Maximizing Your Basement

Most midwestern homes have them, but no two usually look the same. They’re the sometimes neglected and often underutilized basement. While we understand why so many homeowners don’t maximize their lower level’s square footage, it doesn’t mean we don’t highly encourage making the most of that precious space! No matter what purpose you may have in mind, finishing your basement increases your home’s resale value and livable space. Starting to think…

Bring Your Dated Bedroom Into the Future

Is your bedroom at the bottom of your remodeling checklist? Is it sporting a mixed bag of hand-me-downs and dated furniture? Bedrooms are meant to be peaceful and serene, an everyday getaway. Instead, many of us treat our master bedrooms as pseudo offices, laundry rooms, home gyms, and catch-all spaces. Retreating to a room that’s a design afterthought and filled with clutter hardly sounds like any way to relax! Want…

Laundry Room Design Tips

The days of the basement dungeon laundry room are numbered. Taking its place are a host of design ideas that elevate the laundry room, making it not only functional, but a beautiful space in its own right. Looking to give your laundry room a facelift? Don’t forget to consider the design tips below! Organized Storage Modern laundry room designs are all about maximizing storage and space. Your laundry room may be…

Ideas to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

– Paint your front door! Either a neutral tone to match some other element of your home’s color, or if you are looking to make a bold statement paint it a bright hue for a pop of color. – Purchase new front porch furniture or lighting as a fun way to add an element of design. – Repair your driveway, sidewalk, or porch. Small little repairs can make a big…

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…

Are Heated Floors the Right Choice for You?  |  In-Floor Heating Options St Paul MN

Brrrr!  It’s another cold Minnesota January, the perfect time to put the focus on warming up.  Warming up our feet that is! While sub-floor heating (also known as in-floor heat or radiant heat) has been around since Ancient times (read up on your history here), it has been gaining momentum over the past couple of decades.  And with good reason —  the method is efficient, quiet, unobtrusive, and — a big bonus…

Are Recessed Lights Right for Your Home Remodel? Pros & Cons of Using Recessed Lights | Remodeler & Builder North St Paul MN

Recessed lights, also referred to as can lights, are built into specially created gaps in the ceiling so that they appear flush with the ceiling wall.  Recessed lights are commonplace in many homes, providing an uncluttered look and a steady stream of overhead light. They are especially popular in hallways, entries, kitchens, or living areas, but can be used in almost any room. Homeowners and builders utilize them for lots of good…

Spring & Summer Home Improvement Projects  |  Home Remodeling St Paul MN

Now that the weather is warmer, there are a few home maintenance and remodeling projects that you might want to consider getting a jump on!  Tackling one or a few of these projects will prove to be an investment you’ll enjoy throughout the summer 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…

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…