Final Details: Interior Fixtures & Hardware

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…

Navigating Paint Choices

When it comes to making decisions, having more options is not always an upside. For some people, an endless array of choices can be quite stifling – where do you even begin? We totally understand, sometimes it’s easier to pick from a smaller menu, instead of getting overwhelmed by an expansive buffet of entrees. Besides selecting colors, there’s also finishes to consider: gloss, semi-gloss, eggshell, flat or matte? And what about…

Fireplace Facelift: Updating Your Mantel & Surround’s Style

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….

The Home Office – Planning for Productivity

The office is perhaps the most left behind 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, places feel are more important to invest your budget on. We totally get it. But, as more and more people continue to shift toward working from home, it’s high…

Celebrate Winter at Home: Cozy Home Interior Touches |  Home Remodeler St Paul MN

Winter is in full swing!  And here in Minnesota we all know that the snowy months can feel long.  But rather than get dragged down by the cold, embrace winter with these cozy home interior tips! Get Out Those Throws — Find those soft and heavy throw blankets and add them to your sofa and chairs.  They make a welcoming treat for guests or are ready when you settle in with a good book on a cool winter’s…

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…

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…

Quick Tricks From Interior Designers!

Is your home not quite ready for a full renovation, and yet still in need of something?  Sometimes our rooms just need a little freshening up!  To give your space a boost and to help ensure that your personality shines through in every room of your home, follow these tips practiced by interior design pros: Transform Your Room With Color: Paint is one of the easiest and most effective ways…

Make your home a Winter Wonderland with these new Pantone colors

Want to spice up your home and banish those winter blues with some winter whimsy? Lucky for you the world’s leading color expert, Pantone, has come out with a 2011/2012 winter color palette that is sure to do just that. Appropriately titled “Wonder,” the winter color guide focuses on three main themes: Blue Sky, which represents fantasy and freedom; Science, which represents the marvel of discovery and exploration; and The…