Remodel and refine.

At Refined Homes®, we specialize in remodeling older homes for families who want the benefits of suburban amenities in their urban homes.  Projects include designing and building custom kitchens, owner's suites, basements, bathrooms, and other living spaces. Whether you need more space, more comfort, or more functionality, we can design and refine your house to make it your dream home. No matter the project, we listen to your needs and vision while collaborating with you every step of the way. We have a reputation for excellence and quality, and we only work with trusted trade partners who share our high standards. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Remodel your dream home with Refined Homes.

Kitchens

Refined Homes starts by gathering insights on how you’d like to use your kitchen, and then our award-winning team suggests solutions based on your ideal uses and insights. Safety, accessibility, storage, workspaces, refrigeration capacity, and even ventilation—we address obstacles, while reflecting your style and needs with these modern conveniences:

  • Welcoming, spacious kitchens with maximized light. Consider windows, skylights, custom lighting, and light hues to enhance the natural AND artificial light in your kitchen.
  • More surface area, seating, and storage with a multifunctional island. It can also serve as a dining and entertainment area, especially if you have a large open-plan space.
  • Add warmth and charm to your kitchen with wood cabinets. They are also durable and versatile, as you can choose from different types of wood, finishes, and hardware to customize your look.
  • Add personality, protection, and style with a feature backsplash. Explore different materials, such as tile, marble, or slab, to create a stunning focal point behind your sink or stove.
  • Decrease cooking odors and smoke with an integrated range hood: Blend style and function with your cabinetry and create a sleek and minimal look—or masterpiece sure to create a conversation.
  • Keep the character and add richness with mixed metals. Consider different finishes, like gold and bronze, for your faucets, hardware, lighting, and appliances.
  • Stay organized with specialized storage. Custom cabinets, deep drawers, dividers, and inserts can help you organize your kitchen items and maximize your storage space. The possibilities are endless in styles and options.
  • Make a statement with light fixtures. Adding a large or unique light fixture over your island or dining table can make your kitchen more stylish and inviting. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and designs for your statement light.
  • Incorporating technology into your kitchen can make your cooking and cleaning easier and more convenient. Now, technology like smart screens, fridges, ovens, and faucets can access recipes, track ingredients, save control settings, and save energy.
  • Add convenience for guests with beverage centers ready to make coffee, tea, or sparkling water at the push of a button. Dedicated beverage refrigeration or wine coolers are popular additions—especially if you’re locked into a small footprint for your refrigerator.
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Bathrooms

We know style matters, but function, comfort, and safety are equally important as clean lines, updated fixtures, and proper lighting. Face it, nobody really likes a “vintage” bathroom. Refined Homes showcases creativity and quality craftsmanship while delivering comfort, safety, and style in the bathroom:

  • Make a dramatic difference with the right lighting. A layered approach to lighting can create different moods and effects in your bathroom. You can use overhead lights, accent lights, decorative lights, nightlights, skylights, and dimmer switches to adjust the brightness and ambiance of your
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  • More warmth and coziness with heated floors. Say goodbye to cold floors on your feet mornings. In-floor heating can also help prevent mold and mildew growth by reducing moisture on the floor.
  • Make it convenient to grab a fresh towel or store extra toiletries with increased storage. Look for efficiencies to add linen storage in the bathroom. Refined Homes looks for places to integrate linen storage within your vanity, or can craft a custom built-in.
  • Keep your countertop clutter-free with innovative in-drawer outlets. Not to mention, they keep gadgets safe from water damage. You can hide an outlet in a drawer or cabinet to plug in your hair dryer, electric toothbrush, razor, or other devices.
  • Make it spa-like with a knockout backsplash. A vanity backsplash can add drama and personality to your bathroom. Get inspired with patterned tile, marble, or other materials to create a stunning focal point that goes all the way to the ceiling.
  • Make your shower modern and bright with a glass shower enclosure. This feature can make your bathroom look more spacious and modern while allowing more natural light to enter your shower area and showcase your tile work. Customize it with different types of glass, such as clear, frosted, or textured.
  • Added safety and accessibility with an elegant curb-free shower, wide bathroom door, lever handles, and knobs. Plus, an adjustable hand shower and grab bar will make a shower or tub shower more versatile for aging family members and even pets.
  • Create an elegant, sophisticated, and spa-like atmosphere with a pedestal bathtub. These freestanding tubs rest on a pedestal or feet. Consider different shapes, sizes, and materials for your pedestal bathtub.

Living Spaces

Breathe new life into your living room or any other living space in your home. 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 to suit your unique lifestyle needs. Refined Homes showcases creativity and quality craftsmanship while delivering:

  • Welcoming, spacious kitchens with maximized light. Consider windows, skylights, custom lighting, and light hues to enhance the natural AND artificial light in your kitchen.
  • More surface area, seating, and storage with a multifunctional island. It can also serve as a dining and entertainment area, especially if you have a large open-plan space.
  • Add warmth and charm to your kitchen with wood cabinets. They are also durable and versatile, as you can choose from different types of wood, finishes, and hardware to customize your look.
  • Add personality, protection, and style with a feature backsplash. Explore different materials, such as tile, marble, or slab, to create a stunning focal point behind your sink or stove.
  • Decrease cooking odors and smoke with an integrated range hood: Blend style and function with your cabinetry and create a sleek and minimal look—or masterpiece sure to create a conversation.
  • Keep the character and add richness with mixed metals. Consider different finishes, like gold and bronze, for your faucets, hardware, lighting, and appliances.
  • Stay organized with specialized storage. Custom cabinets, deep drawers, dividers, and inserts can help you organize your kitchen items and maximize your storage space. The possibilities are endless in styles and options.
  • Make a statement with light fixtures. Adding a large or unique light fixture over your island or dining table can make your kitchen more stylish and inviting. Choose from different shapes, sizes, and designs for your statement light.
  • Incorporating technology into your kitchen can make your cooking and cleaning easier and more convenient. Now, technology like smart screens, fridges, ovens, and faucets can access recipes, track ingredients, save control settings, and save energy.
  • Add convenience for guests with beverage centers ready to make coffee, tea, or sparkling water at the push of a button. Dedicated beverage refrigeration or wine coolers are popular additions—especially if you’re locked into a small footprint for your refrigerator.
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REFINED HOMES IS DEDICATED TO LOCAL TRADES PEOPLE

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:
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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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BUILD IT

Refined Homes takes pride in process, meticulous attention to detail, and working with trade partners who are closely aligned with our mission to make building your dream home exciting and rewarding. Let’s Build Yours 

THE REFINED APPROACH

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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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