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Preparing for a Graduation Party This Summer?  7 Home Improvement Tips for Making Your Home Party-Ready  |  St Paul Home Remodeling & Building

If you have a graduate in the family this Spring, chances are you’re feeling proud.  Your family member has accomplished a lot! But are you proud of your home?  Are you ready to host guests and plan a celebration?  If the answer is no, don’t panic — there’s still plenty of time to make some changes to your home, big or small! Here are 7 home improvement tips to consider…

Are Heated Floors the Right Choice for You?  |  In-Floor Heating Options St Paul MN

Brrrr!  It’s another cold Minnesota January, the perfect time to put the focus on warming up.  Warming up our feet that is! While sub-floor heating (also known as in-floor heat or radiant heat) has been around since Ancient times (read up on your history here), it has been gaining momentum over the past couple of decades.  And with good reason —  the method is efficient, quiet, unobtrusive, and — a big bonus…

A Big Thank You to Our Friends & Clients | Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Andrus Built St Paul MN

Dear Friends & Clients, We just want to take a moment of this holiday season to thank you for your business and friendship.  Serving you  — whether it’s been here at Andrus Built or through our sister business Crown Realty — is a gift we don’t take for granted.  Providing solutions for your family or business through remodeling and building is exciting each and every time!  Your business is truly…

Project Feature: Newly Built Craftsman Style Home in Eagan Minnesota | Custom Home Builder St Paul Eagan Twin Cities MN

We’ve been pouring our hearts, time, and expertise into this stunning, recently completed new home in Eagan.  Here it is! This craftsman style home features: 3 bedrooms and 2 baths 2300 square feet 4 car garage Hardi siding wood floors and stone tile a unique, spacious floor plan for a rambler Enjoy the photos of this finished home! Andrus Built, located in St. Paul Minnesota, is a local custom home…

Are Recessed Lights Right for Your Home Remodel? Pros & Cons of Using Recessed Lights | Remodeler & Builder North St Paul MN

Recessed lights, also referred to as can lights, are built into specially created gaps in the ceiling so that they appear flush with the ceiling wall.  Recessed lights are commonplace in many homes, providing an uncluttered look and a steady stream of overhead light. They are especially popular in hallways, entries, kitchens, or living areas, but can be used in almost any room. Homeowners and builders utilize them for lots of good…

Creating the Perfect Homework Station in Your Home No Matter Your Budget or Space |  Remodeling and Home Building Services St Paul MN

It’s August and that means back-to-school season is just around the corner!  Whether your kids are little or big (or you’re working on a degree of your own) you’ll need an area or two in your home dedicated to homework space. Don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be tricky.  And you can work with what you have, with just a few creative tweaks.  Here’s our guide to creating the…

Summer Update, Building Project To Come, & Your Home! | Builder and Remodeler St Paul Twin Cities MN

It’s been a busy summer!  Not only have we been focusing on remodeling projects big and small, we’ve taken on one of our favorite types of projects: a new home build.  Watching a home go from design to completion is exciting and rewarding, both for us as the builders and for the new homeowners. Here’s a peek at the home to come, but stay tuned for finished images of this…

Selecting Your Bathtub of Choice: Comparing Freestanding Tubs to Built-ins  |  Bathroom Remodeler Twin Cities and St Paul MN

Thinking of remodeling your bathroom?  In addition to decisions of layout and style, choosing your bathtub of choice will be a major part of what brings your room together.  Unless you plan on skipping the bathtub all-together in favor of a shower only, you have two main areas to choose from — the freestanding tub or the built-in tub.  Below is a quick comparison of the two: Freestanding Tubs Freestanding models…

10 Ingenious Kitchen Features You Really Wish You Had: Kitchen Organizational Ideas | Remodeler Builder St Paul MN

Cooking and cleaning in the kitchen is plenty of work as it is — why not make your life a little bit easier with any (or all!) of these ingenious kitchen features?  Whether you want to simplify or organize, these 10 ideas are something to get excited about. 
1. A Pot Filler — This unexpected but fairly simple kitchen feature (see on here) can make filling that large soup or…

Why You Should Consider Adding a Three Season Porch to Your Home  |  Builder Remodeler St Paul MN

We’ve had a taste of spring, and we know that more beautiful days are on their way!  Is you mind wandering to sunny days spent outdoors? Why not make our Minnesota warm season last a littler longer by merging the indoors with the out!   A three-season porch — often called a screened porch or a sunroom – can add usable square footage to your home while allowing you to enjoy the feeling of…