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Top 10 home remodelers in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago home remodeling contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Azteca Construcion

Azteca Construcion

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Anahi says, "responsible efficient work of excellent quality 100 recommended" Read more
Achilles Restoration 316

Achilles Restoration 316

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Patricia D. says, "They went above and beyond our experience. They are hard working honest contractors. " Read more
C&M Custom Cabinets

C&M Custom Cabinets

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Costumer's satisfaction is our priority
Allan's Remodeling LLC

Allan's Remodeling LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Our priority is our guess satisfaction and make sure take care costumer’s needs, we provide highly quality work
Chicago's Maid Pros

Chicago's Maid Pros

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Martin B. says, "Requested a first time deep cleaning and Ivona was very efficient. Knew what needed to be done and cleaned. She was great and worked hard the entire time she was here. Will definitely be using this company again." Read more
Kosterna Construction

Kosterna Construction

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Rein H. says, "Karol and his team did a great job with my Trex decking transformation recently. His price is not the cheapest but it was competitive. What I like the most about Karol is he listens to my concerns and makes sure that my concerns are addressed properly. I would hire him again for my future projects." Read more
Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
John J. says, "Tim was easy to work with and his team did a great job!" Read more
Acre Scaper L.L.C

Acre Scaper L.L.C

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Cara B. says, "Jesus was quick to respond and quick to get the job done right. I would definitely hire him again! " Read more
Exterior Construction Services Inc.

Exterior Construction Services Inc.

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jolly P. says, "Eric has been good so far - the project has just begun but he hired professional movers to move my furniture. So far we are very pleased with their apprach to work. " Read more
Avila Services

Avila Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Avila Services provides expert home remodeling and repair services. We are a family business and we have been serving the Chicagoland area for many years. We are the one-stop shop for all your home repair and service needs.

Your Home Remodeling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to remodel a home?

The average cost to remodel a house is $15 to $60 per square foot or $20,000 to $100,000 for completely renovating a 3-bedroom home. Only renovating a kitchen or bathroom costs $100 to $250 per square foot. A kitchen remodel costs $10,000 to $50,000, while a bathroom remodel costs $5,000 to $25,000.

Who remodels homes?

Hire general contractors instead of unlicensed handymen for large home renovation projects. After creating design plans with an architect or interior designer, a general contractor gets the permits, arranges subcontractors, buys the building materials, and handle inspections. Design-build remodelers take care of the whole process from design to installation.

Hiring a specialized contractor is recommended for specific projects like installing fixtures, roofing, or kitchen cabinets. Minor updates may require an interior designer to plan, while large projects likely require an architect or a structural engineer to plan and create architectural drawings.

What services do home remodeling contractors provide?

Remodeling contractors plan, manage, and install cabinets, flooring, tiling, light fixtures, windows, countertops, knock down or replace walls, painting, replacing plumbing fixtures, and adding other finishes. Remodelers can completely change the look and floorplan of a home or individual rooms.

What remodeling projects increase home value?

Most remodeling projects have a 50% to 85% return on investment. The top remodeling projects that return more than 85% of your investment are siding replacement, garage door replacement, a new bathroom addition, and replacing windows and roofing.

What is the home remodeling process?

Here are the 10 steps for a successful home remodeling project:

  1. Make a list of all the updates desired.
  2. Plan the layout with an interior designer or architect.
  3. Research all the materials and fixtures you want and have a good idea of any custom elements.
  4. Research contractors and get at least three in-person estimates.
  5. Agree on budget and timeframe, and sign the contract.
  6. Plan the design, get permits, and order the materials.
  7. Contractors start the tear out by gutting everything and fixing any unexpected problems such as leaks or mold.
  8. Rerouting plumbing or electrical updates if fixtures are changing locations.
  9. Installing windows, cabinets, flooring, tiling, fixtures, lighting, and painting.
  10. A final walkthrough to ensure everything has been completed to your satisfaction.

Can you get a home loan that includes renovation costs?

Home loans such as the FHA 203(k), 203(b), and Fannie Mae HomeStyle loans let you borrow money to purchase a home and fix it up. Other options include home equity loans, cash-out refinancing, and personal loans.

Are home remodeling costs tax deductible?

Home remodeling costs for homes that are used as personal residences are not tax-deductible. However, home improvement expenses help reduce the amount of taxes you owe when you sell the house for a profit. Remodeling costs are tax-deductible for a home office or if modified for disabilities.

Some states offer tax rebates by making your home more energy-efficient or by installing solar panels.

How to choose a home remodeling contractor?

Hiring a local home remodeler requires planning accordingly, asking questions, and learning their work process. Choose the best home remodeling contractor by:

  • Get at least three in-person house renovation quotes to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Pick specialized contractors over general ones if it’s a specific project.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions should I ask home renovation contractors before hiring?

When looking for remodelers near you, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Can I see a portfolio of your past remodeling jobs?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager, and will you use subcontractors?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Chicago home remodelers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Juan
good person excellent worker,
Azteca Construcion
Jolly P.
Eric has been a pleasant person to work with so far; he was prompt with the quote; most of it was done by phone txts, pics and video call; easy to work with so far; he seems to understand the foundation/structural elements of the job really well; which gave us confidence moving forward with Eric; as the this wall opening project involves a load bearing wall. While we feel very comfortable moving forward with Eric..I will be back on here once the project is completed to give you guys the final review…pls stay tuned
Exterior Construction Services Inc.
Broker P.
I've had the luxury of personally living in the 720 Ringland Rd development that Taty built and and viewed the developments at 1217 W. Monroe and 20 N. Loomis in Chicago. And I have to say they continually showcase impressed craftsmanship. Plus, I got a great deal on price/sqft for a luxury home. Kitchens and Bathrooms are amazing🏆Thank you.
Taty Construction
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
Fizzah Z.
Jaime replied to my inquiry with in minutes and made time to come and assess the job right away. He and his crew were courteous, fair, and good about communicating. We will hire them again!
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
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