A Kitchen Equipped for Holiday Baking

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and Christmas is following quickly behind it! Celebrating the holidays means gathering with family for treasured traditions, none of which are more well-loved than baking together. If you’re a master baker known for your festive treats, but feel limited by a lackluster kitchen, it might be time to consider a remodel. There are lots of big and small changes you can make to…

Kitchen Design Trends: Accent Lights

Modern kitchens are more than just a place to prepare family dinner; they’re the home’s center, ground zero, the spot where family and guests are sure to gather. As homes have moved more towards open concept floor plans and flowing family great rooms, the once humble kitchen has undergone a style revitalization. Linoleum floors were replaced by hardwood, pastel appliances abandoned for sleek stainless steel, laminate countertops overtaken by granite and quartz, and…

Planning Your Next Home Addition? 6 Tips to Help You Prepare | St Paul MN Home Additions

Planning for your home addition is so exciting! But it can also be extremely overwhelming. Not to worry! We’ve pulled together some helpful tips to ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently. With these simple suggestions from Andrus Built, you will have your dream home, as well as an enjoyable home renovation experience in no time. Set A Realistic Budget – It’s important to set a budget that you feel comfortable…

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…

Project Feature: Total Remodel for Roseville Home  |  Roseville / St. Paul Remodeling & Real Estate Team

This 3-bedroom Roseville home had missed out on the up-keep it deserved and was falling to pieces. We started from scratch and gave the home a major gutting and lots of love: Complete kitchen redesign Cherry wood cabinetry and granite countertops New bathrooms Refinished wood flooring Re-painted white trim Basement gutting & refinishing The finished results?  Charming and cheerful, open and organized! Check out the beautiful finished job below: This…

The Art of the Kitchen Island  | Kitchen Remodeler and Contractor St. Paul

Well beyond just practical, the kitchen island has become a statement making aesthetic piece, full of endless innovation.  Ranging from elaborate built-in islands to eclectic kitchen carts, here are three reasons why every kitchen, big or small, should consider adding a kitchen island: 1. Surface Countertop space is a coveted asset, whether covered in stunning granite or rustic butcher block.  Whether your coffee pot needs a home outside the cupboard or…

Creative & Unique Touches for Your New Kitchen Remodel | Kitchen Remodeling St Paul MN

Remodeling your kitchen?  Let the excitement begin!  Along with the thrill of newness however, can come the pressure of planning, organizing, and waiting it out — but don’t let the work outweigh the anticipation.  One way to keep the thrill fresh as your kitchen-to-be takes shape is to have a specific, unique aspect of your newly remodeled kitchen to look forward to!  After all, if you’re going to invest the…

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…

Leaky House, Solid Partnership: Andrus Helps save a St. Paul Home from Persistent Water Damage

When the kitchen water pipe in her aging St. Paul house unexpectedly burst, homeowner Sherrie knew she had her work cut out for her finding the right contractor to repair the damage. The house was built in 1953 and was beginning to show major signs of aging despite the 1000-2000 square foot addition that had been built on in 1962. On top of peeling, discolored wallpaper and a kitchen ceiling which…