Inspired Design Completed with a Blend of Comfort and Refinement

When Brent and Suzie decided to downsize their life after all their grown children moved out of their Bloomington family home they decided to start looking for a new home more in proximity to their sailing club in Wayzata.  The challenge was finding a home that met their current needs and lifestyle, and was aesthetically more their style.

The home they found and eventually moved into was in a newer neighborhood in Wayzata that had an unfinished basement. The couple reached out to Skapar with their goal to complete the basement  in an open comfortable design to accommodate visiting friends and family as they come back.

We worked in collaboration with the homeowners and our designer to create space they would be happy to entertain in and within the agreed budget.

Project Type

Basement Remodel



Completion Date



Helgaas Household

Helgaas family room
Helgaas family room
Helgaas bathroom
Helgaas bathroom

Client Testimonial

We are no longer embarrassed by our bathrooms! The spaces are beautiful and functional. Skäpar helped throughout the whole process with design, picking materials, and bring our dream space to reality. The craftmanship of the work was excellent and they are genuinely nice people to work with.

Pam Bryden


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