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  • 9 years in business
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
Nicoh N.
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I booked Apex to build a new addition on our home and to be honest I've been hesitant to work with new contractors. Their team came in and were professional and attentive to my families needs from beginning to end of our improvements. I was thoroughly impressed with their masterful work and would recommend their services to any and everyone.

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Byron R.
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Enigma Electric did an amazing job of explaining what changes I needed to make, and I was impressed. Where some companies try to fit more work beyond the initial issue, Enigma fully addressed the faulty situations in my home and even told me how to make simple repairs that would easily have cost much more. I encourage you to use them and you will find a top rate standard of service.

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 138 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jack did an awesome job on our home repairs!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TIJO A.
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I used Dupage Home Service twice in the last 2 months and i am satisfied with their service and price. I used their service to replace a water heater and to fix tub & shower water valve. Tim is very professional and he was always on time with his appointments.

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott N.
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Ron was fantastic. I would recommend him to anyone for their home improvements and repairs!

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Andrei Viscribov
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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I'm very happy with the work Andrei provided. Within two weeks of visiting my home and quoting the fireplace re-tiling, the job is done. Price was fair and results are great. I would definitely recommend Andrei for whatever tiling job is needed. He and his partner are prompt, courteous, professional, and clean.

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Smith J.
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provided A+ service by OM HOME REMODELING Company & Thank you for your great work.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Helen B.
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We can't say enough good things about Brian! We just list the request yesterday, Brian got the replacement done in 30 minutes today! Not only he is such a hands-on professional who provides excellent and quality work, but also he is a very personable guy. My 8-year old son likes him a lot and told me that he was a nice guy. Indeed he is. We will always look for him when it comes plumbing and electrical house improvements or repairing in our house. Thank you, Brian!

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Smart Housing Systems
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria D.
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We had a little situation with our new refrigerator and Konstantin was able to come over rather quickly and fix the problem. He was very kind and respectful of our home, he also was able to fix the problem easily and ata very reasonable cost. We are new to the Chicago area and randomly picked Thumbtack for their services and we are so glad we did! Highly recommend

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy R.
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So I came home from work to find my basement flooded and my sump pump not working. These guys were on the case within an hour. Ian replaced my sump pump, drained out and cleaned up the water, and also explained some other issues that I will need to address at some point in the future. Very pleased with the experience from start to finish. And thanks to Tate too!

Ruslan Masonry Construction
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen K.
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Quoted a fair price after viewing e-mailed photos. No need to be home for the work. Matched the brick perfectly. Tuck pointed some other places not in original quote at no extra charge. Overall a perfect job with little hassle. Highly recommended.

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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie H.
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Brandon did a great job installing under cabinet lighting in our kitchen. He added LED strip lighting to replace our old fixtures. It looks great and is such an improvement. His workmanship is excellent and he completed the job quickly.

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DM & C1 Inc
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary A.
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Quck response, easy to make appointment... The work for was done quickly and efficiently. I’ve already hired them for a second project at my parents’ home — and expect to see them again when we update the hall bathroom. They get my recommendation (and I’m very picky).

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Signature Home Construction
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex L.
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We had a huge remodel done by this company...basement finish, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, all our floors (from carpet to hardwood) trim and also crown molding. I had a strict guideline that all had to be finished before Christmas. Everything was completed BEYOND my expectations! I really didnt think it was going to possible either, but was finished 3 days early too! Larry, the owner of the company was extremely knowledgeable, understanding and courteous with all our needs and concerns. The work team was friendly and professional as well. I have recommended this company to many people. A few have already used them and are extremely happy with the professionalism and results in their home as well. A+++ HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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GreenPro Home
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired GreenPro Home for a few little projects around my place and Marc was very thorough and professional. I definitely appreciate expert opinion as well and he was knowledgeable at providing them and answering any questions. Definitely will be in contact for future projects if needed. Thank you!

Perfect Interiors LLC.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus T.
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Did an excellent job with some exterior paint and shutter replacement work on my home. Very professional and easy to work with. Went above and beyond to ensure the result came out perfect.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa R.
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Chano From A Plus Flooring Inc. was extremely professional and patient with us. Once he began work, he made it a point to make sure it was done correctly before we paid him and he left. We really appreciated that. Based on our overall experience with Chano, we will definitely be hiring him in the future for other work needed in our home.

Spya Design Inc,
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jignesh S.
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Overall Good experience. My Cabinet Painting was started on time as promised. This being my first home improvement project, I could have used some more expert advice. But if you know what you need to do they will get it done.

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Han P.
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Hi, I would like to give a shout out to Ady,who and his team did a FANTASTIC job on our family's Victorian House. It was $250,000 remodel and so worth it. Every detail was thought of down to the perfect knobs on the bathrooms and kitchen. We are so happy with and do some remodel updates in our current home. Can not say enough about this Fabulous job! Thank you again Ady.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
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I hired Patrick to do some waterproofing in my home and had him install a laundry sink. He did a awesome job at a reasonable price. I would recommend his work to family and friends.

Lauren Marshall Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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Our experience with Lauren Marshall Interiors was terrific. We worked with Lauren on the renovation (gut job) of a bathroom in our 100 year old home. Because the size of the bathroom is small, it was important to choose appropriate materials and fixtures that modernized the bathroom without compromising the integrity of an older home. Lauren was able to design the space and work within our budget to achieve those two objectives. She provided great visualizations and walked us through the project. Although she had a vision, she was receptive to my input. She delivered all design specifications on time and within budget. She did not rush me to make decisions and gave me lots of options for materials. Lauren communicated well and often to ensure the project was progressing as planned. Additionally, Lauren was punctual to all meetings both at our home and showrooms. Lauren is a wonderful designer with a terrific eye for detail. I highly recommend Lauren Marshall Interiors for any and all home projects, whether a gut kitchen or bathroom job, or giving a room a fresh new look.

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.

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 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.

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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