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Lower Level Remodeling: Our 5 Favorite Ideas

Are you utilizing your lower level space? Does it currently function as disorganized storage or wasted square footage? Basement remodeling can be a tricky balance between making practical and playful choices. Do you want a party-friendly rec room or unlimited storage space? With an experienced contractor by your side, your project budget and imagination are the only limits! Feeling stumped about what the right remodeling plan is for your unfinished or…

A Host’s Kitchen: Our 5 Favorite Elements

Is your kitchen feeling past its prime, crowded, or dated? There are few greater deterrents to hosting family and friends than having a kitchen that doesn’t suit you. Kitchens have become a gathering place in modern homes. They’re the heart and soul of family dinners, elegant cocktail hours, holiday meals, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers, weekend pancakes, and afternoon football games. So, what design elements can take a kitchen…

Homeowners Questions: Build an Addition or Move?

It’s one of the greatest questions homeowners have when deciding the next step for their family – do we remodel, add-on or move? Do you invest more resources and energy into your current home or start over? It’s no small choice. So, how do you go about deciphering what’s right for your family and practical for your home? We’d suggest weighing the following factors as you consider your decision. The Neighborhood First…

Home Maintenance: The Importance of Curb Appeal

Curb appeal gets brought up a lot when people talk about home improvement, but you wonder sometimes, does it really matter that much? Sure, a lot of home trends and design debates are a lot of hype. However, we hesitate to say the same for curb appeal; it does make a difference. So, why is it worthwhile to invest in your home’s exterior? Continue reading below for the top five…

When to Remodel Your Commercial Space

Has your commercial space seen better days or have you started to outgrow your company’s home base? Much like our houses, our businesses often need to evolve with our changing needs. You wouldn’t expect one home to fit your family for a lifetime, right? Why would you expect one office to suit your company’s needs indefinitely? So, when do you take the plunge and renovate your commercial space? Read on below…

Bathroom Debate: Shower or Tub?

It’s finally time – you’re ready to take the plunge and remodel your dated bathroom. You’ve started dreaming, researching, and planning, but you’ve hit a major remodeling roadblock: lack of space. We don’t all own million dollar homes, after all, which means some of us have to make a few tough decisions. When maximizing every last inch of your bathroom’s square footage, the choice often comes down to two options,…

Open House Season: DIY or Don’t?

The end of the school year is approaching, which means one thing for parents of the class of 2018: grad party season! If you’re hosting an open house at home, now’s the time to start making plans. For example, are you hoping to tackle any projects before the big day? Giving your home a pre-grad party refresh is quite common. After all, how often are dozens of friends and family…

Remodeling Forecast: 2018 Home Trends

As we march deeper into 2018, we can’t help but start to speculate about what design surprises are in store for the year. You never quite know when it comes to trends, some have real staying power, while others are just a flash in the pan. It’s our job as remodelers to study up on what’s popular in our industry and give our clients advice about which trends to take…

Start Planning Your Spring Remodel Now

The New Year has arrived, and while snow may still cover the ground in Minnesota, we’re already thinking ahead to spring! Is there a remodeling project that you’re itching to tackle in spring 2018? If so, then now is the time to start making plans, setting goals, and doing research. In truth, a considerable part of any remodel is figuring out what you like and making decisions. You’re going to…

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

The year is nearly over, and Christmas is only weeks away. All of this seasonal cheer and holiday goodwill is making us reflective and thankful. We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to our clients and friends. Your support means the world to us and is the backbone of Andrus Built, without customers; small businesses don’t thrive. We want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a…