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Encinitas Kitchen Remodel

What to look for in your Design-Build contractor in Encinitas!

  1. Experience
  2. Positive collective feedback
  3. A firm process

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

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

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

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1. Experience

Experience can be measured in several ways but there are two ways that are most important for how you may decide to select your contractor. 

Length of experience--they may not have decades of experience but they should be able to demonstrate years within the specific disciplines required for your project. 

Breadth--do they have experience with high-end work? Do they have experience value-engineering? Can they demonstrate performance across kitchens, bathrooms, landscape/hardscape, or framing specialties?

Not all contractors will have the right experience for you, and that is okay. You can feel good about choosing someone who does.

2. Positive Collective Feedback

Home owners are using the Next Door app. to find out about who their neighbors trust.

Homeadvisor.com, yelp.com, and houzz.com are three other trusted sites that make it difficult hide if you're a poorly run company. 

You can rest assured that in 2020, now more than ever, people are transparent online about their experiences in real life.

The benefit to the home owner cannot be overstated since you will likely find specifics in each review that will help you to understand which qualities are prominent whether positive or negative.

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!

3. A Firm Process

The beauty of hiring us, a design-build firm, is that we are a services firm. What does this mean?

It means that we are not a product firm by definition. The services we provide end up producing a beautiful finished product in the form of a new bathroom, kitchen, or main floor remodel. But the product in question is custom built into every home and so it is services, i.e. design, coordination, ordering, project management, and labor that we deliver. All these services are the lifeblood of the project; nothing happens without them, but on the surface you cannot see them concretely.

No service company can succeed without systems in place, yet many try. These are not the companies you want to hire.

You need a firm who has mastered their organization, communication, and who is going to help you save time throughout your project.

Why Choose Teknik for Your Encinitas 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!

Cardiff Kitchen Design Companies

Top tips for your Cardiff by the Sea kitchen remodel:

  1. Timeline for your Cardiff kitchen remodel
  2. Tile selections for your Cardiff kitchen remodel
  3. Please make two lists before you begin

Read on for the gold nuggets of wisdom produced by our top design-build team members!

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1. Timeline for Your Cardiff Kitchen Remodel

For winter/spring remodels, here are a few things to consider.

Lead time on material is beyond our control, so of course these estimates are really really approximate.

Small to medium Cardiff kitchen remodels including 10x10 kitchens, 10x12 kitchens, 12x15, the demolition to finishing touches portion of that for months may be 8 to 16 weeks.

2. Tile Selections for Your Cardiff Kitchen

If we're talking tile quality, look for

Good - ceramic. Ceramic tiles are basically baked clay, they chip easily because they are brittle. Not a good durable option. Flippers use ceramic tile often because of the attractive price point.

Better - Porcelain. Porcelain is probably the 80% of the 80/20 rule. Most families can find a wonderful porcelain tile option most of the time.

Brand/origin advice: The best porcelain in the world comes out of Italy. The second best comes out of Spain. If you buy from either of these places, you've got a pretty good shot at really liking your tile.

Best - stone. Of course, real stone will be the most durable but it also comes with a cost that reflects that durability. The cost of mining, manufacturing, cutting, and sanding to the desired finish is high. Some stone tiles can cost $150 per square foot, and many most more than that.

You may think that durability is the primary concern when looking at tile options, but unfortunately you need to worry about uniformity too.

There are knock-off versions of every product known to man but the devil is in the details. If you hire the BEST tile setter in the state and give him a box of cheap tile, you may have to:

Throw away up to 50% of the tile before use

Spend extra labor to trim tile that is not uniform

End up with asymmetrical tile lay patterns after all that extra headache.

You're buying tile so infrequently anyway...save yourself! Buy once, buy right.

 

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!

3. Please Make Two Lists Before You Begin

Here are examples of the two lists that you'll want to create for yourself:

Must Have List

  • Replace appliances
  • New cabinets
  • New counter tops
  • Updated plumbing 
  • Updated electrical
  • New flooring

Wish List

  • New doors 
  • New windows
  • Additional lighting
  • Blow out a wall
  • Add indoor/outdoor seating

Whether you are listing several items or just a few, your clarity will allow you to major in the majors when you address how to get the most for your budget.

Why Choose Teknik for Your Cardiff Kitchen Remodel?

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!

Encinitas Kitchen Remodel

Top concerns for a 10x15 San Diego kitchen remodel:

  1. Please shop for your contractor, not your contract
  2. Timeline of Encinitas Kitchen Remodel
  3. Kitchen Permits in Encinitas

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

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

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

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1. Shop For Your Contractor, Not Your Contract

We know, get a bunch of bids and then decide on the right guy. 

Sounds like a good idea but the truth is, you'll end up with an average contractor and larger-than-average problems. 

Adding insult to injury, you'll have change orders to fix those problems...but you no doubt chose that contractor to save money so you're actually upside down a little bit. 

If you want the truth, ask the car salesman where he buys cars for his kids...

Ask the luxury jewelry saleswoman where she buys her personal diamonds...

Ask the contractor how he shops for contractors to do work on his home and how he value engineers his own projects to achieve both of your goals: 

  1. Get the job done right the first time
  2. Do it as efficiently as possible 

If you shop for your contractor, not your contract you can have the best of both.

2. Timeline of Encinitas Kitchen Remodels

For winter remodels in Encinitas, here are a few things to consider:

Lead time on material is beyond the control of your contractor, so these estimates are really really approximate.

Small to medium kitchen remodels in the city of Encinitas, 10x10 kitchens, 10x12 kitchens, 12x15 kitchens, etc.:

  1. Plan on your windows and your cabinets taking the longest.
  2. Cabinet lead time is anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks depending on the manufacturer you choose and the quality of finish you are willing to invest in.

It is common to collaborate with your contractor for two to four weeks to make sure everything is ready to order. Once ordered, you'll wait two weeks for the plumbing to come in, and then get started.

From start to finish your Encinitas kitchen remodel may take three or four months or more if it entails structural modification. 

The demolition to finishing touches for your Encinitas kitchen remodel may only be 12 to 16 weeks.

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!

3. Kitchen Permits in Encinitas

After design is almost complete you're ready to submit to the city. Permitting takes several weeks but after you receive either approval or your comments back, you'll be ready...

Ready for what? You'll be ready to either:

Make adjustments based on the comments from the city.

Solidify the budget and estimate based on the permitted design.

The permitting process can feel like hurry up and wait. Permitting has taken up to twice as long since the March mandates were put into place. Some permits in Encinitas are taking 8 to 16 weeks to be issued.

Why Choose Teknik for Your Encinitas Kitchen Remodel?

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!

San Diego Kitchen Remodel | Top Three Tips

You might be wondering if you can still remodel your kitchen this year! The most important thing is to get input from the right sources. We're pretty confidant that the Teknik team is one of the right sources! Here are our Top Three Tips!

  1. Open up the layout
  2. Embrace the design build process
  3. Prepare for the execution

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

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

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

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1. 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.

2. Embrace The Design-Build Process

On one hand, you've got ideas and dreams.

On the other hand, you've got a physical home with physical limitations and a budget with limitations as well.

The design-build process is full of checks and balances so that your design ideas can be explored until they meet your budget. You've got to get into design elements, architecture, engineering, and selections in order to get to a tight budget price range.

But once your budget has been updated throughout the design process, you'll be able to value-engineer and play with different options to tweak the price until you find a number that works. This will feel like volley ball--it's a lot of back and forth!

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!

3. Prepare For The Execution

Demolition can be quick but it will be messy and loud. Even with HEPA vacuums and thousands of dollars of equipment, including air scrubbers, etc., the process of demolition is always messy.

Additionally, it is wise to plan for 10% flexion of the project calendar plus additional time for every change order or request for additional work.

The project timeline can get emotional at about 60% completion. Remember that if you're feeling uneasy or antsy, your superintendent can address every question and concern you have as long as you share it with him.

You'll be done in no time at all and ready to party! Fire up the barbecue, invite the neighbors! Time to celebrate your new kitchen and make some jealous neighbors!

Why Choose Teknik for Your 2020 Kitchen Remodel?

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!

San Diego Bathroom Remodels During The Holidays

We're closing in on the month of November and you've got a few things on your mind! These concerns may include school schedules, work deadlines, holidays, how to navigate family gatherings, and now you're realizing you can't keep putting off your bathroom remodel!

Don't worry, we've got your back. We've been stressed out before with a lot of legitimate work to do, and stuck in the martyr narrative of "everyone else first, I can't afford to take the time or money to do this remodel". We get it and we're here to help. 

The reality is that bathroom remodels can be put off for up to five or ten years but if you wait too long, you may be at risk of leaks, both plumbing or faulty waterproofing. If there are leaks, then you'll have dry rot or worse and much more pain long term.

Check out these three tips to help you get through your holiday bathroom remodel!

  1. Understand the holiday bathroom remodel timeline
  2. Understand the materials delivery protocols
  3. Understand the dust and dirt before you schedule gatherings
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Understand The Holiday Remodel Timeline

For the 2020 Holiday schedule, here is what you need to know:

The following holidays are not business days, so manufacturers, venders, and suppliers will be closed.

  1. Thanksgiving - November 26th
  2. Black Friday - November 27th
  3. Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th 
  4. Christmas Day - Friday, December 25th
  5. News Years Eve - Thursday, December 31st
  6. New Years Day - Friday, January 1st

Hopefully this list helps, because it will affect production in two ways. There are six fewer business days in this next season, so we loose one week there.

But, momentum matters and three of six weeks are three day work weeks instead of five day work weeks.

Therefore momentum will be negatively affected for all the players on the team. This is beautiful and necessary for enjoying the holidays and our families.

Ensure you take this into account and add another two+ weeks to your project schedule if it stratals the holiday season.

Understand The Materials Delivery Protocols

Materials are in stock in some cases, but are back ordered in other cases.

The goal is to keep the project going once it is started. When we can wait until we have all products on hand before starting, we will have a great time getting your project complted on time with no breaks. 

The thing to be on the lookout for is when a contractor wants to get started ASAP, then play it by ear...no! This will not end well. 

At Teknik, we ensure that we are checking on product availability before a contract has even been signed so that we can pivot if we need to and select a similar product/material that will be available and allow the project to move forward. 

Once we have everything we need for the first 50% of construction, we will begin demolition, so that the phases play out in smooth succession.

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!

Understand The Dust Before You Schedule Parties

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? 

Let's go with the bad news first.

The bad news is that your holiday season will be affected by your remodel and there is nothing you can do about it. Your contractor will impact the cleanliness and schedule but he doesn't have 100% control over it so schedule parties at your own risk.

Now for the good news.

The good news is that Teknik teams will do the following to keep your home clean during construction:

  1. Mask off the construction area whenever possible
  2. Cover and mask or move furniture as needed
  3. Cover the floor with ram paper
  4. Run an air scrubber during demolition
  5. Run a HEPA filter
  6. Maintain a broom clean work area every day

With these practices in place, we end up with "the crew was so clean!" in most of our reviews. But don't take our word for it. Check out our reviews at rb.gy/h2u1su

Why Choose Teknik for Your Holiday Remodel?

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!

San Diego Bathroom Remodeler Near Me | What You Need To Know

We are so happy you've found this article. We are excited to answer a few key questions for you before you beginning your bathroom remodel project.

  1. What is the approximate cost range I should prepare for?
  2. What is the timeline I should prepare for?
  3. What can go wrong and how do you avoid change orders?

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

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

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

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What Is The Approximate Cost Range I Should Prepare For?

This is a great question and it's got to have context before an answer will carry weight. 

Let's start with the most expensive first.

There are families who have invested in their forever home. They have the time to select their absolute favorite design features and finishes. They have waited for the right timing and they are ready to remodel their master bath or other large bathroom. These families will often spend between $45,000 and $70,000.

There are families who love their home but they aren't sure they're going to be there forever, despite no existing plans to sell. These families love quality, classy timeless looks and avoid hot trends that will be here today and gone tomorrow. These families choose a design-build firm to have everything done for them at a one-stop-shop. They select finishes that are durable and can take a lot of regular use. These families will often spend between $23,000 and $45,000 on a master bath or other large bathroom. Nothing extravagant and nothing cheap. 

There are families who love practicality and being a great steward of their resources. They value quality, but they know that they are shooting for mid-range prices, so they are moderate in their selections. These families typically spend $17,000 to $22,000 on small and medium sized bathrooms.

There are families who are seeking a partial remodel. They need a powder room spruced up with an updated vanity, countertop, sink and faucet. Or they need new shower waterproofing and tile, but they're keeping everything else. These partial bathroom remodels can take many forms and there are lots of combinations of desired scope. Most of these partial remodels cost between $4000 and $12,000.

Remember, these ballparks are the contract price with your contractor and your finish materials are in addition.

What Is The Timeline I Should Prepare For?

The timeline is dependent on many factors but here are a few general ideas. 

You can expect a partial bathroom remodel to take between one and three weeks, depending on the scope specified in your detailed line-item estimate. This includes powder rooms.

Small bathrooms are typically 5x7, 6x8, or some variation thereof. These small bathrooms can take two to four weeks to complete, assuming no special order custom finishes.

Master bathrooms start out at a rounded 10x10. These bathrooms can be much larger but we're just talking about the classic size and layouts. They will take anywhere from three to six weeks typically. 

Remember, these timelines are construction only and your design and collaboration occur beforehand and are not counted in these approximate timelines. 

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!

What Can Go Wrong and How Do You Avoid Change Orders?

There are always a few key things to look out for when preparing for a bathroom remodel, no matter how simple. Here are a few for your reference:

  1. Keep in mind that the bathroom has more moisture in it than any other room in the house. Watch for mold and mildew.
  2. Current or past leaks can contribute to dry rot of the framing which would need to be replaced.
  3. The seal around old toilets often goes bad, so there are tiny slow leaks that cause dry rot and disintegration of the subflooring which needs to be replaced. 
  4. San Diego bathroom remodelers near you should all be looking for pests too. We have a high concentration of termites and other pests in this area of the country. 

At any rate, if you open up walls, you may get more than you asked for. So what do we do to avoid change orders? First thing, we educate you along the way to keep you informed in advance as much as possible. Second, we execute a "demo-and-discovery" before we finalize your detailed line-item estimate so that your price includes all foreseeable work.

Our families love the demo-and-discovery process because it allows them to rest at ease, knowing that we've done our due diligence at every step. 

Why Choose Teknik, A Remodeler Near You, for Your Bathroom Remodel?

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!

Top Three Benefits of Remodeling Multiple San Diego Bathrooms at Once

So you're excited to get your bathrooms updated but you're not sold AT ALL on doing them all at once. You're thinking correctly when you recite that your goals are to save time and save money. And you'd also be thinking correctly when you remember that you'd like to get all the work done efficiently and you'd like to get on with your life! Here are three points that will help you.

  1. Improved timeline
  2. Improved cost
  3. Improved product availability

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

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

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

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Improved Timeline

The timeline of your project will be custom designed for you. It will be informed by the scope, material availability, crews assigned to your project, and several other factors. 

If you're considering adding a second or third bathroom, for example, then your project timeline can be custom built around the efficiency of doing many thing simultaneously. Basically, three times the work will not triple your project timeline.

Can you imagine having to start with demolition, transition to 15 different stages, reach full completion, then start over with demolition in a second bathroom? Neither can we!

When you bundle scope together, the pre-construction work only happens once. The coordination and ordering of materials only happens once, and the setup phase only happens once. 

You will love your decision to bundle your different projects into one.

BONUS: When you wait to do your second bathroom until "later", the calendar of your favorite contractor is getting full. During COVID, we've been busier than ever in this industry. We are often booked out 4 to 6 months, so there is no guarantee that a crew will be available for you on demand. Bundle and save time!

Improved Cost

If your timeline doesn't triple just because the work triples, then there will also be a cost savings associated with doing more work at once. 

First, pre-construction work includes collaboration on design, layout, material selections, and value-engineering. The bigger the scope, the more opportunities there are to get creative and find solutions that might not otherwise exist!

Secondly, when you bundle work our crews can execute with great efficiency, so you'll save money on labor and you'll be surprised with how trim, tidy, and timely our crews are. That's our Three-T Promise to you!

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!

Improved Material Availability

COVID has made ordering materials a great challenge.

Sourcing some raw materials and manufacturing at plants with throttled production capacity has lead to a decrease in supply across industries.

All home owners that are working remotely are also in the mood to remodel since they will be stuck at home anyway, which has lead to an increase in demand. 

So, if you're seriously considering going through all the work and effort to remodel, make sure you include all the work on your wish list. This will allow you to get ahead of the crowd and get all your materials, specialty or standard, in one fell swoop. Then you can get started and prepare for an on-time completion!

Why Choose Teknik for Your Multi-Bathroom Remodel?

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!

The Best San Diego Contractor for Triple Bathroom Remodel

It's October 2020 and you've got to get your bathrooms updated right away. Don't rush yourself; let us walk you through a few top concerns and what you should consider when selecting your contractor and selecting your finishes.

  1. Right up front - no need for three to five site visits
  2. Second -  How to choose your contractor 
  3. Third - How to choose your selections

Of course this year has not gone according to plan. But two things are for sure. There are still two and a half months left, and your triple bathroom remodel can definitely go according to plan.

You're in the right place! In this article, we'll show you where to start! 

Read on for the keys to a successful pre-construction and construction process. 

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Right Up Front - No Need For Three To Five Site Visits

We know. We see it every day.

Get a bunch of site visits booked, follow up to get a bunch of bids and then decide on the right guy. 

Sounds like a good idea but the truth is, you'll end up with an average contractor and larger-than-average problems. Que change order *buzzer*. 

The idea is this: Homeowner thinks, "I'll do my due diligence so I don't overspend"

The reality is this: Contractor thinks, "If I'm giving away free estimates all day long, then I'll just approximate and hopefully I get enough jobs to keep the doors open."

The result is this: Homeowner chooses based on price (mistake), the contractor gets on the job and starts to do due diligence at that point, and change orders are issued. This of course frustrates the homeowner to no end.

The solution is this: Slow down and breath when you're going to sit down and research contractors. Don't start making calls frantically over your lunch break. Take 30 minutes. Get organized. Single out a few contractors who look promising and move forward.

Wondering how do you move forward? Read on!

Second - How to Choose Your Contractor

You can whittle down your list of seven to ten contractors without any site visits.

Visit websites like homeadvisor.com, houzz.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, instagram.com and cslb.com to see if the contractors on your list are licensed, bonded, ensured, carrying workers comp insurance. 

Once you've done that, read their reviews online and have a conversation or two with each of them. For sure, you will have the list down to one or two.

Book your site visits with each of them and then make a decision and be at peace with it. Both companies are qualified pros.   

Once you choose your contractor, you'll begin working from the ballpark price range that was agreed upon, to get all your selections chosen and into your detailed, line-item estimate.

...Which brings us to selections!...

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!

Second - How To Choose Your Selections

In order to be better prepared than 80% of home owners, build an Ideabook on Houzz.com

This allows for two things:

  1. You'll select what you like and don't like in each photo. You'll be able to add a note or caption so you remember exactly which feature you liked within that photo.
  2. You'll gain clarity on the entire look and functionality, vs. having a bunch of unrelated ideas. As you select photos 12, 13, 14, and 15, you'll start to see themes and you'll be excited to go back and delete some of the first photos you selected because they no longer fit your aesthetic!

Instructions:

Create Your Ideabook

  • Get Ideas>Bathroom>Use filters if desired>Hover over the photo>Click Save>Add notes on the photo>Drop down menu> + Create New>Save!
  • Repeat for all photos as desired.

 Share with us

  • Hover over “Your Houzz” (top right)
  • Your Ideabooks
  • Click the desired Ideabook
  • Finally click “Invite” to search for Teknik and invite us to view it!

Once you're prepared with your Houzz Ideabook, you'll be excited to have fun at your selection meetings to choose plumbing fixtures, tile, and flooring!

Can't wait to see you there!

Why Choose Teknik for Your Triple Bathroom Remodel?

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 Remodel in San Diego – Getting It Right

Top concerns for a 10x15 San Diego kitchen remodel:

  1. What you need to know about your bathroom timeline in the fourth quarter of 2020
  2. What you need to know about materials during the holidays
  3. What you need to know about the total costs of your bathroom remodel

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

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

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

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Your Bathroom Timeline in the Fourth Quarter of 2020 

It's been a crazy year but we're remodeling more bathrooms than ever because San Diego homeowners are in need of better spaces to live and work in AND the living space and working space have become synonymous for most of us until further notice. 

Let's skip over the part where you do your online research, read three dozen reviews, and choose your contractor. From the time that you've got your team behind you, how long will your bathroom remodel take?

For guest bathrooms, powder rooms, the timeline varies from two to five weeks.

For master bathrooms or any medium to large bathroom that's not the master, the timeline varies from four to nine weeks, typically. 

Regardless of the size or complexity of your bathroom, you'll need to allow for several business days or a few weeks, depending on your availability, to select, order, and receive all your materials...which brings us to...

Getting Materials During The Holidays

The availability of many materials has been dramatically impacted by COVID. But the the impact is twofold. 

First, manufacturers and suppliers are having a tougher time getting ahold of some raw materials, which means the lack of products in stock is a natural consequence. 

Secondly, it feels like every remodeler in San Diego is too busy to send invoices half the time, so what is in supply is also in very high demand. 

Your contractor can't control these factors but the one thing YOU can do to take control of the situation is be very decisive and when you find the tile, flooring, or fixtures you like, purchase them with your contractors guidance right away

 

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!

Total Costs of Your Bathroom Remodel

Are you trying to set aside $10K to $12K  to to remodel your guest or master bathroom? That is not a realistic budget...IF... you want a legitimate contractor who is licensed and bonded, carries appropriate insurance, and runs a safe and professional business. You may be on a DIY budget and there's nothing wrong with that. 

In our experience, most but not all bathrooms tend to fall in one of two ranges:

  1. Guest or small bathrooms that need to be gutted and remodeled. These bathrooms tend to cost somewhere in the ballpark of $16,000 to $24,000.
  2. Medium, large, or master bathrooms that need to be gutted and remodeled tend to cost somewhere in the ballpark of $25,000 to $45,000 depending on the selections made by the home owner.

There are outliers of course and the sky is the limit with remodeling, but we'd say approximately 85% of first class A-Z remodels fall within these ballparks.

Why Choose Teknik for Your Bathroom Remodel?

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!

Top 7 Ways to Save on Your San Diego Bathroom Remodel!

In this article you are going to learn about the top 7 ways to save money on your San Diego bathroom remodel!

  1. Speak with real-life contractors
  2. Maintain the existing layout
  3. Refinish, don't replace
  4. Choose LVP over tile flooring
  5. Replace the tub/shower combo with a shower only
  6. Leave him alone - don't offer to help
  7. Purchase prefab instead of custom materials

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

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

Read on for the TOP 7 things you can do or not do to save money!

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1. Speak With Real-Life Contractors

There are websites that try to act as brokers for contractors, but they can't. They claim to know what bathrooms cost, but they can't possible know.

One nationally known website lists a "national average" for bathrooms as $6000 to $15,000 which is significantly lower than the San Diego average. 

Avoid this confusion and only get ballpark estimates from "contractors" who actually employ laborers.

2. Maintain the Existing Layout

If you move the toilet, that's major plumbing modification.

If you move the shower or bathtub, that's going to require a major plumbing modification.

When you move framing and add or remove a wall, you're looking at additional permitting and labor fees. 

If you stick with a cosmetic "gut and replace" then you'll minimized those extras and walk away with a lower contract price.

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!

3. Refinish, Don't replace

If you're really pinching pennies down to the few hundred dollars, then you might consider refacing instead of replacing your single or double sink vanity. 

There are several options (at least three) if you decide to refinish your vanity. Call today to ask about these options and to schedule your free consultation!

Honestly though, if you go to homedepot.com right now, you can find single sink vanities starting under $500 and double sink vanities starting at about $1000. If it were our home, we'd get a new one one, but that's just us.

4. Choose LVP Over Tile Flooring

Yes, in construction time is money. Saving on labor is less "visible" than changing the look of your finish materials but it may have a significant impact on the bottom line. 

Many home owners' favorite way to save labor has been to choose luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring over tile. The benefits:

  1. Warmer to walk on barefoot
  2. Waterproof
  3. Durable
  4. Creates a warmer look than tile
  5. Installation of LVP is usually much less expensive than tile

There you have it! Check out high quality LVP flooring and create a warming contrast with your bright, clean new tiled shower!

6. Replace the Tub/Shower Combo with a Shower Only.

Small freestanding tubs are sometimes used to replace the old, giant built-in tubs that we're ripping out every week nowadays.

But a fair number of families are choosing to forego the tub altogether and enjoy an expanded shower footprint.

Check out our gallery at teknikinc.com/gallery to see our latest tub/shower combo conversions.

7. Leave Them Alone - Don't Offer to Help

An experienced licensed contractor will not need assistance or help from a client or their friends and family. 

But more than that, an experienced contractor will have established relationships that actually save you money because they have learned how to work with one another quickly, communicate efficiently, and complete work before you can call your cousin John to see if his bid is lower. 

Hire the team you want. Then let them and only them complete your project. 

Why Choose Teknik for Your Kitchen Remodel?

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!