Overview

The bathroom is one of the most important and intimate rooms in the house, and when it is given the proper design attention, the results can be extraordinary. A jet tub to relax in after a long day, a TV to watch your favorite shows, a shower that falls like rain, or heated floors in wintery weather. The luxuries of modern bathroom mahodesigns can transform the bathroom from a small, cramped space into a room that can both function well and make the often arduous task of getting ready for the day enjoyable.

In Chicago’s fast-paced lifestyle, a bathroom that offers modern conveniences and a warm and inviting atmosphere is a must. Chicago’s bathroom remodeling contractors are keenly aware of the power of a small powder room and how it can make or break a successful home design. Our list of the 15 best bathroom remodel contractors in Chicago are ranked for their level of design expertise, their industry recognitions and awards, and their ability to transform these seemingly unimportant rooms into spaces of aesthetic beauty, self expression, and modern luxury.

Top Bathroom Remodelers

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Chi Renovation & Design

Principals:
Lior Ben Zur

Awards:
Angie’s List Super Service Award

Address:
4868 W. Dempster St. Skokie, IL 60077

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About Chi Renovation & Design

Chi Renovation & Design offers full-service bathroom remodeling in Chicago and the surrounding areas. They handle all of the details from concept to completion and deliver the highest level of customer service while keeping bathroom remodeling costs reasonable. Chi was founded by Lior Ben Zur, who grew up in the construction business and had a passion for it from a young age. Zur attributes his company’s success to their sincere focus on mastering unique homes and challenging spaces. The company is a Better Business Bureau accredited firm with an A+ rating. They also received the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Chi Renovation & Design serves Chicago, Skokie, Glencoe, Highland Park, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Round Lake, and the entire Chicagoland area. For a Chicago master bathroom remodel, they created a timeless and glamorous space with a monochromatic color palette that includes varying shades of grey. They installed dark grey cabinets, light grey walls, and white tile with grey patterns. They built a large walk-in shower with glass shower doors and installed a freestanding tub for convenience and relaxation.

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Chicagoland Remodeling

Principals:
Wladyslaw ‘Wally’ Szymanski

Awards:
Angie’s List Super Service Award

Address:
2130 N Harlem Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

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About Chicagoland Remodeling

Founded by Wladyslaw ‘Wally’ Szymanski in the late 1980s, Chicagoland Remodeling has been helping homeowners make their home improvement and remodeling project dreams a reality for almost a quarter of a century. The full-service remodeling firm takes pride in their talented and professional staff. With their help, Chicagoland Remodeling delivers an outstanding experience from the first meeting to the final inspection of their client’s dream home. The company has received several awards, including the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award. They are a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business with an A+ rating and a Smith Approved Contractor.

If you’re looking for unique bathroom ideas with one-of-a-kind features, Chicagoland knows just how to help. Their bathroom designs are among some of the most elegant and distinctive designs in the field. One of their bathrooms features a bathtub that looks like a giant wooden bowl. The warm wooden rings inside the tub are a part of the design’s charm. The bathtub is situated on a bed of natural stones. The space also incorporates the wood theme in its wooden floating vanity with raised ceramic sink bowls for a stunning, modern effect.

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JAR Corp

Principals:
Jonathan Rubenstein

Address:
1574 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

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About JAR Corp

Over the past 20 years, JAR Corp has been making a difference in their client’s homes and lives through their home improvement project expertise. The company is a member of the US Green Building Council Coalition for Clean Air and the Better Business Bureau. They are also a Lead-Safe Certified firm. They specialize in complete renovations of kitchens and baths, interior and exterior painting, custom finishes, and maintenance services. JAR Corp is led by owner Jonathan Rubenstein, who started his career as a driver for a general contractor and quickly moved up to benefits manager. Rubenstein trained in every aspect of the industry for a decade before starting JAR Corp.

One of their perfectly designed bathrooms is a surprisingly rugged space on one side of the room, while classic and sophisticated on the other. It features an exposed brick accent wall and a beautiful cement and wood vanity, complete with delicate gold faucets, that offers plenty of storage space. A frameless glass shower and glossy white tile make up the opposite side of the room, creating a refreshing contrast with the brick. There is also a one-of-a-kind tile accent behind the simple mirror that adds a touch of elegance to the space.

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Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen

Principals:
Jason Derouin

Address:
1000 Butterfield Road, Suite 1001, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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About Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen lives and works by a certain code of values. They believe if they treat people with respect and integrity, success will inevitably follow. They are a Better Business Bureau-accredited company and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Led by President Jason Derouin, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is an independently owned and operated franchise. They reap the benefits of being part of a national franchise with annual training on the latest products, technology, and techniques.

One of their master bath designs features a large arched window that invites an abundance of natural light into the space. The space also includes vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, and an inviting soaking tub. To the right is a wall of delicately detailed wooden cabinetry, meticulously tiled floors throughout, and a spacious, glass-enclosed shower that make this space a dream home retreat.

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Chicago Renovation and Development

Principals:
Brad Ashman

Address:
4947 N Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

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About Chicago Renovation and Development

The team at Chicago Renovation and Development understands the difference between a bathroom remodel and a great bathroom remodel, and they feel that difference isn’t the price, it’s the planning. Owner Brad Ashman was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the Chicagoland area. He is a graduate of Deerfield High School and the University of Illinois. Ashman fell in love with the process of remodeling while he was still a university student. He founded Chicago Renovation and Development in 1999 and has been successfully remodeling in the Chicago area since.
The company was featured in Chicago Home Magazine, Kitchens & Baths Magazine, and the online edition of the Chicago Tribune, in an article titled, “Six Ways to Save On Your Home Projects.” One of their bathroom designs, the Lakeview Master Bath, stands out for its sophisticated simplicity, and the harmony of colors. The one-of-a-kind design features white wood paneling that reaches three-fourths of the way up the walls, at which point a beautiful soft grey is introduced that speaks perfectly with the white. The bathroom also features a marble subway-tiled shower, two stunning sconces, and a small, romantic crystal chandelier that completes the design.

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DJK Homes

Principals:
Dan Kittilsen

Awards:
Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Gold Key Award,
NIHBA ICON Award of Excellence Silver Award,
ICON Award for Best Home

Address:
26108 Stewart Ridge Drive, Plainfield, IL 60585

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About DJK Homes

DJK Homes is a remodeler and builder of custom homes led by President Dan Kittilsen, whose love for construction began at a young age. Kittilsen has been in the building industry over half of his lifetime. He started out in masonry and now personally handles the daily design and building operation of the company. Their excellent customer service and craftsmanship garnered them a 2015 and 2016 Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Gold Key Award; a 2013 NIHBA ICON Award of Excellence Silver Award; and the 2010 ICON Award for Best Home Under $500k, among numerous others awards. DJK Homes services the Chicago suburbs, including Naperville, Elmhurst, Lincolnshire, Plainfield, Woodridge, and Yorkville.

The company successful remodeled a spacious bathroom using high end custom cabinetry in dark wood tones, oversized mirrors with matching dark wood frames, beige tile flooring, a stunning oval shaped soaking tub, and attractive light fixtures installed over the two sets of mirrors to add glamour and symmetry. The relaxing and gorgeous design is completed by a wall mounted flat screen TV positioned above the soaking tub.

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Leader Builders Corp.

Principals:
Peter Antonow

Awards:
Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Gold Key Award,
Best of Houzz 2018,
Best of Houzz 2017

Address:
6327 W. Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053
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About Leader Builders Corp.

Leader Builders Corp. is a design-build firm and general contractor specializing in architectural home additions, renovations, and custom new home design and construction. They’ve been serving Chicago, the North Shore, and the Northwest Suburbs for 30 years and counting. You may recognize them from HGTV, where they were most recently featured on an episode of House Hunters Renovation. Their work has also been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and Trends Magazine.

The pictured master bath was part of a landmark renovation in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. This was the only wood building in the area to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The homeowners wanted to preserve its character while adding a new master suite and updating the whole house. Leader Builders peeled back layers upon layers of previous remodeling jobs to uncover original features such as the stained glass above the whirlpool tub. Meanwhile, a glass walk-in shower and floating vanity add a touch of contemporary style and convenience.

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Mahogany Builders

Principals:
Matt Lederer

Awards:
Angie’s List Super Service Award

Address:
3823 N Southport, Chicago, IL 60613

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About Mahogany Builders

Mahogany Builders is a full-service boutique general contractor owned by Matt Lederer. The company has been serving the Chicago area since 2000. They are winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and one of Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 for 2016, making them among the most innovative companies in the field. They are also members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Mahogany Builders creates absolutely stunning bathrooms with character and charm that are unsurpassed. Their attention to design details and their master craftsmanship skills are apparent in every example of their work. One of their delicately crafted bathrooms has beautiful tilework on the floor, in a soft cream and brown pattern with a central mosaic piece that adds classic detail. Above the gorgeous tile is a unique standalone faucet with slim, silver legs. To the right, the bathroom door is framed with a carefully crafted molding design. A round window serves as a reminder that this is not an ordinary bathroom. To finish off the Pinterest-ready, one-of-a-kind look, French-inspired curtains are ruffled to perfection.

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Benvenuti and Stein

Principals:
Geno Benvenuti

Awards:
Winnetka Preservation Award for Rehabilitation,
Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Award,
Marvin Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award,
Chrysalis Award

Address:
2001 Greenleaf, Evanston, IL 60202

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About Benvenuti and Stein

Award-winning construction and remodeling firm Benvenuti and Stein has been a leading player in the Chicago and North Shore building industry for over 40 years. They have been made popular for their innovative designs and bathroom remodeling ideas. They are recipients of the 2016 Winnetka Preservation Award for Rehabilitation; the 2015 Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Award; the 2015 Marvin Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award; and the 2010 Chrysalis Award for a Whole House Remodel over $1M. The team is led by Owner Geno Benvenuti, who has been designing new spaces in Chicago homes since 1977.

One of their exciting powder room remodels is a perfect example of the use of pattern. In this design, they limited their use of color to varying shades of grey and white and went bold with pattern. The restraint of color makes the daring pattern use not only appealing but also a welcomed example of risk taking done correctly.

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MB Design and Build

Principals:
Martins Buka

Address:
2141 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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About MB Design and Build

Scroll through their portfolio and you will see that MB Design Build creates amazing bathrooms. They are stunning examples of the marriage of design and functionality. MB Design and Build is a full-service company specializing in interior and architectural design, renovation, and restoration. The company was founded by Martins Buka, a Chicago-based contractor and designer. Buka is passionate about creating unique spaces. He has 18 years of construction experience, including a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Buka was featured in The Men’s Book for a penthouse design, and he made an appearance on the hit show Kitchen Crashers.

In one stunning bathroom remodel, Buka’s minimalism is striking, bare, and beautiful. The bathroom features clean, sharp lines and a few necessities: a single white soaking tub perfectly centered in the room; a white, glass-enclosed shower; and a large screen TV in front of the tub that almost disappears into the space. To add elegance to this already gorgeous space, a perfectly sized crystal chandelier is suspended above the tub.

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Foster Design Build

Principals:
Bob Berg

Address:
2661 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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About Foster Design Build

Foster Design Build (FDB) was established by Bob Berg in the Chicago area in 2009. Berg’s mission was to create a home remodeling firm that would take their client’s projects from design to completion. To help simplify the process for their clients, the firm has an in-house design team. The company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the US Green Building Council. Foster Design Build was featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times for a remodel, with the secret service watching, of a home at 5040 S. Greenwood Avenue, next door to the Obama residence.

Foster Design Build’s successful master bathroom design for a Sheridan Road residence features a sleek and modern barn door-style entry, and a beautiful dark vanity with a countertop that extends past the cabinet and over the soaking tub for added space and functionality. The company installed marble tile coupled with slate grey stacked stone walls that add warmth and natural beauty. The space is completed by two wooden floating shelves for the perfect decor elements, and chrome faucets that add a touch of glamour to the understated design.

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Normandy Design Build Remodeling

Principals:
Jack Steindl
Reg Marzec

Awards:
Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Award,
NARI Remodeling Excellence Award

Address:
440 E. Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521

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About Normandy Design Build Remodeling

Jack Steindl and Reg Marzec founded the award-winning Normandy Design Build company in 1979. Their goal was to make home building and remodeling as enjoyable as possible. They have since become one of the premier home remodeling firms in the Chicago area with a flagship showroom in Hinsdale, Illinois. The company received a Professional Remodeler Magazine 2017 Design Award, a 2017 NARI Remodeling Excellence Award, and was also included on Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 list as well as Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 list. They were included in multiple issues of Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine, Naperville Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, and West Suburban Living Magazine, among others.

One of their glamorous bathroom designs includes a white floating vanity backed with a large mirror that spans floor to ceiling, reflecting the beautiful tile floors. The company installed a mother-of-pearl inlay in the shower tile, adding another layer of elegance to the space. The bathroom also features a freestanding bathtub with a floor-mount, a vintage-style silver faucet, and delicate crystal bathroom fixtures that serve to accentuate the timeless beauty of this bathroom design.

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Drury Design

Principals:
Gail Drury

Awards:
ASID Awards,
NKBA Awards

Address:
512 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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About Drury Design

Gail Drury is the creative director at Drury Design, a design-build firm that is home to some of the top kitchen and bath designers in Chicago. Drury has over 35 years of experience in the field and puts her personal touch on each of their designs, ensuring their utter perfection. The company has been featured in Trend Magazine’s Top 50 American Kitchens, named one of KBDN’s Top 50 Innovators in the industry, and received awards from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Their Chicago Brownstone Master Bath offers complete perfection of design and craftsmanship. It is a breathtaking space loaded with high-end elements of style and master decision making. It boasts custom-made soft white cabinets, marble countertops, oversized mirrors, and an arched doorway leading to the stand-alone tub. The space also features marble floors with mosaic accents throughout, elegant crown moldings, carefully chosen up-lighting that accentuates a unique ceiling, and chic bathroom fixtures.

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Synergy Builders, Inc.

Principals:
Sara Scimeca

Awards:
Remodeling 550 Award,
Guild Quality Service of Excellence,
Angie’s List Super Service,
Chrysalis Awards,
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award

Address:
850 Meadowview Crossing #13, West Chicago, IL 60185

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About Synergy Builders, Inc.

Synergy Builders has consistently been chosen as one of the Best Places to work in Illinois. It is an award-winning home remodeling firm that has serviced the Chicago area for over 15 years. The firm has helped hundreds of families with their kitchens, bathrooms, and additions since its founding in 2002.

Led by Sara Scimeca, the team has also taken home many awards. It made the list of Qualified Remodeler’s “Top 500 Remodelers” for the past nine consecutive years. For the last eight years and counting, Synergy Builders has been presented with the Remodeling 550 Award. They have also made the list of Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50. It was awarded the Guild Quality Service of Excellence, Angie’s List Super Service, Chrysalis Awards, and the Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award.

One of their unique bathroom designs uses gorgeous decorative mirrors at its focal point. The mirrors hang above a classic double vanity with undermount sinks and a marble countertop. There is also a glamorous crystal lighting fixture that ties the space together, giving it a timeless quality.

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Goldberg General Contracting

Principals:
Jacob Goldberg

Awards:
AIA Chicago Small Projects Award,
North American Copper Architecture Copper Development Association Residential Architecture Award,
Custom Home Magazine Custom Home of the Year National Award

Address:
3510 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

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About Goldberg General Contracting

Goldberg General Contracting (GGC) has provided their clients a personal and collaborative approach to remodeling a bathroom for the past three decades. No matter the nature of the job, their experienced crew guarantees their clients a positive experience. Headed by President Jacob Goldberg, they employ 25 skilled craftsmen to deliver an exceptional service and high levels of quality to each client they meet.

They have received the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago Small Projects Award; the 2016 North American Copper Architecture Copper Development Association Residential Architecture Award; and the 2013 Custom Home Magazine Custom Home of the Year National Award, among many others. The company was featured in LUXE Magazine for a Highland Park residence, and in the the New York Times for a postmodern residence, in addition to other features.

GGC collaborated with the award-winning Michael Richman Interiors to customize a high-end designer home in a Chicago condominium. The resulting design glitters. The walls are covered in a high gloss mosaic tile. There is a curved wood ceiling-to-wall transition, and shimmering dark floors. The highly reflective surfaces make this space more than just an ordinary bathroom, as the space dazzles and shines.

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