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Find the Best Bathroom Remodeling in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo residents may want to explore a bathroom renovation for several reasons, from increasing home value to enjoying much-needed upgrades. The Buffalo News has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews and local availability of 49 businesses and choosing six favorites from the top bathroom remodeling companies in Buffalo.

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Choosing a bathroom remodeling company in Buffalo

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Remodeling a bathroom is exciting, but it is also a big home project. Buffalo residents often skip the do-it-yourself option in favor of hiring a professional bathroom remodeling company or contractor to ensure safe, high-quality work.

It is essential to choose a reputable bathroom remodeling company, as a remodel is a time-consuming and expensive process. When searching for contractors, always make sure:

  • The contractor or company is licensed and insured.
  • The contractor or company has positive reviews from past customers, based on online reviews or recommendations from friends or family members.
  • The contractor or company has a clean portfolio of previous work you can examine for style and quality.

Make sure the bathroom remodeling company in Buffalo you choose does the type of remodel you’re considering. There are several types of bathroom remodeling projects, including:

  • Minor remodels: These are quick, sometimes DIY remodels. They involve mostly aesthetic updates, including repainting/re-wallpapering, adding new furniture, changing light covers and updating molding.
  • Major remodels: This is a full remodel of the room, utilizing professionals that install and finish significant changes, like new plumbing, new electrical systems and new bathroom fixtures.
  • Ground-up remodels: A ground-up remodel is when a professional team designs, rebuilds and finishes a bathroom to your specifications.

Communication with a contractor is critical, so choose one you are comfortable working with. Ongoing discussion ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding the outcome and reduces the risk of mistakes. Always ask about budget and time frame upfront to avoid any surprises down the road.

Bathroom remodeling costs in Buffalo

On average, it costs between $2,500 and $15,000 to remodel a bathroom in Buffalo, with custom projects and master bathrooms sometimes costing more. When budgeting for a bathroom remodeling project, get a written estimate from your contractor, and set aside money for extra costs or changes.

New York state law requires written contracts, including prices for work and materials, for home improvement work that costs more than $500. The New York attorney general recommends getting quotes from multiple contractors and negotiating a small upfront payment. Never pay the full amount in advance. Instead, you might establish a payment schedule. Contractors in New York are required to put your payments into an escrow account until the job is done or prove they have bond insurance.

Buffalo bathroom remodeling FAQ

What is the average labor cost to remodel a bathroom?

The average labor cost depends on the task and the remodeling company. Rates usually run from $50 to $150 per hour.

Can you remodel a bathroom for $5,000?

Yes. More affordable remodeling might include simple upgrades like a new vanity, new paint or a bathtub conversion. If you’re remodeling on a tight budget, explore completing projects on your own rather than by using a contractor.

How do you approach a bathroom renovation?

First, pinpoint the most significant fixes, like a new shower/tub combination or a new toilet. From there, decide on the project's aesthetics — from the paint color to the lighting. Finally, after deciding what you want in a new bathroom, interview several different contractors to see which can bring your vision to life within budget and on time.

How long does a bathroom remodel take?

Depending on the complexity of the remodel, the process can take from six weeks to several months.

How can I save money on my bathroom remodel?

One way is to determine what aspects of the project you can perform yourself. From wall painting to installing a vanity, many tasks can be DIY. You can also save money by maintaining the size and layout of the bathroom and refinishing fixtures rather than replacing them.

Do you need a permit to remodel your bathroom?

We recommend speaking to your contractor about whether a permit is necessary for your bathroom remodel. You can also contact the city’s Department of Permit and Inspection Services.

Buffalo bathroom remodeling company information

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Jacuzzi Bathrooms

Jacuzzi offers bathroom remodeling services focused on shower and tub conversions and replacements. The company provides a range of affordable options and customization possibilities. In-home consultations are available. Jacuzzi can complete most projects in as little as one day. Financing options are available.

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Luxury Bath Technologies

Luxury Bath is a nationwide bathroom remodeling company with services available for Buffalo residents. Free consultations are available. All products include Microban protection for mold and mildew prevention. Luxury Bath has one-day shower and tub conversions.

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Bath Fitter

Bath Fitter specializes in bathtub remodeling services using custom-fitted acrylic bathtub liners, which come with a lifetime warranty. The company's remodelers provide free in-home consultations that include precise bath measurements. Multiple bathtub accessories are also available.

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HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor is a free-to-use website that connects users with trustworthy bathroom remodeling companies and shows reviews from other consumers. Users answer a few questions about their project before receiving a list of recommendations. HomeAdvisor runs background checks and checks licensing on all companies. Companies are available to begin bathroom remodeling in Buffalo right away.

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Cellino Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Cellino Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers bathroom remodeling, plumbing, and heating and cooling services to Buffalo residents. Free in-home consultations are available for all bathroom remodeling projects. Financing options are available through GreenSky, including 12-month, interest-free financing. Ask about same-day service. The company is located at 2157 S. Park Ave, Ste. 4, Buffalo, NY 14220.

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Kaz Home Improvements

Kaz Home Improvements specializes in bathroom remodeling projects. Its team assists with all aspects of remodeling project, including flooring and tile installation, plumbing, and electrical work. Various financing options are available. Free quotes are available after you submit information online. The company is located at 150 N. America Drive, West Seneca, NY 14224.

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