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Spring is on its way, and if you’re anything like us, you’re happy to see the end of those blustery Midwest winter winds! Now that the weather has taken a turn for the better, it’s time to use it to your advantage and ensure your home is in tip-top shape for the coming summer months. Scroll below for eight spring home maintenance tips to add to your to-do list! Inspect the Roof Harsh winters can lead to roof damage thanks to snow and ice buildup. Having your roof inspected for damage will help protect your home from leaks and other issues down the road. Look for warped, cracked, or loose shingles while inspecting flashing, skylights, chimneys, and vents. Clean the...
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As the new year gets underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight some of the latest home design trends we expect to see in 2022. While design is constantly evolving, it’s always a good idea to know what’s trending, especially if you have plans to build or remodel soon. Scroll below to see some of our favorites! Homework Spaces It’s safe to say the last few years have turned the world of learning upside down. Although many students have returned to the classroom, distance and online learning aren’t expected to go away any time soon. So, it’s no surprise dedicated homework spaces have remained a popular home design trend. Whether it’s a homework nook or a...
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Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash The holiday season is fast approaching, and before you know it, we’ll be saying goodbye to 2021. As the year draws to a close, we cannot help but reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for. Our team has always loved meeting and collaborating with our clients. From commercial remodels and full home transformations to kitchen and bathroom updates, getting to continue to do what we love has truly been a blessing. With that in mind, we want to say thank you to our amazing clients, past and present, who have chosen to partner with the Andrus team. While we’re looking forward to all that’s to come in 2022, we’re excited...
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Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Have you outgrown your space? If your home no longer feels like it fits your needs, it may be time to consider a new home addition or renovation. However, as you prepare for an upcoming home improvement project, there are some important things to consider before you get started. Keep reading for our tips on planning for a new home addition or remodeling project! Clarify Your Property Lines The Andrus Built team strives to help our clients make the very best of their available space. But, to do that, we need to know what space you have! Determining your home’s property lines will make project planning easier and ensure your new home addition isn’t violating any building codes...
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Curb appeal gets brought up a lot when people talk about home improvement but do you ever wonder, 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 really does make a difference. So, why is it worthwhile to invest in your home’s exterior? Continue reading below for the top five reasons why we believe curb appeal is essential! 1. Resale Value If selling your home later is possible (which it usually is for most people), curb appeal is a necessary expense. Buyers care about an attractive exterior, plain and simple. We’re confident you’ll see returns on this investment...
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Summer is just around the corner, and we’re eager for the beautiful weather coming our way. We’re already looking forward to BBQs, bonfires, and backyard fun. However, before we can enjoy the spoils of summer, there are some home exterior projects we’re itching to cross off our to-do list. Home maintenance tasks may not be the most fun way to pass the time, but they’re a must to keep your home in tip-top shape. Not sure where to start? Keep reading for our top five home exterior projects to tackle this summer. Wash Exterior Windows There’s nothing like opening the windows and enjoying the fresh air after being cooped up indoors. Unfortunately, all those winter snowstorms and spring showers can...
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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, lower levels bars are the perfect way to give the basement a little class. They create an intentional but informal party space. Instead of having to drag dishes, snacks, and drinks from upstairs, everything needed to entertain is housed in one organized spot! Extra appliances, accents, and accessories can also...
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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 below to explore more photos from this lovely project! Are you ready to start planning your own remodel? Contact our team to get the ball rolling!
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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 kitchen for creating holiday treats. Need a little design inspiration? Read the list below of our favorite baking-friendly kitchen upgrades and additions! Open Shelving Easy access to tools, equipment, and ingredients is always a good idea when your hands are covered with sticky cookie dough! Luckily, we have the perfect...
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