General Remodel Tips

Feeling Stuck in Quarantine or Freedom to Create Something New?

We are living in the news and online more than we normally do. We are trying to stay up to date with every little bit of information that is released by our authorities. 

We are hearing so much about new goals, achieving long-lost goals, and doubling down on ideals such as:

  • homeschooling the kids
  • organizing all closets and catch-all drawers
  • get ahead on all loose ends
  • get into great shape
  • get the food prep and diet on track
  • start an online business

We are with you in your resolve to continue to move forward. But aside from the length of quarantine, we must remember the lesson of the tortoise and the hair. 

In this article, we will guide through ways to scale your goals so that no matter how much you accomplish, your persistence and efforts will turn in to WINNING!

Scaling Home Schooling

Our kids love us. They need us. We teach them through our ordinary conversations. We teach them, or rather they learn they are loved, when we scoop them up, snuggle them, and hold them when they hold their arms up to us. 

The art of home schooling lies in embracing the chaotic joy that comes with a holistic life at home. Chemistry and math are learned in the kitchen. Measurement and geometry are learned in the yard.

Discipline and follow-through can be learned through laundry, chores, family exercise routines, and most importantly, gratitude is learned through saying please and thank you ten times a day.

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Scaling Deep Cleaning

It may be difficult for us OCD people to scale anything since our sentiment is often "If you're going to do it, then get it done perfectly!" But the truth is that life is grey and often incomplete.

If you're dying to deep clean your home then start in the kitchen and bathrooms.

If you get through those, move to the kids rooms or perhaps your vents.

Just remember, cleaning is about creating a space that you feel good being in and a space that lends itself to harmonious living. Let's be just as intentional with our internal house cleaning. 

Scaling Marie Condo - Organizing "All The Things"

Trade "organizing the garage" for "we're going to organize this most important shelving unit".

Trade "go through all the kids stuff" for "each person in the home gets to choose 10 items to donate to someone in need".

Trade "I'm going to deep clean my whole house" for "I'm going to deep clean the entry way, mud room, and kitchen".

Scaling Digital Purging

If you want to organize your family photos, don't start in 1988 and move toward the present. Start at the present and move backwards.

If you want to organize your digital files or clear your desktop of it's clutter, start macro and move to micro. Create two simple folders such as "personal" and "professional". Drop, or cut and paste all files into one of these two folders. Then you can create a few sub-folders within each, so that all loose items have a home, the clutter is gone, and if you have time you can go through the six to eight sub-folders to get nitty-gritty. 

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!

Where To Start With Meditation

  1. Choose a positive word and meditate on it for five minutes
  2. Try to observe your thoughts and notice if they are positive or negative
  3. Doubt your doubts and feed your hopes

Why Choose To Scale Back During Quarantine?

Your first function as a human is to be. Be alive, RETURN to your breath, be present, to just be. Performing, producing, creating results, and achieving goals that are externally measurable are secondary (at best) to our being; to our state of being.

If you are still tightly wound in quarantine just like you were before quarantine, then you friend, are the common denominator. You must get off the merry-go-round of letting your emotional auto-pilot control you body. You must stop it. Keep stopping it every time it says "GOTTA GO!". No, you don't have to go, get up, embrace the jitters, stay busy...you can actually just stop. Close your eyes, remain awake, breath, and begin to count your blessings. Don't stop until you get to thirty blessings. 

The top two killers in the United States are heart disease, cancer--drastically impacted by stress. Stress and anxiety may not be 100% under our control but they are 100% influenced by our personal responsibility and contribution. You deserve the joy and harmony that result from taking personal responsibility over what you can control, which is the thoughts that you embrace. Join us in rising closer to:

  • Peace in our hearts and minds
  • Focus on the small daily choices that we can control
  • Harmony between our internal and external world

Dear husbands, wives, moms, and dads! We are in this with you. Please let us know how we can be of service to you. Please call if you would like to talk to someone.

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!

What About My 2021 Remodel?

So you're at home and you're checking out information about your home remodeling questions so that you can know how to get started when this is all over.

  • what questions should I ask while I'm in quarantine?
  • what can I do before I have a contractor come to my home?
  • how can I prepare for my site visits?
  • which questions should I ask each contractor?

Boy, do we know how it feels to be stuck at home--we are self-isolating too!

But don’t worry. You’re in the perfect place to do your quarantine research! 

In this article, we’ll answer all these questions so you can get totally prepped and organized before your fourteen days are up!

If you can get this research done while you're in quarantine, you deserve the best remodel ever! 

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What Can I Do Before I Have Contractors In My Home?

You can use Houzz.com Ideabooks for your style choices and material selections.

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!

How Can I Prepare For My Site Visits?

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?

Which Questions Should I Ask Each Contractor?

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. 

That being said, these are the two questions you should ask each contractor:

  1. Do you use mostly subcontractors or mostly in-house crews?
  2. Do you allow us to purchase our finish materials directly, or do you purchase them, mark them up, and resell them to us?

In the case of Teknik, we use our own in-house crews, and we allow you to purchase your finish materials directly. 

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!

Budget Considerations

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 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. Your local county

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

Why choose Teknik for Your 2020 Remodel?

We love remodeling because of how much these remodels improve efficiency and peace of mind in the lives of busy professionals and families. Your new kitchen, bathroom, or addition, will improve your daily routines and safe you time and energy. So many families have already purged, reorganized, cleared closets, and still need help. A remodel is often the answer.

 Call today and let us prove that we've mastered how to avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Still not ready? Don't worry! You'll be 100% covered by 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!

Best Contractor for A Master Suite Remodel | Bedroom-Bathroom Combo

After the kitchen has been remodeled, the next biggest priority is the place where you get your much needed rest and recovery, a.k.a. R&R! Do you have questions about:

  • Flooring - can you have too much of the same thing?
  • Shower enclosures - privacy glass or the open look?
  • Bathtub - to bath or not to bath...that is the question.
  • Feature wall - Somewhere between boring and faddish is the right balance that we call tasteful and complimentary.

You've got questions, we've got answers. Don't worry. You’re in the perfect place! 

In this article, We’ll answer a few of your questions so you can make a great decision about your master suite remodel!

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Continuous Flooring Throughout?

Consider that your master suite may have up to five or six rooms including a toilet room, bathroom, one or two master closets, and the main bedroom area.

It was popular in the 1990's and early 2000's to break up a space in order to keep each area separate. These outdated designs are being replaced by more open concepts and more space-efficient storage options.

The beauty of this design shift is that you can remove various flooring installed throughout your master suite, ranging from carpet and tile, to hardwood, laminate, or other vinyl products. 

Once it's gone, your contractor will install one continuous flooring throughout the space and your mind will be blown at how much bigger your space feels!

Remove Old Shower Door and Frame!

Custom glass shower enclosures are all the rage in California bathrooms and there is a good reason for that.

In leau of small doors, privacy plastic, aluminum frames, and a door height that breaks up the room, custom glass enclosures allow us to get you the exact dimensions that fit your NEW custom shower (and your glorious new tile). 

Want to minimize clutter and interruption of your open space? These are additional benefits of getting your glass clear instead of frosted - your newly enlarged space gets to WOW you every time you walk in because it feels more like a spa than your master bath!

Warning: Your bathroom may become your new favorite room in the house!

Lose The Huge Tub and Expand Your Shower

How often do you think of taking a self-care day, drawing a bath, and enjoying an oh-so-deserved day off from everything? Answer: Three times a day.

When was the last time you took a bath? Answer: 2011.

And it's 2020 people.

Yes, we all agree that taking a relaxing bubble bath, or perhaps a cleansing Epsom salt bath is a glorious thing. But when you're designing your new bathroom, remain in alignment with the fact that most showers are used 1-2 times per day, per person. Just a tad more often than their counterparts.

Lest you feel that we are throwing baths under the bus, we aren't. They deserve a space and are a gorgeous addition to the right layout. But you want your shower to get the attention and square feet it deserves, since it will be getting the most use.

For A Beach Vibe Add A Feature Ship Lap Wall

For a nice clean look with a pop of flair, picture this:

The bathroom is done, your new paint is dry, all the doors, door casings, and trim have been replaced. Your space is clean and refreshed, but it's missing something.

A ship lap accent wall! Adding a feature wall, usually behind the bed frame, adds a beach vibe and brings a new texture into the space. Google images will have ample ideas--feast your eyes!

Wondering If You Should Keep Your Windows?

One of the biggest improvements in any master suite remodel is the increased brightness from the natural light. It is often possible to get this desired effect without replacing any windows, or having to cut into the framing to build you new windows. 

It's not until your rooms are empty that you'll realize how large they really are.
It's not until your demolition is complete that you'll see how large your rooms will feel when we are when the remodel is complete.

Since you are updating your paint, flooring, light fixtures, trim, and all your bathroom materials, replacing windows is probably not necessary. It's pretty standard, though not without exception, to have at least one window in the bedroom, and at least one in the bathroom.

Note: If you'd like, you can replace your windows without re-framing the opening for larger windows. 

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 Kind of Timeline Should I Expect?

Every project timeline is different and there could be a hundred reasons, but to scratch that timeline itch, here is just one example of a recent project timeline that we completed:

  • July 14th - first contact, followed by home owner vacation of three weeks
  • August 26th - initial site visit
  • September 6th - sign the Professional Services Agreement
  • September 11th - make selections including plumbing, tile, & flooring
  • September 18th - review project cost, sign contract and order materials
  • September 30th - first day on site
  • October 28th - complete project ahead of schedule

Why choose Teknik for Your Master Suite Remodel

In light of the recent challenges with COVID-19, you're enjoying your family at home more than ever. We've been helping families for over 20 years enjoy their remodel experience...instead of swearing "Never again!" Let us help you avoid the mistakes made by most contractors that lead to:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Check out our Perfect Remodel Process here and put us to the test!

Still nervous? You're 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten 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!

How Will the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, Impact Contractors?

Man alive, some of us are over-reacting. Some of us aren't doing enough. But we can see that the vast majority of US Citizens are attempting to stay informed, are taking it seriously, and maintaining a disposition that steers clear of panic. We are optimistic and we are being proactive.

  • How does COVID-19 compare to the swine flu H1N1, and is that a fair comparison? 
  • How might it affect the construction industry?
  • How might it affect the residential-only design build niche?
  • How do I know if my project will be on pause?

We are so proud to be a part of a community that is banding together and choosing faith over fear. Nonetheless, we know what it feels like to have many unanswered questions. And we are taking responsibility for the proactivity we can exercise.

In this article, we will join you in the discussion. New information is flowing to the public every minute, so we do not hope to be comprehensive, but to let you know that we are here, we are with you, we are thankful for you. And together, we will prevail.

How does COVID-19 compare to the swine flu H1N1?

From April 2009 to April 2010, about 60,000 people were infected with the swine flue and of those infected, about 12,500 died in the United States.

So far, there are several hundred confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and the death toll in the United States is less than 50. At least 38 of those are in Washington, and at least 29 of those are in the same nursing home. 

We are thankful that the measures taken to secure our communities and stop or slow the spread of the Coronavirus are being executed with speed, so that our families and especially the elderly in our lives who are most vulnurable, are kept safe and healthy.

...is that a fair comparison?

It has been confirmed that the Coronavirus is more contagious than the swine flu was, so that puts our communities at a higher risk of it spreading quickly if we are not careful. We need to ensure that we are proactive and conscientious. 

The CDC's numbers on the swine flu (60,000 infected and 12,500 dead) account for an entire year of documented cases, approximately April 2009 to April 2010.

It is therefore unfair to "compare numbers" at such an early stage. We grieve with the families who have already lost loved ones. Simultaneously, we are thankful that the numbers are low across the country. 

“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
― Henry Ward Beecher

How might it affect the Construction Industry?

Commercial projects are at a higher risk of being shut down in part because they have large job sites with dozens of workers. They often have two to five trades on the jobsite simultaneously, putting all tradesmen at a higher risk of infection.

Multi-family projects are in a similar boat as the commercial and large-scale business projects by virtue of their size.

How might it affect the residential-only design build niche?

Thankfully, even large single family remodels are tiny in proportion to most of the construction going on in any given city.

In a perfect world, you're in a position to have the same crew in your home on a daily basis, so that means that you've hired a contractor that does 90%+ of the work in house.

On the other hand, if you've hired a Paper General Contractor (GC), then you're wise to take pause and discuss the project schedule since every trade will be a different company than the last and you'll have a much more broad spectrum of people in your home, leading potentially to a higher risk.

How Do I Know If My Project Will Be On Pause?

It's always a good idea to have your contractor on speed dial.

If you are just beginning demo, or if you're just breaking ground, ensure that every adult person in the home has the cell phone number of the superintended or project lead in their cell phone. That way, any one can reach out at any time.

Except in the case that you've got a person displaying cold or flu symptoms, most projects will carry on, uninterrupted. 

Zooming out for a moment here, if you're waiting on materials that are impacted by closed borders, then yes, you'll be on pause until materials can be obtained.

What is Teknik Doing To Protect The Health of It's Clients?

At Teknik Design & Remodeling, our utmost concern remains the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and their families. Until further notice, we are committed to:

  • Comply with all state and federal recommendations, including those made by the CDC  
  • Practicing social distancing and keep crews to no more than four people
  • Additional sanitation practices, keeping anyone demonstrating any symptoms in quarantine
  • Additional superintendent supervision to guarantee all standards are met 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to our office manager at 858-775-7628. 

If you are interested in chatting with us about an existing or future project, please reach out to us at your convenience. 


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

Kitchen and Living Room Remodel with A Large Island

If you're looking for a multi-room remodel like a kitchen & living room remodel, you're likely asking a few of these questions:

  • can I get an estimate that is broken into phases, so I can see the living room phase and kitchen phase separately?
  • if I like my flooring, can we salvage it?
  • is there a ballpark cost, or does it vary greatly from project to project?
  • what are the best window options so we can maximize natural light?

We know how overwhelming it can feel to start doing research and hope that you're not missing anything major. But don’t worry. You’re in the perfect place! 

In this article, we will answer some of the most important questions so you can make a great decision for your kitchen and living room.  

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Preparation and Timeline - Phase One

Find your design-build contractor - this can be fast or slow, but usually happens in two to three weeks:

  • Doing your due diligence online on HomeAdvisor.com, Houzz.com, Google reviews, Yelp.com and their company website
  • Interviewing them over the phone to investigate their processes and communication style
  • Having site visits to develop trust and rapport and to see who will be the best fit for you

Insiders Hint: It has been said that "People don't leave companies, they leave managers". The implication is that if the primary relationship becomes sour, the rest doesn't matter. 

This principle also applies to design-build firms. On the face, it seams reasonable to choose companies based on price and timeline. But no lawsuit has ever been filed because of a fair and necessary change order (change of price), or because of a reasonable timeline increase. Often, the home owner has contributed to their own negative experience by failing to do their due diligence up front, so they end up paying for it twice over.

Please, we beg you...advocate for your own success by assessing and prioritizing:

  • how the firm functions
  • how and if they communicate their process to you with transparency
  • how they follow through on details

If they are demonstrating excellence in these three areas, you WILL be able to read it in their reviews. 

Preparation and Timeline - Phase Two

Collaborate on your design and product selections:

  • Call NOW to hear about our Teknik True Quote process and how we will customize it to fit your project!

Really?...Majority of Decision Energy Spent on Cabinets?

We are often asked "How long does it take before you can start?", "How quickly can we get through the design and selections process so we can get started?"

Designing your new cabinets involves dozens of decisions; sometimes they account for 50% of the decisions you will make throughout your entire project. Holy complicated cabinets, Batman! Here is a small sampling of features you can consider:

  • Deep full extension heavy duty drawers including dove-tail joints
  • Full extension rollout trays
  • Pull out storage units on side of island
  • Pullout spice rack by stove
  • Double pullout trash cabinet
  • Island with cabinets on all 4 sides with matching panels on all non functioning sides for full furniture look and 4 large size solid wood legs
  • Rollouts and tray divider storage on tall pantry cabinet by refrigerator
  • Double stack uppers with glass doors
  • Wine rack
  • Custom drawer inserts such as dividers and pegs
  • Crown molding
  • Solid wood carved corbel details

The goal is to find a contractor who is able to be your coach and a good coach will do two things: they will guide you to keep you on track with your expressed goals. And they will pace you, i.e. run along side you as you make each decision. 

When you do business with the right firm, they will always be one step ahead of you so you wont be waiting on them for input and feedback. Your timeline will be unique, but the right partnership will keep you moving forward.

Everyone's Favorite Feature - Your Island

If the kitchen is the most important room in the house, the island is arguably the most important feature in your kitchen. It is, after all, literally the centerpiece

One of the most beautifying options that families fall in love with is door panels on the sides of the island that don't open, for a uniform furniture look. See below for pictures of our recent Carlsbad kitchen island.

Consider if you will use your island primarily for cooking, entertaining, or something else. Perhaps the kids will study there? Families who use their island primarily for food prep often want their primary sink in the island to reduce dripping every time they transfer from island to counter or vice versa. 

In contrast are families who often entertain guests. They like to place a smattering of yummy dishes across the island to facilitate the natural gathering around of conversation, wine and sharing bites. The sink would both interrupt the flow and attract dirty dishes and hand-washing. Clutter and contamination? No, thanks. These families keep the sink in a separate area.

FAQ: Can we have a movable island? No; the building code requires electrical outlets be wired into the island, so it must be fixed.

Continuous Flooring or...?

Opening up the room is a common motivation of families who choose to install continuous flooring throughout their remodeled space, or the whole first floor. It adds a quality of flow to the rooms and contributes to people moving freely throughout the space. 

Saving flooring comes up periodically as a potential option to save money. If you are replacing your cabinets and island, this is a poor strategy. The increased labor cost you will incur to have the crew gingerly and slowly demolish everything around your flooring without destroying the floor itself, will more than cancel out the savings. If the budget is a priority, replacing the flooring is actually more cost effective.

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!

Option for Indoor-Outdoor Living

If your backyard is wholly absent or if your backyard is a beach cliff, ignore this paragraph. If however, your backyard has a lawn, patio, pool, barbecue, or trellis, you must consider indoor-outdoor living. Sunshine is why we live in San Diego, California!

It is often possible to open up a wall that currently exists with two or three windows, and convert it to a multi-panel glass door that opens up to an outdoor dining area. This is such a beautiful change to make. When the door is open, guests feel drawn through the kitchen and directly into your outdoor living area! Check out these before and after pictures to see what we mean!

Before: Entire kitchen and living room closed off to the back yard and fireplace.

Outdoor living and dining room area

After: Removed pigme palms, installed LaCantina door, and built custom trellis.

Before: Too dark, soffit makes kitchen feel smaller, wall with three windows, closed off, poor natural light.

Kitchen view into outdoor dining area

After photo of Adams Residence, 2019. That deep breath kind of kitchen.

Why Choose Teknik?

Across every culture, tongue and tribe, we gather around food to celebrate, collaborate, and enjoy one another. We serve one another through food. We deepen connections within our homes and for over twenty years, Teknik Design & Remodeling has been creating beautiful space to foster those connections. We have fail-safe systems in place that allow us to rise above the industry stereotypes that frustrate home owners into perpetuity:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget 
  • Overuse 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!

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.

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.

Why You Should Invest in a New Bathroom

Kitchen and Bath Experts in San DiegoYour bathroom is an integral part of your home. If your bathroom does not suit your needs, you should consider making an upgrade. Here are three reasons why you should update your lavatory:

  • Have the Perfect Bathroom – Many bathrooms that come with standard homes are simple rooms that often do not have the amenities we want. Instead of spending every morning and evening in a basic bathroom, you can plan out the perfect bathroom with the right showers, toilets, and other additions you have always dreamed of owning.
  • Make a Good Impression – Do you enjoy having guests in your home? You can make a good impression on them when you upgrade your bathroom. After they leave, they will not forget about your luxurious shower, the great toilet, or the magnificent vanity you had installed during your remodeling project.
  • Make a Necessary Update – How old is your home? If it is more than 20 years old, it is likely that you need to update your bathroom. Whether your bathroom has an old color scheme from the late 80s or you have a bathtub that needs to be completely updated, remodeling your bathroom is a wise plan.

Start your next bathroom remodeling project today with assistance from the team at Teknik Inc. Our kitchen and bath experts in San Diego are ready to speak to you about your needs. You can call us today at (888) 747-2019 for more information about receiving an estimate for our services.

Great Projects to Increase Your Property Value

Custom Home Additions in San DiegoInvesting in your property and increasing its value should be the goal of every homeowner. We have put together a list of ways you can increase your property value:

  • Kitchen Remodeling – Modernizing and updating your kitchen is a fantastic way to improve your property value. You should consider making simple updates, such as replacing the countertops, adding a backsplash, and purchasing new energy-efficient appliances that meet modern standards.
  • Bathroom Renovations – Doing a complete bathroom makeover is a wonderful way to increase your property value. Just a simple update, such as a new shower, sink, and tiles can make your home look magnificent. Our business can go to extraordinary lengths to create the perfect space while staying within your budget.
  • Additional Bedrooms – A simple bedroom addition is ideal for a variety of reasons. It gives you more room to stretch in your own home and allows you to appeal to a new group of buyers who are looking for a larger home in the area. To make the room count as a bedroom, you will need to add at least one window and a closet.

From renovations to custom home additions in San Diego, the talented team at Teknik Inc. is available to update your home. Meet with a member of our staff to speak about our many home improvement services.

Update Your Home with a Room Addition

Room Additions San DiegoWhen you love your home but just need a little more room, you can count on the staff for room additions in San Diego. Here are a few of the benefits of adding a new room to your home:

  • Make Room for Children and Other Family – Whether you are expecting a new bundle of joy or are caring for a family member, adding an extra room to your home is an excellent benefit. You can ensure that your guest or little one has their own private space.
  • Have a Dedicated Room for Your Hobbies – Having hobbies is fun, but it can take up a lot of space. With an extra room, you can set up your home gym equipment, build the perfect home theater, put together an office for your Internet projects, or just make a den for anything that excites you at the moment.
  • Increase Property Value – Adding an extra room to your home is a great way to increase your property value. If and when you are ready to sell your home, you can put it on the market with this added room, making it more attractive to people looking in the area.

Are you ready for a new room addition? You can count on the experienced team at Teknick Inc. to assist you. We have more than 20 years of experience providing home renovation services throughout the area.