A Host’s Kitchen: Our 5 Favorite Elements

Kitchens have become a gathering place in modern homes. After all, they’re the heart and soul of family dinners, elegant cocktail hours, holiday meals, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers, weekend pancakes, and the snack spread during afternoon football games. When it comes to hosting family and friends, there are few greater deterrents than having a kitchen the feels past its prime, crowded, or simply outdated. Wondering to yourself what…

5 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Spring and Summer

Now that the weather is warmer, there are a few home maintenance and remodeling projects you might want to consider getting a jump on. Tackling these projects in the spring and summer will prove to be an investment you’ll enjoy during warm weather and beyond! Decks, Patios, and Sun Porches There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy your spring, summer, and even fall more with the addition of a deck or sunroom….

Home Office Design Tips | Planning for Productivity

The office is perhaps the most forgotten space in home design. Instead of being a hub of organization and creativity, a lot of home offices are poorly planned afterthoughts. We know there are other rooms that guests spend more time in, and spaces you feel are more important to invest your budget on. We get it. But, as more people continue to shift toward working from home, it’s high time…

Fireplace Facelift: 5 Ways to Update Your Fireplace in 2020

Design trends are in constant flux, but certain interior elements seem particularly subject to passing styles. When it comes to the living room, we can think of no feature more prominent than the family fireplace. The mantel is the star of the show, the centerpiece of the traditional American family room. It’s where priceless heirlooms and treasured family photos rest. Seasonal and holiday decor also make their home on the mantelpiece….

5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Is your home’s curb appeal looking a little lackluster these days? Summer is the perfect time to change that! There are plenty of simple, quick fixes you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal. To help you get started, we’ve put together a quick list of ways you can spruce up your home’s exterior. Check them out below! Paint Your Front Door Try adding a fresh coat of paint,…

5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Remodeling Project

You’ve waited, saved, researched and it’s finally time; You’re actually ready to begin your dream home project! Whether it’s an updated kitchen, spa-style master bath, or lower level bar suited for entertaining, one thing remains true: you want your long-awaited remodel to be a success. The last thing anyone wants after investing their resources in a big home project is to end up disappointed, after all, you’re the one who…

Real Estate + Remodeling Assistance – We Do Both!

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,…

Project Feature: Lakeland Minnesota Whole House Remodel

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…

Lower Level Remodeling: Our 5 Favorite Ideas

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…

Homeowners Questions: Build an Addition or Move?

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…