Hyndie and Dave for Refined Renovations

“We hired Refined Renovations to remodel our kitchen/ first floor and loved the end result almost as much as the experience of remodeling with them. From the first time we met Matthew Jahns, there was commonality of purpose; a genuine feeling that our project was as important to him as it was to us. Matthew and his team are true professionals. We appreciated their knowledge and expertise in remodeling and finding innovative solutions and ideas. They listened extensively to our wants and needs, how our family uses the spaces, and even allowed us to dream a little. They came up with an excellent design that we never would’ve thought of on our own, one that solved some real frustrating issues with our home. The end result exceeded our expectations on every level.

Our project was large, with lots of details and intricacies that had to be managed and planned for, but they made sure we stayed on track. They made the process enjoyable and pulled together the whole look we were going for. We went into our project with a definite timeline as our son was getting married. Our house needed to be ready for many house guests and celebrations. Happily, the project was even completed a few days before they estimated and was enjoyed by many, especially our family!

All of their employees and trades-people were so professional, making sure we understood our options, as well as being kind, respectful and excellent people to have in our home. When we had questions or concerns, they were prompt and responsive and answered them completely and honestly. They always go above and beyond, concerned that whatever was done, was done with highest level of quality and satisfaction. It was like they were working on their own home! They wanted the best for us. We actually miss having them around! Our renovated space is now a dream come true. We can’t wait to use them again on our next project and would highly recommend them.”

Joan for Refined Renovations

I contracted with Refined Renovations for design and GC for a complete renovation of my kitchen. I have a 1924 bungalow in Washington Heights and have been doing a project every couple of years. This is one of the best experiences I’ve had starting with an inspired design from the architect, and a quick and easy demolition followed by an efficient build-out over about a 9 week period. The foreman and entire crew were friendly, professional, respectful, responsive, and just plain good people. I was sorry to say good-bye at the end of the project. I love my new kitchen and highly recommend Refined Renovations if you are considering a remodel.

Greg & Gretchen for Refined Renovations

When deciding upon what company to use to remodel our mid 80s colonial kitchen/first floor we utilized the Milwaukee NARI Remodeling Tour of Homes in order to view the work of potential contractors. This is where we met Matt Jahns and his team at Refined Renovations. Instantly, we fell in love with his sophisticated yet simple, elegant style and felt at ease with his honest, straightforward view of how he approaches each project.

The number of times we’ve heard the contractor horror stories of ballooning budgets and over extended timelines made us weary of beginning such a large project (we were planning to live through the main floor remodel by setting up a temporary kitchen is our basement). We were pleased by the detailed project timeline given to us prior to the start of the remodel, and even more overjoyed when those dates were actually held firm and in some cases completed several days early and on budget! Matt’s communication throughout the process and his ability to set expectations up front are a valuable and unique part of the remodel process.

In addition, the subcontractors used for each of the trades (we had contact with electrical, plumbing, rough and finish carpenters, hardwood floor installers and finishers, tile and cabinetry) were extremely professional and respectful of our time and home. Being able to trust that variety of people coming in and out of our house every day gave us great piece of mind through the project.

The time Matt spends with his clients is also extremely unique. He was with us every step of the way in the design and selection process and used extremely high quality vendors for each of the materials used in the project.

We could not be more emphatic of our endorsement of Matt and the entire team at Refined Renovations. We are so pleased with the result of our first project with them that we are in the early stages of discussing our master bathroom remodel to take place next winter!

Barb & Rick for Refined Renovations

Remodeling our kitchen, half bath and utility room was an enjoyable experience. Yes, I said enjoyable!

I took a great deal of time to research and develop a list of everything I wanted in my new kitchen. I love to cook, so my priority for my new kitchen was function, without sacrificing aesthetics. Once I knew what I desired in my remodel, I thoroughly researched to find the right person to deliver this kitchen of my dreams. I found that in Matt and his team at Refined Renovations. Matt has an excellent sense of style, is detail orientated, and easy to work with. Since Matt cooks, he understands how a kitchen should function. His knowledge of the design and construction process made every step of the remodeling process stress free. His team and his resources are equally as helpful, qualified and congenial.

Most important, my remodel was completed with no problems and on time. Thanks to Matt, I was able to cook and serve Christmas dinner for a large family gathering in my brand new kitchen. It was a great celebration!

Lecia & Ben for Refined Renovations

We chose Matt Jahns and Refined Renovations to work on our complete house remodel (both exterior and interior) because, from day one, he listened to what we wanted and added his own ideas to get us all of that and more. He and all of the professionals he had us work with on the project with were incredibly creative and talented. The project was difficult – it involved turning a ranch style home with outdated design features into a prairie style home with contemporary design features. Matt and his team were definitely up to the challenge. Our neighbors are constantly commenting on what a great job Matt’s team did, saying that they can’t even tell it was a remodel. Friend and neighbors immediately recognize that Matt and his team had great design taste and execution. We are very happy with the result and would not hesitate to recommend Matt on any remodel project.

Sandy & Matt for Refined Renovations

We selected Matt Jahns and Refined Renovations from three contractors we bid our project to and interviewed for a significant remodel and renovation. All the sub-contractors did high quality work and were respectful and considerate. These were all very important to our family of four (plus one old dog) who lived in the house during the project. Matt was very present during the entire process and assisted us in all aspects. We highly recommend Matt and Refined Renovations.

Pat & Synara

When we purchased our home five years ago we were highly impressed with the recently remodeled kitchen completed by Refined Renovations.  We live in an older historic home and loved how the new blended in with the old.  We have subsequently done three projects with Matt Jahns and the Refined Renovations team over the last four years including an attic playroom, master bath remodel and a basement pub and bathroom.  We could not be more pleased with the results.  Matt listened to our needs and based the designs to meet those needs.  We appreciated how detailed the project plan was in breaking out what was needed and the cost of each component and Matt’s ability to stick to the timeline.  The sub-contractors were highly skilled, timely, professional, friendly and willing to put up with some inquisitive children.  When things aren’t quite right, Matt is quick to address and find a solution.  We keep coming back to Refined Renovations because of Matt’s great sense for design and his ability to add the little touches to the project that move them from good to great.  We highly recommend Matt Jahns and Refined Renovations and are happy to speak with prospective clients.

Susan & Bruce

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Matt and Refined Renovations on our large-scale remodel!  From the design process through project completion, Matt was nothing but professional, thoughtful, creative, honest and responsible.  He’s truly an artist. We were very comfortable with the crew during all phases of the process.  As with all projects, there were a few unexpected challenges, but these were met with timely and creative resolutions and handled with the utmost of integrity.

We would unconditionally recommend Matt and Refined Renovations and look forward to working with them again in the future.



Matt and Refined Renovations has done 3 projects for us in the past 9 years. We have been completely satisfied with the outcome of each. The professionalism of the workers, the quality of the products used, the clean up during and after the work and of course, the finished result, was what made us always come back to Refined Renovations whenever we had another project in mind.


After interviewing several contractors, we chose Refined Renovations because of the innovative approach to our multipurpose room. Matt Jahns kept the character of our home in mind when recommending materials and ideas for details. He was always available to address any concerns that we had and always kept us informed on every phase of the project. Matt and his staff of experienced craftsmen were careful, courteous, friendly, and hard working. We were so pleased with the outcome of our initial project that we also had Refined Renovations do a bathroom and an outdoor deck. We do not hesitate to recommend Refined Renovations to anyone.