FAQs

What’s the first step?

Let’s discuss your project over a cup of coffee at your house. This conversation allows us to get to know each other, set expectations and assure we find the right solutions for you. Every project is unique based on the client and their existing home. We’d like to discuss your goals, budgets, and any other features or things you’d like to consider. We believe this is an essential step to determine if this is a good fit for both of us so this initial consultation is at no charge to you.

How long does the process take?

A typical design + build project can take anywhere from a few weeks to about a year depending on the size of the project. This timeframe includes design, selections, permits, and construction. We’ll work with you to determine a realistic timeframe based on your specific situation.

Would you consult on a home we’d like to purchase?

We’d be happy to look at any potential homes with you to discuss what we could do to make it fit your lifestyle and goals.

Will I need to find an architect?

No. That’s the advantage with the design + build process with Refined Renovations. We offer a single source for design, architecture, and construction. This makes for a more efficient process, and happier customers.

Do I have to find my own contractor?

No. It’s not necessary. Because we are taking care of everything from the design to the construction, you can focus on other things. Everything you see pictured are projects our craftsmen built.

How much will it cost to remodel?

People often ask for a “ball park estimate.” But because the size and scope of a project can vary greatly, it’s hard for us to give any kind of realistic estimate without discussing things like your goals, existing home, and parameters of design. We believe this is the most responsible and honest way to provide a range of costs. We’re not going to be the most expensive. But if you’re shopping around strictly based on price only then we may not be the best fit for you. Our goal is to deliver high-quality products, installed by the most contentious craftsmen, priced responsibly.

For the latest data about general costs for remodeling from Remodeling Magazine, as well as the typical return on investment, click here.

What types of payment options do you offer?

Because no two projects or situations are the same, this question is easiest answered at our first meeting. This will allow us to get to know a little more about you, the scale of your project, and your financial options. Whether you secure financing through one of our banking partners using a home equity loan or draw from your liquid reserves, we’ll work together to find an option that best fits you.

What areas do you service?

We offer design + build services, primarily, throughout southeastern Wisconsin but will consider projects outside that area depending on the scope and logistics. We are always looking for the right projects and have been asked to remodel everywhere from the Green Bay area, Greater Chicago, Michigan, Atlanta and New York.