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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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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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Visit the Design Team at the MMBA Tour of Homes

The Design Team is excited to be a part of the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes September 5th - 7th.


  • The Design Team was part of the drafting & design of Home #1 (8071 North Shore Pines, Pine River, MN) for builder Lands End Development.This Pine River custom home features 5 bedrooms, a bunk room with built in beds, screened in porch, and a great room with a massive wood burning fireplace and spectacular views of the lake. Other fun features include a gourmet kitchen, rough sawn plank flooring, a hunting themed pub with trophy mounts from around the globe, a beach house on the water’s edge, and much more. This property has something for every family member to enjoy.
  • The Design Team was also part of the process for Home #5 (24517 East Clark Lake Road, Nisswa, MN) for builder Start to Finish Builders & Remodelers. This Custom Nisswa Northwoods home includes rustic features to add character and make this home truly unique. This custom 3 bedroom home features an open kitchen with granite countertops, a great room with large vaulted ceilings, 2 1/2 baths with unique barn wood cabinets and a stone vessel sink. The massive floor to ceiling fireplace offers a cozy feeling on cool evenings and the large windows overlook a stunning view of Clark Lake.

Be sure to stop by both of these beautiful homes on the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes September 5th - 7th during the tour. We hope you enjoy the design of these homes - as much as we do!

Call The Design Team (St Cloud MN) (320) 252-1517 for more information on these two homes on the MMBA Fall Tour of Homes or other custom home designs you’ve seen on our website. We looking forward to hearing your comments/feedback on the homes!

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