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Browse these home improvement contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carlsbad.

Andia Inc.
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 282 hires on Thumbtack
Jyotsna K.
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Amin was great. He was punctual and even assembled a bed I bought from Overstock which came in almost 100 pieces. He was very clean and honest, including telling me that he didn't recommend the lock I'd picked and offered to get a safer lock change for my home. I ended up adding several odd jobs, including mounting a different TV onto a pre-existing TV mount. Even though some parts were missing he figured it all out. And he was reasonable for all these jobs that took 4 hours plus to complete (the bed And dresser took him 3 hours).

A.C.E Plumbing
4.8
from 194 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
Verified review

installation of new disposal in kitchen. Abraham was 1st to respond to Thumbtack posting. Was thorough in explanation of what my choices were. Showed up 10 minutes early.was in and out of home in 60 minutes.Cleaned area he worked in thoroughly. Excellent work.

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Electrical Needs
4.9
from 186 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
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I have to say hiring Nima for some electrical repair and installation was one of the best ideas possible. He did an absolutely phenomenal job from beginning to end. I had personally interviewed seven other electricians to install floodlights motion detectors and a beam for home. Nima responded immediately, professionally, detailed in his process and procedure, and came in well below any of the other estimate. His work was flawless. I couldn't be happier and I promise if you hire him you will not be disappointed. He is a decent good man who does fantastic work for a low cost.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 148 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patti A.
Verified review

Stephen did a great job on our flagstone patio! He was very competitive with the estimate he gave us for the work we wanted done. Not only that, but he completed the job in record time- 2 days from start to finish. He is courteous, prompt, reliable, and he takes pride in his workmanship. In today's world, it is rare you come across contractors that still possess those qualities. We will be calling Stephen again when we need any type of home improvement work done around our home. I highly recommend Stephen! Great guy who does great work!

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

We needed our yard cleaned so we decided to find out what kinds of services would fit our needs. That's when we came across Sufficient Home Improvement. Justin Frost the owner of Sufficient Home Improvement was the one who came out to do the work. Which is great to see a boss who's not afraid to get his hands dirty too. He was very courteous and did an excellent job cleaning up our yard. He was very professional and when he was done he made sure to show me everything he had done to make sure that I was satisfied with his work before he left. I would recommend Sufficient Home Improvement to anyone that needs a handyman.

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Jose and the landscape work he did for us! He and his team were professional, courteous and got the job done on time and within our budget. He laid pavers for us in our front and back yard, removed tree stumps, graded the yard and moved sprinklers. He also ran wire for low voltage lights. I highly recommend Jose for any landscape or home improvement job!

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Houman helped us improve our home by removing a large, outdated fireplace and chimney. This was no simple job. It required hammering out 7 tons of brick and concrete that made up the fireplace/chimney. The vacated space was then rebuilt to house a French door. An adjacent existing sliding door was also replaced with an identical French door. Houman was always on time, and held true to his estimate. He is very detail oriented, communicative, very clean, and organized. It was not just Houman, the rest of team were equally amiable and trustworthy. The best thing that I can say is that we will definitely employ Houman for future renovations to our home.

  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Tony M.
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They repiped my home fast. Chris and his co-worker were very knoeledgable. Very professional will definately rehire for future work like waterless water heater, repipe water lines.

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  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Jillian P.
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Jorge and his partner were awesome in accommodating me! I reached out at 10pm and they were at my home by 9am the next morning! They finished the job in under 30 minutes! He is so confident in his skills that he assured me I wouldn't even have to pay if he wasn't able to complete the job. His rate was reasonable and I would recommend and use him again for any job!

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Affordable plumbing
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April A.
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He replaced toilet fill valves in three Totos toilets. Responded quickly, flexible with timing/availability, respectful of home and efficient (pre-bought parts). Would hire again.

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David McArthur
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul T.
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I highly recommend working with David for your home upgrade needs. If you are looking for a good honest professional and best value for money, then you should contact him. David modernized our fireplace which included new tile and custom mantle. David was professional and treated our home as if it were his own through the project. We were hands down satisfied with his work and plan to contact him for our next project. Thanks David!

Ryan's Drywall & Painting
4.4
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia M.
Verified review

Loved the work he did on our home, was very fast and got the job done in time. 👌

Scrub-N-Sudz
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne M.
Verified review

Kelly and Ann restored our solid maple cabinets. There were 50+ doors. They had not been cleaned since installed about 20 years ago. They did an amazing job they look brand new plus they brought out the color in them again. I've used Kelly for deep cleaning and then her and Ann to do our cabinets. I highly recommend both of them. Ann is very knowledgeable so we let her use her expertise and we were very pleased with the final project. It's a natural feeling to be reluctant to let strangers in your home but once I had a conversation and met them both, I was more than comfortable leaving them alone in my home. Both are very personable and trustworthy. I will use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you Kelly and Ann.

Fitzsimmons Electric
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs B.
Verified review

Fitzsimmons Electric installed two ceiling fans in my home today. Great experience from on- time arrival through quality of completed project. Professional, skilled, good communicator. Loving the fans already!

  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly I.
Verified review

Abraham is such a great person! He met me when promised and quickly scoped my project and gave me a fair quote. I had flooding and needed drywall, baseboard and re-painting done. Abraham matched the color or paint for my home perfectly. He went out of his way to find the unique baseboard in my home and made my house look great again! I was so impressed with Abraham that I also had him replace my garbage disposal which he also executed perfectly. I had written the check for a $100 more on accident and he followed up with me because he noticed my mistake and wanted to return the cash. He is a great person and talented at any home improvement job!

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie C.
Verified review

Jordan went above and beyond our expectations. We had the inside of our house painted, new electrical plugs and outlets, new baseboards, and wood tile installed. We had many problems arise in our house with our concrete slab. He went out of his way for us to get it leveled and fixed right. Therefore, my tile floor turned out leveled, perfect, and not bumpy. He is a man of his word which is hard to find these days. I will hire him again. Thank you to Jordan and all his employees. We love our new home!

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn S.
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Will hire him for our future home improvement projects!

Coggins Construction
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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Over the years I have renovated an 1897 home, converted a single home into 2 apartments and a gift shop and completely redone a kitchen all in Minnesota. Too bad I couldn't have had Coggins Construction do all of those jobs. Unlike past experiences, Patrick Coggins told me every day when he would show up the next and what he would do---he showed up when he said he would and did exactly as promised. He is knowledgeable, creative and his prices are very fair. His workers were efficient, everyone was neat, respectful and even nice to my obnoxious dog. I really can't say enough good things about the whole experience. I will continue to work with Coggins in the future. Thank you Patrick for the wonderful work on my patio, the new woodwork in my house and all the extra nice touches.

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  • 25 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joel M.
Verified review

Terry did a fantastic job installing crown moulding, window and door casings, and painting the interior of our home. He was courteous, professional, and hard working. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family, and will be using him again for future home improvements. Thanks again Terry!!

David G. Spinks
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri B.
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I will be calling on Matt from now on for any tasks that need a contractor, handyman, or jack-of-all-trades! He is ultra responsive and his rates are extremely reasonable - especially considering the excellent skills he brings to the task and his “let’s get this done” work ethic. Matt is professional, courteous, very conscientious yet flexible: so easy to work with! He responded to my handyman request within minutes of my posting it. We worked out details at that time, he accepted the job and he had everything completeed at my home 36 hours later! While working steadily, quickly and effectively, he still took the time to involve me in “design” or “installation” decisions when there were options - something I really appreciated. He’s a great person; left the work areas clean and tidy and left me feeling I’d found a great resource!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
Verified review

John and his team did an AMAZING job transforming our fixer upper into a freshly painted beautiful home! Their painting skills were stellar and both prep work and clean up were excellent. I really appreciated John's friendly and professional approach, along with his reliable communications and follow up. We have already hired them again to work on our next project!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling is $14,000. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps. The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost: Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. Overall, bathroom remodeling may offer great return on investment and also improve your daily life. Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures.
    • Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom, what it costs to remodel a bathroom, what bathroom brands to consider and more check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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