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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…

Spring Cleaning: Seasonal Home Projects

Spring is in the air, which means its time to get outside and tackle home projects! No matter what updates you have in mind, from a fresh coat of paint to an entire addition, our team can help you take on your to-do list with success. With its notoriously fickle weather, the spring is an ideal time to knock out home maintenance tasks. Work now; play later – get work done…

Navigating Paint Choices

When it comes to making decisions, having more options is not always an upside. For some people, an endless array of choices can be quite stifling – where do you even begin? We totally understand, sometimes it’s easier to pick from a smaller menu, instead of getting overwhelmed by an expansive buffet of entrees. Besides selecting colors, there’s also finishes to consider: gloss, semi-gloss, eggshell, flat or matte? And what about…

Small Space Solutions: Tips for a Better Bedroom

When it comes design makeovers or organization overhauls, one room that’s often left for last is the bedroom. It makes sense; bedrooms are private, quiet, intimate places. Closed off and hidden away from guests, bedrooms are more about practicality over perfection. While many of us would adore creating the calm oasis we crave, other design priorities often prevail. We’d never discredit anyone for being realistic; however, we also believe no…

Project Feature: Robert Foote Jeweler

One of the biggest projects we undertook this year was remodeling an entire jewelry store from top to bottom. The wonderful team at Robert Foote Jeweler had outgrown their space and asked us to help bring their new location to life. We jumped at the chance! Our task was creating a high-end, boutique style atmosphere. The store’s interior needed to make an impression! Naturally, our other core objective was crafting tasteful display areas….

Weatherproofing Your Home for Winter

The leaves are changing and halloween is already mere weeks away. Fall is here in all its glory, which unfortunately means something else too, winter will not be far behind. We’re aware that thoughts of shoveling snow are utterly unappealing in October, but lower temps will arrive before we know it – this is Minnesota after all! As the old adage says, the early bird gets the worm. Or in this case, the early…

Kitchen Design Trends: Accent Lights

Modern kitchens are more than just a place to prepare family dinner; they’re the home’s center, ground zero, the spot where family and guests are sure to gather. As homes have moved more towards open concept floor plans and flowing family great rooms, the once humble kitchen has undergone a style revitalization. Linoleum floors were replaced by hardwood, pastel appliances abandoned for sleek stainless steel, laminate countertops overtaken by granite and quartz, and…

Laundry Room Design Tips

The days of the basement dungeon laundry room are numbered. Taking its place are a host of design ideas that elevate the laundry room, making it not only functional, but a beautiful space in its own right. Looking to give your laundry room a facelift? Don’t forget to consider the design tips below! Organized Storage Modern laundry room designs are all about maximizing storage and space. Your laundry room may be…

Planning Your Next Home Addition? 6 Tips to Help You Prepare | St Paul MN Home Additions

Planning for your home addition is so exciting! But it can also be extremely overwhelming. Not to worry! We’ve pulled together some helpful tips to ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently. With these simple suggestions from Andrus Built, you will have your dream home, as well as an enjoyable home renovation experience in no time. Set A Realistic Budget – It’s important to set a budget that you feel comfortable…