Frequently Asked Questions About Your Next Building Project

Learn more about Minneapolis home design. If you have other questions, contact us.


What types of remodeling projects do you do?

We excel at, but are not limited to, medium and midscale projects, primarily kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Put another way, we do projects that make a home more livable.

How do I know if we’re going to work well together?

If you appreciate creativity, experience, collaboration, and trust, then we’ll work well together. We partner with you to develop a plan that meets your priorities and budget.

What are the top things I should know or consider before starting my home remodeling project?

• What is the pain point you are trying to resolve?
• How do you live in your home?
• How long are you going to be living in this house?
• Is this remodel for YOUR enjoyment and quality of life or for resale?
• What is your ballpark budget?

What else do I need to think about?

There are hidden costs to any project in terms of the time and inconvenience. For example, on a kitchen project, it might be necessary to eat out, grill out, or plan meals that can be prepared in a temporary kitchen. A bathroom may be out of commission for some period during a renovation.

It may be necessary to take time off work to meet to discuss your project, progress, or choose selections.

How disruptive will my remodeling project be?

There will be disruption. There will be dust. BUT we do our very best to minimize your inconvenience. We thoroughly mask off the work zones in your home, clean up daily, and limit the number of team members on-site.

Make sure the contractor you select is somebody you enjoy working with and that you won’t mind having in and out of your home for the next 1-3 months.

How much advance notice is required before you can start on my project?

Depending on the scale of the project, level of customization, and material availability, we can generally get started within one to six months. Knowing the answers to the following questions can reduce the time required to begin:
• What do I want to do?
• When do I want to do it?
• What is my budget?

Is all the work done by you or do you use subcontractors?

We are visible on your project and will manage the work of our subcontractors. We only work with a team who shares our commitment to quality and excellence. We value the expertise that they bring to projects and we have worked with some of our subs for over a decade.

Do you do competitive bids?

We believe that when a homeowner wants to go through a bid process, they are trying to answer these three questions:
• Will the contractor do what I want?
• Will the contractor do it at a fair price?
• Will the contractor do it in a timely manner?
Short answer…Yes, our pre-sales process will answer these question based on a discussion of scope, budget and project timing.

Why do clients choose Skäpar Design Build for their projects?

Prior clients have told us that they selected us because they wanted a local company with experience with their types of projects. Additionally, they wanted to have a highly-skilled, professional single point of contact managing the all details and selections.Prior clients have told us that they selected us because they wanted a local company with experience with their types of projects. Additionally, they wanted to have a highly-skilled, professional single point of contact managing the all details and selections.