Urban Lower Level

A connoisseur’s love for wine, the joy of entertaining, and a quickly-growing family necessitated the renovation of this Brookfield basement. Gutting and reframing created a spare bedroom, home gym, and general storage area. A full bath with access from both the bedroom and the common area boasts a generous shower and comfortable accommodations. The common area […]

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Mequon Lakeside Living

This Mequon home constantly plays host to weddings, parties, birthdays, and dinners. The large size did not compensate for an awkward layout that included redundant islands, an unneeded powder room, and a small mudroom entry. Large oak beams crosshatched the ceiling and made the ten-foot ceilings feel low. The light wood floors were old and […]

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Washington Highlands Playroom

This Washington Highland home has a rightful place on the register of historic homes. From the copper gutters to the leaded windows and miles of original woodwork, much of the history has ben reserved through the years. When our homeowners purchased the home, they loved the recently renovated kitchen and it’s combination of historical features […]

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Woodmoor Lane Carrara Kitchen

This couple met in Milwaukee’s Third Ward as young professionals.  A marriage and a baby later, they purchased her childhood home from her parents. They wanted their new Brookfield home to reflect the urban chic nature of their beloved neighborhood left behind, while accommodating large gatherings and a growing family. Carrara in the Kitchen New designs […]

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Whitefish Bay Addition

A ranch-style house in Whitefish Bay was home to a lively family of four. Quickly outgrowing the existing structure, the family approached Refined Renovations to design a second-story addition with master suite and additional office for mom. The remodel also included a complete redesign of the first floor living area, the mud room, the kids’ […]

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Wauwatosa Bungalow Addition

A cozy Wauwatosa bungalow was full of historical charm, leaving little room left over for living space. A second story home addition was created to increase the livable space while maintaining the historical nature of the home. New windows and functional skylights allow ample sunlight and fresh air to fill the new master suite and […]

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Wauwatosa Home Addition

This Wauwatosa home addition takes on major changes including a new kitchen remodel, a living area addition, new siding, and new second story details like a porch and a new master bedroom.

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Elm Grove Kitchen Remodel

This Elm Grove kitchen remodel project was a truly collaborative effort. Our clients had not yet bought the house when they asked us to walk through and provide feedback on possible updates. Previously owned by a family who had made little to no improvements, this home was ready for some care and attention. The dominating […]

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Washington Highlands Tiny Bathroom

A home in the historic Washington Highlands had loads of historic charm and a few spaces already renovated by Refined Renovations. An empty and cold basement space was next in line for improvement. The family together with Refined Renovations began to design a pub room inspired by travels in Europe. Convenience necessitated a bathroom on […]

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Washington Highlands Pub Room

The Washington Highlands contains historic and gorgeous homes and we’ve been lucky enough to do multiple projects for these historic residences. An extra basement room with great windows and a brick fireplace was the beginning of a pub room inspired by travels throughout Europe. Our clients requested a space for entertaining to be built within an […]

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Washington Highlands Kitchen

Created for a historic Washington Highlands home, this kitchen was designed and built by Refined Renovations for the home’s previous owners. When the current homeowners were searching for a Wauwatosa home, they fell in love with a rambling brick Tudor full of charm. Many of the rooms needed work, but the dark wood and marble kitchen was sleek […]

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Historic Highlands Bathroom

When our clients bought their home in the historic Highlands neighborhood, they knew it would need some work. It was important to the family that their builder respect the nature of the home, and recently renovated kitchen by our company proved we could meet this challenge. The necessary requirements of the new bath would need to be […]

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Upper River #2, River Hills

This Upper River bathroom remodel is one of two we completed for this well-known local artist. The existing baster bath was worn and dated with a tub that was no longer useful. Our new design showcases a great cylindrical shower with multiple showerheads. Abundant closet space was also seamlessly incorporated along with maple cabinetry that complimented […]

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Upper River #1, River Hills

This local artist trusted us with her two upper river bathroom remodels. Although space was limited, we found innovative ways to incorporate all the elements necessary to add a well-appointed guest bath. Starting completely from scratch, we redesigned the entire layout in order to maximize space. The new design showcased a stamped concrete floor paired […]

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Contemporary Tosa Basement Remodel

A busy and growing Tosa family needed additional space for their family and hoped to find it in their cold and awkward basement. They desired another bedroom, a bathroom, exercise room, space for the kids, and a sauna if the plan permitted. We aimed to design a layout for their basement remodel that followed a natural logic and that was […]

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Tosa Tudor, Wauwatosa

This super family had a nice Tudor in Wauwatosa and was looking to add a fourth bedroom for their growing crew. The third floor attic offered potential, but they were hesitant to alter the front elevation of the home. That meant that any changes made could only affect the back elevation. Mission accomplished! The new […]

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Van Buren City Loft

We were tasked with creating a condo space that was as beautiful as the Van Buren sixth floor views it featured. Created for a stylish couple with a passion for art, the condo needed to reflect the clients taste and lifestyle.  We removed the entirety of the kitchen and living area, as well as built in shelving […]

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Wood Crest Drive, Mequon

A big and beautiful home and a kitchen with distinctive cabinetry were the inspirations for this Mequon renovation. The homeowner loved the look of her existing oak cabinets, but the layout of the kitchen and den needed improvement. A small den addition, new windows with transoms, and a new patio door brings sunlight and grandeur […]

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Indian Ridge, Brookfield

An Indian Ridge home owned by a lively and active couple had seen decades of life, love and laughter. Baking, gardening, tennis, dancing and classic care restoration are some of the activities that fill the days of these fabulous now great-grandparents. The addition of a fourth generation prompted them to look to their home and […]

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Talbots Lane Chef’s Kitchen

Laundry Room and Kitchen Remodel Our clients built this home 26 years ago. The kitchen and dining area had become the gathering area of the house but had long been too small and ill-equipped for their entertaining needs. This homeowner is a regular contributor to Cook’s Illustrated and serves full, multi-coursed meals multiple times a week. […]

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Saxon Court Kitchen

The kitchen began as a cozy homage to Americana, but the owners felt it was time for a change. The layout was not efficient and the space was worn, tired, and dark. With directives such as creating current and highly functional spaces that are bright, cheery and grandchild friendly, they teamed up with Refined Renovations […]

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San Lucas Home Remodel

This family loved their neighborhood and schools, but their home was far too small for their needs. Choosing to remodel rather than go through the hassle of selling and buying new, they approached us. This whole home remodel turned their perfect location into the home of their dreams. An addition added almost 1,500 sq/ft of space […]

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Fox Point Kitchen

Overlooking lake Michigan, this grand estate on Lake Drive in Fox Point was in need of a kitchen renovation to live up to the grandeur of the home. Our goal in design was to utilize the space better rather than add to it. The completely new kitchen integrated the refrigerator and freezers, icemaker, and dry […]

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Jackson Park Blvd, Wauwatosa

This family loved their Jackson Park Blvd home but it was worn and in need of updating. The addition we created allowed for a beautiful new kitchen, mudroom, powder room and family room, as well as a new master suite and lower level theater room. The kitchen remodel design featured very organic selections, including granite […]

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Alta Vista Basement

A home in the historic Washington Highlands had a renovated basement space, but it was dated and dark. The potential was there, shown in an existing fireplace and many surprises uncovered during demolition. Orange shag carpet was removed to reveal a vintage Terrazzo floor, an unexpected treasure that was worked into the new design. Also […]

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