Christianne & Eric
prospect park, minneapolis
"Edit designed and renovated our basement, creating a livable comfortable space with impeccable design and execution. The things we liked: they were creative in their design, up front in pricing and scheduling, and most impressively during this time of supply chain delays, they nailed the schedule and didn't miss a milestone. They worked with us during planning and around us during construction, we always felt informed and in good hands about what had to be done and what we had to decide. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome, it feels like our house doubled in size, and importantly for our 90-year old house, we know that the work got done the right way. Unqualified recommendation to talk to Edit about your renovation project."
tom & Nancy
"Working with EDIT Design/Build Studio was amazing. We’ve done a handful of renovations in the past, working with different companies, and no one has come close in terms of quality of the work, professionalism, and overall experience.
We really liked the working relationship we had with Ryan and Zoe. They compliment each other with technical knowledge and design sensibilities, and from the very beginning, we felt that we were entering a partnership with them. They treated our project as if it was their own. We received weekly updates that were thorough and helped keep us informed on progress. For example, they provided timely reminders of items we needed to do such as order appliances, select paint colors, etc. They were also responsive and always got back to us promptly when we had questions or concerns. We felt like we were their top priority. Something that made EDIT stand out was their integrity. They were always honest and transparent, and stuck to the schedule and budget throughout the entire project. There were no tricks or surprises, and they had reasonable solutions for the few challenges that came up during construction. The project was on time and on budget.
Finally, the workmanship and quality of Zoe and Ryan’s work is simply beautiful. With an eye for great design and a meticulous attention to detail, they alway made sure the work was done the right way. This was important to us because while we knew our kitchen needed updating, we also wanted to ensure whatever we did stayed true the historic importance of our architect-designed 1924 home.
Thanks Zoe and Ryan. We LOVE our new kitchen from EDIT Design Build Studio!"
amy & rick
"Working with EDIT Design/Build is a pleasure from start to finish. These two bathroom remodels were the third large project we’ve done with EDIT, we just keep going back to them because they’re that good! Extremely polished and professional, they start with a budget and timeline and they stick to it. They gave us a Friday summary of each week’s progress and action items for the following week. Their taste and design recommendations are impeccable: every time we had an idea or request they researched it and came back to us with options that exceeded even what we had envisioned. Their crews are prompt, meticulous and clean. This year we especially appreciated EDIT’s adherence to Covid-19 guidelines: they posted a sign on our door, provided masks and hand sanitizer for their subs, and required masks to be worn inside our house. We cannot say enough good things about EDIT and would HIGHLY recommend them to discerning clients."
paula & harlan
linden hills, Minneapolis
"Edit remodeled our kitchen, family room, powder room, and full bath. We interviewed lots of design/build firms and knew we'd found the right people as soon as we met Ryan and Zoe. They have kids the same ages as ours, so they completely understood when I said my largest concern was how our family was going to live through the construction. They gave us a very detailed schedule of what would be happening when - and then they stuck to it! Ryan and Zoe made the design process easy, and the final product looks just like the drawings they provided. When issues came up during the construction process (which is inevitable no matter who you work with), they were always very responsive and quick to find a solution. Our refreshed spaces are so bright and lovely, and we're really loving living in our updated home. It was truly a pleasure to work with Edit."
john & jen
"Edit remodeled our kitchen and finished the basement in our South Minneapolis house. Their work is outstanding. In the basement we have two bedrooms, a full bath, a living/entertainment room, plenty of storage, and a lot of light with four new egress windows. It's an amazing transformation. The kitchen is spacious, bright, and very functional. The tile work and cabinetry is beautiful. The back entrance was shifted to accommodate a new mudroom/laundry separated from the kitchen by a pocket door. We’re so happy with the new spaces and will enjoy them for many years. Ryan and Zoe are wonderful to work with. I’m grateful for the care and integrity they brought to this remodel. They’re thoughtful, responsive, and meticulous. Throughout the project they encouraged us to share our ideas and voice any concerns we had. It was reassuring to share that dialogue with them during the months-long—often stressful—process of remodeling an old house. They are fantastic, and have a gift for this. We recommend them without hesitation and hope to work with them again in the future."
yvette & caroline
Merriam park, st. paul
"Edit Design Build studio recently completed a full kitchen renovation and conversion of a bedroom into a master bath suite in our 108 year old St. Paul Victorian home. They did a fantastic job in every way, truly going above and beyond our expectations. We have done several major home remodels and are familiar with the headaches that can ensue-- but the husband and wife team of Zoe and Ryan ensured that the process was smooth from start to finish, and the results are absolutely stunning. We placed a LOT of trust in them, since the majority of the project (90%) was completed while we were living across the country. They sent detailed weekly progress reports and pictures, video conferenced with us on a regular basis, and they were always available whenever we had questions. They made our vision come to life: they understood our desire for spaces that remained true to the home's historic character while adding modern features such as a more open floor plan, a walk-in closet, radiant floor heating, and a steam room. They worked with us to translate our ideas into a great plan, going through several iterations until it was just right and coming up with clever touches we would have never thought of on our own. We were able to relax knowing our home was in such good hands. Ryan and Zoe are creative, communicative, honest, very detail-oriented and well-organized, and are really nice folks to be around, too (important when sharing space in your home during construction!). They are excellent problem solvers when unexpected issues arise during the construction phase, as is inevitable when renovating an older home. Unlike other contractors I've worked with, they stuck to the proposed timeline and finished on schedule. I can't imagine a better experience for a renovation project. We are now enjoying our beautiful dream home thanks to Edit Design Build and we look forward to many years of making family memories in these lovely spaces."
carrie & robert
"Undertaking a significant renovation is stressful - which is why selecting the right design/build partner is so important. We knew right away when we met Ryan and Zoe that we liked them, but it wasn't until we called their references that we knew we found the right people for the job. We now understand their glowing reviews, and are giving one of our own. We feel so fortunate to have worked with Edit Design Build Studio renovating our 1920s south Minneapolis home. It was a big project that included a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a laundry room, among other things - and throughout the process felt like we were partners. They listened to us, and came up with several options, and then worked with us to refine the designs and delivered a detailed project plan and timeline. The final design used the space we had smartly, with great details that honored the period of the home. Zoe and Ryan are a thoughtful, dedicated, and smart team that pay attention to the smallest of details and never lose sight of the big picture. They are communicative, responsive and organized - we never felt out of the loop and learned so much from them along the way. When issues popped up, they managed them beautifully. In the end, they delivered a finished project we are so incredibly proud of at a budget we were comfortable with - ahead of schedule. And, they are wonderful people - we enjoyed working with them so much!"
"Edit Design Build added a dormer to my 1-1/2 story South Minneapolis home. The new space houses a bathroom, linen closet and laundry room adjacent to the master bedroom. Zoe & Ryan were fabulous to work with from beginning to end. They carefully listened to my wish list and thoughtfully designed a beautiful and usable space, while staying within my budget. They adhere to the highest quality standards - from the initial engineering plans to the final inspection. I was provided with a realistic, detailed timeline in addition to weekly updates. All deadlines were met. While living in a construction zone has its challenges, the workers were polite, friendly, and I was comfortable having them in my home. The job site and surrounding areas were cleaned up daily. Zoe & Ryan provided clear communication throughout the project. They responded quickly to questions. Even when the job was complete, Ryan continued to follow up on the smallest details, making sure everything was perfect. My finished space beautifully reflects the personality of my 1930's home while also providing luxurious, modern features. I feel like I'm on vacation in my own home."
amy & rick
"We found Zoe and Ryan to be engaging, full of great ideas and incredibly fastidious. After the design phase was finished, they gave us a chart with expected finish date and what would be happening each week of the project. We were especially impressed with the workmanship of their subcontractors. The tile and marble installers were unbelievably talented. We have worked with many contractors and designers over the years, none have been as easy-to-work with, detail-oriented, and responsive as Edit Design Build Studio."
Lacey & Scott
"We worked with Edit on our 1920's South Minneapolis bungalow basement and were very satisfied with the process and the result. Ryan and Zoe had great ideas about how to overcome the project challenges and get us the space we needed. They guided the design process in a very interactive way, making changes on a laptop and producing fresh renderings on the fly to explore different options. They identified many places where we could spend more or less money for additional features or different quality finishes, etc. Once the project began they provided a very detailed schedule of who would do what and when. I could go on, but I'll just sum up saying that working with Edit was a pleasure and we have recommended them to others in our neighborhood who were thinking of renovating their homes."
Jennifer & Jason
"Talented + Rigorous! Ryan and Zoe are a dedicated and smart team. They work thoughtfully and collaboratively with clients and are careful and meticulous during the construction process. We are thrilled with our beautiful new bathroom, mudroom and laundry room and enjoyed the design and construction of our project from start to finish."
frieda & susie
"We wanted our small bathroom modernized and in violation of the "architectural integrity" of our old house, something sleek, safe for our old age, airy, and serviceable. Edit listened carefully, shared their ideas, came up with designs that were easy to understand, made their suggestions, and suggested things we hadn't known were possible. It's beautiful (airy, seemingly more spacious) and practical."
Elizabeth & rob
st. Anthony west, minneapolis
"My first bathroom remodel experience was wonderful and I'm so thankful we were able to work with Edit! Edit took our feedback and came back with a plan that aligned with our expectations and budget. They started and completed the project on time. We also enjoyed some of their suggestions that were really great decisions in the long run. We would definitely work with Edit again and appreciated their professionalism!"
Michelle & Jim
"We had a wonderful experience with Edit. Right from the start Ryan and Zoe gave us the feeling they really wanted to work with us, something we didn't get from the other firms we interviewed. We initially had a rough idea of what we wanted to do and Edit really had great design ideas to pull everything together. During the construction phase of the project, everything progressed on time and as expected. Once we had everything torn down, we did find a couple issues that required additional work and cost but the necessity of the changes was explained to us immediately and carefully. The project wrapped up on time and we love the new space."
Mary & Brian
"Zoe and Ryan were absolutely fantastic. After meeting with several contractors we found them to be the most enthusiastic about our project and the most creative in terms of using each and every bit of space in our tiny little kitchen. The new version of our kitchen is better than we could have imagined and it fits so well with the 1919 design of our home that it seems it's always been the way it is now - only it's new, and better and beautiful. We highly recommend them as they are so positive and genuine that there's never a care or concern about timing, materials or cost. An absolutely fantastic experience!"
Mary & Chris
"I highly recommend Edit Design Build Studio! We talked to a few builders before we first talked with Edit Design Build Studio. The builders didn't seem to have a vision for us and our space. They left us feeling confused and uncertain. However, when we talked to Edit, they gave us the important information we needed right away. They also told us what we could expect with the budget we offered them. They helped us understand the whole process and took away our confusion. Not only that, but they also took the time to understand us as a couple and a family so we could get the absolute most out of the space we were adding/remodeling within the budget we had. I am so glad we went with a design/build team instead of just a builder. It was amazing to have a team on our side who stayed with us through the whole process. Edit did a great job keeping to schedule and budget. They were always very open and honest with us about the budget. They let us know right away when something wasn't in our budget. And when there might be some question about the pricing of something, they made sure to give us several options and the prices of all of them, so we could choose the one that made the most sense for us. At the end of the project, we stayed within our budget and there were no surprises. As for our project's schedule, we knew when it was going to start, when each part of the project was going to be done, and when it was going to be finished. Edit always kept us up to date on what was going to happen the next day and the next week. If anything was going to be delayed, they let us know right away. This made it much easier to live with the on-going construction."
chad & Jude
Mac groveland, st. paul
"We've worked with a number of contractors in the past, and you are the most responsive, most detail-oriented, most reliable, most trustworthy, most clean, and frankly, most fun ones we've seen. We really appreciated how you listened to our preferences and created a beautiful vision for the exterior of our home. You carried out the plan in a way that was totally transparent to us and didn't disrupt our lives at all. I've never had renovations go this smoothly. If you are in the Twin Cities and need interior or exterior work done, I can't recommend them highly enough. Love 'em."
betsy & Beth
Mac groveland, st. paul
"Edit is without peer in the business. They have the eye of a great designer/architect, the sensitivity of a restorer and a work ethic and intelligence that exceeds any of the contractors who preceded them. Edit has good subcontractors and communicates well with them. In turn, they said they truly enjoyed working with Edit. I never have before encountered a project completion which didn't have a substantial punch list of issues that need attention. In this project, I couldn't find anything amiss, and I'm quite particular. I can recommend Edit Design Build Studio without reservations. I already am dreaming of the next project I can do with them. Ryan and Zoe, with backgrounds in architecture, restoration and remodeling, have hit the trifecta. I'd worked with several other remodelers prior to hiring them, but now never would consider working with anyone else. They listen. They're creative. They're respectful. They're fastidious. They're conscientious. Every penny is worth it."
Kate & jeremy
"We knew we wanted Edit Design Build to help see our construction dreams become a reality after our first phone call. Edit Design Build was so excited about our ideas and very straightforward with how a project like that would look. Our build involved a music studio that had specific acoustic challenges and Edit Design Build was so accommodating with our wishes and really went the extra mile to research what products were out there for us. Not only were they so family (and dog!) friendly about the project, but they were so great with recommendations and seemingly could get inside our heads and bring our ideas to life. Edit Design Build was the perfect blend of professionalism, friendliness, knowledge, and hard work that we wanted. We would highly recommend them for any project ideas you have!"
Stacy & todd
"The process could not have been easier and Ryan and Zoe are wonderful to work with. They are honest, responsive, and delivered exactly what they said they would, and on time. Everything was very transparent and they were always willing to answer any questions and go the extra mile. The new space looks like it was built with the original house."
mark & Carlos
linden hills, minneapolis
"The remodel was flawlessly executed. Their work was detailed and they really listened to what we wanted. I trusted the team and ended up loving what they designed better than what I originally asked for. The project was completed exactly as outlined and on budget. You can expect responses within hours...the communication is great. We love the new space and couldn't be happier."
holly & Paul
cottage grove, minnesota
"Edit completed two projects for us, including a full lower level renovation, both projects were completed beyond our expectations and on time and budget. Ryan and Zoe were great to work with at all steps of our renovation. They really listened to our requirements and constraints for the upgrades to our spaces and worked to devise a design we never would have thought of on our own. They found vendors and specialized contractors to provide the best, most cost-effective services and components. They managed and supervised the work of a wide variety of tradespeople with minimal interference, mess, and time on our part. We didn't have to worry about a thing - Zoe and Ryan were our true advocates throughout the entire project. We just love the new spaces and are so happy with the way they ran the project for us."
Stevens square, minneapolis
"Just wanted to say what a positive impact Ryan and Zoe have had on my life by being so amazingly good at what they do. I love the level of trust that I have in them -- it means so much to me that I can just be gone and have my place so wonderful looking when I return!"
matt & janna
Battle Creek, St. Paul
"We knew our complete basement renovation wouldn’t be simple but Ryan and Zoe made it as easy as possible covering everything from design alternatives to permits to construction to inspection. Their unique and artistic design sense and experiences with older homes really helped us get the most efficiency out of our relatively small basement space. Thanks to their insight, prompt communication, and superb craftsmanship, we now have a great family room, bathroom, master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet, and baby room!"
"Zoe and Ryan were amazing to work with, and I now have a beautiful, efficient, and fully updated kitchen which compliments my older home. My project was finished on time and within budget, which is nearly unheard of. Edit does great work. You won't be disappointed with the end product!"
Cassidy & Angie
phalen, St. Paul
"We had a bathroom that needed to be brought out of the 80s. Zoe and Ryan were inspirational, and helped us come up with a great design that made the most of our space. They helped us make the right decisions, and we love the finished product! Every day we get to enjoy the beautiful result."