Custom perfection for every project.


Refined Home Construction

City lot? No problem. We just crane bonus trusses from the street over obstacles and structures to build in the perfect spot.

Custom Home:

Highland Park

St. Paul, MN

This custom-built home in St. Paul was designed for a long-time client who entrusted us with their dream home. The modern home features aging-in-place amenities like an elevator, grab bars, and a dedicated area for a potential future home health aide, along with advanced upgrades such as solar panels, in-floor heating, and a car lift. Equipped with smart home technology, it offers a truly refined living space. Contact Tricia at Refined Homes to turn your dream home into a reality.

  • Repurposed building materials salvaged during deconstruction and teardown.
  • Universal design considerations for every room, including a curbless shower entry in the primary bathroom.
  • Frequent entertaining deserves multiple rooms for parties and at least two wet bars.
  • Automatic shades set to rise and lower at certain times of day for more privacy and comfort.
  • Heated bathroom floors for maximum comfort and usable square footage.
  • Hers and his bathrooms and an en suite for guests.
  • Smart lighting to illuminate when rooms are entered and darken when rooms are inactive.
  • Maximized garage space with a car lift.
  • Advanced home security with easy-to-use modes. With a touch of a button, vacation mode is activated, and the home always looks inhabited.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Mac Groveland, Saint Paul, MN

ADUs are a great way to add value to your property while maximizing every square foot of the property. Building an ADU is essentially building another house on the property, and has become increasingly popular in the Twin Cities. They can also be used as a convenient home office or workspace, a place for visitors from outside the area, or even as a source of passive income from rental units. ADUs can help conserve land and provide independence while supporting aging-in-place and multi-generational living.

  • This is not just a garage band garage. We’ve created a separate space from the family living area to work from home.
  • Separate stairs and walk-in entrance from street and yard.
  • Dedicated studio space with both kitchenette and bathroom. Suitable for renting.
  • Separate heating, cooling, and electricity from the main house.
  • Millwork, fixtures, tiles, and accents made to match and complement the main house.
  • 3-stall garage port on the main floor with high ceilings and loading doors to the backyard.


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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