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San Diego Bathroom Remodels During The Holidays

We're closing in on the month of November and you've got a few things on your mind! These concerns may include school schedules, work deadlines, holidays, how to navigate family gatherings, and now you're realizing you can't keep putting off your bathroom remodel!

Don't worry, we've got your back. We've been stressed out before with a lot of legitimate work to do, and stuck in the martyr narrative of "everyone else first, I can't afford to take the time or money to do this remodel". We get it and we're here to help. 

The reality is that bathroom remodels can be put off for up to five or ten years but if you wait too long, you may be at risk of leaks, both plumbing or faulty waterproofing. If there are leaks, then you'll have dry rot or worse and much more pain long term.

Check out these three tips to help you get through your holiday bathroom remodel!

  1. Understand the holiday bathroom remodel timeline
  2. Understand the materials delivery protocols
  3. Understand the dust and dirt before you schedule gatherings
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Understand The Holiday Remodel Timeline

For the 2020 Holiday schedule, here is what you need to know:

The following holidays are not business days, so manufacturers, venders, and suppliers will be closed.

  1. Thanksgiving - November 26th
  2. Black Friday - November 27th
  3. Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th 
  4. Christmas Day - Friday, December 25th
  5. News Years Eve - Thursday, December 31st
  6. New Years Day - Friday, January 1st

Hopefully this list helps, because it will affect production in two ways. There are six fewer business days in this next season, so we loose one week there.

But, momentum matters and three of six weeks are three day work weeks instead of five day work weeks.

Therefore momentum will be negatively affected for all the players on the team. This is beautiful and necessary for enjoying the holidays and our families.

Ensure you take this into account and add another two+ weeks to your project schedule if it stratals the holiday season.

Understand The Materials Delivery Protocols

Materials are in stock in some cases, but are back ordered in other cases.

The goal is to keep the project going once it is started. When we can wait until we have all products on hand before starting, we will have a great time getting your project complted on time with no breaks. 

The thing to be on the lookout for is when a contractor wants to get started ASAP, then play it by ear...no! This will not end well. 

At Teknik, we ensure that we are checking on product availability before a contract has even been signed so that we can pivot if we need to and select a similar product/material that will be available and allow the project to move forward. 

Once we have everything we need for the first 50% of construction, we will begin demolition, so that the phases play out in smooth succession.

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!

Understand The Dust Before You Schedule Parties

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? 

Let's go with the bad news first.

The bad news is that your holiday season will be affected by your remodel and there is nothing you can do about it. Your contractor will impact the cleanliness and schedule but he doesn't have 100% control over it so schedule parties at your own risk.

Now for the good news.

The good news is that Teknik teams will do the following to keep your home clean during construction:

  1. Mask off the construction area whenever possible
  2. Cover and mask or move furniture as needed
  3. Cover the floor with ram paper
  4. Run an air scrubber during demolition
  5. Run a HEPA filter
  6. Maintain a broom clean work area every day

With these practices in place, we end up with "the crew was so clean!" in most of our reviews. But don't take our word for it. Check out our reviews at rb.gy/h2u1su

Why Choose Teknik for Your Holiday 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!

San Diego 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 $23,000 and $45,000 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 $22,000 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!

Top Three Benefits of Remodeling Multiple San Diego Bathrooms at Once

So you're excited to get your bathrooms updated but you're not sold AT ALL on doing them all at once. You're thinking correctly when you recite that your goals are to save time and save money. And you'd also be thinking correctly when you remember that you'd like to get all the work done efficiently and you'd like to get on with your life! Here are three points that will help you.

  1. Improved timeline
  2. Improved cost
  3. Improved product availability

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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Improved Timeline

The timeline of your project will be custom designed for you. It will be informed by the scope, material availability, crews assigned to your project, and several other factors. 

If you're considering adding a second or third bathroom, for example, then your project timeline can be custom built around the efficiency of doing many thing simultaneously. Basically, three times the work will not triple your project timeline.

Can you imagine having to start with demolition, transition to 15 different stages, reach full completion, then start over with demolition in a second bathroom? Neither can we!

When you bundle scope together, the pre-construction work only happens once. The coordination and ordering of materials only happens once, and the setup phase only happens once. 

You will love your decision to bundle your different projects into one.

BONUS: When you wait to do your second bathroom until "later", the calendar of your favorite contractor is getting full. During COVID, we've been busier than ever in this industry. We are often booked out 4 to 6 months, so there is no guarantee that a crew will be available for you on demand. Bundle and save time!

Improved Cost

If your timeline doesn't triple just because the work triples, then there will also be a cost savings associated with doing more work at once. 

First, pre-construction work includes collaboration on design, layout, material selections, and value-engineering. The bigger the scope, the more opportunities there are to get creative and find solutions that might not otherwise exist!

Secondly, when you bundle work our crews can execute with great efficiency, so you'll save money on labor and you'll be surprised with how trim, tidy, and timely our crews are. That's our Three-T Promise to you!

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!

Improved Material Availability

COVID has made ordering materials a great challenge.

Sourcing some raw materials and manufacturing at plants with throttled production capacity has lead to a decrease in supply across industries.

All home owners that are working remotely are also in the mood to remodel since they will be stuck at home anyway, which has lead to an increase in demand. 

So, if you're seriously considering going through all the work and effort to remodel, make sure you include all the work on your wish list. This will allow you to get ahead of the crowd and get all your materials, specialty or standard, in one fell swoop. Then you can get started and prepare for an on-time completion!

Why Choose Teknik for Your Multi-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!