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I Want to Remodel My Bathroom | 7 Hacks for San Diego Home Owners

So you love your home. It has treated you well and you're happy to stay for the foreseeable future.

BUT those bathrooms get so much use and you've been feeling like you should remodel them eventually. You are here because you're feeling that the time is approaching and you want to learn all that you can!

If you are like many San Diego home owners, your bathrooms need an update--nothing too extravagant but you want quality materials and finishes so that the design and function both last for many years to come. Here are some common bathroom questions we hear:

  • how long does does it take to remodel a bathroom?
  • how much does it cost to remodel a bathroom? A guest bathroom? A master bathroom? A Jack and Jill bathroom?
  • how can I influence the cost of my project?
  • how can I accurately assess which contractor I should work with?
  • how do I know if I'm getting quality products installed in my home?

Yikes. So many questions and so little time. We can relate! In this article, we will address the top seven big picture issues surrounding San Diego bathroom remodels so you can feel clear and organized as you decide how to proceed.

#1 Using Home Advisor Resources

HomeAdvisor.com is a wonderful resource for San Diego home owners. Their catch phrase is "Don't Overpay, Compare Pros!" This has lead some readers to believe that they will be able to see how much their project may cost, right there on their screen, before they have to interact with any contractors. Nope!

The method that homeadvisor.com uses so you can compare pros is to have you fill out their form by answering basic questions about the work you'd like done so they can share your information with four different contractors.

Each of the four then has the opportunity to reach out to you, and you can work with each to go through their estimating process. For helpful info on the estimating process and how to save yourself some heartache, see tip #3 and tip #4.

#2 Using Houzz.com Ideabooks for your Bathroom Materials

Here at Teknik, we love having our clients save time during the design and construction process by gaining clarity using the Houzz.com Ideabook feature.

  1. Create a Houzz.com account.
  2. Hover over the "My Account" button on the top-right of your screen
  3. Click on My Ideabooks
  4. Create a new one and choose a name 

Finally, use the search bar to find photos that you love! You may find your tile, plumbing, flooring, and light fixtures. Ensure that you make notes under each photo to specify which features you've noticed in each photo. When you select your contractor, you can share it with them on houzz.com and eliminate 4000 to 8000 words from your discussion process 🙂 Preserve your energy. What a WIN!


#3 Preparation | What to do Before You Schedule Anyone

The site visit is no substitution for doing your due diligence online. By the time you schedule your site visit you have already verified that each contractor:

  1. Is licensed, bonded, and ensured. Verify here https://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx
  2. Is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Verify here http://bbb.com/
  3. Is currently engaged in other projects in the community. Verify on their website or social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Houzz. Remember, most contractors are pretty small businesses, so it's okay if there aren't lots of recent updates. You just want to make sure they have been active!
  4. Is receiving a good proportion of recent 5-star reviews. Are they leaving their clients satisfied customers or raving fansAre they being invited back to complete a second or third project?

#4 Navigating Your Bathroom Remodel Site Visits

The primary purpose of a site visit is to build friendship and trust. The content of the conversation will include project details, but the substance of the conversation is to see if a relationship can be built.

It is only after you have grown somewhat comfortable that you will share your budget or inquiries about special customization. If you connect well, and share ideas easily, then you are on your way to uncovering if it makes sense to partner up on your remodeling project. 

#5 Selecting the Right Contractor | Process Overview


Living on The Other Guy's Timeline

  1. Call 3 to 5 contractors
  2. Schedule as many as 5 site visits
  3. Get an estimate from each
  4. Compare each and select your contractor--the nice guy who doesn't have the cheapest price or the most expensive one.
  5. Hope for no change orders
  6. Hope for no delays or surprises

Living on The Teknik Timeline

  1. Call 3 to 5 contractors
  2. Intentionally qualify each over the phone considering character, integrity, experience, and follow-up.
  3. Schedule a site visit with only your top 2 and get a ballpark range from each.
  4. Select your contractor 
  5. Follow the process to collaborate on a design, layout, and scope that you love. This collaboration will produce your detailed estimate, or Teknik True Quote. Yes, this price will fall within the initial ballpark, unless the scope is increased. 
  6. Complete your project on time!

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

#6 San Diego Bathroom Remodel Budget

Popular websites on which homeowners answer "How much did you pay?" questions provide visitors with the average amount that home owners report to have spent.

But there's a catch. The average includes what homeowners have been reporting for twenty years, which brings the average so low it doesn't answer the nagging question for a 2020 bathroom remodel.

A better resource can be downloaded as a PDF here: https://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2019/pacific/san-diego-ca/

The Cost Vs. Value PDF will show you both mid-range and high-end averages that homeowners are spending in these geographic areas:

  1. United States
  2. State of California
  3. County of San Diego

Using 2019 as a point of reference, remember that many materials increase in price between 3% and 8% per year.

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#7 Selecting Your Finish Materials

"Finish materials" is a category that includes any materials installed after the drywall and painting are complete. The most common types of finish materials for San Diego bathroom remodels are:

  • Plumbing trim & fixtures
  • Light/Electrical fixtures
  • Vanity & vanity top
  • Tile materials - including shower walls, shower pan, shampoo niche, and bathroom floor, including tile baseboard
  • Flooring materials - many wood-style laminate flooring options are durable, waterproof, and they provide a budget friendly alternative to tile

#8 BONUS! Length of San Diego Bathroom Remodels

Every project is different, but here is what our experience tells us:

  • small to medium San Diego bathroom remodels typically take 4 to 6 weeks
  • large or extra large San Diego bathroom remodel can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks

The key to a tight timeline is organization. An hour of planning DOES save a days' work. Many project delays are due to:

  • poor labor planning; pulling crews off of projects prematurely
  • missing materials; due to starting a project prematurely, i.e. they are missing rough plumbing parts but they've already demolished your bathroom. Bad news.

Why so long? The last step is usually the custom glass enclosure which cannot be measured until the tile is complete. The fabrication and install takes about 10 business days, so you'll be 99% complete while you wait on your glass for the last two weeks. 

Take It From Our Happy Customers


"We wanted our master bedroom and bath to be a sanctuary in our house...After entertaining a few consultations with other companies, we knew the answer; it's Teknik for sure - their responsiveness, their heart, their design ideas. The whole experience was stress-free and actually fun! - Jim S., 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

Why choose Teknik for Your San Diego Bathroom Remodel?

The projects with the most glory and the coolest project photos are the kitchens, whole house remodels, and new homes.

But... 

We love remodeling bathrooms because of how much these remodels improve efficiency and peace of mind in the lives of busy professionals and families. Your new bathroom will improve your daily routines more than any other room in the house, outside of your kitchen.

It will be beautiful, well lit, and easy to clean. Call today and let us prove that we've mastered how to avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget 
  • Use of Subcontractors
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!

Best San Diego Contractor for an L-Shaped Kitchen

L-Shaped Kitchen Fairy Tale...or Not?


Pierre and Laura are newlyweds. They have been in their new home for about 8 months and they feel it's time to remodel their kitchen since they have settled into the current layout and feel they know what they would like to change.

Pierre grew up around his dad's construction company and helped on many projects, so he's confident that he can navigate vetting and hiring each tradesman, and plans to navigate completing the project on his own. Laura has always loved the idea of DIY projects and taking a room from drab to fab!

They agree that they will save SO MUCH MONEY if they complete it themselves, completing the painting and trim themselves, and hiring subcontractors where necessary. Plus, it will be fun--their first home improvement project as a couple! So they build their Ideabook on Houzz.com and get started, removing cabinets, drywall, and travertine flooring.

If there had been no complications, they may have fared well. But they ran into snags and setbacks, because their home was located on Earth. Let's see what happened.

  • Money wasted. They spent their upfront investment of $6000 obtaining plans and permits, using friends who could give them a good deal, but hadn't considered that they had a "dream design" with no concept of what it would cost to build it. Oops! 
  • Time wasted. They spent 2 to 3 nights per week plus lunch breaks, for 4 weeks to talk to several trades, attempting to get the best deal by comparing 3 to 4 companies within each trade. 
  • Time wasted. They attempted to coordinate individual tradesman including a cabinet guy, a plumber, electrician, flooring guy, drywall guys. They skipped the painters, and finish carpenter because they figured it would be too expensive. The steep learning curve created more wasted time.
  • No advocacy. 8 months later, they have a hardly-functional kitchen, the cabinets had been built incorrectly, so they are on round two of cabinets, and they have no one to advocate for them.
  • Blame shifting. The subs are blaming each other for mistakes and refusing to return to the job site to finish their work.
  • Increased stress and weight-gain. But seriously. They are still grabbing In-N-Out four days per week because they can't cook at home.

Avoid wasting time, wasting money, and having a never-ending-project. These are the reasons that we advocate for you to hire an expert. Your time and peace of mind are INVALUABLE. Therefore, it's worth it to invest in efficiency. 

Rest assured. We can help you write the ideal remodel story. You're in the right place! 

In this article, We'll provide five tips to help you make a great decision about your l-shaped kitchen. 

#1 Faux Pas to Avoid in an L-Shaped Kitchen


The survey approach to your kitchen design. It is the most natural thing in the world is to start asking friends and family their opinions. But unless you're speaking with a professional who designs AND builds kitchens and kitchen cabinets full-time, they wont have the expertise or design savvy to maximize your layout or aesthetic.

Opt for the kitchen pro. See a great list of the top contractors and design-build firm in San Diego County here: https://www.generalcontractors.org/the-best-apartment-and-condo-interior-contractors-in-san-diego-california/

#2 Clarity is Key: Know Who You're Talking To


General Contractor (GC)
A General Contractor has a "B license" (verify a license here: https://bit.ly/2v6Pvoo) that enables them to operate as a construction company in the state of California. General contractors as a group, can work in commercial, residential, multi-family, and many other sectors. These companies are not necessarily qualified as remodeling specialists.

Architect or Designer
Remember that architects and engineers design from the top down. Once safety is addressed, design elements can be added because they are SO COOL, but zero people at a designer's or architect's office know how to estimate building costs, because they have never built what they've designed. On the face, it seems logical to get your design done, get your permit, and now you're ready to send it out to bid...you'll compare apples with apples and choose the best guy for the job. But now if the price is NOT right, you're stuck with your plans, the associated permit, and you're out the $6,000 to $15,000 that it cost you to get here. You got the cart before the horse.

Design-Build Firm who is licensed as a General Contractor (GC)
"Design-build" is where the magic happens. It's a very simple model. We collaborate, design, and make selections with you, checking in on the cost along the way. We agree on an approximate scope, and approximate budget, then we keep you in the drivers seat. We give you all the authority over your project and we let you know if a design element you're asking to add will push you over budget or not.

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#3 Design Mistake to avoid in an L-Shaped Kitchen


Consider that most l-shaped kitchens have room for 2 to 6 people to fit comfortably. In order to keep the space feeling as large and roomy as possible, avoid dark brown or black when selecting cabinets and other finishes. The bold design trend that is "in" now is to install black cabinets, and gold fixtures. This looks great now and has a sexy batman appeal, but it's far from timeless and will soon look dated and cheap. Watch out for fads that are VERY 2020 but will have a short shelf life. Unless you plan to update every 5 to 10 years for the fun of it, select classic finishes, i.e. white shaker style cabinet doors.

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#4 Reface or Replace? Let's Talk Cabinets!

If you are on a tight budget, you can always replace your cabinet doors with a more modern or classic cabinet style. See a popular 2020 cabinet style here: https://www.houzz.com/photos/query/white-shaker-cabinets/nqrwns

If you repaint your cabinet boxes, and replace the doors and hardware, you'll have a wonderfully refreshed look without the timeline or price point required to build new ones.

In truth, if you are wondering about replacing the cabinets with stock cabinets from a big box store vs. refacing your existing cabinets, our design team will usually recommend to reface.

If your budget allows for a full redesign and new custom cabinet layout, they will not only LOOK better, but be much more space efficient, and internally functional. Options from most ideal to least are:

  • Build new custom cabinets
  • Reface with new quality doors and hardware
  • Replace with big box store cabinets  

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!

#5 L-Shaped Kitchen with an Island Layout


This photo is a great example of an open, well lit L-shaped kitchen with an island. It features quartz (man made) countertops, custom cabinets with white shaker-style cabinet doors, waterproof wood-style laminate flooring, and updated lighting. The sink, fridge, and cook top are in a triangle arrangement to maintain smooth workflow throughout the space. The large three-pane window with two sliders and one fixed pane allows for natural light to brighten the space. 

Large l shaped kitchen with island.

Conclusion

There you have it, folks! A little bit of common sense--choose classic over trendy. A little bit of industry specific insight--not all design and construction firms a right for custom residential remodeling. A little budget help with three unique cabinet options. And finally, a great example of a classy timeless L-shaped kitchen. You can get the remodel you want and deserve. It's just plane wrong that home owners feel traumatized by their remodeling experiences. Keep reading to find out why San Diego Families have been returning to Teknik Design & Remodeling for their second and third project.

Why choose Teknik for Your L-Shaped Kitchen?

Teknik has been helping families with The Perfect Remodel Process for over 20 years. Our families have shared their top three concerns, so we have made it our job to master the processes that prevent each of the following:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget 
  • Use of Subcontractors
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!

Best San Diego Contractor for an U-Shaped Kitchen


Hey, do you ever feel like your kitchen cabinets are so difficult to navigate that you’d rather not bother taking everything out, just to get to the back of that one lower corner cabinet? Do you want the formula to maximize storage in your small u-shaped kitchen without spending an arm and a leg? In this article you will discover solutions to your problems of:

  • upper cabinet storage,
  • lower cabinet storage,
  • limited countertop space,
  • value-engineering and cost management,
  • and finding the best contractor is for the job.  

Boy, do we know how it feels to shop for the best ways to improve storage and wonder if any remodeler can deliver on the design you want.

But don’t worry. You’re in the perfect place! 

In this article, I’ll answer all your questions so you can make a great decision about your kitchen for you and your family.  

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Initial Challenges with a U-Shaped Kitchen



The most common frustrations with u-shaped kitchens and the problems that cause them:

  • having two corners - several cubic feet of storage space is often lost each corner due to poor quality builder-grade cabinets
  • poorly designed or absence of cabinet organization and inserts
  • in a small or medium sized u-shaped kitchen there is already limited counter space and when it is interrupted by the placement of the cook top, refrigerator, and sink, it causes even smaller prep areas that make it difficult to food prep

Small u-shaped kitchen. Note: two corners.

Storage Solutions for Upper Cabinets


Replace your existing cabinets with deeper cabinets to maximize storage, for large dishes such as Pottery Barn serving dishes, etc.

  • Remove center divider so your cabinet box is no longer cut in half.
  • Remove over-sized face frame—usually 2 ½” around the perimeter.
  • Adjust the height of each shelf within the cabinet box, or if cabinets do not go to ceiling, add additional upper cabinets for less frequently used and seasonal items.

Making these three simple changes to your upper cabinets can increase storage capacity by 15%-30%!

Storage Solutions for Lower Cabinets


U-shaped kitchens are often small kitchens. Since you are stuck with two poorly organized corner cabinets, they end up feeling like a crawl space, requiring you to crawl in in order to get to your pots and pans.

  • Remove over-sized face frame— usually 2 ½” around the perimeter.
  • Remove center divider so your cabinet box is no longer cut in half
  • Replace the builder grade side hardware with new Euro slides which are installed underneath the drawer, so you can gain another inch of width per box. 
  • Convert your bottom doors into drawers for easier access and less strain on your hips and back.
  • Customize drawers, pegs, dividers, full 110% extension of hardware.
  • Install lazy susan, pull outs, dividers, & inserts.
  • Bonus: These changes help you eliminate wash basins full of lids and miscellaneous items!

These items can improve cabinets storage by 15% to 30% per box! 

**Note: The favorite solutions among our clients over the past ten years is replacing cabinets doors with full-extension deep drawers. 


Take It From Our Happy Customers


"We had Teknik remodel our kitchen, staircase, and outdoor patio. We absolutely LOVE the finished project!"  - Kathy A., Carlsbad, CA

“Teknik, Inc. designed and custom crafted our built in cabinets in the great room, laundry area and master bedroom. You can rest assured Kevin will provide exceptional service and quality craftsmanship.”   - Randy O., San Diego, CA

Kevin came in with absolutely brilliant ideas of how to balance and update the kitchen. He was on top of every detail from start to finish. His crew are his employees who have been with him for a long time.”  - Cindie L., La Jolla, CA

Countertops


Since spacing between appliances can be very limited, making it more difficult to prepare food, you are probably asking, so how can I get more counter space?

We want to keep the appliance triangle in mind whenever we consider moving an appliances. When using the stove, you must be close to the sink and fridge; when you are using the cooktop, you must be close to the fridge, and sink, etc.  If you are remodeling within a fixed space, it makes sense for the cook who will be doing most of the prep to choose the locations of their appliances based on the rhythms of how they use the space most often.

  • A cook with a whole foods, plant-based diet will likely want more prep area where they store, legumes, gourds, grains, etc. This is often close to the cutting boards or sink area where they wash and prepare most of their food.
  • A cook that enjoys a lot of grilling, barbeque, etc. may want their prep area close to the refrigerator so they can quickly reach for those perishable favorites that need to be kept cool.
  • Many (but not all) u-shaped kitchens have a long wall on one side of the "U" and a short wall on the other side. By extending the short wall another several feet, you will lengthen the cabinet wall for additional upper and lower cabinets, and extend the countertop.

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

Why choose Teknik for Your U-Shaped Kitchen?


We talk to a LOT of people about their previous remodeling experiences and have discovered three primary complaints they make about their contractors: 

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget 
  • Use of Subcontractors

After decades of experience, we've built our entire business around solving these problems.  Discover the Teknik difference in our three step plan.

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!

Get a Sunroom This Summer

Sunrooms in San DiegoAre you thinking about investing in a new sunroom this summer? Here are some reasons why a sunroom is a great addition for any homeowner:

  • Bring Light Indoors – Many of us live a life sealed off from the sun. We should be bringing in more of that wonderful warmth into our home. When you have a sunroom, you have a room that will bring light directly into your home. This is beneficial for people who get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. All you have to do is spend a few hours in your sunroom and you will be feeling great in no time.
  • A New Space for You and Your Family – Do your kids like to hang out in their room all day on their devices? Change the way you have family time when you invest in a sunroom. It will give your children a little of that good stuff you can only get from the sun, as well as encourage conversation and togetherness.
  • An Affordable Option – Adding a new room to your home can get very expensive, but it does not have to be! A sunroom is an affordable option for people who are interested in adding a little more space to their home. In addition to being very affordable, it takes no time to build a sunroom so the results are more instantaneous.

Make your summer special with help from the team at Teknik Inc. Our business builds sunrooms in San Diego, as well as provides a vast array of additional remodeling services.

Call us!

Kitchen Trends for 2018

Kitchen and Bath Experts in San DiegoWhen was the last time you updated your kitchen? If it has been a while, the team at Teknik Inc. is available to assist you. Here are some trends for 2018 you may be interested in:

  • Colors in the Kitchen – All-white kitchens are a thing of the past. Interior designers and remodeling specialists have noticed that more people are interested in adding a touch of color to their kitchen. Homeowners are selecting black and blue colors for their cabinets, as well as silver and black appliances.
  • Unique Backsplashes – A backsplash in the home is a great option. Many homeowners are opting for Spanish tiles, as well as other colorful designs. This design trend goes alongside the end of the all-white kitchens, as white or solid color backsplashes that are are no longer appealing.
  • Functional Kitchens – Having a minimalist kitchen is nice, but it means that you may not have easy access to the ingredients and utensils for cooking. Instead of packing everything away, remodelers are building kitchens with open cabinets and storage bins that are behind glass.

Update your kitchen today when you work with our kitchen and bath experts in San Diego. Our team is ready to listen to your needs and build the perfect kitchen for you.

The Bathroom Personality Test

Kitchen and Bath Experts in San DiegoYour bathroom is a very important space. Everything about it says a lot about your personality. Here are some of the things your bathroom might say about you:

  • Minimal Designs – They say that people who enjoy minimal designs in the bathroom are very organized and like to take control. When you keep things clean and neat in the bathroom, you tend to be a high achiever who will not let clutter overtake your life.
  • Lots of Color – Do you have a bathroom that features a lot of colors? A vibrant design with colors like purple is usually selected by individuals who are imaginative and creative. When you step into your bathroom each morning for the day, you like to be inspired.
  • Large Toiletry Collection – Take a look at the counter in your bathroom. If you see a wide selection of soaps, lotions, and other selections, then you are most likely a keen consumer who wants to experience life. When you go out to shop, you want to try everything to ensure that you are getting the best things in life.

Make sure that your bathroom represents you when you work with the team at Teknik Inc. Our kitchen and bath experts in San Diego can make new installations that describe your personality.

Great Reasons to Choose a Sunroom

Sunrooms in San DiegoUpdate your property today with a new sunroom. Here are just a handful of the many reasons why you should add a sunroom to your home:

  • Easy to Build – A sunroom is simple to build because it brings the indoors and the outdoors together in one space. Instead of worrying about the details that may come with installing an extra bedroom, you can have a sunroom installed in a fast and efficient manner.
  • An Affordable Option – Did you know that a sunroom is one of the most affordable home additions available? When properly placed, you can add a fantastic new room to your home that will not break the bank and increase your property value.
  • A New Way to Live – Going out into the world to experience the sun and fresh air can reduce stress. When you install a sunroom in your home, you are investing in your wellbeing. It does not matter if you have a large family or if you live alone, we are confident that you will feel like a new person when you have a sunroom.

Count on the team at Teknik Inc. when you are interested in sunrooms in San Diego. Our home remodeling specialists are ready to help you improve your property.

Add Something Special to Your Older Home

San Diego Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Spice up your older property! The specialists at Teknik Inc. can add a little style to your home with the following:

  • Update the Kitchen or Bathroom – If you have been living in your home for more than 20 years, it is very likely that your bathroom or kitchen is out of date. We can come to your location and take a look at the existing design, as well as discuss your needs. Once we know what you want, we will make recommendations that will transform the way you look at your home.
  • Add an Extra Room – Are you feeling a little cramped? If so, you may need an extra room in your home. You can build a new master bedroom, as well as invest in a new place for your family to congregate. Furthermore, you can add a small suite for any visitors that may need to stay for an extended period of time.
  • Build a Sunroom – Enjoy the beautiful sun we get in California with a new sunroom in your home. This room can be used in a variety of ways. You can put your gym in the sunroom and exercise every morning or you can add a table in here and watch the sunset with your family every evening.

Count on the San Diego kitchen and bath remodeling specialists at Teknik Inc. when you want to update your property. We are always ready and willing to listen to your needs and make your home look magnificent.

Spending Your Kitchen Remodeling Money the Right Way

Remodeling Contractors in San DiegoDo you have a few extra dollars to spend on your next kitchen remodeling project? The team at Teknik Inc. has put together a list of great investments for your home:

  • Countertops – Your countertops are an essential part of your kitchen and you want to make sure that they will last for many years. Investing in a beautiful granite countertop is a great way to improve your kitchen. They are durable and they always look fantastic.
  • Kitchen Sink – If you have ever had to use a kitchen sink that just does not work for the kitchen, then you know how important it is to have a good one. Look at the many sink options available to you and choose something that will fit your cooking and cleaning needs.
  • Cabinets – Having sturdy, beautiful cabinets installed in your home is the perfect way to improve any kitchen. You should talk to us about your needs and let us know what kind of room you need. We will help you choose the perfect selections that are right for your kitchen.

Our dedicated remodeling contractors in San Diego are available to help you update your kitchen, as well as every other part of your home. Meet with us today and learn more about what we can for your home.

Home Remodeling Trends for 2018

Custom Home Additions in San DiegoNow that we are a few months into 2018, decorators and remodeling specialists are beginning to see a lot of big trends for this year. Check out some of the most popular trends:

  • Making Space for Your Family – Times are changing and many of us are living in a home with extended family. One of the biggest trends of this year is adding extra rooms on houses to make rooms for aging parents and other family members. Furthermore, you can remodel basements and more with a second kitchen to making an apartment-style living area in your home.
  • Upgrade Master Bedrooms – Having a nice master bedroom with an attached bathroom is nice, but many of us want a bedroom that matches our needs. The trend this year is turning a regular master bedroom and bath into a luxury suite with a huge walk-in closet and a beautiful new bathroom.
  • Colorful Kitchens – For many years, kitchens have been designed with white walls and very few colors. For 2018, people are starting to remodel their kitchen with colorful walls, equipment, and more. The most prominent color choices are wood tones and neutral colors.

From simple remodeling projects to custom home additions in San Diego, the team at Teknik Inc. is ready to update your home. Contact us today and let us know about the projects you want to start.