Downtown living in America's Finest City has become even more attractive over the past two years, evidenced by a massive migration that has flowed from other large American cities.
Many professionals are able to work remotely, saying a permanent goodbye to office-life. The weather in SD makes it a great option. While it's still expensive, it is more affordable than New York, Los Angeles, and the Bay area, so many new San Diegan's are feeling the win-win of better weather and lower housing cost.
Downtown is one of the best places to buy a new home if you're in love with the lifestyle of having shopping and nightlife an elevator ride away.
The catch however is that many buildings in downtown neighborhoods are old and in need of updates. To see what we mean, take a drive through the Gaslamp District, Banker's Hill, Balboa Park or Hillcrest and see if you'd perform a bathroom remodel or kitchen renovation in your average for-sale unit.
The primary needs of a condo renovation are:
- Bathroom renovation
- Kitchen remodel
- Soundproofing, soundproofing, soundproofing
- Maximizing floor space and storage
So lets get into it and check out the last two downtown remodels we've been working on!
Master Bathroom Remodel - Little Italy
This master bathroom was complete with builder grade materials, yellowing vinyl flooring, and a skull rug.
But we all start somewhere.
The client wanted a new modern bathroom with a slick clean look and masculine lines.
After several bathroom remodel site visits and design consults, we settled on a look and budget, and got to work. We built a detailed, line-item estimate that included over 23 labor and material line items and over 55 lines of custom description.
Since clarity is the key to moving smoothly into demolition and completion of the project. That's why we'll help you select all of the following for your master bathroom before you get started:
- Shower tile
- Floor tile or flooring
- Waterproofing method
- Lighting fixtures
- Plumbing fixtures
- Vanity/vanity top, sink
- Mirror and special finishes
Looking for a first class experience when remodeling your bathroom? Make sure you've answered the majority of questions before you get started.
Jason came to us as a bachelor, loving his professional and personal life. Loving the condo life. Loving having his space ina high-rise. He could host company or life alone - the condo offered space and accompaniments for both.
Traits of an A+ Home Owner
His initial idea was to spend $20 or $30 K on a bathroom or two. By the time we got into estimating and contract phase, the project had grown to $90K and by the time his change orders were added and complete the project cost $200K. He added his second bathroom, the kitchen, living room/dining room area, and custom built-in entertainment center cabinetry.
Jason was a breeze to work with and was always saying please, thank you, I'm sure it's fine but I have this concern, I trust you and I wanted your perspective on this...he was the epitome of care and respect.
It is a delight to work with home owners who vetted us to ensure they could trust us and then work work with us in a way that continues to build trust through communication, consistent productivity and transparency. Trust is made of little things and those little things add up every day to create a great owner/contractor relationship.
Key traits: he communicated clearly
very responsive and quick to get back to us
very humble and direct in his curiosity, never presumptuous or accusatory.
Gave benefit of the doubt any time something came up that was potentially frustrating
The large master bathroom remodel was the centerpiece but the kitchen and living area ended up being gorgeous and 100% new too! Why not updated it all while we're already there, right?!
We thought so too.
Guest Bathroom Remodel - Little Italy
This guest bathroom was small, poorly lit, dusty, and rarely used. It had become a collection of clutter and a pseudo storage room.
Do you have a bathroom that has become a catch-all area for items that should be thrown away or donated? Is it not really functioning like a bathroom should? Is it inviting or does the whole family avoid it because it's borderline gross?
After the transformation, you'll be surprised at how much bigger your room feels. You'll be happy with how well lit it is! You'll be wowed by the new shower tile and the clean, inviting look that integrates with the rest of the house.
You deserve to have the bathrooms that will meet your families needs and allow you to live in harmony instead of chaos. You house has that bathroom for a reason, so let's get you back on track. Let's get you a new guest bathroom!
Besides, we all know that you have a hundred friends who would love to visit you in San Diego any time and it would be a shame to let your lack of a great guest bathroom stop you from having them!
Take It From Our Happy Customers
"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date." - Jack B., San Diego, CA
“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.” - Gary G., Encinitas
“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.” - Gina H., San Diego, CA
Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!
Master Bathroom & Guest Bathroom Review - Little Italy
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness
"For anyone like myself who really takes the time to interview/select a vendor for something, you need to call Teknik to include in your process. Kevin is a fantastic partner, and everyone in his company are complete professionals who are masters of their trade.
I had a total remodel in my downtown condo, and could not be happier with the experience and results. This included 2 bathrooms, Kitchen/Dining/Entertainment center (all custom across the board.)
My biggest concern going into this was hiring a contractor who would need to be managed. Kevin & Ruth are extremely detail oriented and were 2 steps ahead of me the entire time. The amount of detailed attention Kevin had for my project was a tremendous relief, and the entire experience was actually enjoyable. Keep in mind, this was even during Covid 19 limitations and I still feel this way!!
I will never hire a different contractor in San Diego, and highly suggest you explore this company to see if you feel the same after. 10/10 win."
- J.J. Little Italy 2020
The Start-to-Finish Experience of a Downtown Bathroom Remodel
The ultimate remodeling experience - Love or bust?
The remodeling schedule - on time or late?
The remodeling value - happy or was something left to be desired?
Why Choose Teknik for Your Master & Guest Bathroom?
Let us be your guide as you strive to avoid the blunders that make our industry look bad. When you work with us, we help you avoid:
Still apprehensive about calling? You'll be 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten Customer Guarantee.
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
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
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!