6 Interior Design Tips for a Cozy Winter at Home

  Ready or not, winter is here! In Minnesota, we all know that the snowy months can feel never-ending. While you can bet we’ll be counting down the days until spring returns, there are a few ways to make those chilly winter months more bearable. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our coziest interior design tips for winter. Check them out below! Get Out Those Throws Find those…

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…

Andrus Built Assisted Living Home Renovation

Three years ago Jackie dreamed of owning an assisted living facility. To help make her dream a reality, she was referred to Andrus Built for both their real estate and renovations expertise! In 2011 Jackie had her dream building – just not her dream design. However, what started out as a home for one turned into a warm and welcoming assisted living home for the elderly with the help of…

Minnesota State Fair Haunted House Gets New Stairs

If you have ever been to the Minnesota State Fair you probably recognize the haunted house from the photos below! It is a pretty memorable structure at the fair. We recently had the pleasure of adding some new stairs for them – take a look at the second photo. So the next time you are at the fair and pass the haunted house, you might just think about those nice…

Season Shape-Ups

Now that spring has arrived it’s time to take off that coat and take in the outside world—without five layers of fleece in between it. Many people already use spring as the perfect excuse to get outdoors and get their body back in shape after months of winter hibernation, so why not apply the same principle to your home? Spring is a great time to renovate the exterior of your…

Another Successful Renovation

When Susan and her husband picked Andrus Built out of the phonebook, they had no idea what a serendipitous moment it would turn out to be. The couple’s 1999-built home was in dire need of some renovation work, they wanted more room for family get-togethers, and Susan wanted to convert an extra bedroom into a space for her sewing and crafting. When they contacted Andrus about their needs the response…

Interior Painting Tips

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room of your house! Give your existing shade a lift or paint an entirely new color. This little change can help you bring new excitement into your home. With so many paint color options, there is something for everyone these days, from bold to very light neutrals. We know that painting isn’t always easy or on the top of your…