Collaboration Designed To Suit Your Needs

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - June 26, 2024

Designing a project that suits you and your family’s personality is a collaborative effort between you and the Refined Homes team. During the design stage, you’ll spend time with our designer developing the style of your new space.

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Ground Breaking. Explore Our Newest Custom Home.

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - June 5, 2024

See our newest custom-built home in St. Paul, designed for a long-time client who entrusted us with their dream home.

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A Refined Approach Elevates Your Experience

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - April 24, 2024

After 21 years of building and remodeling, we’ve developed The Refined Approach to ensure the best possible discovery, design, and construction for each unique project.

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Refined Lighting For Any Task

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - March 22, 2024

Proper lighting is crucial for performing specific tasks while creating comfort around the home. From food preparation to makeup application and walking upstairs to taking out trash, here’s why it’s essential to consider integrating task lighting into your remodel plans: Improved Functionality: Task lighting provides focused illumination over countertops, sinks, and workspaces. It enhances visibility…

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Kitchen Daydreams

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - March 15, 2024

Make Your Kitchen Dreams a Reality Transform your kitchen into a haven where you enjoy everyday dinners, birthday bashes, summer grilling, and all those in-between moments. With a kitchen designed for how they want to live, Refined Homes is honored to be a part of creating this family’s perfect home. It fills our hearts with…

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Refined Homes Contractor of the Year Award 2023

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - November 20, 2023

Nov. 9, 2023 — The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI’s) Minnesota Chapter has honored Refined Homes with a Contractor of the Year award in the category of “Residential Detached Structure” for their construction of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU.) The annual award recognizes that a company has demonstrated excellence in the following criteria:…

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NARI Member of the Year

Refined Homes’ Tricia Wiitanen is named 2020 NARI Member of the Year

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - November 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020 — The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI’s) Minnesota Chapter has named Refined Home’s Tricia Wiitanen its 2020 NARI Member of the Year. The annual award recognizes the member who has shown outstanding dedication, maintained a high level of involvement, and created a positive impact within the association. NARI said Tricia has…

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Love Wins at Mac-Groveland Remodel

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - November 9, 2020

This project was Refined Home’s answer to HGTV’s popular  Love it or List it show. Spoiler alert – Love wins. As Paul and Jenny’s family grew, they knew they would need to remodel their beloved 1915 St. Paul home or move. With Refined Homes’ help they were able to adapt the house to their lifestyles…

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The Refined Homes Experience

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - November 3, 2020

When choosing a contractor, there’s nothing better than to consult someone who has been down the road before. Paul and Jenny have hired Refined Homes to design and build multiple remodeling projects in their St. Paul home. Paul shares his experience here, in his own words, to shed light on your remodeling path. We initially…

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Why Old House Remodels Cost More

By Tricia Lahti Wiitanen - August 7, 2020

Remodeling costs more than new construction per square foot. And it usually is more expensive to remodel an older urban house than a newer suburban one with comparable features and materials. If you own a classic 1920s era home in St. Paul, expect to spend a bit more to remodel the kitchen or bath or…

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