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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…

A Kitchen Equipped for Holiday Baking

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. There are lots of big and small changes you can make to…

Final Details: Interior Fixtures & Hardware

You’ve invested a hefty sum into remodeling or updating your home. You’re in the final stages of your project, and you’ve reached the last decision-making push: interior fixtures and hardware. Not succumbing to decision fatigue is a significant challenge with any home renovation. Remodeling is filled with choices after all – from flooring to paint, tile to appliances, it can feel like you’re continually wading through endless options. It might be…

Maximizing Your Basement

Most midwestern homes have them, but no two usually look the same. They’re the sometimes neglected and often underutilized basement. While we understand why so many homeowners don’t maximize their lower level’s square footage, it doesn’t mean we don’t highly encourage making the most of that precious space! No matter what purpose you may have in mind, finishing your basement increases your home’s resale value and livable space. Starting to think…

Bring Your Dated Bedroom Into the Future

Is your bedroom at the bottom of your remodeling checklist? Is it sporting a mixed bag of hand-me-downs and dated furniture? Bedrooms are meant to be peaceful and serene, an everyday getaway. Instead, many of us treat our master bedrooms as pseudo offices, laundry rooms, home gyms, and catch-all spaces. Retreating to a room that’s a design afterthought and filled with clutter hardly sounds like any way to relax! Want…

Design Trends: Engineered Wood Floors

Whether remodeling your current home or building new construction, the design process is full of details and decisions. From fixtures to paint to flooring, the finishes of each room in your home can vary, which often requires constant budget adjustment. If you’re working within strict financial parameters or simply prefer taking a conservative approach to spending, then you’re probably all about weighing your options. When it comes to wood floors, in particular,…

Green Kitchen Design Tips

As eco-friendly practices continue to rise in popularity and awareness, more of our clients are interested in incorporating green design elements into their homes. Besides being good for the planet, sustainable design changes often lead to higher energy efficiency and lower monthly bills. If you’re beginning kitchen remodeling plans, we highly suggest considering the following green design tips! Energy Efficient Appliances. When it comes to managing kitchen waste, replacing your old models…

Adding Value through Outdoor Spaces

Memorial day is only weeks away, the weather is getting warmer, and we’ve even had our first thunderstorm; summer is making its yearly arrival in Minnesota. During May, June, July, and August Minnesotans all seem to be in pursuit of the same thing: making memories outside. Because beautiful weather can often be fleeting in the Midwest, true Northerners know to make the most of gorgeous days as they come. Besides…