Kitchen Remodels by City

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 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!

Teknik Testimonial

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!