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Bathroom Remodeler Near Me | What You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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What Is The Approximate Cost Range I Should Prepare For?

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

Let's start with the most expensive first.

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

There are families who love their home but they aren't sure they're going to be there forever, despite no existing plans to sell. These families love quality, classy timeless looks and avoid hot trends that will be here today and gone tomorrow. These families choose a design-build firm to have everything done for them at a one-stop-shop. They select finishes that are durable and can take a lot of regular use. These families will often spend between $25,000 and $65,000 on a master bath or other large bathroom. Nothing extravagant and nothing cheap. 

There are families who love practicality and being a great steward of their resources. They value quality, but they know that they are shooting for mid-range prices, so they are moderate in their selections. These families typically spend $17,000 to $24,000 on small and medium sized bathrooms.

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

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

What Is The Timeline I Should Prepare For?

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

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

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

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

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

Take It From Our Happy Customers


"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date."  - Jack B., San Diego, CA

“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.”   - Gary G., Encinitas

“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.”  - Gina H., San Diego, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us be your guide as you strive to avoid the blunders that make our industry look bad. When you work with us, we help you avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Still apprehensive about calling? You'll be 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten Customer Guarantee.

1 - Dream Design

Step 1: Dream Design


We’ll collaborate with you to transform your dark and outdated space into bright and inviting space.  It all starts with your free consultation so book now!

Step 2 - True Quote

Step 2: True Quote


You can trust our service agreement!  We get to know your home intimately before working on it to ensure we stick to budget with no change orders.

Step 3 - Complete On-Time

Step 3: Complete On-Time


We'll make your dream come true and do it on-time and on budget!  Then it's party time!  Perhaps leave out your friends who get jealous easily.

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

How to Select a Contractor for Triple Bathroom Remodel

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

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

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

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

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

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

We know. We see it every day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wondering how do you move forward? Read on!

Second - How to Choose Your Contractor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take It From Our Happy Customers


"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date."  - Jack B., San Diego, CA

“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.”   - Gary G., Encinitas

“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.”  - Gina H., San Diego, CA

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

Second - How To Choose Your Selections

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

This allows for two things:

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

Instructions:

Create Your Ideabook

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

 Share with us

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

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

Can't wait to see you there!

Why Choose Teknik for Your Triple Bathroom Remodel?

Let us be your guide as you strive to avoid the blunders that make our industry look bad. When you work with us, we help you avoid:

  • Late Completion  
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

Still apprehensive about calling? You'll be 100% protected with our Spoiled Rotten Customer Guarantee.

1 - Dream Design

Step 1: Dream Design


We’ll collaborate with you to transform your dark and outdated space into bright and inviting space.  It all starts with your free consultation so book now!

Step 2 - True Quote

Step 2: True Quote


You can trust our service agreement!  We get to know your home intimately before working on it to ensure we stick to budget with no change orders.

Step 3 - Complete On-Time

Step 3: Complete On-Time


We'll make your dream come true and do it on-time and on budget!  Then it's party time!  Perhaps leave out your friends who get jealous easily.

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