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Master Bathroom and Guest Bathroom Modernized in San Diego

So you're in the Gaslamp, Little Italy, Bankers Hill, Balboa, or Hillcrest. You're in a condo and you love your spot but you've been putting off your remodel because it makes you nervous to start a big project in a small home. 

What about the noise levels? What about the soundproofing? Will the contractors office team work really well with your HOA? Yes, we totally get it. And these are all valid questions. But an objection doesn't need to be the reason that you let your home fall apart around you.

Check each section of this article to find out more about one of our recent dual bathroom remodel projects downtown!

  1. Master bathroom remodel - Little Italy
  2. Guest bathroom remodel - Little Italy
  3. The home owner's review

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

But don’t worry. In this article, we'll show you what this home owner did and how his experience was.

Teknik Testimonial

Master Bathroom Remodel - Little Italy

This master bathroom was complete with builder grade materials, yellowing vinyl flooring, and a skull rug.

Ouch.

The client wanted a new more modern bathroom with a slick clean look, masculine lines, and a classy touch.

After several 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. 

If you confuse, you'll loose. 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.

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

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:

  • 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!

Master Bathroom Remodel in San Diego – Top Three Concerns

Top three concerns for your master bathroom.

  1. Waterproofing - avoid another remodel in five years!
  2. Tile quality - avoid another remodel in five years!
  3. The right contractor - avoid another remodel in five years!

So, it's actually plausible that the largest concerns with remodeling your master bathroom is NOT having to do it again in five to ten years. 

It should go without saying that your remodel should be quality but it doesn't, unfortunately. 

We know how it feels to be considering a big ticket item like your master bathroom remodel. 

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

Waterproofing Your Master Bathroom

For decades the traditional method of waterproofing a shower pan was the "hot mop" technique.

The process of hot mopping is essentially applying a coat of hot tar over the shower pan area. Once it dries there the tar is waterproof and will supposedly prevent leading for decades.

This method however is:

  1. Outdated, there have been better options available for MANY years.
  2. Tar smells terrible for a few days after application. Who wants to toxify their family's breathing air for the weekend?...
  3. The tile installer cannot begin right away, but must wait a day or two for it to fully cure.
  4. There is no warranty. Eventually it dries out and becomes brittle. Finally, it cracks which leads to the dreaded leak that you can't detect until it is too late.

There are several less toxic methods of waterproofing. They also happen to be more efficient, since tile can be installed same-day. This efficiency ends up saving you labor, which saves you money.

Call today to find out more about our waterproofing, or visit https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/ for some ideas and photos. Need a lifetime warranty? No problem.

Tile Quality in Your Master Bathroom

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:

  1. Throw away up to 50% of the tile before use
  2. Spend extra labor to trim tile that is not uniform
  3. 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!

The Right Contractor for Your Master Bathroom

If you are bored, retired early, and have extra money lying around then this section is not for you. Please move on to the next paragraph.

If however, you are in the world of getting the job done right the first time, do not attempt to break up your project and give each portion to the lowest bidder.

If you think about it, this behavior is based on the following:

  1. "I want to save money by finding the least expensive tradesman from each trade. I will give him the work."
  2. "I want to save money by managing the project myself. This way I wont pay a general contractor to run the job."
  3. "I want to know all the hard costs so I don't pay any hidden fees. I will not pay a markup on anything."

These are fine ideas and may stem from intentions to be a good steward of resources. 

Unfortunately they are misguided ideas. There is a lot of expertise that comes with full-time remodeling when you do it for a living. That expertise springs into action on your behalf when things go awry. And in remodeling, things always go awry.

You can imagine the difference between a five year/ten year do-it-yourself-er and someone with 10,000, 20,000, or even 40,000 hours of remodeling experience.

The ownership team of Teknik has over 20 years of full time experience, totaling over 40,000 hours.

Why Choose Teknik for Your Master 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:

  • 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!

Best San Diego Contractor for a Small Bathroom Remodel

Hey, if you’re a San Diego homeowner and wondering if it's possible to begin a small bathroom remodel during this global pandemic and the Coronavirus, here are some questions you might also be considering:

  • what if I don't have any other bathrooms to use?
  • what if I have a leak - can I wait to have it repaired or will it cause more damage?
  • will I be putting the plumber or other crew members at risk?
  • how can I know when it's safe to begin work? 

We know you have questions. We do too. And the most important thing during this time is that we join together to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in it's tracks, so that we can flatten the curve, and all come out of quarantine asap. 

With that being said, construction is considered essential services so if there are emergent repairs or very functional remodel needs, it may be possible to get that process started. We would rather have your home repaired so you can stay inside, since going to a neighbor's home exposes them to trouble. 

Our crew would be wearing gloves, masks, ventilators, and other protective gear. Your neighbors may not have access to these items. In full transparency, the health ans safety of our crew and community is our #1 priority, so no business transaction or profit is ever worth the putting them in jeopardy. We would only begin a repair that was absolutely necessary.

In this article, we will answer a few questions so you can make a more informed decision about your small bathroom or other small construction project, and whether it can wait until life gets back to normal. 

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What If I Don't Have Any Other Bathrooms To Use?

In the case that you have only one bathroom, it is possible to get a remodel started to restore your bathroom to functionality, so you can remain in self-isolation. 

Ninety percent of the remodel/repair preparation can be done remotely, using zoom meetings or other video conferencing services. 

Your meetings can be scheduled in a cluster, or over the course of several days, whichever works for your schedule. All appointments would be Monday - Friday between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Once we select the necessary materials, they can be ordered and your project timeline can be planned.

What If I Have A Leak - Can I Wait Or Will It Cause Damage?

If you see evidence of a past leak but the area is 100% dry, the repair can usually wait. The exception to this would be if there has been dry rot. If you have dry rot, the wood will be less, dense, more brittle, and structurally unsafe. LEAVE IT ALONE. Do not touch it or begin any type of demo on your own. Call today.

If the area is wet or if you see any signs of mold, then you have a major health concern in you home. Close off that area or room and do not let anyone get near it. You want to have this addressed as soon as possible. Mold is fungal, and we know that the appropriately named Coronavirus is viral. Do not give your immune system more battles to fight. Address this as soon as possible. 

Please be aware that framing requires a permit and inspection. Our wonderful public servants at municipal offices, including city halls and county buildings are already sacrificing to keep us moving forward as a community. Be patient during this time. Please join us in giving them grace.   

Will I Be Putting The Plumber Or Crew Members At Risk?

Some risk cannot be avoided. Our heroic doctors, nurses, first responders, law inforcement officers, and public servants are the ones taking on the most risk in order to protect and preserve health for the rest of us. 

All possible safety measures will be taken in order to mitigate the level of risk. Measures will include the top 5 and:

  • Wearing masks  
  • Keeping family away from containment area and keeping crew members away from family 
  • Verification that no member of the crew, the crews' family, or the clients' family is expressing symptoms
  • Asking questions to see if anyone in the household works around Coronavirus patients. 

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!

Why Wait To Get Information On Your Bathroom Remodel?

You need a place to use the toilet, wash your hands and to shower/bath. We can help you restore these areas of your home so you can actually obey the mandate to remain in quarantine.

We will over-communicate with you during this challenging time of unknowns. We will keep you updated since more information comes out every hour. We are in this together. 


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