Posts made in September 2020

10×10 Kitchen Remodel with Peninsula to Island Conversion

Your kitchen and living area are the heart of your home but many San Diego home owners are working remotely which means that 80% of their day is spent in the kitchen!

Check out this article to read about how home owners are making their kitchens more work compatible.

  1. Peninsula converted to an island
  2. Total remodel or partial
  3. Open up the layout

Man, we know about how this year has gone and we totally understand that you're needing to maximize your home for the holidays and 2021.

But don’t worry. In this article, we'll show you where to start! 

Read on for the first three things you MUST CONSIDER before you begin!

Teknik Testimonial

Peninsula Converted to an Island

The thing is, a peninsula used to be a good idea. 

Home owners find that it usually restricts traffic whereas an island allows for better flow and movement...especially if there are two or more people who need to be in the kitchen at once. 

If you'd like a cleaner look, more efficient storage, and more total storage (yes, there is a difference), then go ahead and ask your contractor today about ripping out your peninsula and  building you and island. 

If you'd like depth and complementary colors in your kitchen, going with an island that's a different color! Since your paint, flooring, and counter tops are all uniform, you'll have a simple, classy look that is timeless, bright, and beautiful.

Total Remodel or Partial?

It would be a partial remodel if you wanted to replace paint, flooring, counter tops and appliances. But in this case, you'd keep your plumbing, electrical, lighting, cabinets, etc.

The only problem is that replacing appliances means new appliance sizes. New appliance sizes mean new cabinets, new cabinets means that your island or peninsula will be replaced, which means that your flooring will be replaced. And this all means that you've gone from a partial remodel to a total remodel. 

So consider if you'd like to buy new appliances or keep your existing ones. This will make all the difference. 

Take It From Our Happy Customers


"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date."  - Jack B., San Diego, CA

“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.”   - Gary G., Encinitas

“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.”  - Gina H., San Diego, CA

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!

Open Up the Layout

The new thing in 2020 is having enough space. Imagine that. 

When you have to work from home, it's easy to allow your work life to taint your experience of your home. You work on the couch, in the kitchen, on the patio, perhaps in your bedroom. 

Please don't allow your whole house to be ruined by working from home! You may just need to remodel the space to create a more compatible work area. A few ideas are:

  1. Remove a divider wall
  2. Remove an L-shaped wall
  3. Replace doors and windows for better light or ventilation
  4. Remove all different types of flooring and replace with continuous flooring

With the total square feet available in your home, or on the main floor, you can have a way better experience of your home with an updated layout.

Make sure you hire a design-build firm that has an architect or engineer on their team already so that you have a one-stop-shop experience and don't have to farm out your own job to a disjointed series of subs. 

Why Choose Teknik for Your 10x15 Kitchen?

Let us be your guide as you strive to avoid the blunders that make our industry look bad. When you work with us, we help you avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Still apprehensive about calling? You'll be 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten Customer Guarantee.

1 - Dream Design

Step 1: Dream Design


We’ll collaborate with you to transform your dark and outdated space into bright and inviting space.  It all starts with your free consultation so book now!

Step 2 - True Quote

Step 2: True Quote


You can trust our service agreement!  We get to know your home intimately before working on it to ensure we stick to budget with no change orders.

Step 3 - Complete On-Time

Step 3: Complete On-Time


We'll make your dream come true and do it on-time and on budget!  Then it's party time!  Perhaps leave out your friends who get jealous easily.

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!

Master Bathroom and Guest Bathroom Modernized in San Diego

So you're in the Gaslamp, Little Italy, Bankers Hill, Balboa, or Hillcrest. You're in a condo and you love your spot but you've been putting off your remodel because it makes you nervous to start a big project in a small home. 

What about the noise levels? What about the soundproofing? Will the contractors office team work really well with your HOA? Yes, we totally get it. And these are all valid questions. But an objection doesn't need to be the reason that you let your home fall apart around you.

Check each section of this article to find out more about one of our recent dual bathroom remodel projects downtown!

  1. Master bathroom remodel - Little Italy
  2. Guest bathroom remodel - Little Italy
  3. The home owner's review

Man, we know about being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start. 

But don’t worry. In this article, we'll show you what this home owner did and how his experience was.

Teknik Testimonial

Master Bathroom Remodel - Little Italy

This master bathroom was complete with builder grade materials, yellowing vinyl flooring, and a skull rug.

Ouch.

The client wanted a new more modern bathroom with a slick clean look, masculine lines, and a classy touch.

After several site visits and design consults, we settled on a look and budget, and got to work. We built a detailed, line-item estimate that included over 23 labor and material line items and over 55 lines of custom description. 

If you confuse, you'll loose. Clarity is the key to moving smoothly into demolition and completion of the project. That's why we'll help you select all of the following for your master bathroom before you get started:

  • Shower tile
  • Floor tile or flooring
  • Waterproofing method
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Vanity/vanity top, sink
  • Mirror and special finishes

Looking for a first class experience when remodeling your bathroom? Make sure you've answered the majority of questions before you get started.

Guest Bathroom Remodel - Little Italy

This guest bathroom was small, poorly lit, dusty, and rarely used. It had become a collection of clutter and a pseudo storage room.

Do you have a bathroom that has become a catch-all area for items that should be thrown away or donated? Is it not really functioning like a bathroom should? Is it inviting or does the whole family avoid it because it's borderline gross? 

After the transformation, you'll be surprised at how much bigger your room feels. You'll be happy with how well lit it is! You'll be wowed by the new shower tile and the clean, inviting look that integrates with the rest of the house. 

You deserve to have the bathrooms that will meet your families needs and allow you to live in harmony instead of chaos. You house has that bathroom for a reason, so let's get you back on track. Let's get you a new guest bathroom!

Besides, we all know that you have a hundred friends who would love to visit you in San Diego any time and it would be a shame to let your lack of a great guest bathroom stop you from having them! 

Take It From Our Happy Customers


"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date."  - Jack B., San Diego, CA

“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.”   - Gary G., Encinitas

“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.”  - Gina H., San Diego, CA

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!

Master Bathroom & Guest Bathroom Review - Little Italy

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

"For anyone like myself who really takes the time to interview/select a vendor for something, you need to call Teknik to include in your process. Kevin is a fantastic partner, and everyone in his company are complete professionals who are masters of their trade.
I had a total remodel in my downtown condo, and could not be happier with the experience and results. This included 2 bathrooms, Kitchen/Dining/Entertainment center (all custom across the board.) 
My biggest concern going into this was hiring a contractor who would need to be managed.  Kevin & Ruth are extremely detail oriented and were 2 steps ahead of me the entire time.  The amount of detailed attention Kevin had for my project was a tremendous relief, and the entire experience was actually enjoyable. Keep in mind, this was even during Covid 19 limitations and I still feel this way!!  I will never hire a different contractor in San Diego, and highly suggest you explore this company to see if you feel the same after.  10/10 win." - J.J. Little Italy 2020

Why Choose Teknik for Your Master & Guest Bathroom?

Let us be your guide as you strive to avoid the blunders that make our industry look bad. When you work with us, we help you avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Still apprehensive about calling? You'll be 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten Customer Guarantee.

1 - Dream Design

Step 1: Dream Design


We’ll collaborate with you to transform your dark and outdated space into bright and inviting space.  It all starts with your free consultation so book now!

Step 2 - True Quote

Step 2: True Quote


You can trust our service agreement!  We get to know your home intimately before working on it to ensure we stick to budget with no change orders.

Step 3 - Complete On-Time

Step 3: Complete On-Time


We'll make your dream come true and do it on-time and on budget!  Then it's party time!  Perhaps leave out your friends who get jealous easily.

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!