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Aging In Place

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is celebrating its 20th year in business and knows the ins and outs of various requirements for all our clients. One important consideration when designing a home is the ability to age in place. You want your biggest investment to last, and The Design Team considers all aspects in your home plans. Perhaps you're designing your retirement home or cottage. What factors should you consider? One big element to include is sufficient natural light. As we age, our eyes need more natural light. The Design Team may suggest a south orientation, to maximize your available resources. Perhaps a walk-in shower or single-story rambler would be beneficial. Whatever your needs, you can be assured The Design Team will complete your stunning home plans with an eye for detail. You don't need to compromise beauty for practicality! The Design Team offers the best of both worlds. Call today for your free consultation and discover The Design Team difference: (320) 252-1517. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Your Design Hub

Your Design HubThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that there will be many new homeowners this year! We look forward to drafting your dream home plans. We know it can be a daunting process, which is why we do everything we can to make the process as seamless as possible for you. This means doing some initial work up front—connecting with a contractor when you are considering building can save time down the line. The Design Team is happy to be your design hub. We not only draft and revise your custom home plans, we work with your contractor, who will manage each piece of the process, including pricing. Having all three parties involved from the start is the ideal situation for planning stages! If this all sounds confusing, never fear. The Design Team is here to walk you through every step of the design process, and enjoy yourself while you do it! Call today for your free initial consultation to get started: (320) 252-1517. The only step between you and your dream home plans is The Design Team! We look forward meeting you!

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Aging in Place - A Home Plan That Works

Making A Home Handicap AccessibleThe Design Team wants to make sure your home plans work you for now and in the future. Whether you are looking to retire, and want your home or cabin to be handicap accessible, or a younger couple that plans on designing your forever home, The Design Team is well-versed in everything your plan needs with your ease and comfort in mind. Whether you or a visiting loved one needs extra accommodations, we will draft your ideal plans. From wider hallways and lowered electrical switches to varied height countertops and ramp access, we make sure your home designs are user-friendly so you can stay in your home in comfort as long as you like. If you are thinking ahead, 36" doors are a good idea to incorporate into your plans. Whatever your needs, The Design Team’s designers will make your vision come to life. Call (320) 252-1517 today to set up your free consultation. We look forward to meeting with you!

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More Ideas

More IdeasThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers an endless selection of home styles and designs. We work within your style and budget to craft your ideal home plans. We at The Design Team aren't happy until you're happy, and will work with you until you have the ultimate home plans for your dream home. Give your home design a unique, eye-catching appeal. With The Design Team, you know you are getting the most experienced staff with extensive knowledge on all your home design options. Call (320) 252-1517 and discover The Design Team difference!

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Habitat For Humanity

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) is proud to partner with our local Habitat For Humanity. Our Design Team home plans assist with the building process. Attention to detail is key to help these homes blend in with their surrounding neighborhoods. Current projects are in East St. Germain and 11th Avenue North. The Design Team is happy to support this wonderful organization and give back to our community. Call (320) 252-1517 for more information or to find out what The Design Team can do for you and your family.

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Plan The Neighborhood

Plan The Neighborhood  St CloudThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers more than just single-family home plans. We also work on neighborhood designs! Typically The Design Team will come up with a multi home design program. Each individual design has several different elevation options for homeowners to choose from, so as to avoid the ‘cookie cutter’ effect. Plan management service is available, with plans managed in-house. Contractors work directly with The Design Team to establish aesthetics, demographics, and target markets of the entire neighborhood. Patio homes may be desired, or young families may be looking for split-level designs. There are limitless possibilities, and The Design Team will design them all! If you are a developer looking to create a new neighborhood, The Design Team is your solid choice to partner with. Call (320) 252-1517 today.

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid PlansDesigning custom homes and remodels is what we do. At The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) our designers are right on staff, able to tailor our designs to meet your specifications. If you can dream it, we can design it! The Design Team offers many advantages such as numerous house plans right online, as well as our unique Home Visualizer tool to see your plans in action. We offer a huge variety of styles to choose from including one-story, one-and-a-half story, and two or more story designs. The Design Team takes your location and land conditions into consideration, planning the most advantageous designs to your specific needs. During your initial consultation, we consider your lifestyle, family, and entertaining desires to incorporate into your home or remodel plans. With The Design Team, you will always get the best laid plans. Call today (320)-252-1517 to set up your free initial consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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Your Dream Team

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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A Perfect Fit

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that every vision is as unique as the individual. That's why we want to thoroughly get to know our clients before we start drafting your plans. The Design Team offers a free initial consultation, usually lasting about an hour, where we go over all of your specific needs, style preferences, and budget. We will discuss your lifestyle, and how best to design a home that complements it. The Design Team will also address your property, square footage, lot requirements, and architectural style. You have a vision The Design Team will bring it to life with your dream home plans. Call (320)-252-1517 today and get started on your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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Home Feature of the Month: Columns

The Design Team offers St. Cloud stunning home plans in a variety of styles. This month we are focusing on a popular feature in home design: the column. Whether you are looking for columns to serve a structural or merely a decorative purpose, The Design Team can help. With so many styles to choose from including traditional Greek, craftsman, colonial, Victorian, prairie, timbers, or even external greenery, the Design Team will go over your best options to suit your vision and structural needs. Indoor columns also offer class and elegance to your living space, and need not be weight-bearing. The Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any plans to your specifications. Call (320)-252-1517 today to set up your free consultation. We look forward to drawing you in!

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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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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...Colonial

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and other areas home plans in a variety of different styles. If you are looking for a spin on a classic that never goes out of style, you may want to consider one of the following different colonial styles:b2ap3_thumbnail_Nov03_Inspirational.jpg

Georgian Colonial

History: This style became popular in England during the reign of King George V. The first ones were built in America around 1730.

  • traditional material was brick
  • occasionally quoins
  • most times a door with side lights
  • some with 6" lap siding
  • two to four chimneys
  • double-hung windows
  • occasionally palladian-style windows
  • most times fan windows over front door
  • shutters
  • most times hip roof
  • small panes of glass
  • 2 or 3 stories
  • 6-panel door
  • occasionally captain's walk
  • symmetrical in front
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • dentil blocks
  • 10/12 to 12/12 roof slope

Federal Colonial

History: The Federal style was built after the Revolutionary War which ended in 1776. People in America liked the Georgian style but did not want to be reminded of King George so they called it the Federal style.

  • brick or 6" lap siding
  • double-hung windows
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • shutters
  • corner boards if lap siding
  • occasionally a captain's walk
  • 2 or more chimneys
  • 6-panel door
  • symmetrical
  • occasionally a fan window above front door
  • small panes in windows
  • hip or gable roof
  • occasionally palladian windows
  • about an 8/12 roof slope

Regency Colonial

History: The Regency Colonial was popular in England between 1810 and 1920. This style wasn't seen in the U.S. until the late 1800s.

  • double-hung windows
  • hip roof
  • about an 8/12 roof slope
  • shutters
  • chimneys at end of the house
  • small panes of glass
  • curved panel over the front door
  • 6-panel door
  • occasionally side lights by front door
  • mostly brick-- some stucco
  • symmetrical
  • 9" to 12" overhang
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True Teamwork


The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) knows that experience is the best teacher, no matter what your field. That's why we are proud of having over 50 years of collective experience among us! When the Design Team started in 1997, a small group of experienced home designers got together under The Design Team name. Today, we have thousands of successful plans under our belts, and our expertise has grown along with our experiences. The Design Team is a collaborative effort, offering shared staff space for creative solutions. We have hands-on experience with a wide variety of homes, remodels, additions, garages, and other small projects. If you can dream it, we can design it. Trust The Design Team to make your dream a reality. Call today for your free consultation!

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Up To Code


The average person isn't always aware of all the building codes, which are updated regularly. The Design Team takes the guesswork out of your dream home vision by partnering closely with the CMBA (Central Minnesota Builders Association), making sure our plans are up to the latest codes. The Design Team prides itself on working with homeowners, contractors, lumberyards, and realtors, ensuring a custom home design or remodel that exceeds all expectations. You have questions, The Design Team has answers. Feel free to refer to the CMBA website also: Whatever it takes, St. Cloud custom home design experts, The Design Team, are on hand to make your dream a reality. Call and set up your free consultation today!

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Remodeling Your Current Home - How Do You Get Started?

May05_InspirationalFeeling a remodeling project in your future? Ready to add on or update some space in your current home? Great! Now, where to start?!

The Design Team offers an initial consultation at your home/site. While meeting with you for approximately 1 hour, we listen to your ideas, lifestyle, room to room relationships, existing conditions, etc. We will also take photos & measure existing conditions of the affected areas. (Travel time and measuring fees apply, contact us for details).

After considering the complexity, size & general scope of the project, we will determine an estimated price to complete the design work and construction documents. After the estimate, a preliminary design is put together, which is an as-is layout of existing structure (May be a partial layout based on affected areas only. You’ll receive floor plans & elevations of proposed design changes, and we will revise and fine-tune from there.

If you are ready to talk about your upcoming remodel project or addition, let us know! We’d love to hear how you plan to chance your space to better fit your lifestyle or meet your family’s needs.

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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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Take the Headache Out of Remodeling

Jan08_InspirationalGraphicNo matter how comfortable you are in your home or how long you've lived there, there's always one area that could stand to be fully remodeled or given an updated look. Do you have a room in mind? The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) can help refine some of the more subtle aspects of your design ideas to create an end product that enhances your original vision for the project, incorporating your feedback at every step of the process.

During an introductory consultation our designers aim to get to know you as a person and develop a detailed, yet efficient design plan that is in keeping with your personality type. We recommend you do some research online while comparing and contrasting various remodeling tactics for the area in question before calling us to shorten the expected duration of the project. Call The Design Team today at (320) 252-1517 to put your remodeling plan into action!

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