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Portland, Oregon, has been called one of the greenest cities in America. There, many groups, citizens, and private companies rally for considerations like energy-efficient appliances, recycled and repurposed materials, and water conservation on a daily basis, at work and in the home. As more people prioritize green lifestyles and houses, the number of companies providing both creative and luxurious home improvement projects and remodeling services continues to rise.
The average person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water each day, with the vast majority dedicated to flushing toilets and taking showers and baths. Many general contractors in Portland are producing new bathrooms that are modern and stylish, while also taking into consideration the impact on the natural environment and the local community.
If you’re remodeling a bathroom, or just starting to consider some new bathroom remodeling ideas, then this is the place to begin. Below is a list of residential contractors specializing and/or excelling in high-quality bathroom remodels in Portland, Oregon. They were selected for their experienced and credentialed staffs, the quality of their bathroom remodels, and the recognitions their work has received through the media and professional organizations.
15) Pacific Northwest Cabinetry
7190 SE King Road, Portland, OR 97222
Pacific Northwest Cabinetry, a family-run business, offers full-scale, design-build kitchen and bath remodeling services with a specialization in customized cabinetry. The company was founded by President Peter Schraner, who spent years learning about the building industry by observing and working alongside his father, a Swiss immigrant and master cabinet maker. Peter was inspired to start his own customer-focused business at the age of 26, when he witnessed unethical business practices while working as a designer and salesperson at a cabinet shop. Today, his team of in house master cabinet makers, carpenters, and certified National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) kitchen designers have earned nine consecutive National Service Awards. The company is a licensed general contracting firm featuring an in-house full custom cabinetry shop, is a member of the NKBA, and works on houses in areas throughout metropolitan Portland, including Irvington, Grant Park, Portland, Mt. Tabor, Woodstock, Eastmoreland, West Linn, Wilsonville, Charbonneau, Beaverton, Bethany, Murray Hill, and Lake Oswego.
The company has worked on several impressive bathroom projects in Portland, such as the renovation in Bonny Slope. After gaining a thorough understanding of the client’s lifestyle and bathroom ideas, Pacific Northwest Cabinetry opened up the space and added a curbless shower, framed by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, a heated tile floor, and brand-new windows. They installed tall, vertical lighting fixtures and rich-hued bathroom countertops, and they replaced a pink and white color scheme with a tasteful, neutral color palette suited to relaxation.
14) Let’s Remodel
12518 NE Airport Way #148, Suite 148, Portland, OR 97230
A family-operated design-build company, Let’s Remodel was founded in 2005 by Pavel and Polina Perju. Polina creates the designs, and Pavel manages the construction. The company specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodel projects, including installation, custom cabinetry, and tile, as well as designing the perfect color palette. They work with clients with a range of budgets, from $15,000 all the way to $60,000.
According to Let’s Remodel, the bathroom is your first destination when you wake up and usually the last place you go before you lie down for the night — it therefore needs to fit your needs and style. Small-scale bathroom remodels come with things like updated bathroom cabinets with new doors, new lighting, and decorative and trendy tile. They can also come with new vanities and sinks, and a fresh coat of paint to liven up your new bathroom with new style and energy.
For full-scale and high-end bathroom renovation projects, Let’s Remodel can modify the layout of the room or expand it to incorporate more space. The company incorporates all of your new bathroom ideas and produces something that fits your needs and preferences, while keeping bathroom remodeling costs as low as possible. They can provide additional, luxury features in the bathroom design, such as curbless showers, bathroom countertops in quartz or granite, porcelain tile, heated floors, heated towel warmers, and updated lighting fixtures.
13) Mosaik Design & Remodeling
0112 SW Hamilton Street, Portland, OR 97239
Mosaik Design & Remodeling can help you with your remodeling project, whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom design, addition, basement, whole house, or even a large-scale interior design project. The company is co-owned by Erin Davis and Scott Jaworski.
Davis is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and loves the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, from camping and hiking to gardening, and even gourmet cooking. She has years of experience in the building and design industry, specifically in kitchen and bathroom design and sales. Jaworski has extensive experience in home remodeling and in leadership, a detail-oriented approach to every step of the building process, and a love for nature.
Mosaik’s work has appeared in several publications, such as Oregon Home, Better Homes and Gardens, and Renovation Style. According to Mosaik, the bathroom shouldn’t be just another room in the house. Their goal is to turn your bathroom into a place that is appealing and functional, and one that is filled with custom and luxury details designed to suit your needs and habits. Clean and contemporary, their bathrooms are filled with features like color tiles, dramatic soaking tubs, and quartz countertops. They also include high-tech and energy-efficient features, like heated floors, touchless faucets, and water-saving toilets.
12) Craftsman Design and Renovation
837 SE 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Craftsman Design and Renovation focuses, as its name suggests, on Portland’s older, traditional homes, such as those of the Craftsman-style. The company, started in 1995, values sustainability and uses salvaged and reused materials to build and remodel Oregon homes. They also value integrity and go out of their way to make sure a home fits seamlessly into its surroundings.
Owner Wade Freitag studied architecture at the University of Oregon and is a current board member of the Oregon Remodelers Association, former board member of the Architectural Heritage Center, and winner of multiple awards for remodeling. The company is also affiliated with Energy Trust of Oregon, NKBA, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
The team’s belief is that a remodeled bathroom can make your entire home feel refreshed, and that this is especially true for Craftsman-style houses. The Craftsman Design and Renovation website features images of its bathroom remodels in metropolitan Portland, and they are filled with tasteful and stylish touches, like subway tile within the showers, sophisticated royal purple and sea green color patterns, and double vanities. They feature freestanding tubs, raised porcelain sinks, and modern lighting fixtures that produce relaxing, gentle glows.
11) Cornerstone Construction Services
550 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Cornerstone Construction Services, a family-operated business, specializes in custom construction, luxury remodels, and integrating eco-friendly touches into the home without losing its original style and character. Founder and owner Brian Bohrer works with his brother Jeff Bohrer, co-owner and executive project manager, on high-end kitchens and bathrooms that have been featured in several publications. These include Lake Oswego Review, and Portland’s Home Garden and Lifestyle Magazine. The company, affiliated with Earth Advantage and Energy Trust of Portland, also harnesses modern-day building science to make homes more comfortable and more environmentally sustainable.
After assessing your current home design and layout, Cornerstone Construction Services makes modifications to improve things like comfort and air quality, and to make your house more energy-efficient. This includes enhancements such as passive house design, clean conditioned crawl spaces, retrofit energy upgrades, and cutting-edge mechanical systems — all based on your home’s style, structure, and needs. Their master bathrooms are luxurious, with artistic, freestanding tubs, marble floors, decorative tiles, double vanities, and elegant lighting fixtures.
10) IDS Remodeling
2907 SW Luradel Lane, Portland, OR 97219
IDS Remodeling, a family-run business, was founded in 2005 by Darcy DeGiovanni. He gained a lifetime of experience in construction and pursued a long career working for the fire department. There, he was largely involved in construction tasks like carpentry and cabinetry. He eventually retired, only to begin a brand-new home remodeling business with his son, Aaron DeGiovanni. Later, Vicki DeGiovanni joined the staff, with 15 years of experience in accounting.
Today, they are a full-service and award-winning design-build contractor, serving areas like Lake Oswego, West Hills, and Laurelhurst. IDS Remodeling is affiliated with the Oregon Remodelers Association (ORA) and with NARI, and they have earned multiple awards for custom house builds, remodels, and historic restorations.
Of their many bathroom remodeling projects in Portland, one of their most stylish might be a bathroom remodel on Scott Drive. The room, which resembles a bathroom in a five-star restaurant or hotel, is filled with powder blue tones, elegant and soft lighting fixtures, and sophisticated white-and-gray marble tile. A double vanity with matching white bathroom counters sits below a double set of French mirrors. Tall, glass doors lead to a tiled shower that features a marble seating bench.
9) Kraft Custom Construction
191 Kingwood Ave NW, Salem, OR 97304
Kraft Custom Construction has a 36-year history as a general contractor serving Salem and Portland. The company provides new construction, restoration, and high-quality kitchen and bathroom remodels, specializing in eco-friendly and green living spaces. The company is owned by Robert Kraft, an appreciator of historic buildings since childhood.
With a degree in economics from Hobart College and a passion for carpentry, craftsmanship, and professionalism, Robert started his own business in Portland and focuses on work within the local area. He was the pioneer Master Certified Remodeler in the state of Oregon and a past president of the Oregon Remodelers Association. The company is a Certified Kitchen + Bath Remodeler and affiliated with NARI, HBA, and the Architectural Heritage Center.
The company’s bath designs range from stylish and modern, to bold and dramatic, to classic and luxurious. Some are sleek and contemporary, with raised, glass sinks. The website also features others that are cottage-style, with old-fashioned porcelain sinks, tall and triangular ceilings, and claw-foot tubs. Many feature colorful, decorative tile, double vanities, and spa-like showers and tubs with access to views of the green Oregon landscape.
8) Green Light Construction
PO Box 12675, Portland, OR 97212
Founded by Maxwell Rush, Green Light Construction is a residential home remodeling contractor highlighted for its attention to environmentally- sustainable home building, with more than 10 years of eco-friendly services provided to 155 homes in Portland. This company creates creative and sustainable new bathrooms, while still keeping bathroom remodeling costs low. Rush graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in fine and applied art and a chemistry minor, so he sees homebuilding and remodeling through the eyes of an artist and with the detail-oriented strategies of a scientist.
The company has been recognized for using healthy building materials in its construction projects, as well as for its historic restoration, such as the 2009 restoration of the cupola atop the historic Pioneer Square Courthouse. The property is considered a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Green Light was chosen among many other qualified general contractors to complete this coveted job.
The company has built and remodeled over 30 new bathrooms in Portland, including work on powder rooms and master bathrooms and on transforming guest rooms into luxurious home spas. Their website features a few examples of their many additions, like walk-in showers, clawfoot tubs, and intricate tile and marble.
920 SE Caruthers Street, Portland, OR 97214
Willco, a multiple-award-winning residential contractor, is a team of master craftspeople and designers operating in some of Portland’s nicest areas, like Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and West Linn. In 2013, it earned a NARI Contractor of the Year award for a kitchen remodel, and it has received two Outstanding Remodeling Achievement awards through the ORA: one was for a kitchen remodel $80,000 to $120k, and the other was for a bath remodel $30,000 to $60,000.
Willco, an EPA Lead-Safe Certified contractor, is affiliated with NARI, the Architectural Heritage Center, the Oregon & Washington Community Association Managers, and the Portland Metropolitan Building Owners & Managers Association. Their work has appeared in Northwest Renovation and in Oregon Home.
Willco specializes in complete design-build additions and expansions, as well as in historically sensitive bathroom remodels and renovation projects. No matter what your style and bathroom remodeling ideas may be, this company strives to come up with something that fits your lifestyle. It focuses on master bath suites and offers custom cabinetry, walk-in showers and new tubs, and custom flooring complete with decorative tile work and radiant floor heating.
6) L. Evans Design Group
4600 Alder Street, West Linn, OR 97068
Evans Design Group has received a number of accolades for its 25 years of remodeling projects on kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and whole houses. It also specializes in additional services, like universal design and aging-in-place remodels. Its bathroom remodeling services include master bathroom suites, powder rooms, and impressive guest baths. According to L. Evans Design Group, “a gorgeous, modern bathroom pays in dividends in relaxation and stress reduction in your daily life.”
The company is operated by Mark and Linda Evans, an accomplished pair. Mark, the company’s president and project manager, is a certified asbestos building inspector, who was raised in the home remodeling industry and has several years of experience in leadership roles. He has both managed and advised teams of builders and contractors. Linda, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, worked as a remodeling contractor and designer in and around Portland for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Oregon Home Magazine, and The Oregonian, and on HGTV.
The company has earned multiple NARI awards, Chrysalis awards, HBA Excellence Awards, and ORA Outstanding Remodeling and Achievement awards, including a 2010 Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award for a bath under $30,000. L. Evans Group is affiliated with NARI, NKBA, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and ORA. It is also EPA Lead-Safe Certified.
5) Robin Rigby Fisher
1130 SE Rhone Street, Portland, OR 97202
Robin Rigby Fisher is operated by Robin Fisher, award-winning designer specializing in kitchen and baths, with 30 years of experience. A Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Robin is also a founding partner of an independent residential design firm and a Portland design-build remodeling firm. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she is a speaker and educator for the NKBA. She wrote the book Sustainable Design for the Kitchen and Bath Designer, a critical work in the NKBA’s Professional Resource Library.
Its bathroom remodel projects include one that received the second-place NKBA Award in 2017 for a home design in honor of the homeowner’s Japanese heritage; the “river forest” bathroom is lined with Island Stones reminiscent of bamboo and features Cambria-Canterbury bathroom counters. The “river” of the stone shower opens out onto the curved, “forest” path of the porcelain wood tile outside, which merges into sustainable cork flooring. The centerpiece is a stylish ofuro, a traditional Japanese soaking tub, atop a small, round staircase.
4) Neil Kelly
804 N Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97217
The bathroom is more than just another room in the house; it is more than necessity, and greater than function. The bathroom, according to Neil Kelly, is filled with potential. This company, which creates new bathrooms that are “distinctive, comfortable and timeless,” has had a presence in the Pacific Northwest building industry since 1947.
Founded originally by Neil Kelly, the company is run today by his son, Tom Kelly, a recognized entrepreneur who stays active in serving his own community. Tom is a former chair of the Portland Development Commission and a recipient of the Fred Case Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as a recipient of the Volunteers of America Oregon DePriest Award.
The company also works with LEED-certified designers and is a certified B-Corporation, offering features like solar energy solutions and formaldehyde-free cabinets to Portland-area homes. It was one of four contractors in the United States to earn a 2014 prestigious Energy Star Housing Innovation award, which recognizes eco-focused and forward-thinking contractors. The company has also earned several awards through NARI, including a 2014 Contractor of the Year award for a residential bathroom remodel over $60,000. Neil Kelly offers design-build remodeling and home improvement projects to Portland, Lake Oswego, Bend, Eugene, and even Seattle, WA.
3) Square Deal
8603 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97216
Jim Kreipe founded Square Deal in 1992, with 30 years of experience in construction and remodeling. Today, the company is owned by Chris Kreipe, who brings with him a lifelong interest and many dedicated years of experience in residential remodeling. A Portland native, Chris studied architecture at Portland State University and gained NKBA credentials as a Certified Kitchen Designer and Certified Bathroom Designer. Square Deal is EPA-Lead Certified and is affiliated with ORA, NARI, and the Architectural Heritage Center.
The company specializes in whole-house remodels, additions, exteriors, and luxurious kitchen and bathroom remodels. While many of the company’s awards are for residential kitchens, Square Deal also specializes in baths, which the company feels should be “soothing, safe, and designed for your lifestyle.” They’ve worked on baths $30,000 and under, as well as upscale baths between $50,000 and $100k. In 2014, the company earned a NARI Contractor of the Year Award for a residential bath $30,000 to $60,000.
Key to the team’s success with new bathrooms are their major changes in layout and bathroom design, including brand-new doors and windows and upscale plumbing and electrical fixtures. They can add sleek and decorative stone bathroom counters, custom tiles for showers and soaking tubs, and custom frameless glass shower enclosures. They also provide additional, luxury amenities like heated flooring.
17428 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
This company, founded in 1989, started out as a modest custom woodworking shop. Today, it is one of the most acclaimed kitchen and bathroom remodel contractors on this list, specializing in luxury building projects. The company is operated by President Jeff Metke and Vice President Teresa Metke, both of whom attended Washington State University. Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and Teresa graduated with a degree in business, later earning an additional degree in interior design at Marylhurst.
Over the years, the company has received over 20 awards and honors for remodeling, including recognitions from NARI, the Oregon Home Builders Association, Northwest Home and Remodeling Magazine, and the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Their work has also been recognized by over 10 publications, such as The Portland Tribune, Portrait of Portland, Oregon Home, and The Oregonian.
Metke bathrooms are modern and elegant, with an artist edge. They feature things like glamorous, clawfoot bathtubs, double vanities framed with creative lighting fixtures, and sleek, gray marble counters. They have chandeliers, large and spa-like showers, and intricate bathroom cabinet storage, making good use of their space. Some have high ceilings, elaborate tile patterns, and Zen-like screens and shower shelves.
1) Mountainwood Homes
8324 SW Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97008
Mountainwood Homes, the most award-winning bathroom remodeling contractor on this list, is a residential contractor that’s been serving metropolitan Portland for 10 years. The company is co-owned and operated by president Robert Wood, who holds a degree in civil engineering and is a Certified Master Builder. Fellow co-owner Heather Wood is a designer whose artistic vision and attention to detail result in a diverse portfolio of residential projects. The company has worked throughout the broader Pacific Northwest, including Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Camas, Clackamas, Hillsboro, West Linn, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, and Vancouver. Mountainwood Homes is a Certified Sustainable Homes Professional and a Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor, and the company is affiliated with the HBA, NKBA, ORA, the Earth Advantage Institute, and Habitat for Humanity.
Mountainwood Homes is proud to be the two-time awarded recipient of the Remodeler of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland in both 2013 and 2017. In 2016, the company was named Remodeler of the Month through the National Association of Home Builders, and they received a first-place Structure + Style Award from Oregon Home Magazine for a bathroom remodel $25,000 to $50,000. In 2012, they received a Remodeling Design Award for a Historically Sensitive Renovation through Remodeling Magazine. They also earned three first-place Outstanding Remodeling Achievement awards through the ORA: for a 2014 residential bathroom remodel between $30,000 and $60,000; a 2014 residential bath remodel over $60,000; and a 2013 residential bath under $30,000. Between 2012 and 2015, they received four first-place awards in Remodeling Excellence from the HBA, including a best bathroom remodel over $40,000, two best bathroom remodels under $50,000, and a best bathroom remodel $50,000 and up. Their work has been featured in numerous publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Oregon Home Magazine and The Oregonian.
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