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

Remodeling a bathroom is a big project, and Schenectady homeowners want to ensure they're investing wisely. A successful remodel starts with choosing a reputable contractor.

Looking for the best bathroom contractors in Schenectady? Check out our top recommendations.

Top Bathroom Remodeling Services in Schenectady, NY

Albany Home Improvements LLC Logo

Albany Home Improvements

4.5/5
Based on 34 customer reviews.

Services Offered

DecksBathroomsPatiosExterior Renovations

Highlights

    Klink Rd, Albany, NY 518-300-9374 albanyhomeimprovements.com
    Kitchen Express Plus Logo

    Kitchen Express Plus

    4.5/5
    Based on 32 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    CountertopsBathroomsGeneral RemodelingCabinetsKitchensDesign Services

    Highlights

    • Free quote
    • Informative resources
    • Clear pricing policy
    515 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 518-782-5159 kitchenexpressplus.com
    Kitchen & Bath World Logo

    Kitchen & Bath World

    4.4/5
    Based on 39 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    BathroomsKitchensCountertopsGeneral RemodelingCabinetsDesign Services

    Highlights

    • Informative resources
    • Clear pricing policy
    • Free quote
    1980 Central Ave, Albany, NY 518-464-0660 kitchenandbathdesign.com
    Builders Kitchens Inc Logo

    Builders Kitchens

    4.5/5
    Based on 44 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    General RemodelingKitchensBathroomsCountertopsCabinetsAccessibility

    Highlights

    • Free quote
    • Informative resources
    • Clear pricing policy
    1220 Central Ave, Albany, NY 518-438-0323 builderskitchens.com

    More Local Bathroom Remodelers

    National Home Improvement Services

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    9 Reservoir Rd
    Altamont, NY 12009

    MP HOME REPAIRS & REMODELING LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    W Lawrence St
    Albany, NY 12208

    Clifton Construction-General Contractor Albany NY

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1024 Broadway
    Menands, NY 12204

    Capital District Residential Contractors

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    13 Callaghan Blvd
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020

    Bennett Contracting, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    693 S Pearl St
    Albany, NY 12202

    David's Building & Design

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    379 Co Rd 68
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    SFB Construction

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    165 Cold Spring Rd
    Williamstown, MA 02167

    Attention To Details

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    485 Harwood Hill Rd
    Bennington, VT 05201

    A C Wood Contracting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    545 S Main St Suite 5
    Lanesborough, MA 01237

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    Facts about Schenectady
    Median Age:40.0 years
    # of Construction Companies:719
    Cost to Eat at Every Restaurant:$2,709
    Average Wage for Remodelers:$20/hr
    Average Plumbing Cost:$104 - $347
    Average Water Bill:$58

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    This Old House empowers homeowners with the knowledge and tools they need to tackle various projects and navigate the complexities of homeownership.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    It's crucial to have an effective pre-hiring process before signing any contract. This way, you can confirm a company is trustworthy, consistent, and well-respected in the Schenectady community. Start with the following criteria and modify them as necessary for your needs.

    Industry Credentials

    Ask each contractor about the number of years it's been remodeling bathrooms and the number of projects it's completed. You should also find out what trade group memberships the team has. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is just one organization offering certificates and continuing education programs for remodeling professionals.

    Licensure and Insurance

    You might be surprised to learn that New York doesn't issue state licenses to residential remodelers. However, most cities and counties fill in the gap and issue licenses of their own. Requirements will vary depending on where you live, so we encourage you to contact the Schenectady government for additional information.

    Photos

    Most bathroom contractors maintain running portfolios with pictures of completed remodels. Request a copy so you can check different teams' expertise. Portfolios can also provide design ideas or prompt additional questions.

    Consultation and Estimate

    You should always seek a written and itemized estimate for your project costs. The estimate should be based on an in-person consultation with the contractor's team. This way, the technicians can see your bathroom and get a sense of your vision, goals, and expectations. To maximize your value, we suggest getting at least three different written estimates and comparing them side by side to find the best deal.

    Customer Reviews

    Before you hire a bathroom remodel, check its online reputation using sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, Trustpilot, and Google. As you read about customers' positive and negative experiences, pay attention to how a company responds to complaints. It's a good sign if the team always strives for an amicable and satisfactory resolution.

    How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

    The average bathroom remodeling cost in Schenectady ranges from $15,628 to $29,693, depending on the project's scope and type. Some more complex projects, like setting up tankless water heaters or rewiring electrical systems, require subcontracting in many jurisdictions and will increase your overall cost.

    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 Schenectady

    What is the difference between a bathroom renovation and a bathroom remodel?

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

    How long does it take to redo a bathroom?

    It can take a few days to a month to redo a bathroom, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Before work begins, ask your contractor for a written timeline.

    What is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel?

    Generally, most homeowners find that adjusting a bathroom's floorplan is the most expensive part of a remodel. Most of the high labor costs come from adding or removing walls, a task that often requires subcontracting to other companies. However, changing fixtures and hauling away old materials will also contribute to the higher price tag.

    Can I customize my bathroom design, or do remodel companies offer pre-set packages?

    Yes. Many bathroom remodelers offer preset packages for smaller-scale projects, letting you update fixtures like tubs, showers, or vanities without adjusting every single detail. Certain Schenectady companies can even retrofit new fixtures directly over your old ones, saving money and time. Specific offerings will vary from company to company, but they all aim to blend convenience with flexibility.

    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:
    • vertical cabinets
    • corner showers with glass doors
    • a larger mirror above the sink/vanity
    • pedestal sinks/wall-mounted faucets
    • small-scale tile patterns
    • and tall and narrow shelves

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