Refine the home of your dreams.

Do you dream of a home that reflects your personality and lifestyle? Whether you desire remodeling or custom home building in St. Paul, Refined Homes® can make your dream come true. We’re more than just builders and remodelers; Refined Homes founders Tricia and Ian are your partners in creating a home you’ll love and enjoy for years. We listen to your needs and vision while delivering stunning results with quality and craftsmanship. Our stellar reputation, long list of happy clients, and collaboration with the best local contractors in St. Paul make your dream a reality. Don’t wait any longer—contact Tricia and Ian at Refined Homes today to realize your dream.


Refined Homes takes pride in the meticulous process of custom home building in St. Paul. Our attention to detail and partnership with local contractors ensures that building your dream home is exciting and rewarding. Let’s Build Yours 


Our award-winning team specializes in remodeling and custom home building in St. Paul. We work closely with you to understand your home’s story and your dreams for remodeling. See Remodels



Refined Homes founders Tricia and Ian Wiitanen personally focus on each project, providing superior craftsmanship and customer care for remodeling and custom home building in St. Paul. Discover Our Approach

Refined home construction

Custom Home Builder St Paul

From your vision and budget through the final walk-through, Tricia and Ian take a hands-on approach to be with you every step of the way. If you’re currently thinking about new home construction in St. Paul, consider some of the features Refined Homes is implementing with current clients:

  • Save money and reduce environmental impact by building homes that use less energy and resources.
  • Create a unique and diverse look by mixing and matching different types of building materials.
  • Spaces that can serve multiple purposes to accommodate people working from home or spending more time indoors.
  • More natural light and maximized views create a sense of openness and connection to the outdoors.
  • Softer, lighter paint colors, raw wood tones, and a mix of cabinet fronts and styles create a cozy, inviting space that stands the test of time.
  • Outdoor living areas that extend indoor comfort and functionality.

Refined home Additions

Porch with balcony addition

Increase your home’s value while avoiding the stress and expense of moving with room additions in St. Paul. Talk to Tricia and Ian today about these popular home additions:

  • Create more room for your family, entertainment, or home office with a living space addition.
  • Specialized spaces for music, art, games, or fitness have grown in popularity.
  • Consider adding a whole new kitchen and converting the old kitchen into a living area with a wet bar, laundry, or bathroom.
  • Privacy, comfort, and retreat can come to life with the addition of a master suite.
  • Creating multigenerational dwellings for expanded families is becoming increasingly popular.

Refined Kitchens

Kitchen Remodel Brass faucet with glass white cabinets

Safety, accessibility, storage, workspaces, refrigeration capacity, and even ventilation—we address obstacles in the kitchen while reflecting your style and needs with these modern conveniences:

  • Maximized light creates a more welcoming and seemingly larger kitchen.
  • More surface area, seating, and storage with a multifunctional island.
  • Add warmth and charm to your kitchen with wood cabinets.
  • Explore different materials, such as tile, marble, or slab, to create a stunning focal point behind your sink or stove with a feature backsplash.
  • Decrease cooking odors and smoke with an integrated range hood.
  • Maintain character and add richness with mixed metals.
  • Stay organized with specialized storage.
  • Make your kitchen more stylish and inviting with large or unique light fixtures over your island or dining table.
  • Technology in your kitchen to make cooking and cleaning easier and more convenient.
  • Delight guests with a dedicated beverage refrigeration or wine cooler.

Refined Bathrooms

Remodel Bathroom with double vanity and tile

Face it, nobody really likes a “vintage” bathroom. Refined Homes showcases creativity and quality craftsmanship while delivering comfort, safety, and style in the bathroom:

  • A layered approach to lighting can create different moods and effects in your bathroom.
  • More warmth and coziness with heated floors.
  • Make it convenient to grab a fresh towel or store extra toiletries with increased storage.
  • Keep your countertop clutter-free with innovative in-drawer outlets.
  • Make it spa-like with a knockout backsplash.
  • Make your shower modern and bright with a glass shower enclosure.
  • Added safety and accessibility with an elegant curb-free shower, wide bathroom door, lever handles, and knobs.
  • Create an elegant, sophisticated, and spa-like atmosphere with a pedestal bathtub.

Refined living spaces

Award-winning basement remodel

Whether you’d like to create a cozy family room, a stylish entertainment area, a functional home office, or a relaxing sunroom, we design and build custom living spaces in St. Paul to suit your unique lifestyle needs:

  • Multifunctional use and decreased clutter with custom built-ins.
  • Upgraded heating options for those Minnesota winters.
  • Let more natural light in.
  • Create a healthier home.
  • Updated and structured wiring.
  • Automate your sanctuary and choose the products that fit, help, and secure your home’s inhabitants.

Refined Homes strives to keep modern conveniences on budget while maintaining the character of your home.

Refined Foundations


Refined Homes provides a wide range of structural restoration services in St. Paul tailored to the specific needs of older homes. Our skilled team utilizes advanced techniques while respecting historical architecture to deliver exceptional results. Our structural restoration services are not tied to insurance claims, giving you the flexibility to customize solutions according to your requirements without the limitations of insurance claims.


Refined Homes takes great care in selecting our trade partners for excavation, concrete, framing, drywall, and paint—from below ground to the roof. For remodeling and Custom Home Building in St. Paul, we select partners who align with our values of respect, extraordinary service, exceptional skill, and history of success. These long-term partnerships ensure our projects stay on track with open communication and priority scheduling:

  • Concrete: poured foundations, foundations, underpinning, flat work
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Custom glass
  • Design
  • Drywall hanging & taping
  • Electrical
  • Elevator install
  • Finish carpentry
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring
  • Framing: house, interior remodels, deck
  • Garage door
  • Glass, shower & mirror
  • HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Plumbing & plumbing supply
  • Roofing
  • Solar panels
  • Stucco: repair, tie-in for remodeling, new construction
  • Tile setting
  • Wallpaper hanging
Just ask our clients about our service and craftsmanship:

I really appreciated the additional time I was given to evolve through the process. Input along the way brought me to the best possible outcome.

-Customer Feedback via Survey Monkey

Excellent service! I loved being able to discuss large and small projects for my home for different options. Exceptional quality of work. I hired Refined Homes at least 3 times each year over a 5 year period and was extremely pleased with the work, outcome and communication. If you have a home project, please call Refined Homes! You will not be disappointed!

-Anna R., Bloomington, MN 

Everything went great and we appreciate the personal attention and commitment to the agreed upon timeline. Our kitchen update looks fantastic.

-Customer Feedback via Survey Monkey

We have nothing but great things to say! We hired Refined Homes to do a complete basement overhaul and are so happy with the outcome! We had a unique structural component that we debated about dealing with due to cost. But we are so happy we went for it, adding an entire bedroom with a closet and egress window. Our home feels so much bigger with the finished space. The work quality is fantastic! Ian and Tricia were true professionals throughout the entire process and the nicest people to work with. All of the subcontracts they used were just as great. They did a great job cleaning up after their day; we always knew where things were at with orders and timelines, and they were quick to respond and explain any questions we had. You will not be disappointed with Refined Homes!

Not only were the contractors respectful and courteous, all of the subcontractors were as well. If I had more projects, I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.

-Customer Feedback via Survey Monkey


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