Green Kitchen Design Tips

As eco-friendly practices continue to rise in popularity and awareness, more of our clients are interested in incorporating green design elements into their homes. Besides being good for the planet, sustainable design changes often lead to higher energy efficiency and lower monthly bills. If you’re beginning kitchen remodeling plans, we highly suggest considering the following green design tips! Energy Efficient Appliances. When it comes to managing kitchen waste, replacing your old models…

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…

Preparing for a Graduation Party This Summer?  7 Home Improvement Tips for Making Your Home Party-Ready  |  St Paul Home Remodeling & Building

If you have a graduate in the family this Spring, chances are you’re feeling proud.  Your family member has accomplished a lot! But are you proud of your home?  Are you ready to host guests and plan a celebration?  If the answer is no, don’t panic — there’s still plenty of time to make some changes to your home, big or small! Here are 7 home improvement tips to consider…

Planning for a Great Remodel Experience From the Very Beginning  |  Remodeler St. Paul MN

Dreaming of that new kitchen or finished basement is one thing, starting the to-do list is another. What’s the best way to prepare for a remodel?  By communicating effectively with your potential contractor at the very first meeting or during your first phone call.   Here are some tips on how to do just that: Know Your Budget — Though getting an estimate may seem like the place to start, often…

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From the Andrus Built team to you and your family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! At this special time of year, we want to stop and thank all our friends, family and amazing clients for making 2013 such a great year! We look forward to the year ahead and wish you and yours all the best in 2014! Sincerely, ~ Doug & the…

Time to Update Your Bathroom! – Bathroom Remodel Ideas | Bathroom Remodeler, St. Paul MN

So it’s time to update your outdated bathroom — but where do you start? Todays bathroom styles are more serene than ever before. Here are a few trends to consider as you remodel your bathroom: A Relaxing Vibe: Bathrooms aren’t just practical space, they’re places where we spend a lot of time refreshing and prepping ourselves for the rest of the day. Bathroom trends are evoking spa-inspired designs, with neutral…

Making Sense of Interior Paint Finishes

You’ve finally picked out the perfect paint color.  After taping samples to your walls for weeks, eyeing them in different lights, and matching them up to rugs, towels, or tile, you’ve got it!   Then you arrive at the paint store only to discover that a whole new decision awaits.  You have to decide on the paint finish too? Paint finishes may seem confusing.  We’re here to give you a…

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From all of us here at Andrus Built, we’d like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Thanks to all our friends, family and amazing clients 2012 was a great year and we are looking forward with excitement to the year ahead. Best Wishes in 2013! Sincerely ~ Doug & the Andrus Built Team  

Home Additions

While we love all of our projects, both big and small, one of our favorite undertakings is an addition.  We love to dig in deep and transform a home from a good place to live a great place, perfectly specific to the family in residence. Yet, sometimes an addition or a large-scale remodel can seem like a daunting task.  To get started, begin by developing your wish list for the…

Spring Home Improvement Projects

As the weather begins to warm, you’re likely fighting the temptation to get outside and enjoy spring!  However, before you head to Target Field to catch a ball game or off to the farmer’s market to stock up on spring produce, take a moment to consider investing in one of these popular spring home improvement projects.  While great any time of year, these four undertakings are particularly well suited for spring:…