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At Andrus Built, we have over 20 years of experience building and remodeling homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our team believes designing a home should be a fun and exciting process for everyone involved, which is why we work closely with our clients to create designs they’re sure to love for years to come. When you choose Andrus Built, you get: Experienced management – Every project is closely monitored by owner, Doug Andrus.  Prior to starting Andrus Built, Doug had extensive experiences as a framing carpenter, roofer, and sheet metal installer.  He knows home construction, inside and out, and how to get the job done right and in a timely manner. Superior workmanship – Our subcontractors have been selected very carefully and...
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Contemplating remodeling your commercial space in 2019? If so, then we imagine you’re asking yourself a lot of exciting but also daunting questions. Things like, what designs and styles will age well with my business? How do I improve the flow of my company’s space? What building permits and plans will I need to get approved? Or how do I make my clients feel even more welcomed in my office? All of the thoughts above are smart and valid! Thinking through the remodeling process before you get too deep is always a good idea. Certainly, whoever you hire to oversee your project will guide you through decision-making. But it never hurts to start with a little good old-fashioned research! Read...
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The year is coming to a close, and as we say goodbye to 2018, we can’t help but feel grateful for everything it brought us. We want to say thank you to every client who chose to work with us this past year. From commercial remodels to full home transformations to kitchen and bathroom updates, we’ve loved meeting and collaborating with you all! We wish all of you the happiest holiday season and a joyful new year. Any business is nothing without its customers – we’re deeply thankful for all you. Thank you for supporting Andrus Built and trusting us to come into your homes, businesses, and lives. We hope to spend a lot more time working together and building beautiful...
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This fall, we had the immense pleasure of helping this family transform their entire Lakeland Minnesota home. We loved working on this project – there’s nothing like taking on a good challenge! Our team made significant changes from top to bottom. Throughout this home we completed: The spacious back addition Relocating and remodeling the entire kitchen Adding a new bathroom, bedroom, and office area Tearing down walls to open up the main floor Building a cozy stone fireplace Renovating two upstairs bathrooms Installing new exterior siding, windows, front porch pillars, and a front door Want to see more of this beautiful project? Browse through the photos below! Ready to learn more about our process or make your own remodeling plans?...
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Are you thinking about updating your home in the coming year? If a 2019 remodel is on your wish list, then now is the time to start making plans. Remodeling takes a considerable amount of research, preparation, and decisionmaking, so there’s no time like the present to get the ball rolling! Wondering, “so, where do I begin – what do I need to know?” Have no fear! Below, we’ve pulled together our best tips and advice for navigating the early remodeling process. We’ll have you making plans like a pro in a flash! Step 1 – Gather Ideas The best way to start any big home project is by dreaming. You’ll need an idea of what you want before you...
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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 dated lower level? Read on below for our five favorite basement update ideas. 1. Party Pad Lower levels are the perfect place to create your ultimate party pad. From custom bars to game areas to anything else that suits your party style, basements are a great location for more informal...
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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 question, do you love your current neighborhood? If you can’t imagine missing the yearly block party or your kids losing their playmates, then a remodel or addition might be more your speed. After all, you can improve your home, but you can’t replace people and valuable relationships. Your House’s Bones Next,...
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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 for our advice on how to decipher when a design refresh is due. Things Look Dated If your commercial space looks like it was transported from another era (not in a good way), then it’s probably time for a change. At some point, a tired look can become a liability....
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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, luxurious bathtub or oversized shower? So, how do you decide and what are your options? Read on below for our advice on the great showers vs. tubs debate. Determine What’s Essential Is this the main bathroom where you get ready each day? If so, then a beautiful bathtub may not...
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