MA Peterson's RefreshRepair

RefreshRepair added new carpet, paint and lighting to refresh this master suite.

Giving smaller refreshing updates to our homeowner’s homes has always been a part of what MA Peterson does, but after noting that our current client base were the only ones taking advantage of this streamlined remodeling process, MA Peterson decided to introduce it the Twin Cities market in 2015, thus our RefreshRepair brand was created.  RefreshRepair focuses specifically on smaller home projects, with the experience of utilizing our 4 decades of experience coupled with a well-oiled RefreshRepair team that is designed to work efficiently and creatively for our homeowners to get this smaller job done with the craftsmanship and expert direction that MA Peterson is known for. You don’t always need a complete overhaul; sometimes something as simple and effective as a RefreshRepair from MA Peterson is exactly what you need. Since the launch, our team has been hard at work giving homeowners refreshing updates needed to update and utilize their everyday spaces.

RefreshRepair refinished hardwood floors, painted, and installed a sleek custom media wall.

RefreshRepair refinished hardwood floors, added fresh paint to the walls and cabinets, and added a coffer ceiling.

Small differences can bring significant changes not only to how your home is viewed, but how good you feel being able to call it your own. Maybe it’s a new kitchen counter, replacing windows, or updating a bathtub. MA Peterson offers RefreshRepair services as a simple and more timely solution to improving your home.

RefreshRepair replaced the floors and added a fresh coat of paint.

So how do our home RefreshRepair services differ from our Designbuild or Remodeling services? Here’s the scoop: RefreshRepair is more than just a simple, quick way to accomplish immediate fixes on your home. It’s a full-service offering that goes beyond addressing the effects of general wear-and-tear to bring you the dedicated customer service and experience-backed interior and exterior work MA Peterson is known for.

Sometimes, your home just needs a little refresh. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, refinished hardwood flooring, new siding, or just about any other project on your home to do list— small updates have the potential to completely transform a space.

Recent updates have been homeowners preparing their home for the market, while others have been making minor changes to their long-term homes or simply looking to add their mark on a newly purchased home. No matter the reason, MA Peterson’s RefreshRepair division has got you, the homeowner, covered.

Our team’s extensive knowledge and understanding of what can and should be done to effectively give you the refresh or the repair needed, is second to none. Should you need updates, roofing, or insurance work completed, you can be at peace with knowing your work will be efficiently completed with MA Peterson's years of experience to back it.

Whatever your vision may be, the experts at MA Peterson are ready and excited to bring your remodeling dream to life. If you would like to learn more about MA Peterson’s RefreshRepair, contact us regarding your future project and check out our website at

Eden Prairie Bearpath Golf Course Home Refreshment


Small changes can make a big difference.

In this RefreshRepair story, our Eden Prairie Bearpath homeowner was tired of their home’s outdated 90’s look. It was time for something new. Our homeowner reached out to MA Peterson in hopes of creating a better use of their open concept floor plan and making simple changes to update the space. The homeowner’s desired areas of improvement consisted of the living room, the kitchen, and the family room. MA Peterson teamed up with M. Gilbertson Design to give this home a beautiful remodel.

Before the renovation, the formal living room was rarely used. The ivory carpet in the living room was removed and replaced with dark hardwood floors to match the new flooring in the rooms nearby. The hope was to make the living room a more open space that would be used more often. A minor alteration was replacing the walkway opening into the kitchen, changing it to an arched opening to match the arch found in the main entrance as well as being consistent with the arched windows.

Additionally in the living room, MA Peterson also re-enameled the entire millwork and fireplace surround with a warmer tone to update the space. Fresh paint and new custom silk drapery, along with a more informal approach to the placement of the furniture, allowed for better flow and communication between the adjoining family room and kitchen.

With a newfound walkway into the kitchen, the difference in lighting and elegance doesn’t go unnoticed. The homeowner loved the existing kitchen’s highly functional and large layout, but the design was stuck in the 90s. Per the homeowner's request, the countertops were left untouched and the cabinets simply were updated from a light oak to white enamel. The kitchen island was given a modern, yet subtle, facelift with contrasting light gray walls that connected the TV wall in the adjacent family room.

A kitchen remodel wouldn’t be complete without new lighting. Fredrick Raymond pendants were brought in over the kitchen island with a warm silver leaf finish, which accented the silver leaf finish on the kitchen cabinet hardware. The kitchen table and chairs were refinished with a new custom finish, tying the warm tones together within the space. Dark gray barstools with silver nail heads were added to complement the gray enameled kitchen island, and also bring together the dark ceiling and drapery in the room.

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The ceiling in the adjoining family room and kitchen space was updated from a vaulted tray to a custom coffered beam ceiling, adding more of a dramatic and modern look. The ceiling was painted a dark stone to contrast the white-enameled beams to match the trim. The surrounding walls were painted light gray to add a subtle, yet noticeable, contrast to the refinished hardwood floors.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room, whose transformation was astonishing. Formerly, this room offered a fireplace that was rarely used, surrounded by a light oak built-in media center. With the wall as a focal point in the room, the media center clutter was less than desirable.

MA Peterson created the look and feel of having more open space by removing the media center and installing a custom-made entertainment wall, concealing the various wires and cords. Windows were added where the media center once stood, extending further down the wall and adding light to the space. The TV wall was painted a stormy gray to balance the color flow between the family room and kitchen cabinetry.

Bringing the continuity of colors together from one room to the next, adding custom details such as the arch and coffered beam ceiling created the open layout and comfortable entertaining space our homeowner was looking for. Sometimes, a space needs a simple Refresh and Repair to make it look new again, and that’s exactly what this homeowner did. That’s what MA Peterson’s RefreshRepair is all about -- small changes, big impact

8 Spring Home Maintenance Repairs


The snow is quickly melting and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to think of the to-do list for spring and summer. We’ve pulled together eight tips that will not only enhance the appearance of your home, but will add to the overall investment of your home.


1. Roof & Gutters

Check your roof for missing or cracked shingles or any other needing repair to avoid any future water damage. If your gutters are filled with leaves from the fall, now is the time to clear those gutters to prevent water backing up and spilling over near your home foundation.

2. Windows

While giving the windows a good cleaning to allow that warm sun to shine in, make sure you check for any chips or cracks, and that your screens are secured to keep the bugs out! Also check if any caulk needs replacing to avoid any water leaks (this goes for doors, too!). If your windows are old and needing repair, start budgeting for new energy-efficient windows to save with A/C costs this summer.

3. Paint, Stain & Siding

Winter weather can ice cause paint and stain on siding, trim or deck to peel. Siding paint and stain isn’t just for the appearance of your home; it’s also to protect. If you could use new siding, now is the time to budget for repairs. If you need a few touch ups, you can power wash any debris from vinyl or aluminum siding, which can stain your siding over time.

4. Insulation

Was it a little draftier this past winter in your home? Were your heating bills higher than usual? It may be time to add insulation in your attic, which you’ll want to do before it gets unbearable with summer heat. This can also help with any ice dams you may have noticed over the winter, which can lead to your roof and water damage.

5. Concrete Walkways & Foundation

Take a short walk around your home to check for any cracking or shifting of walkways or patios, and take a good look at your foundation. If you see any cracks, you can fix these with filler. We recommend using a sealant, as well. All exterior concrete slabs (except for pool decks) should drain away from the foundation of the home. To fix any foundation concerns or issues, you can contact us and we can discuss the repairs.

6. Water Damage

Did you notice any water damage or leaking as the snow melted? If you did, now is the time to get it taken care of- and quickly! Water damage can lead to mold and cause major health concerns, and if not fixed can lead to big (ahem, expensive) repair bills. If you’re concerned about water in your home, don’t hesitate to call us immediately at (952) 925-9455.


7. Deck and Porch Repair

Check your deck for boards that need repair, as well as the supports and any loose railing. Make sure you check this before you have any large gathering on your deck, especially if your deck is higher up.

8. Driveway

Over time, the freeze and thaw cycle can do a good amount of damage to an asphalt driveway, and the cracks need to be filled or they’ll get worse. Blacktop driveways should be seal-coated every two years, and high sun exposed driveways may need sealcoating applied yearly. If you’re thinking to update your driveway, consider pavers or concrete… and heated!


If you notice any issues with your home, please reach out to MA Peterson to discuss your concern or project. We handle everything from home maintenance repairs to small and large remodels to custom home builds. Our RefreshRepair division works with your insurance company to see you through these types of headaches. We have extensive experience with water damage and working directly with insurance companies to make sure your home is restored back to its original condition and quality.