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Written By Max Peterson|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

A bathroom remodel is a major investment for your Cottage Grove home's comfort and charm. For the best result possible, it pays to hire the top-notch contractor.

Need a bathroom contractor in the Cottage Grove area? Discover who made our list of top choices, and learn the best strategies to choose the right company for you.

Top Bathroom Remodeling Services in Cottage Grove, MN

River Valley Painting & Remodeling Logo

River Valley Painting & Remodeling

Based on 20 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BathroomsWhole HouseDesign ServicesGeneral RemodelingKitchensExterior Renovations


  • Accessible customer support team
  • Free quote
  • Prompt service delivery
15955 35th St S Box 26, Afton, MN 651-890-2268 rivervalleypaintingandremodelingllc.com
Ellis Builders MN Logo

Ellis Builders MN

Based on 16 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BathroomsKitchensPorchesBasementsDecksWhole HouseHome AdditionsExterior RenovationsAccessibility


    955 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 651-214-2657 ellisbuildersmn.com
    Russell Room Remodelers Logo

    Russell Room Remodelers

    Based on 21 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    BathroomsGeneral RemodelingHome AdditionsPorchesDesign ServicesCabinetsWhole HouseKitchensBasements


    • Prompt service delivery
    • Clear pricing policy
    • Accessible customer support team
    2357 Ventura Dr #112, Woodbury, MN 651-735-8367 russellroomremodelers.com
    Ispiri Logo


    Based on 30 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    General RemodelingDesign ServicesHome AdditionsExterior RenovationsKitchensWhole HousePoolsBathrooms


    • Free quote
    • Informative resources
    7779 Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN 651-578-0122 ispiri.com

    More Local Bathroom Remodelers

    Mill City Design + Build

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4688 Fairway Hills Dr
    Eagan, MN 55123

    Gerl Construction Remodeling & Decks

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    3280 Lower 150th St W
    Rosemount, MN 55068


    User Reviews: 3.7/5 

    1777 Oakdale Ave
    West St Paul, MN 55118

    Great Northern Builders, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    3320 Terminal Dr
    Eagan, MN 55121


    User Reviews: 4.9/5 

    14690 Galaxie Ave #114
    Apple Valley, MN 55124

    James Barton Design- Build

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    5920 148th St W
    Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Ben Quie & Sons

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1410 Energy Park Dr Suite #6
    St Paul, MN 55108


    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    245 Roselawn Ave E #19
    Maplewood, MN 55117

    RBS Residential Services

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5833 184th St W
    Farmington, MN 55024

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    Facts about Cottage Grove
    Median Age:39.0 years
    # of Construction Companies:364
    Cost to Eat at Every Restaurant:$1,190
    Average Wage for Remodelers:$29/hr
    Average Plumbing Cost:$116 - $388
    Average Water Bill:$54

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    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    A strong pre-hiring process can aid in sidestepping unscrupulous companies or designers who don't share your vision. Follow the steps in this section to help you determine the best contractor.

    Industry Credentials

    Begin vetting a company by asking two important questions about its local reputation. First, determine how long it's been operating and how many projects it's completed. Second, find out what industry groups it belongs to, such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). These organizations provide private certifications and ongoing education, which keep crews current with the latest best practices.

    Licensure and Insurance

    Minnesota's licensing requirements for residential remodelers are a bit more complex than those in other states. The Department of Labor and Industry requires contractors practicing more than one "special skill" to get either a Residential Building Contractor or Residential Remodeler license. Special skills include disciplines like flooring, painting, and window and door installation, and a comprehensive list is on the department's website. If a company only practices one special skill or makes less than $15,000 per year, it doesn't need a license, but it must still apply for a Certificate of Exemption.


    Request for photos of previous bathroom remodels the company has completed for other homeowners. Looking at these images allows you to verify the company's experience and closely evaluate the quality of their work. It could also prompt ideas or questions about what design elements and improvements the crew could include in your project.

    Consultation and Estimate

    Thorough written estimates are most important in the company selection process. A growing number of companies are offering fully-online consultations, but we highly recommend beginning with an in-home visit. This way, the technicians can see your bathroom firsthand and get accurate measurements. Services and pricing will vary from contractor to contractor, so we recommend getting three different itemized estimates for the most effective comparison.

    Customer Reviews

    Next, research a company's online reputation by going to sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, Google, and Trustpilot. As you go through past customers' experiences, focus on how the company reacts to negative feedback. Reputable contractors will aim for a satisfactory resolution wherever possible.

    How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

    Some more complex projects, like installing tankless water heaters or rewiring electrical systems, require subcontracting in many jurisdictions and will increase your overall cost. See typical remodel costs for different projects in the table below:

    Type of Bathroom RemodelAverage CostAverage Time
    Half-bath remodel$2,000-$5,0005–7 days
    Full bath remodel$6,000-$15,00010–14 days
    Primary bath remodel$10,000-$30,00015–25 days
    Wet room installation$11,000-$18,00010–30 days
    Luxury bath remodel$50,000+15–30 days

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Bathroom Remodeling in Cottage Grove

    How is a bathroom remodel different from a bathroom renovation?

    A bathroom remodel is more labor-intensive than a renovation. A remodel involves removing, replacing, or adding aspects of the bathroom, whereas a renovation involves making cosmetic tweaks to existing elements. For example, replacing a shower is considered a remodel. Restoring a floor is considered a renovation.

    How long does a bathroom remodel take?

    It can take a few days to a month to redo a bathroom, depending on the extent of the work involved. Before work begins, ask your remodeling company for a timeline estimate in writing.

    What are the bathroom design trends?

    Today's homeowners are interested in luxury design elements. Top trends include authentic wood cabinetry, bold paint colors, high-end natural stone tiles, and polished marble countertops. Look to home decor publications for bathroom remodeling ideas.

    If I have a small bathroom, how can I maximize my space and make it feel larger?

    To make the most of limited space, your bathroom remodeler might recommend any of the following design elements:
    • a larger mirror above the sink/vanity
    • pedestal sinks/wall-mounted faucets
    • corner showers with glass doors
    • small-scale tile patterns
    • tall and narrow shelves
    • and vertical cabinets

    If I remodel my bathroom in Cottage Grove, what will my return on investment (ROI) be?

    Return on investment (ROI) varies depending on location and the extent of the remodeling work. According to a 2022 study from the National Association of Realtors, homeowners could get back an average 71% of their project's value on average. You could recover more in a high-demand market or with a more extensive remodel.

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