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Refined from the start.

At Refined Homes®, we specialize in building custom homes and home additions that suit your lifestyle and preferences. Whether you need more space, more comfort, or more functionality, we can design and construct your dream home from scratch. For home additions, we take careful consideration of the details and period of your home. For both, we listen to your needs and vision and collaborate with you every step of the way. Our reputation for excellence and quality is backed by trusted trade partners who share our high standards. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Let Refined Homes help build your dream.

Home Construction

Building a home is a big and exciting project, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. Refined Homes is here to manage the process and ensure quality results. 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, consider some of the features Refined Homes is implementing with current clients:

  • Energy efficiency: Many homeowners are looking for ways to save money and reduce their environmental impact by choosing homes that use less energy and resources. Some of the features that make a home more energy-efficient include solar panels, smart thermostats, LED lighting, high-performance windows, insulation, and appliances.
  • Combining building materials: Another trend is to mix and match different types of building materials to create a unique and diverse look. For example, some homeowners combine brick, stone, wood, metal, and glass to create a modern and eclectic style.
  • Multi-functional spaces: With more people working from home, there is a demand for spaces that can serve multiple purposes. For example, some homeowners create home offices that can also be used as guest rooms, playrooms, or hobby areas. Or they design kitchens that can also function as dining rooms, living rooms, or entertainment centers.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows: To maximize natural light and views, many homeowners choose to install large windows that span from the floor to the ceiling. This creates a sense of openness and connection to the outdoors. It also enhances the aesthetic appeal and value of the home.
  • Casual collected look: In terms of style, many homeowners prefer a more casual and layered look that reflects their personality and tastes. This involves using softer, lighter paint colors, raw wood tones, and a mix of cabinet fronts and styles. The result is a cozy and inviting space that looks put together over time.
  • Outdoor living: Another way to connect with nature and enjoy more space is to create outdoor living areas that extend indoor comfort and functionality. Some of the features that make outdoor living more appealing include fire pits, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, decks, patios, pools, and gardens.

Home Additions

Do you already love your neighborhood friends, amenities, and schools but need more space? Increase your home’s value while avoiding the stress and expense of moving, and create a new home addition or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with Refined Homes. We’ll build an addition or ADU with the same character, integrity, and detail in your existing home. 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. Imagine how a specialized space can build on the strengths and values of your family.
  • Looking for a larger and more functional kitchen with more storage and appliances? 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 an owner’s suite. Complete it with all the details: bathroom, walk-in closet, seating area.
  • Accommodate aging parents or even adult children under one roof. Creating multigenerational dwellings for the expanded family is becoming increasingly popular.


Excavation, concrete, framing, drywall, paint—from below ground to the roof, Refined Homes takes great care in selecting our trade partners. 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



Our award-winning team works closely with you throughout the whole process to learn about your home’s story and your dreams for remodeling. See Remodels



Refined Homes founders Tricia and Ian Wiitanen, personally focus on each project to provide superior craftsmanship and customer care. Discover Our Approach

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