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The end of the school year is approaching, which means one thing for parents of the class of 2018: grad party season! If you’re hosting an open house at home, now’s the time to start making plans. For example, are you hoping to tackle any projects before the big day? Giving your home a pre-grad party refresh is quite common. After all, how often are dozens of friends and family members all converging on your house in one day? It’s a fantastic excuse for giving your space some remodeling love. So, let’s say you’ve made a project list. Your next question is, who’s going to get all of this done? Even if you’re pretty handy or have tons of extra...
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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 a pass on and which to pursue. After all, no one wants to invest in a major remodel only to have their home feel dated again in a matter of years. We’re here to help you spend your resources wisely, and get the most use and enjoyment out of your...
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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 need to define and redefine your taste over and over; we recommend beginning to figure that out ASAP. So, what path do you follow – what plans should you be making? Follow our basic advice for getting your spring remodel rolling below! Phase 1 – Dream The best way to...
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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 fantastic new year! May your celebrations be full of delicious food, dear family, and friends, and priceless memories. And don’t forget, once you’re finished sipping cocoa and toasting with champagne, our team will be ready and waiting to help you take on your 2018 remodel, addition, or home to-do list!
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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 tempting at this point to just take the path of least resistance. And while we’d never argue with the beauty of simplicity, we don’t want you to miss the chance to infuse the details of your home with style as well. Nothing makes a room sing like the finishing touches!...
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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 it might be time to give your forgotten basement some attention? Read our favorite lower level remodeling ideas below! Media Room A perennial favorite, basement media rooms are enjoying a design resurgence. Whether your style is a fully-loaded home theater or more of a comfortable and cozy family retreat, media rooms...
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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 to bring your dated bedroom into the future? Read our favorite bedroom style tips and trends below! Top to Bottom. Some of the biggest elements that date any room are the major finishes, from the ceiling to the floor. Pull up that worn out, tired carpeting and replace it with wood...
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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, a savvy homeowner should look into engineered wood materials. Much like any finish, there’s a range of high and low end engineered wood brands to consider. While we certainly can’t list off and rate every product available, we will say that technological advances have made engineered wood an excellent choice...
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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 with energy-efficient appliances is a great place to start! Most new dishwashers, ranges, and refrigerators are Energy Star certified, which means they will save you electric costs and potentially help your tax refund. Recycled and Reclaimed Finishes. One inventive way to conserve natural and financial resources is taking advantage of recycled and reclaimed...
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