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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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You Dream It, We Design It

Jan11_InspirationalThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that not every dream home has to start from the ground up. Now is the time to start planning for your spring remodel, and the Design Team is here to help you every step of the way. You don't need to buy a new piece of property to build your dream home, build on what you have! Add that sun room, build a loft or whole new level, the sky is the limit. That reminds us...adding a skylight is a beautiful way to enhance the beauty and natural light of your home. Whatever your budget, whatever your vision, The Design Team's experts are on hand to guide you every step of the way. If you can dream it, we can design it! Please enjoy our stunning photo gallery of remodel projects we have finished: Call today to set up your consultation and let the Design Team help you build your dream home right where you live!

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


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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Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs

Source: New Home Source, Jay McKenzie

"With the ten steps [below], you’ll be well on your way to selecting a good builder who’s a good fit for you, your needs, and the new home you’ll build together.

10 Steps to Select the Right Builder

  1. Define your needs. What size, type and price range of home do you need?
  2. Experience counts. While every builder was once a new builder, experience matters.
  3. Are past buyers satisfied? Ask for – and check – references from past home buyers.
  4. Verify the builder is licensed (where required) and adequately insured.
  5. Is there a design fit? Does this builder have expertise in the style of home you seek?
  6. Warranty and service. How does this builder stack up for each?
  7. Resale value. Have past homes from this builder maintained or increased value?
  8. Industry involvement. Is the builder a member of the local Home Builder’s Association?
  9. Tour model homes or customer homes. There’s absolutely no substitute for this step.
  10. Look for signs of quality. In workmanship, materials and practices when you tour these homes.

Are you thinking of building in the spring? Now is the time to start talking to builders, designers, subcontractors, and more. Give The Design Team a call at (320) 252-1517 to start the process of building your next home. Your free, no obligation consultation is awaiting you - give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

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Home Style of the Month: Foursquare

Be sure to check out the Foursquare styles homes this October as they are our Home Style of the Month. Originating in the 1900’s, this style house was built on farms as it was a quick and easy. This style can be recognized for its two and a half stories, brick or 6” lap siding, approximately 30’ square shape and often a center chimney. Some other features include double-hung windows, one to two foot overhang and hip roof and dormers. Most had basements along with many different types of doors. Visit our website at for more information on October’s home style of the month.

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Saving You Money When Hiring A Home Designer and Builder


The following article from The Washington Post talks about “Smart Money Tips.” It’s true - the most important decision you will make is how to use your money wisely during the home building process. How do you know you are getting the best house for your budget? Read the article below for some good smart-money tips - from design experience to square footage and everything in between - you’ll get some good tips to make the entire process more affordable.

CLICK HERE to read the House Watch: Hiring your architect and home builder in tandem can save you money.

Contact The Design Team (St Cloud, MN) 320-252-1517 or for more information or to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our designers. We look forward to hearing your must-haves for your next dream home!

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