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You may have learned about the Design Team through local businesses or an online search for custom home builders in the St. Cloud, MN area. But did you know that the Design Team services reach further than central Minnesota? In fact, the Design Team not only offers services for all of Minnesota, but nation-wide as well! Chances are you have friends or relatives in other areas or states that may be looking to design or remodel their homes. The Design Team can think of no bigger compliment than a referral from you, our valued clients. We're sure you will love the home we design or remodel for you, and will want to show it off to everyone! Don't be shy, tell a friend. The Design Team reaches far and wide to help people realize their dream homes. Pass us on!

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New to The Design Team - Concept Plans at Great Prices!

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The Design Team (St Cloud MN) now offers an additional product line. The Design Team is in partnership with the Home Builders Network (HBN) to offer you, a cost effective option for unique home plans.

Custom home plan collections have never been so easy! If you are looking for a neighborhood of plans with a similar style and size, you’ll find convenient six plan groupings - just search “Collections”.

Take a minute and search the plans on the HBN site. Search by house type, elevation style, garage location, square footage and/or house width. It’s quick, easy, and you’ll end up with a start to your dream home.


If you need help or have questions, feel free to give us a call (320) 252-1517. We’d be happy to chat with you about your next home!

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Home Style of the Month - Half Timber / Tudor Style

This month at The Design Team (St Cloud MN) we are talking about the Half Timber or more commonly known as the Tudor Style home. The history of the Tudor style houses were built in England about 1550 during Queen Elizabeth’s time. The second story sometimes overhung the first floor to get more space in the second floor.

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  • Large Sculptured Chimneys (Many)
  • Brick, Stucco and some Stone
  • Stucco Between Timbers is Called Nogging
  • Gable, Hip and Clipped Gable Type Roof
  • Casement Windows
  • Small Panes (Square or Diamonds)
  • 8/12 to 12/12
  • Half Timbers
  • 1 1/2 to 3 Stories
  • Some Eyebrow Type Windows
  • 9” to 12” Overhang
  • Some Leaded Glass Windows were used
  • Dormer Windows
  • Chimney Pots
  • 7 x 9 Garage Door
  • Arch Type Door (Many Panels)

If you’ve loved the Half Timber / Tudor Style home - the characteristics, the style, the charm - you are not alone. The Tudor style home is filled with characteristics making the home unique and beautiful - inside and out. The Design Team (St Cloud MN) has designed some great custom Tudor style homes in this area. If you are considering a Half Timber or Tudor style home for your next home, connect with us on must have features you won’t want to live without.

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The Design Team is now on Houzz.com!

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Do you have a number of design ideas for your new home but are unsure how to incorporate them within your preferred design? The Design Team (St. Cloud MN) is proud to showcase the best St. Cloud custom home designs on Houzz.com. The Design Team's Houzz.com profile includes photos of rambler homes, lake homes, and split level homes among its home designs. Browse through home photos to gain a better understanding of the design layout you are looking for. Houzz.com also allows visitors to save their favorite home design photos to customized "ideabooks" which can serve as a nice starting point when you meet with the experts at The Design team to begin the design process.

Saving your design ideas in a digital ideabook or with physical photos is an essential part of the design journey. These act as a creative jumpstart for our designers while giving them specifics regarding current home designs you favor and elevation details. With the help of The Design Team (St. Cloud MN), your dream home can finally become a reality. Browse our profile at Houzz.com and call us today to let us know your design ideas! (320) 252-1517.

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Contractor For Hire vs. DIY

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Regardless of the scope of their project, many people are intrigued by the possibility of acting as their own contractor. This allows them to negotiate firsthand with subcontractors and keep a closer eye on how their project is progressing. However, by going with the licensed professionals you can expect knowledgable, experienced contractors. Contractors frequently anticipate potential problems - because of their experience and have the ability to solve problems along the way. Contractors schedule the right subs in the right order - knowing and understanding the process inside and out. Leaving you stress free during this exciting time in your life.

Looking for the best pricing when building your dream home? Understandable! By working with the general contractor and the subs they propose/utilize is where you will get the best pricing. They have worked with specific professionals in the area and know who does the best work and is reliable, affordable, and dependable.

Trust the general contractor you hire and the subs they utilize - you'll be glad you did.
Call the experts at The Design Team to get your project off the ground without delay! (320) 252-1517

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How The Design Team Determines Costs

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is eager to help you get started building your dream home. We aim to get to know you personally through a detailed interview. Common questions that must be answered before the design process can begin include: has a suitable lot and/or builder been chosen? How does the current size and style layout of your home compare to expectations for the finished product?

Of immediate concern to many customers is cost per square foot. Before considering things such as cost per square foot, The Design Team recommends bringing in to the interview pictures of any design aspect you would like to see included in your project. The more information you provide The Design Team at the beginning of a project, the quicker you will be able to see results.

The Design Team is ready to put your creative ideas into motion! Questions? Call (320) 252-1517 to schedule a free consultation.

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The Design Team Values Your Input

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The Design Team (St Cloud MN) recognizes that the process of reshaping a client's home is an immensely personal series of decisions. Our Design Team, in St. Cloud, MN, is committed to working with contractors, lumberyards, and realtors (of their choosing). This gives you, the client, the best talent and resources to fulfill your vision.

While our designers will meet with you personally to get a thorough understanding of your expectations, we recommend you do some research online while comparing and contrasting different styles before meeting with us for the sake of efficiency. Additionally, measure existing rooms you have so that you have a sense of space, as well as measure any furniture you are interested in moving from the home. Mention if a builder has been contacted, and any other relevant information you believe to be important during the initial stages of design.

The Design Team is eager to hear about what you have planned for your home! Your dream home is only a phone call away. (320) 252-1517.

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Building a Custom Home in Central Minnesota

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Building a custom home is a very exciting time in your life - congratulations! When considering the home of your dreams - size, complexity, and general scope of the project determine the initial estimated price to complete the design work and construction documents. If you are not sure you need construction documents, be sure to re-read a past post here.

The Design Team (St Cloud MN) designs homes to fit your lifestyle. If your current living arrangements no longer meet your needs, consider building this summer/fall. Contact The Design Team to find out what’s involved in building a custom designed home (320) 252-1517.

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Designing a Home to Fit Your Lifestyle

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Designing a home to fit your lifestyle has never been easier. The Design Team creates custom home designs that you’ll love!  You’ll meet with The Design Team to discuss your ideas, lifestyle, home size, room to room relationships, lot conditions, and more! Excited? We are too!

Give us a call to find out how you can take your ideas and turn them into a reality. (320) 252-1517.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Home Building

b2ap3_thumbnail_100_2010small.jpgThis source provides a general step-by-step guide to the home building process. Of course every home building is different, if you are new to the building process this site will give you a foundation of ideas/steps to keep in mind when considering building in the near future. 

The Design Team takes extra time and energy to inform you on the building process - to avoid surprises and delays. Understanding the process and necessary involved parties will really leave the stress out of the building process and leave you prepared. Contact The Design Team (St Cloud MN) (320) 252-1517 for St Cloud home designs, home planning, home remodel, cabin plan design and more. We here at The Design Team look forward to hearing from you!

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Find The Design Team on Houzz!

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Have you heard of the new site Houzz? It's a grea site that offers "a new way to design your home". You can find everything from home design and decorating to remodeling ideas and inspiration for any room in your home. You are able to create Ideabooks to share with us during your initial consultation that will give us great insight as to your personal style and preferences. You are able to ask for advice, find products and even professionals in the area. 

The Design Team is now on Houzz! If you've worked with The Design Team in the past and you are on Houzz yourself, consider leaving a review of your experience working with us. We'd love to hear what you think! We will be posting completed projects and updating our photos as the weather warms up and projects are completed. 

Check The Design Team out on Houzz here. 

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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

Appointments are appreciated.

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