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designing your dream home or remodel st. cloudThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) understands that designing your dream home or remodel can be a daunting process. That's why when you design with us, you become part of the team. The Design Team's process is what sets us apart from the rest. We not only meet with you to get an extensive idea of your lifestyle, tastes and needs to draft your home plans, but also work with contractors and lumber yards to assist your negotiations through the entire process. With the Design Team, our designers are right on staff to offer you custom-tailored home plans to suit your dreams and budget. Our unique home visualizer tool helps you envision your plans in action. Call (320)-252-1517 today and set up your free consultation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Team!

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Check out The Design Team at 2015 Spring Tradeshows!

Jan02_InspirationalGraphicThe Design Team (St. Cloud MN) will be hitting the road this spring to exhibit at three home and garden/design tradeshows in the area. Whether your questions center around increasing your home's overall value as you look to sell, landscaping, finding efficient energy options for 2015, or remodeling tips and tricks, you're sure to discover useful information from some of the best minds in home design at the following venues:

Central Minnesota Builders Association HomeShow March 6-8 2015
Location: St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN

Hours: Friday 12-9, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 10-4 Matt Muenster, licensed contractor and star of DIY Network's Bath Crashers, will have a featured demonstration March 6th at 7 PM and March 7th at 12 PM & 4 PM

Williston Area Builders Association's 2015 Home and Garden Show April 24-26 2015
Location: Raymond Family Community Center. Williston, ND

Be sure to watch the blog for updates regarding an upcoming show in Alexandria, MN. We hope to see you at one or more of these events this spring!

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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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Join The Design Team on One of their Upcoming Home Tours!

b2ap3_thumbnail_JPC---Heinz-Front-Elevation_Grass.jpgThe Design Team (St Cloud MN) will be embarking on a late summer/early fall series of home tours highlighting our favorite designed homes in the area. Venues, dates and times are listed below along with any other relevant information available at this time.

Upcoming Home Tours:

Vikingland Builders Association
August 23rd from 10am to 6pm & August 24th from 11am to 5pm
Tickets are $3 for ages 2 and up. Tickets will be available for purchase at all the homes the day of and ahead of time at all the local lumber yards (and possibly more locations)
Questions? Call 320-763-3301
See our design at RL Heinz Construction & Concrete

Mid- Minnesota Home Tour Lakes Area Home Tour
Sept. 5-7, 2014

Central Minnesota Builders Association Tour of Homes
Sept. 12-14 & 19-21
Hours: Friday 4:30-7:00pm, Sat. & Sun. 12-5pm

Builder Association of the Twin Cities - Parade of Homes

Sept. 6th -28th, 2014

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Contractor For Hire vs. DIY


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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Why You Need Construction Documents


Previously on this blog, The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) discussed the importance of beginning a project with final construction documents instead of waiting until construction is well underway to make any required changes. Click Here to read the article. 

Prioritizing construction documents at the start of a project reduces the risk of builder error and missed details. It also helps to expedite permit requests and similar preliminary tasks. Avoid getting stuck doing unnecessary legwork. Call the experts at The Design Team now! (320) 252-1517

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Home Plan Details You’ll Want to Know Before Spring


Planning to build this spring? Getting excited because the temperatures have peeked above the negatives? So are we! The questions regarding when do you reach out to us if you plan to build this spring are buzzing throughout Home Shows, Tour of Homes, and Conventions. 

When do you contact The Design Team in the construction process?

As soon as you have your land secured and know where you are building. The Design Team offers an initial consultation for new construction at no charge. Make your appointment to discuss your ideas, lifestyle, room to room relationships, existing conditions and more. This can give you a beginning point of reference in regards to timelines, to-do's, and more.

How long does the planning stages take with The Design Team?

The Design Team has a simple 5 step process - leaving you with custom designed home plans. Want to know more? Give The Design Team a call (320) 252-1517 today. We are excited for your future new home and look forward to hearing from you!

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127 6th Ave N
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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