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The Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in California

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Opportunities, excitement, and nice weather are just a few of the numerous draws of California, the so-called “Golden State.” California is the top choice for people wishing to move to the United States and a desirable destination for locals wanting to enjoy its unrivaled inland beauty, year-round sunny beaches, and vibrant cities.

A bathroom is a private space in a home where people can prepare for the day, freshen up after a long day at work, and relax. It is a place where you can be alone and truly unwind. A spa-like environment at home is possible with the right remodeling. The best bathroom remodeling contractors in California are listed below. Each company has a gallery showcasing the wide range of styles it can create, as well as its own collection of award-winning remodels. The companies’ crews also have renovation accreditations and certificates to back up their abilities.

Jackson Design and Remodeling

4797 Mercury St. San Diego, CA 92111

Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR) has built and remodeled homes in San Diego and the surrounding areas since 1989. In the years that it has been in operation, it has won numerous awards, including five Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards for residential bathroom projects, including multiple Master Design, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Chrysalis, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics awards. Aside from remodeling awards, JDR is a recognized member and affiliated with NARI, NKBA, and Remodelers Advantage Roundtable (RAR) with its team members being NARI Certified Remodelers (CR), and Project Managers (CRPM), Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists (CAPS), and Certified Bath Designer (CBD).

This project, which won the 2020 NARI CotY Awards for a Residential Bathroom of $75,001 to $100,000, was completed by Jackson Design and Remodeling. The updated layout carefully balances intricate textures and a subdued color scheme. A skillful combination of elements layers visual intrigue all around the area. The shower, which combines three different types of tile, was installed in place of a tub, and cylinder light fixtures on the backsplash made of handcrafted aloe green tile enhance the natural light that now fills the space. The renovation also included a unique quartzite countertop with eye-catching ebony stripes set against warm natural gray and brown tones.

HDR Remodeling

1889 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703

HDR Renovation has offered homeowners with high-quality design, construction, and residential remodeling services for 30 years. When Philip Anderson first started HDR Remodeling, it was a home upkeep and repair company named Honey Do Repair. The company grew into remodeling as its clientele requested and required these services. To keep with the business’s original identity, the name was changed to HDR Remodeling in 2005. Now led by Chris Fellows, NARI CPRM, and Certified Green Building Professional, with his 25 years of experience in construction, he now directs HDR Remodeling’s trade professionals, vendors, and suppliers for guaranteed success of every project.

Specializing in bathroom remodeling, this HDR Remodeling project is the winner of the 2020 NARI Regional CotY Award and the 2019 Remmies Award. It was necessary to remove a small hall closet from the Mcgee Bath during this remodeling to get a layout that was much more functional. The firm carried over the client’s preference for the calming blue-green tones into the new area. Ingenious alcove shelving and attractive bathroom storage baskets that hide storage items were also used as creative storage in the bathroom. This also adds natural texture and dimension to the space. Aside from the award received for this remodel, the firm is also a winner of the 2017 NARI Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Residential Bath from $50,001 to $75,000.

Next Stage Design + Build

2157 O’Toole Ave. #70, San Jose, CA 95131

Next Stage Design + Build, formerly Case Design/Remodeling, is a licensed and insured general contractor collaborating with many highly experienced trade specialists, specializing in a variety of repair and remodeling needs. It can comprehensively design, manage, and build clients’ projects from beginning to end. The firm only employs skilled artisans with a wide range of experience in residential remodeling and repair, ensuring quality and professionalism. Aside from expertise, Next Stage Design + Build’s team holds certifications as both NARI Certified Remodeler (CR) and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers (CKBR) with the firm, at the same time being affiliated and accredited by NARI and NKBA.

Winning the 2020 NARI CotY Regional Award and NARI META Gold Award for Universal Design Bathroom is this modern bathroom remodel in Downtown San Jose. A walk-in shower with a built-in bench for sitting and bathing and floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry with access for a wheelchair are just two of the homeowner-friendly features included in the remodel. Additionally, it has large-format porcelain tile that is slip-resistant and offers a stable platform for using walking aids like a wheelchair, walker, or cane. The 4′ x 6′ tub space has been reconfigured to accommodate a curbless shower, and the easy-to-reach grab bar complements and serves the low-profile elongated toilet.

Harrell Design + Build

944 Industrial Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94303

In 1985, Iris Harrell launched Harrell Remodeling when at the time, she was one of the very few women working in the home construction sector in the country. 37 years later, Harrell Design + Build is still a woman-owned, client-focused business with its work garnering various business and creative honors and media attention. The Sunset Magazine even referred to the firm as one of “the best the West has to offer.” It is also a NARI and NKBA-accredited company with its team members being Certified Green Building Professionals (CGBP) and Universal Design Certified Professionals (UDCP) with its project manager being a NARI CPRM. Harrell Design + Build prides itself on the fact that the majority of its work comes from referrals and repeat clients.

For bathroom remodeling, the firm won the 2016 NKBA Northern California Design Competition First Place for Small to Medium Bathrooms, the 2020 NARI Silicon Valley META Gold awards for Residential Bathrooms under $100,000 & Universal Design Bathroom, and this featured project, the 2021 NARI Regional CotY Award Winner for Residential Bath $75,001 to $100,000. The newly renovated bathroom, which had lacked the conveniences the homeowner wanted, now included a programmable heated tile floor, a washlet toilet, LED-illuminated mirrors, and a cutting-edge jetted bathtub for therapeutic purposes. To clear up the countertop, the remodel also added a large vanity with two sinks, more storage, and counter space, as well as a customized drawer with an in-cabinet docking station for blow dryers and electric toothbrushes.

Marrokal Design & Remodeling

9474 Kearny Villa Rd. #205, San Diego, CA 92126

40 years ago, Gary Marrokal founded Marrokal Design & Remodeling and Tom Capizzi, a co-owner, joined the group in 2015. As a product of the team’s dedication to serving and providing clients with excellent results, the business expanded with services ranging from master bedroom remodels and outside improvements to kitchen and bathroom remodels. The company’s design and construction teams are highly trained, and they attend to clients to expertly translate concepts into reality. Marrokal Design & Remodeling is also an accredited member of the American Institute of Architects (AlA), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) and Green Building Professionals.

When it comes to bathroom remodeling, Marrokal Design and Remodeling has won numerous awards and recognitions. These recognitions include a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence for Bathroom over $75,000 in 2017 and under $50,000 in 2015, a 2021 NARI Regional CotY Award for Residential Bath $50,001 to $75,000 for this bathroom remodel. The company improved the shower by including a pony wall for a little extra privacy and a customized shampoo niche for a cleaner-looking overall design. Additionally, the vanity was taken out and replaced with more useful cabinets that offer additional storage. Additionally, the makeup portion of the vanity had a unique storage unit that provided the client with a place to keep hair brushes, a hairdryer, sprays, and other cosmetics.

EBCON Construction

506 Second Ave. Redwood City, CA 94063

With the conviction that there must be a careful balance between function and form and the delivery of both, EBCON Construction has provided residential construction services to the Peninsula for 20 years. The company comprises accomplished experts skilled in project management, design, planning, building, and employing the best within the industry. As part of EBCON’s commitment to continuous improvement, team members continuously upgrade their knowledge and pick up new skills to keep up with the demands of Peninsula residents and the evolving Bay Area construction market.

EBCON Construction is accredited with NARI, NKBA, and the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and its team comprises NARI CRPM and Environmental Protection Agency EPA Lead Certified Renovators. The firm has been featured in different publications, such as PRO Remodeling Magazine, Dwell, and Luxe Magazine, and with its numerous bathroom remodeling projects, among these are winners of the 2016 NARI Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Bath Over $100,000, 2017 NARI Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior Over $150,000, and featured here, the 2020 NARI Regional CotY Winner for Residential Bath.

D.R. Domenichini Construction

17165 Depot St. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Completely accredited, bonded, and insured, D.R. Domenichini Construction is a general contracting company that has been in service since 1993. Owner and operator David R. Domenichini has 20 years of expertise and has received considerable training in project management and construction techniques. Over the years, he has completed hundreds of remodeling jobs and continues to take pleasure in meeting all of his clients’ renovation needs. As the owner and founder of D.R. Domenichini Construction, he only hires journeymen carpenters and selects business partners that adhere to stringent criteria for quality, dependability, and efficiency.

D.R. Domenichini Construction continues to provide service throughout the region and has largely grown through return customers and referrals. D.R. Domenichini Construction has years of experience remodeling bathrooms all around Santa Clara County, from modest hall bathrooms to opulent master suites. The firm also received two awards for bathroom remodels, the 2019 NARI Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Bath Over $100,000, and for this transitional bathroom remodel in Morgan Hill, winner of the 2022 NARI Regional CotY Award Winner for Residential Bath $50,001 to $75,000.

MSK Design Build

37 Quail Ct. Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Located in Walnut Creek, California, MSK Design Build is a design-build company that has won 27 awards over its 21 years of operation and it has worked with clients in all areas of Central Costa County, including Danville, Pleasanton, Alamo, San Ramon, Ruby Hill, Concord, Orinda, Lafayette, and Pleasant Hill. As a design-build company, it serves as both a general contractor and a designer, employing a team of competent craftsmen for construction and having three experienced designers on board. At the same time, the firm’s team is accredited with NARI, and NKBA, along with having Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designers (CMKBD) and Associate Kitchen & Bath Designers (AKBD).

For years, its excellent services have been evidenced by its numerous bathroom remodeling awards, including the Bay Area Remmies Remodeling for Residential Bath in the $75,000-$100,000 category for this East Bay bathroom remodel. This bathroom was expanded by adding 20×20 Arabesco white tile floors and a combination of tiles for the shower, including an OXO Deco Blanco tile on the bottom wall and Art Glass on the upper wall. Additionally, the company built a long, double vanity with fully painted cabinetry and a standalone linen storage close to the shower. Finally, large mirror cabinets with beveled edge doors and additional storage were also featured with five polished nickel can lights installed in the ceiling and three modern wall sconces.

MAK Design + Build

430 F St. Suite B, Davis, CA 95616

MAK is a full-service residential design-build and remodeling construction company. When it can, it uses tried-and-true, environmentally friendly technology and materials to provide clients with a few green options they might like to think about. Additionally, MAK is a business that has earned accreditation and certification from several bodies, including NARI and the EPA as a Certified Lead Renovator. Additionally, team members of MAK are simultaneously certified by NARI, Remodelers Advantage, and Build It Green as Green-Building Professionals. One of the owners of MAK, Ken Kirsch, has 30 years of expertise in residential remodeling, and like his staff, he has earned a Build It Green certification as a professional in green building.

This resized Serene White and Green bathroom remodel by MAK won the 2022 NARI Regional CotY Award for Residential Bath for Over $100,000. To relocate the client’s closet to the opposite side of the bedroom, MAK constructed the bathroom to enclose the former closet that had previously backed up to the bathroom. The updated bathroom now features a private water closet with a panel wall of touch-latch cabinets and nighttime path illumination provided by motion-activated adjustable strip lighting. By including ambient lighting throughout, removing the wall that divided the skylight to let more natural light in, and utilizing vivid, reflecting Heath accent tiles in the area, the firm’s designers also included several layers of light.

Tankersley Construction

11415 Sunrise Gold Cir. Suite #1, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Steve and Heather Tankersley established Tankersley Construction, a general contracting company that is fully accredited, bonded, and insured that serves the Greater Sacramento region. Owner and president of the firm, Steve Tankersley has 15 years of project management expertise in the fields of education, medicine, federal, private works, and government agency contracts. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. Before taking on her present position, Heather Tankersley, co-owner and vice president, oversaw challenging electrical projects for some of the biggest electrical contractors in the US. Heather was also named to Professional Remodeler Magazine’s 40 under 40 lists for the year 2022.

Tankersley Construction has been featured in different publications throughout its years in business, including Sacramento Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, and Remodelers Advantage. At the same time, for its bathroom remodeling projects, it has won recognition and awards. To name, the 2021 NARI Contractor of the Year Sacramento Winner for Residential Bath Over $100,000, 2020 NARI Contractor of the Year Sacramento Winner for Residential Bathroom $50,001 – $75,000, 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year Sacramento Winner for Residential Bathroom $25,000 – $50,000, and a 2020 NARI Contractor of the Year Southwest Regional Winner for Residential Bathroom of $25,000-$50,000 for this El Dorado Hills luxurious modern master bathroom featured here.