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Dec05_InspirationalToday is the day. You're finally going to plan to that remodel you've been wanting to do for ages. What happens next? This is where the Design Team comes in! The Design Team is here to help you navigate all your options and energy efficiency down to the last detail. Stumped for ideas? Don't forget that the Design Team is now featured on Houzz! The Design Team keeps up-to-date on all the latest home remodeling trends, from master suite additions, to kitchen remodels, to larger bedrooms. How about that sun porch you've always wanted? A new deck? The Design Team does it all! Mud rooms are also another very popular addition, particularly to our Minnesota homes. They offer a back entry to the garage, closet area for backpacks, snow boots, etc. The Design Team also does rural/farm type add-ons, which may feature a very large mudroom complete with laundry room, and even a shower and bath. Whatever your dream, whatever your remodel project, big or small, the Design Team will make it a reality. Call us today and get started. We look forward to building with you!

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What's Your Plan?

b2ap3_thumbnail_CraftsmanCustomHome_TheDesignTeam.jpgThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) wants you to make the best possible informed decisions on your upcoming dream home. That's why we offer all our plans right online for you to browse, along with our stunning photo gallery. We give you all the basic outlines to work with. Need modifications? Expansions? No problem! The Design Team offers home plans to peruse at your leisure. Seeing everything in black-and-white to start with helps you to envision what your ideal home will look like. Call St. Cloud's expert custom home designers, The Design Team, at (320)-252-1517 today, to set up your no cost, no obligation consultation. New home plans including loft, cabin over, and cottage are now available online. Click and call!

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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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Winter Home Costs Can Be Avoided With Simple Tips

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Winter energy bills can be costly, from heating your home to hanging Christmas lights; keeping things comfortable can put a dent in your wallet. Don’t be stingy on your holiday spirit this year; there are other ways to save your pennies. Investing in a smart home thermostat will eventually pay for itself and could be a simple answer to your winter utility cost problems. New thermostats now come with smart technology - programming your schedule and temperature habits help maintain a comfortable home and save you money.

If you find yourself without ample room for guests, family, or your tree this holiday season, think about what an addition would do to your home. The Design Team would be happy to meet with you to discuss possibilities on a great addition that would enhance your future holiday gatherings. Creating a warm, inviting, and enjoyable environment is a great first start to a successful holiday gathering. Call The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) for more information to see if an addition is right for you.

 

 

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New Home Planning - Guiding You to Your Dream Home

After an initial consultation with The Design Team (St Cloud, MN), which lasts about an hour, you can expect a first draft within 2-3 weeks. This timetable varies according to the relative complexity of the project and your personal needs. We take the time to really understand what your needs are in order to provide you with exactly why you are looking for.

The Design Team (St Cloud, MN) can assist in creating the home of your dreams with an eye for precision and craftsmanship. Please call (320) 252-1517 for more information or to get started.

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Things to Consider When Designing your Floor Plan

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When designing the floor plan for your dream home, there are many things to consider:

  • Your lifestyle
  • How can your home can compliment your lifestyle?
  • Details of the home: size, lot requirements, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms,
  • Will you be caring for pets?
  • How long you plan to live there?
  • Location
  • Exterior/style of your home
  • Room layout
  • Location
  • Sun rise/set
  • Views
  • Ceiling heights/styles - whether you want vaulted or flat
  • How many levels
  • Slab on grade, single, multi level or two story
  • Furniture relocation
  • if you would like a dining room, office or guest suite etc.
  • Budget

Everyday living is most important when considering a floor plan design, and lastly is your budget. What can you afford? Give The Design Team (St Cloud MN) a call (320) 252-1517 for more information on St Cloud MN home plans residential design for your dream home!

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Why is it Important to Have a Good Blueprint?

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Good design doesn’t cost... it pays! A good plan is the tool that you use to communicate your ideas to your contractor, interior designer and your product selections specialists. It pays for you to share your ideas with your contractor so they can get the best deals while bidding and working with their material suppliers and sub-contractors. It pays to have it prepared because it is required to obtain a building permit, and it pays when it could identify potential problems before construction that may not have been noticed before building.

All successful projects start with good plans. If you’re thinking of building or remodeling then The Design Team (St Cloud MN) can help! Give us a call (320) 252-1517 for more information or to get your questions answered. 

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Like The Design Team (St Cloud MN) on Facebook and receive information regarding home design, home construction, and more! Like and Share The Design Team's Facebook page with your friends and family who love home design and planning. You'll find out which Home Shows and conventions we'll be a part of - so we can connect in person!

Whether you are just starting out, moving up, downsizing or remodeling, The Design Team can help create a plan that’s right for you. Call (320) 252-1517 for more information. We look forward to hearing about your custom home building needs!

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TOLL FREE within Minnesota:
888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

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

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