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Another Successful Renovation

When Susan and her husband picked Andrus Built out of the phonebook, they had no idea what a serendipitous moment it would turn out to be. The couple’s 1999-built home was in dire need of some renovation work, they wanted more room for family get-togethers, and Susan wanted to convert an extra bedroom into a space for her sewing and crafting. When they contacted Andrus about their needs the response…

Interior Painting Tips

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room of your house! Give your existing shade a lift or paint an entirely new color. This little change can help you bring new excitement into your home. With so many paint color options, there is something for everyone these days, from bold to very light neutrals. We know that painting isn’t always easy or on the top of your…

Better Business for Better Bathrooms

Having worked in the remodeling business since 1989, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. One thing that will always remain in style, however, is a comfortable, stylish bathroom that you and your family love spending time in. Though no bathroom will ever be as entertaining as a living room fully equipped with HD TVs or as comfortable as a well-furnished bedroom, with the right design your bathroom…

Leaky House, Solid Partnership: Andrus Helps save a St. Paul Home from Persistent Water Damage

When the kitchen water pipe in her aging St. Paul house unexpectedly burst, homeowner Sherrie knew she had her work cut out for her finding the right contractor to repair the damage. The house was built in 1953 and was beginning to show major signs of aging despite the 1000-2000 square foot addition that had been built on in 1962. On top of peeling, discolored wallpaper and a kitchen ceiling which…

Fashion and Flooring and Cabinets, Oh My!

Every year around this time professionals in the remodeling and design industries put together their ideas about what was popular in the past year and what to look forward to in the coming one.  Jillian Burton,  an interior design project analyst for the Wisconsin Kohler Company, spoke with Remodeling Magazine about some of her ideas for what’s hot (or not) in 2011. Here’s a recap of what she had to…

Happy Holidays!

We here at Andrus Built would like to wish all of our clients, friends, and family, Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy the season and have safe travels. We thank you for all your business in 2010, and are looking forward to a wonderful 2011!

Basement Remodeling Thoughts

We’re proud to say that we’ve been in the remodeling business for over twenty years, and during that we’ve worked our magic on a lot of rooms that our clients weren’t so proud of before we got a hold of them. Basements have always been a bit of a challenge in most homes; they have so much potential to be something really special, but are often just forgotten about or…

Prior Lake Home Remodel

Kim and Robert’s remodeling story started with windows and ended with new doors, new woodwork, and a new fireplace. The windows of their Prior Lake home were installed incorrectly when the house was built in 1996 which caused them to leak and warp, making them very difficult to operate. The husband and wife discussed their window issues with Doug and came up with several options. They could have their new…