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…

A Host’s Kitchen: Our 5 Favorite Elements

Is your kitchen feeling past its prime, crowded, or dated? There are few greater deterrents to hosting family and friends than having a kitchen that doesn’t suit you. Kitchens have become a gathering place in modern homes. They’re the heart and soul of family dinners, elegant cocktail hours, holiday meals, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers, weekend pancakes, and afternoon football games. So, what design elements can take a kitchen…

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…

Home Maintenance: The Importance of Curb Appeal

Curb appeal gets brought up a lot when people talk about home improvement, but you wonder sometimes, does it really matter that much? Sure, a lot of home trends and design debates are a lot of hype. However, we hesitate to say the same for curb appeal; it does make a difference. So, why is it worthwhile to invest in your home’s exterior? Continue reading below for the top five…

Open House Season: DIY or Don’t?

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…

Remodeling Forecast: 2018 Home Trends

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…