The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has many questions we can work through with you, to decide the best course of action to fit your budget. Among them are:

  • Why do you want to remodel?
  • How much will home improvements cost in your current home?
  • How long will the projects take?
  • Will these projects improve the resale value of your home?
  • Is the housing market predicted to change or remain the same?
  • What requirements do you seek in a new home?
  • How much might home improvement costs be in a new home?
  • What kind of space do you currently need or think you might need?

The experienced staff at The Design Team will sit down with you and help you navigate all these questions and more. Ultimately we will help you decide which option will best suit your needs and budget. Call today for your initial consultation: (320) 252-1517.

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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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Save the Dates

Save the DatesThe Design Team would like to invite you to save the dates for some upcoming Home Shows.

These are excellent events to attend if you are planning to build a home in the next year or two. They are full of excellent ideas and opportunities to talk face to face with vendors and experts! The Alexandria Show will be held on March 4th and 5th at the Runestone Community Center. The CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association) is putting on its 2017 Home Show March 10, 11th, and 12th at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, and the Mid Minnesota Home and Outdoor Show is March 31-April 2 at the Essentia Health Sports Center. Spark your imagination and then call The Design Team at (320) 252-1517 for your initial consultation. We look forward to designing your dreams!

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Become Part of Our Team

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that planning your home design can be a daunting process. That's why we invite you to join our team, putting our knowledge and experience to work for you. The Design Team knows which factors to consider, and takes the time to get to know you and your family to determine all your home needs. You want your home to have curb appeal, and symmetry of design is key. Our adaptable designs will give you what you want, while still remaining balanced. Your interior design will be reflected in your exterior, making it all part of the seamless whole. Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Team!

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Think Local

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) has been proudly serving the St. Cloud and surrounding areas since 1997. We are thrilled that our business continues to expand and cover an even wider range. The Design Team also wants you to keep us in mind for any of your local projects, large and small. We design all different sizes of homes, from the largest to the coziest. The Design Team not only designs custom home plans, we also do custom designs for remodels, additions, decks, garages, and other small projects. Whatever our St. Cloud residents need, we have designs on you at The Design Team! Don't forget smaller projects benefit just as much from the years of experience we offer with The Design Team. Our knowledgeable staff listens well to your ideas, offering experienced designs that are more accurate and require fewer, if any, revisions. Call (320) 252-1517 today and let us show how seamless your design projects can be!

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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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Next-Level Technology

Mar07_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN), home design specialists, knows that technological advances are important to keep up with, especially in a field like ours! That's why we are thrilled to offer new smart board technology, the latest in cutting-edge digital advancement. This technology has a host of advantages, including the ability to have interactive meetings right online, without even having to come into the office! This flexibility is crucial for folks who work regular business hours, and allows collaboration in real time with all parties involved including The Design Team, yourself, contractors, materials supplier, and more. All you need is internet access and your imagination...we supply the rest! Call today and learn how this next-level technology will make your home design or remodel as seamless as possible with The Design Team!

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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....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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You’ve Seen Us at a Home Show…Now It’s Time to Get Started!

Apr11_InspirationalWhether you are looking to build your custom dream home, or remodel your current home, we may have met at a recent home show. We connected with so many great people looking to create their dream home this year! Getting a feel for what what you are looking for is the first step, so give us a call to get started! We can assist you with designing your dream home from the ground up!

You probably have a lot of ideas after seeing all of the booths and speaking with all of the experts/builders/finishers/etc. Now it’s time to put those ideas on paper and start the process of your building your dream home - or remodeling your home to make it the home of your dreams.

We love some of the new trends/features that are coming out - and we have so many new ideas so share and implement into your home. Give us a call at 320-252-1517 to find out how easy it is to get started! We look forward to meeting with you and finding out what style of home best fits your lifestyle.

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Remodeling or Adding On? How Can It Transform Your Curb Appeal?

Apr08_InspirationalIf building a new home isn’t in your immediate future - that’s ok. Transforming your current space may work for you and your lifestyle - and make the most sense for you. Remodeling or adding on to your home can be a vague concept if you don’t know where to start or are having trouble visualizing the finished look.

Take a look here to see how remodeling or adding on to your home can add some major curb appeal without breaking the bank. Make your home make sense for you and your lifestyle. Consider the flow of the inside of your home - what would you change? How could you modify your exterior to maximize your curb appeal? We can help you answer these questions and so much more.

Call The Design Team at 888-275-7732 for more information on remodeling or adding on to your home. We look forward to showing you how your home can be transformed into something you will love.

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Considering a Remodel or Addition?

Mar03_InspirationalIf new construction and new home building is out of your reach, or not of interest to you - a remodel or addition might be just what your family needs. Do you find yourself short on space? Disorganized? Wanting more storage or more entertaining space? A addition or remodel to your St. Cloud home may be just the answer.

Where do you start?
The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) sets up a meeting at your home to discuss your ideas, lifestyle, room to room relationships, existing conditions, etc. At that time, The Design Team will also take photos & measure existing conditions of the affected areas. Once The Design Team has a comprehensive idea of your lifestyle and home they take it to the “drawing board."

The next step includes laying out the existing conditions to create an as-is plan. This gives the entire team an inclusive view of your home. From there we would draw the proposed changes on the as-is layout - creating your “new” space.

This strategy is very effective with St. Cloud home remodels and home additions. This allows you the homeowner to get a comprehensive look of the space and how it works with your existing home. Being confident with every part of your addition/remodel will make your experience much more positive.

If you are considering an addition or remodel to your home this spring/summer, the time to contact The Design Team is now! We are drawing plans for homeowners who want to break ground as soon as they can. Are you one of them? Give us a call 320-252-1517 for more information or to set-up your appointment for The Design Team to visit you at your home.

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Changes Coming to the Minnesota International Residential Code in 2015

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) would like to make to make Minnesota residents aware of upcoming changes to the Minnesota energy codes and International Residential Code (IRC). The IRC will be adopted around January 24th, while the energy code is expected to be finalized in February 2015. Changes include the required installation of automatic residential fire sprinkler systems in all townhouses, two family dwellings and in single family homes 4,500 square feet or larger. The single family home floor area encompasses all floors and basements, garages excluded. Furthermore, all wireless smoke alarms must be interconnected.

These changes, along with others that redefine the definition of a "crawl space" and modify window fall protection standards, will impact contractors and homeowners working within the constraints of a budget.

The Design Team is committed to keeping our customers and contractors aware of these ongoing developments and modifying home designs to comply with these regulations if necessary. Check back with this blog frequently to stay up to date with the latest building code amendments. Questions? Please call (320) 252-1517 for the most current information.

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The Design Team Specializes in Custom Design and More


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The Design Team in St Cloud MN works with homeowners, contractors, lumberyards, and realtors to develop residential designs that exceed clients' expectations. Our designers develop hundreds of plans per year and specialize in:

  • Custom Design and Drafting for New Construction, Remodels, Additions, Decks, Garages and Small Projects
  • Neighborhood Programs
  • Stock Plans
  • Light Commercial Design
  • Blueprinting

If you are planning on making a custom home a reality next spring, contact the experts at The Design Team - St Cloud MN (320) 252-1517.

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PHONE:
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TOLL FREE within Minnesota:
888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

EMAIL:
info@thedesignteam.biz

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

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