Casita Construction & Remodeling in Tucson, AZ

Separate guest house remodeled in Tucson.

A guesthouse or a casita adds a whole new level of happiness to your lifestyle. It lets you comfortably host guests throughout the year as paying vacationers or family visitors. If you’re money-minded, it can also put you into the Airbnb market.

Creative souls love their guesthouses for creating an art or writing space away from the everyday home hubbub.

Multi-generational living is popular, and the extra living space can bring your family together without requiring everyone to live under the same roof. When you need quiet time, you can stroll across the yard. Your guesthouse will revolutionize your social life and earning potential while adding to your home’s value.

Guesthouse & Casita Additions for Your Home

Guesthouses offer additional space for entertaining, hosting, and solitude. They add to your home value while offering endless possibilities for use.

At Aaron & Co., we’ll work with you to determine the perfect path to adding a guesthouse to your property. There are various possibilities for any lot, budget, and goal. Adding an accessory dwelling unit to your property allows for added privacy and comfort. These units can be completed with full kitchens and bathrooms for the ultimate hosting experience or your own private getaway.

Whether you’re looking to add to your existing structure, create a free-standing guesthouse, or convert existing space into something more complete and independent, you can trust our experts to make the process stress-free and seamless.

Contact Aaron & Co. today at (520) 999-4138 to discuss your guesthouse remodeling project in Tucson.

Adding or Remodeling a Casita to Your Tucson Home

Adding or remodeling a casita on your Tucson property offers many benefits. You can use this “little house” as an in-law suite and invite your parents to move closer. A guesthouse is another popular use, giving out-of-town visitors the perfect place to stay.

You might even convert your casita into a rental property for additional monthly income. No matter how you use it, adding or remodeling a casita enhances your property’s functionality, versatility, and value.

Design Considerations for Your Casita

Separate guesthouse constructed in Tucson.Whether you’re building new or remodeling, your guesthouse is only as beneficial (or profitable) as it is budget-friendly. The less you spend, the higher your return on investment, so don’t be afraid to work on a budget.

Before you begin, you’ll need to choose an architectural strategy. Your options include:

  • Detached constructions: These are perfect for large yards and budgets.
  • Garage conversions: With your foundation in place, converting the space into a guesthouse is more budget-friendly.
  • Above-garage builds: If your yard is too small for a guesthouse, why not build a new living space over your workshop or garage?
  • Bump-out designs: These small guesthouses are built into your existing space.
  • Modular homes: These are built off-site, then assembled on your land, so you’ll only need to build a foundation on-site.

Your guesthouse will need all the infrastructure of an ordinary home with electricity, plumbing fixtures, piping, and insulation. Every improvement you make to that basic structure will add to your profits when you sell your Tucson home, so think of them as investments rather than expenses.

Many designers favor a minimalist layout, especially if you only use the space for family members and friends. Other important decisions include:

  • Location: Your build should offer privacy and seclusion, but in small yards, you should also consider building a second story, so your new space doesn’t use up too much of your landscaping.
  • Fit: Your guesthouse should enhance your existing home, including your own lifestyle.
  • The size of your project budget: Mid-market guesthouses tend to increase resale odds the most because they’re adequate for rental income, so stretching a bit on your budget may pay off down the line.
  • Your monthly budget: Routine costs can get expensive in larger guesthouses in terms of utility bills and maintenance.

Contact Aaron & Co. today at (520) 999-4138 for a free consultation.

What’s the Best Floor Plan for a Casita?

There’s no one ideal floor plan, only the ideal floor plan for your needs. Choose yours based on your style preferences, existing architecture, and the purpose of your guesthouse. An open plan might suit your retired parents, but it might limit your rental options. A tiny living room might serve tenants but not artists who want to use the space as a studio.

If you have a small space, you’ll need to maximize your square footage by thinking creatively about vertical space. Before sketching a floor plan, develop a clear idea of the lifestyle you want it to support.

Remodeling a Guesthouse

Transforming a guesthouse or turning a shed or detached garage into a more functional, livable dwelling is a budget-friendly way to expand your home’s living space. With a few structural changes, like adding windows, drywall, insulation, and flooring, as well as electrical or plumbing upgrades, you can create a comfortable and safe environment that adds value and appeal to your property.

The basics of a guesthouse remodel don’t differ much from a residential remodel; they’re just smaller, and you might be starting from an unlivable space. Typical guesthouse remodels include adding running water, electricity, a bathroom, sleeping quarters, and a kitchen and living area.

When designing a guesthouse, simplicity and minimalism are often best. The space should be open and full of natural light, with just enough style that guests feel at home. Floorplans might differ, but every room should be easily accessible and clutter kept to a minimum. Your chosen layout depends on your design goals, space size, and budget.

Things to keep in mind when turning a structure into a fully functional guesthouse include:

  • New HVAC and electrical lines
  • New or additional piping
  • Subflooring
  • Framing interior walls
  • Insulating outer walls

If you want to add a kitchen or full bath to an existing guesthouse, you’ll need to factor in items like cabinetry, countertops, appliances, lighting, shower fixtures, and vanities.

As with all home design and remodeling, transforming a guesthouse takes careful consideration, an understanding of form and function, and patience. While conversion projects are often completed quickly, if your project requires adding interior walls or installing bathroom or kitchen fixtures, it could take longer.

Don’t forget to factor in the time it takes to get any necessary building permits.

What To Expect from Aaron & Co.

Choose Aaron & Co. to help customize your Tucson property. Our skilled team has years of remodeling experience, making us the perfect partner for meeting your needs and preferences.

Here’s what to expect from us:

  • Feasibility study: Our unique feasibility study sets us apart from other firms. Once you decide to work with us, we’ll extensively research your project, property, and desired features. Our team examines zoning laws, property lines, site access, utility locations, and more. We present our findings at the project’s outset, helping you make informed decisions and avoid costly surprises.
  • Design/build firm: As a design/build firm, we handle every aspect of your project from start to finish. Our in-house designers work closely with you to create the perfect floor plan and select materials and finishes. Then, our construction team brings it all to life. This integrated approach ensures streamlined communication, design services tailored to your budget, and a single point of responsibility throughout the entire process.
  • Project selections: To make choosing materials easy, we offer pre-packaged selections with carefully curated options. If you prefer a more personalized approach, our designers can interview you, assess your home, and gather information on how you use your living space. Based on this information, we present a selection of products and materials for your approval, typically getting it right after just one or two meetings.
  • Schedule-based approach: We provide design and construction schedules that outline major milestones and decision deadlines, ensuring we stay focused and consistent throughout the project. Our commitment to a schedule-based approach means we only start each phase when we’re confident we can complete it promptly.
  • Proven process: Our refined process, which we’ve tailored since 2006, ensures a seamless experience. We follow in-house standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each stage, ensuring everyone knows exactly what to expect and when. This level of organization and attention to detail contributes to a smooth and successful project.
  • Property protection and communication: We take measures to minimize the project’s impact on your property, such as setting up an on-site toilet for crew members, barricading driveways subcontractors shouldn’t use, and covering air vents to minimize dust. Our project managers also maintain open communication with weekly meetings, keeping you informed and addressing your questions or concerns as they arise. We also document the construction process with photos for future reference.
  • Universal design principles: We keep universal design principles in mind with all our projects, ensuring functionality and an improved experience for everyone, regardless of age or ability. By incorporating these principles by default, we create beautiful, practical spaces that adapt to your changing needs over time.

Schedule a remodeling consultation with Aaron & Co. today by calling (520) 999-4138.

Why Choose Aaron & Co.?

Aaron & Co. has years of experience in the Tucson construction industry, so we understand that every project is as unique as the people ordering it. Remodeling should be a joyful experience, so we bring professionalism and service excellence to every project. Integrity can’t be bought for the price of a few bricks, after all.

Call (520) 999-4138 today for a free consultation.