22 Day Bathroom Remodel Timeline

22 Day Bathroom Remodel Timeline

Our Team here at Pykles Remodeling and Repairs just recently finished a work of art that we are very proud of. This very special client of ours in Rancho San Diego was kind enough to take pictures of her bathing space everyday the entire time her bathroom was being remodeled. The whole project cost totaled $34,000 and took a little over 22 days to complete.

The project in a nutshell was to remove the old fiberglass jetted tub, toilet, sinks, vanity, tile counter top, light fixtures, medicine cabinets, mirrors, faucets, electrical boxes, switches, cover plates, door casing, door jams, base board, vinyl flooring, carpet, tile walls over the tub and backing to the studs, the old vent air registers and sliding closet doors, frames and finished flooring in the closet.

And then install a new tiled shower floor and walls finished with an American Standard shower valve and trim, an Invisia fold down shower seat and Moen grab bar with shelf in the shower, all encased by a Serenity style exposed roller shower enclosure with polished stainless steel hardware and 3/8″ clear safety glass by Arizona Shower Door.

The project also included installing a new Kohler memoirs Comfort Height toilet, new 32″ high Cherry wood Herrington style full overlay Kemper vanity cabinets with matching trim in their Cranberry finish topped with a 96″ long Colonial White granite counter top with two Western Pottery oval undermount lavatory sinks. To accompany the counter top and sinks we installed a duo of tilting oval mirrors by Moen and Berwick style lavatory faucets by American Standard. The Berwick style trim was also used in the shower providing our client with a 3 function massage hand shower mounted on a slide bar to match the lavatory faucets, handles, towel and grab bars and other accessories outside the shower all in chrome.

The shower floor was installed using 2″x2″ light grey Galassie Megellano tiles in a diagonal pattern grouted and sealed with a Dove Grey (#370) grout by Custom Building Products.  The shower walls were built with 12″x12″ dark grey Galassie Centauro tiles to the ceiling with matching 3″x12″ tiles on the front leading exposed edges of both side walls grouted and sealed with a Pewter (#19) grout by Custom Building Products. Lastly, the 13″x13″ vertical accent liner installed consisted of Lucent Lazzaro Stone Blends Mosaic Circle Blend tiles in a sea glass green color grouted and sealed with a Bright White (#381) grout also by Custom Building Products. Each of the grout joints in the shower floor and walls measures 1/8″.

Pykles is proud of this project and we hope you can see why by looking at the timeline of photographs for yourself on our Pinterest page. Just click the link on the title of this post and scroll to the bottom of the page to see what the bathroom looked like before we began.


Through the Pipes with Pykles

Through the Pipes with Pykles

This past Friday, September 27th, Genvieve Suzuki, the editor of our local newspaper, the La Mesa Courier, sat down with my Dad, Craig Pykles, to get to know him and a little bit about what we do and who we are as a locally owned and family operated business. The Pykles Family has a proud tradition of being a part of the La Mesa Community and we are thankful to be recognized as having a history and heritage of integrity and service here at home. Our team here at Pykles Remodeling and Repairs would like to thank Gen and her team at the La Mesa Courier for taking the time and interest to help us tell our story. We are proud to live in and serve La Mesa. Click on the link attached to read the article for yourself and we hope you remember to Call Pykles if you ever find yourself in a Pickle.

Aging in Place with Bath Safety

Aging in Place with Bath Safety

One of our specialties here at Pykles Remodeling and Repairs is creating living spaces with an emphasis in functionality and safety. Whether they are used for bathing, cooking or just relaxing the Pykles Team can help convert your home’s living spaces into a places free from worries that come with age. From grab bars to walk-in showers Pykles can design and install a wide array of products to keep life at home safe and simple. If you or your loved ones are wanting to age in place and are interested in converting their existing homes into something a little more comfortable and safe as they grow please call our team here at Pykles. We promise we have the solutions, products and know-how to keep your family happy and safe in their golden years.

Toby Pykles

Operations Manager
Pykles Remodeling and Repairs
8348 Center Drive Ste. A
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 463-1600 P
(619) 668-4683 F

Howard Pykles 100th Birthday!

Howard Pykles 100th Birthday!

Here’s a toast to the man I knew, revered and loved as ‘Papa’. This picture of Howard Pykles was taken of him doing one of the things he loved most. Pheasant Hunting. Although he passed 13th years ago at the age of 88, he taught me a thing or two about life, work, honesty, faith and just what it meant to be a good person during the time I was blessed to share with him as a young man. So here’s to the Founder of Pykles Remodeling and Repairs, my Grandpa and my friend. God Bless the good man who was, is and always will be Howard Pykles.

43 Years and still going strong…

43 Years and still going strong...

Here’s a toast to my Old Man and Mom who have been together now for 43 years of married life today. I know that this is a blog for our business but the way I see it, our family wouldn’t be anything without the example these two have set in sticking things out even when they haven’t been easy. Mom and Dad, we love you and only hope that you continue to find the love and happiness in this life that you both wholeheartedly deserve.

When to Call a Plumber and when to Do It Yourself

Overflowing sink? Leaky Faucet? Broken Toilet? Using the SALT technique, you can quickly assess potential plumbing issues at your home, then determine what type of action is needed.

With this easy to remember system, you’ll know if you need a plumber or if you can make a DIY job out of it!

S – Shut off the water flowing to the appliance. Often, more water will aggravate the plumbing problem. Water valves are typically located just under the appliance. Occasionally, an older home will have just one water valve leading to all appliances. In this case, all water will need to be shut off. If you have a central valve like this, make sure to keep backup drinking water in your home. If you would like to learn more about your home’s specific water system, contact PYKLES REMODELING & REPAIRS.

A – Assess the problem and determine exactly what the problem is. Is just one appliance acting abnormally? Or are several appliances malfunctioning?

L – List all the problems you see and possible tools needed to fix this problem on your own, or tools that you will need. If too much needs to be fixed, or the problem requires an extreme amount of work, it is highly recommended to call an expert so as not to waste your time and hard-earned money.

T – Take action and determine if you can fix the plumbing issue yourself or if you need to call a plumber. Another important decision is to determine if you need to have the problem fixed immediately, or if you can wait until the morning. Are other appliances, such as another toilet, working and available for you to use? Whatever the issue may be, PYKLES REMODELING & REPAIRS is at your service with our super-charged 24-hour emergency services.

Pykles Remodeling & Repairs – 8348 Center Drive Suite A. La Mesa, California 91942 – (619) 463-1600 P – (619) 668-4683 F


5 Reasons Why You Need a Tankless Water Heater

Have you ever had a shower unexpectedly turn cold? Pretty unpleasant, isn’t it?  If you have ever ran out of hot water at home here are 5 reasons from Pykles Remodeling and Repairs illustrating why you need a Tankless Water Heater.

1) Continuous Hot Water –> A Tankless Water Heater heats water on demand. That means no storage or shortage of hot water.

2) Energy Savings –> A Tankless Water Heater can be up to 40% more efficient than a 50-gallon tank water heater. This means that our tankless units could save you up to 40% on your hot water energy bill!

3) Longer Lasting –> Tankless water heaters have a typical life of up to 20 years. This can be twice as long as a tank style unit.

4) Clean & Fresh Water –> With tankless you avoid using water that has been stored in a tank with accumulated rust.

5) Space Savings –> Tankless hot water heaters take up significantly less room than traditional water heaters. Mount on a wall or install indoors or outdoors.

With the versatility, longevity, efficiency and size of any tankless water heater, isn’t it time to upgrade? If you’re tired of running out of hot water or know someone who needs a tankless water heater call Pykles Remodeling and Repairs today.


Pykles Remodeling and Repairs — 8348 Center Drive Suite A. — La Mesa, California 91942 — (619) 463-1600 — pyklesremodeling.com