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How to Design the Basement Bar of Your Dreams

At Andrus Built, one of our favorite areas to help clients reimagine is the basement. Unlike the main level, all bets are off downstairs! Basement spaces are open to interpretation. We’ve seen it all — media rooms, exercise studios, craft areas, game rooms, playrooms, and of course, built-in bars. Each type of space is fun to bring to life, but today we’re singling out the basement bar. A time-honored tradition,…

Project Feature: Oakdale Whole House Remodel

As we kick off a new year, we’re excited to share a fun project we recently completed in Oakdale, Minnesota. From the refreshed exterior to the modern and clean kitchen to the cool and classic bathrooms, every space in this home was updated with care. It’s one of our greatest pleasures to help our clients breathe new life into their space and fall in love with their homes again. Scroll…

A Kitchen Designed With Holiday Baking in Mind

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and Christmas is following quickly behind it! Celebrating the holidays means gathering with family for treasured traditions, none of which are more well-loved than baking together. If you’re a master baker known for your festive treats but feel limited by a lackluster kitchen, it might be time to consider a remodel. You can make lots of big and small changes to equip your…

A Host’s Kitchen: Our 5 Favorite Elements

Kitchens have become a gathering place in modern homes. After all, they’re the heart and soul of family dinners, elegant cocktail hours, holiday meals, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers, weekend pancakes, and the snack spread during afternoon football games. When it comes to hosting family and friends, there are few greater deterrents than having a kitchen the feels past its prime, crowded, or simply outdated. Wondering to yourself what…

Designing a Deck with Creativity in Mind

Independence Day has passed, and it’s safe to say we’re hitting the peak of summer. During these next few months, Minnesotans will be taking full advantage of the beautiful warm weather. Is there a better way to enjoy the gorgeous days to come than on the deck? While there’s no one-size-fits-all design for decks or porches, there are plenty of ways to create a unique and practical outdoor space. Use…

5 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Spring and Summer

Now that the weather is warmer, there are a few home maintenance and remodeling projects you might want to consider getting a jump on. Tackling these projects in the spring and summer will prove to be an investment you’ll enjoy during warm weather and beyond! Decks, Patios, and Sun Porches There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy your spring, summer, and even fall more with the addition of a deck or sunroom….

Home Office Design Tips | Planning for Productivity

The office is perhaps the most forgotten space in home design. Instead of being a hub of organization and creativity, a lot of home offices are poorly planned afterthoughts. We know there are other rooms that guests spend more time in, and spaces you feel are more important to invest your budget on. We get it. But, as more people continue to shift toward working from home, it’s high time…

Fireplace Facelift: 5 Ways to Update Your Fireplace in 2020

Design trends are in constant flux, but certain interior elements seem particularly subject to passing styles. When it comes to the living room, we can think of no feature more prominent than the family fireplace. The mantel is the star of the show, the centerpiece of the traditional American family room. It’s where priceless heirlooms and treasured family photos rest. Seasonal and holiday decor also make their home on the mantelpiece….

6 Interior Design Tips for a Cozy Winter at Home

  Ready or not, winter is here! In Minnesota, we all know that the snowy months can feel never-ending. While you can bet we’ll be counting down the days until spring returns, there are a few ways to make those chilly winter months more bearable. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our coziest interior design tips for winter. Check them out below! Get Out Those Throws Find those…

5 Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle this Fall

The hazy days of summer have come and gone, which means one thing—it’s time to look ahead to fall! Every homeowner should have a seasonal maintenance checklist, that way once the weather starts changing you know exactly what projects need to be tackled. If to-do lists aren’t your strong suit then give the one below a try; it’s a great jumping-off point for getting your home ready for winter hibernation!…