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How to Plan for Remodeling your Tucson Home?
December 16, 2022

Any home remodel project starts with a vision. Maybe you don’t know precisely what you want to achieve with remodeling, you know that your current setup is not it. Do you need more space? Better flow? Maybe new windows would drastically change your home’s aesthetic, and that’s where you should start. Or maybe a detached home office would drastically improve your quality of life, and now you’re looking into home additions.

Whatever your goal, it’s essential to get clear on your vision first before starting any construction. The following blog will help provide clarity for homeowners on what to do before remodeling.

Marie Kondo, before your Home Renovation

Marie Kondo is an organizing consultant and author who has preached about the power of letting go. Organizing or minimizing your items can help to solve existing storage issues and improve the overall functionality of your home.

If remodeling still feels like the right choice, getting rid of items before the start of renovation will help the process go more smoothly, with fewer items to pack away as your home becomes more of a construction zone.

Selling your unwanted or unused items can also be a way to bolster your remodeling budget while organizing your space.

Remodeling Project Budget

Once you have a clear vision of what you would like for your home, it’s time to decide on a realistic budget. If you really want a total home makeover, start first by going room by room and considering the cost of the materials and labor needed to bring your vision to life.

For a more accurate estimate, call in a contractor (or a few) to get a more realistic breakdown of cost and see what’s possible within your budget and what projects may need to be reworked or put on hold for the time being.

Make a Home Remodeling Plan and Keep Track!

Go into your remodeling project with a plan for how you’d like things to go and do your best to keep track of the timeline. Managing the project itself can often be the most stressful process.

Hiring a trusted contractor with an efficient project manager will do wonders in bringing your ideal home to life stress-free. At La Casita Development, we have worked with homeowners and designers to produce work that you’ll love. Call us today at (520) 372-8491 to bring our project management skills and extensive construction experience to your next project.

Common FAQs related to Remodeling of Tucson Homes

1. What are the requirements for obtaining a permit for a home remodel in Tucson?

To obtain a permit for a home remodel in Tucson, you will need to submit plans and specifications for the work to the city’s Development Services Department. The plans and specifications must be prepared by a licensed contractor and reviewed and approved by the city. Additionally, you may need to obtain approvals from other departments, such as building and safety, if the work involves structural changes or plumbing, electrical or mechanical systems.

2. Are there any specific requirements for energy efficiency or sustainability in home remodels in Tucson?

The city of Tucson requires that new construction and remodels must meet the minimum energy efficiency standards set by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This includes requirements for insulation, windows, and heating and cooling systems. Additionally, the city encourages using sustainable materials, energy-efficient lighting and appliances, and water conservation measures in home remodel.

3. Are there any regulations on how much of my property I can remodel at once?

The city of Tucson has regulations on how much of a property can be remodeled at one time. Generally, remodels that involve structural changes, such as adding or removing walls or that change the building’s footprint, must comply with zoning and building code regulations. Additionally, if the work increases the value of the property by more than $1,000, a building permit is required, and there may be a limit on the amount of work that can be done in one year. It’s always best to check with the city’s Development Services Department before starting your remodel to avoid any potential issues.

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