Spring Home Improvement Projects

As the weather begins to warm, you’re likely fighting the temptation to get outside and enjoy spring!  However, before you head to Target Field to catch a ball game or off to the farmer’s market to stock up on spring produce, take a moment to consider investing in one of these popular spring home improvement projects.  While great any time of year, these four undertakings are particularly well suited for spring:…

Andrus Built Assisted Living Home Renovation

Three years ago Jackie dreamed of owning an assisted living facility. To help make her dream a reality, she was referred to Andrus Built for both their real estate and renovations expertise! In 2011 Jackie had her dream building – just not her dream design. However, what started out as a home for one turned into a warm and welcoming assisted living home for the elderly with the help of…

Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at Andrus Built, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! May the holiday season bring you pleasant memories and much happiness.

Building with Heart

This story was featured in our summer newsletter. Since we received such great feedback from it we wanted to share it with everyone!  Though each of our clients’ projects and homes are unique, every now and then we meet someone whose story is truly exceptional. Eric is one of those people. In 2008 Eric contacted Andrus after realizing that he had gone to high school with one of Doug’s cousins. He had…

Minnesota State Fair Haunted House Gets New Stairs

If you have ever been to the Minnesota State Fair you probably recognize the haunted house from the photos below! It is a pretty memorable structure at the fair. We recently had the pleasure of adding some new stairs for them – take a look at the second photo. So the next time you are at the fair and pass the haunted house, you might just think about those nice…

Painting Fun: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Being an adult has many perks: you get to eat whatever you want (well, if health weren’t a concern maybe), stay up late into the night (unless you have to get up early for work the next morning), and decorate your house exactly as you see fit (taking the other household members into consideration too, of course). But as much freedom as adulthood brings, it also comes with a lot…

Season Shape-Ups

Now that spring has arrived it’s time to take off that coat and take in the outside world—without five layers of fleece in between it. Many people already use spring as the perfect excuse to get outdoors and get their body back in shape after months of winter hibernation, so why not apply the same principle to your home? Spring is a great time to renovate the exterior of your…

Interior Painting Tips

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room of your house! Give your existing shade a lift or paint an entirely new color. This little change can help you bring new excitement into your home. With so many paint color options, there is something for everyone these days, from bold to very light neutrals. We know that painting isn’t always easy or on the top of your…

Better Business for Better Bathrooms

Having worked in the remodeling business since 1989, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. One thing that will always remain in style, however, is a comfortable, stylish bathroom that you and your family love spending time in. Though no bathroom will ever be as entertaining as a living room fully equipped with HD TVs or as comfortable as a well-furnished bedroom, with the right design your bathroom…

Fashion and Flooring and Cabinets, Oh My!

Every year around this time professionals in the remodeling and design industries put together their ideas about what was popular in the past year and what to look forward to in the coming one.  Jillian Burton,  an interior design project analyst for the Wisconsin Kohler Company, spoke with Remodeling Magazine about some of her ideas for what’s hot (or not) in 2011. Here’s a recap of what she had to…