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Remodeling a bathroom can take a New York City apartment from pass-through pied-a-terre to urban oasis. Even the fine finishes of a luxury high-rise can be tailored to create a master bathroom more suited to a client’s needs. The New York City general contractors on our list are experts on high-quality customization, with a deep knowledge of the best American and European cabinets and fixtures. They are resources for bathroom remodeling ideas that will take your home improvement project from Pinterest board to reality.
Like any remodeling project in the Big Apple, bathroom projects often run into strict co-op rules and permitting requirements. The best project managers, like the ones from the firms listed, are able to navigate the rulebooks without compromising on elegant home design. The construction companies below are ranked according to the number of new bathroom projects they take on each year and their ability to accurately estimate bathroom remodeling costs. They are also ranked based on their industry recognition and reputation for strong customer service.
14) Foster Renovation Corp.
Website | 212.419.0359 | 22 Cortlandt 16th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Foster Renovation Corp is a full-service, design-build remodeler with offices in Lower Manhattan and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The firm, founded by Owner Sebastian Kulpa in 2015, specializes in upscale, interior renovations. Kulpa honed his project management skills as a superintendent with Black Square Builders, a general contractor in Staten Island and Manhattan.
Every person on the small team is involved in all of the firm’s projects, mitigating chances for the miscommunications and oversights that can plague intricate remodels. The Foster Renovation Corp site foreman and tradespeople all possess extensive experience working in apartments and townhouses. Foster Renovation Corp renovates bathrooms in all five boroughs, plus Hoboken, Weehawken, and West New York. The firm also takes on kitchen remodels, home extensions, deck building, and new home construction.
Foster Renovation Corp outfitted a Prospect Heights, Brooklyn brownstone with an airy and quirky master bath. A floating, double vanity and clean white countertop contrast with more traditional crown molding. The centerpiece of the ensuite is the refinished, cast-iron, clawfoot tub.
13) Home Solutions
Website | 212.866.6320 | 36 W 96th Street, New York, NY 10025
Since 1993, Home Solutions has completed thousands of home improvement projects within the five boroughs. The licensed general contractor operates from an Upper West Side office just steps from Central Park. The team renovates kitchens, bathrooms, and full interiors, and they also provide custom millwork services for Manhattan homes from West End Avenue down to Wooster Street. Home Solutions also offers exterior and interior remodel services for commercial clients.
Despite relying exclusively on client referrals to build their portfolio, Home Solutions has made multiple appearances on the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 list of the largest renovation contractors in the country. Under the oversight of Owner and President Jakub Pernica, the Chrysalis award-winning firm handles construction budgets that, on average, range from $50,000 to $500k. The in-house tradespeople are experienced with installing luxury bathroom fixtures, such as steam showers, stone mosaics, glass tile surrounds, and heated flooring. Several Home Solutions projects have been featured in the pages of national magazines, such as Home Remodeling & Makeovers, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Remodeling, and Designer Kitchens and Baths.
12) Gallery Kitchen & Bath
Website | 800.436.8853 | 3724 24th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
National Kitchen and Bath Association member Gallery Kitchen & Bath is a general contractor in Long Island City, Queens. The firm is selective in their undertaking of projects big and small, with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $4M, depending on the scope of the work.
Aaron Popowsky founded Gallery Kitchen & Bath in 2013, after more than a decade working within one of the largest home improvement companies in New York City. Popowsky took his experiences working with customers to personalize their living spaces and built his firm on a foundation of exceptional customer service. To maximize transparency and efficiency, the Gallery Kitchen & Bath team utilizes state-of-the-art computer technologies to manage projects down the finest details.
In a Park Slope, Brooklyn master bath renovation, Gallery Kitchen & Bath created a pristine space with modern industrial touches. The walls and shower are wrapped in white subway tile, which complements the clean look of the sleek, modular double vanity. Hexagonal floor tiles and matte black faucets and shower fixtures bring an edge to the tasteful redesign.
11) Design Build Enterprises
Website / 718-797-1335 / 103 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When founder and owner Tambi Kat established Design Build Enterprises in 2003, it was one of the first design-build contractors to hit the Brooklyn market. Today, after years of educating clients on the design-build process and executing high-quality remodels throughout NYC, Design Build Enterprises is ranked in top 10 of design-build firms in NYC.
The general contractor in Brooklyn Heights is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the Design-Build Institute of America, the US Green Building Council, and the American Institute of Architects. They work on interior and exterior renovations in the brownstones and condominiums of Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Clients who have partnered with Design Build Enterprises on bathroom remodels report detail-oriented construction practices and consistent presence on site. For a Fort Greene master bathroom renovation on South Oxford Street, the firm mounted a floating double vanity. The walk-in shower is wrapped in glass tile.
10) Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath
Website | 212.995.0500 | 41 W. 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010
Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath, a National Kitchen and Bath Association member, is a New York City general contractor comprised of experienced bath and kitchen designers, as well as tile specialists. A Certified Kitchen and Bath Expert, the firm typically fields bathroom projects with renovation budgets between $5,000 and $80,000.
The Flatiron showroom features an entire lower floor of top-of-the-line bath products, including sinks and fixtures, vanities, lighting, and bathtubs. With this in-house resource, the firm has earned multiple Contractor of the Year Silver awards for custom renovations from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The design and construction company also maintains Better Business Bureau accreditation with an A+ rating.
Besides installing bathrooms, the licensed contractors of Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath also renovate kitchens and complete luxurious and elegant whole-home interiors. They are also able to combine apartments, a service as coveted in New York as the additional square-footage itself.
9) Gaudioso Contracting
Website | 718.923.2893 | 112 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Gaudioso Contracting remodels bathrooms in brownstones and condominiums throughout New York City. In operation for over 20 years, the general contractor in Brooklyn is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.
With renovation projects featured in multiple issues of House magazine, the Red Hook contractor executes home improvement projects that get noticed far beyond Brooklyn. The team performs residential and commercial construction in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and in Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island. Under the leadership of company President and Owner Anthony Gaudioso, Gaudioso Contracting remodels bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and more, finding no residential interior remodel too big or too small.
As a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and as experienced bathroom remodel contractors, Gaudioso Contracting project managers and tradespeople are comfortable working with a variety of electrical and plumbing systems. The team is prepared to install your favorite American or European fixtures and a lighting program that does them justice. From providing a precise proposal, to coordinating building shutdowns for pipe upgrades, Gaudioso Contracting orchestrates every detail of bathroom remodels to take as much stress as possible off of the homeowner.
8) Broadway Kitchens & Baths
Website | 212.260.7768 | 42 E. 21st Street, New York, NY 10010
President and Vice President Jeff and Linda Chinman founded Broadway Kitchens & Baths in 1995. In the last 20 years, the family-owned remodeling contractor, though primarily working on kitchens, has renovated more than 1,300 bathrooms, from elegant powder rooms to showstopping master baths. With their extensive experience, Broadway Kitchens & Baths comes across no home improvement project problem that doesn’t have a time-saving and cost-effective solution. They also carry several product lines such as Ultracraft, Wolf home products, and Plain and Fancy, the last of which have repeatedly placed Broadway Kitchens & Baths as a top 20 dealer.
The firm got its start with a 2,000-square-foot Flatiron showroom, where clients can peruse fixtures and finishes and develop bathroom remodeling ideas for a dream renovation. There are options to suit any home design preference, with more than five cabinet lines on display at any time. To accommodate a growing client base, the firm opened a second showroom in Englewood, New Jersey, in 2001. The licensed general contractor is an expert in bathroom design, cabinet installation, and custom bathroom vanity fabrication. The firm also remodels kitchens and custom walk-in closets.
7) Klein Kitchen and Baths
Website | 212.371.6409 | 227 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
Klein Kitchen and Bath has served New York, North Bergen, and West New York since 2009. More than a bath and kitchen remodeler, the firm offers smart home upgrades and full-home gut renovations. Their team is staffed with experienced designers, project managers, and tradespeople who work with clients from the initial consultation through room design and installation. For their excellent customer service throughout, the design and construction company has received accreditation and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Every home remodeling project begins with home design ideas. The expansive Klein Kitchen and Bath showrooms in Midtown East and on the Upper East Side offer curated collections of cabinetry ranges, fixtures, and natural stone and man-made countertops for clients to explore.
A master bathroom renovation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan required a delicate touch with fine details. Caesarstone countertops were cut to fit the double sink vanity. Below the sleek, contemporary cabinets, under-mount lighting gives the room a subtle glow. LED channel lighting around the custom, recessed mirror illuminates a porcelain tile frame.
6) Linden-Marshall Contracting
Website | 212.360.7387 | 414 E. 88th Street, New York, NY 10128
For 35 years Linden-Marshall Contracting has served Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Beyond bathroom remodeling, the firm takes on small-scale home improvement projects, builds home additions, remodels basements, and custom renovates entire homes. An Environmental Protection Agency Lead-Safe certified firm, Linden-Marshall Contracting executes high-end residential and commercial remodeling projects, some of which have garnered press from Gotham magazine.
In a full renovation of a Greenwich Village duplex, Linden-Marshall Contracting displayed their meticulous tile and stonework. One bathroom in the luxury unit features a light gray motif, with a tessellated tile feature wall in the oversized shower. The shower floor is finished in the same pattern at a smaller scale. The rest of the room is wrapped in large, gray tiles, warmed by a generously sized, wood-grain vanity. Another bathroom in the two-story unit is swathed in a sophisticated, charcoal gray marble, set off by chrome features and a white marble tub surround.
5) Gurri New York Design and Remodel
Website | 212.734.2300 | 150 East 58th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10155
Gurri New York Design and Remodel is an award-winning full-service remodeling contractor offering design and construction services for bathroom, kitchen, apartment, home renovation and remodeling services. Gurri has been serving homeowners and businesses since 1997 throughout the tri-state area. The Gurri New York Design and Remodel office is located in the Architectural Design Building in Midtown East, the epicenter for bathroom and kitchen ideas for New York City remodels.
Though the firm employs in-house designers, the team is also happy to collaborate with a client’s architect or interior designer to bring the homeowner’s vision to life. Some of those realized projects have landed in the pages of Luxe Interiors + Design. Since 1997, the project managers and tradespeople have been accruing experience working in 100-year-old co-ops, brand new penthouses, and everything in between.
Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating, Gurri New York Design and Remodel is a licensed contractor and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The firm has fostered partnerships with leading bath manufacturers who recognize Gurri New York Design and Remodel as knowledgeable and conscientious Manhattan contractors.
4) MRTA Design Construction
Website | 212.255.4157 | 41 Union Square West, Suite 806, New York, NY 10003
MRTA Design and Construction is a full-service general contractor headquartered in Union Square, Manhattan. Founder Martin R. Tomczyk is a trained architect with a degree from Cooper Union in New York City. Tomczyk and his team are experts in the selection and installation of tile, stone, and glass finishes, as well as plumbing fixtures and hardware.
Beyond kitchens, baths, and other interior renovations, MRTA Design Construction also provides ground-up design and construction services for new townhouses. They also offer custom fabrication of furniture and cabinetry to suit any residential or commercial remodel. The firm’s collaborations with architecture atelier OMA New York have been featured in national magazines, including Wallpaper, Wired, Vogue, W Magazine, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and Architectural Record.
The bath renovations in a Mercer Street apartment called for two different types of imported marble floor tile, Italian and German plumbing fixtures, and two lighting systems — halogen and decorative — for functionality and the right aesthetic. MRTA Design and Construction completed the room with a custom-built, chrome closet frame and an acid etched mirror.
3) Aspiro Renovations
Website | 646.522.6232 | 220 E 42nd Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Aspiro Renovations & Design is a woman-led general contractor in New York City. Founder and Principal Halina Hofmann, a New York University graduate, founded the firm in 2013. In just a few years working out of their midtown office in Manhattan, the design and construction company has garnered attention in print from the New York Times and Architectural Digest, and online at Realtor.com.
Lead-Safe Certified by the Environmental Protection Agency, Aspiro Renovations & Design typically works with project budgets ranging from $50,000 to $250k . The firm is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating, a testament to their attentive customer service. Aspiro Renovations & Design is also environmentally mindful. The team is eager to suggest sustainable materials and energy-efficient bathroom remodel ideas. The firm also renovates kitchens, living spaces throughout New York City.
Experts at balancing the refreshing and refined, Aspiro Renovations & Design created a whimsical take on the classics. This bathroom is wrapped in traditional, white subway tile that meets pineapple-patterned wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. The black background of the paper is picked up in the black, hexagonal floor tile grouted in white.
2) Alure Home Improvements
Website | 877.442.5873 | 1999 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Since opening in 1946, Alure Home Improvements has served thousands of clients throughout New York and New Jersey from their showroom and headquarters on Long Island. After more than 70 years in business, the firm isn’t short on accolades. Alure Home Improvements has earned a Forbes Business Enterprise Award and National Association of the Remodeling Industry Contractor of the Year awards, including several for bath renovations. Professional Remodeler Magazine has named the firm Remodeler of the Year, and Qualified Remodeler ranked them among the top 10 remodel contractors in the country.
In Sag Harbor, New York, Alure Home Improvements created a master bathroom full of elegance. The new en suite features contrasting, light-colored flooring, and a dark wood grain dual vanity. A walk-in shower has a glass barn-style door and a quartz bench that matches the new, quartz countertops. The shower niche is dressed in the same mosaic tile as the listello above the separate, soaking tub. Stainless steel bathroom fixtures bring a touch of shine to the other, more subdued finishes.
1) Knockout Renovation
Website | 212.599.5060 | 47 E 34th Street, New York, NY 10016
Since Keith Steier founded Knockout Renovation in 1992, the staff has developed expert knowledge of the design vernaculars common to New York luxury real estate. With projects featured in the New York Times and The New York Daily News, as well as on CBS-TV, Knockout Renovation is a celebrity firm in the local construction scene. Knockout Renovation projects have also been featured in Fine Homebuilding and on the Rachael Ray Show.
The Knockout Renovation team takes a concierge approach, working closely with clients from the planning through post-construction phases, including material selection. The team operates a showroom in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, where prospective clients can peruse a selection of appliances and fixtures.
A member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Knockout Renovation has made the Remodeling magazine and Qualified Remodeler lists of the top renovation firms in the country. Their services include kitchen and bath renovations and private home remodeling in Manhattan and Brooklyn.