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A Jax building permit is required for any construction that physically changes or adds structures to your property or for work regulated by local codes or ordinances such as:
Alterations – re-roofs, garage conversions, exterior stucco, etc.
Repairs – replacement of water heaters or other plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems, air conditioning units, new electrical service, rewiring, etc.
Change of use of structures
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A homeowner may permit for construction of or renovations to their primary residence providing that it is not for sale or rent and their name is on the property deed.
The homeowner must appear in person at the Building Inspection Division, 214 N. Hogan St., Room 280, Jacksonville , FL 32202. (904) 630-1100 Option 4.
If hiring a Jacksonville contractor for remodeling services, you may elect to obtain a building permit in their own name on property that is for their own use and occupancy, and that is not for sale or lease. All work must be done by the homeowner or licensed or registered contractors who are subcontracted and supervised by the homeowner. Read more here
Common Bathroom Remodel dimensions: Plan 1: Basic – Small 40 Sq. Ft. Full Bathroom Plan. Plan 2: 61.5 Square Foot, Slightly Larger Bathroom Plan. Plan 3: 80 Square Foot Bathroom Plan With Tub and Shower. Plan 4: 18 Square Foot Half Bathroom for Guests. Plan 5: Basic, Functional 3/4 Bathroom Plans. Plan 6: Bathroom Plan for a Bump-Out Window Area.
The national average is about $18,000. Some homeowners remodeling smaller bathrooms spend as low as $5,000 and upwards of $50,000 for larger bathroom remodeling projects in Jacksonville.
The size and scope of your bathroom remodel may be the biggest driver of the cost to remodel your bathroom. Coming in around $125 cost per square foot when all is considered is about the average costs.
Entering into a Contract
After negotiating the cost with a Jacksonville Bathroom Remodeler, you might want to consider a written contract with the contractor. You should be fully aware of the cost of the contract, the timeframe, the payment schedule, a detailed scope of work, and liquidated damages if any.
The contract must be dated and signed by both parties. Signatures should be notarized. To verify if your contractor is licensed to operate in Duval County you can call the Department of Professional Regulation at 1-850-487-1395 or go to their website.
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What exactly do you want to update with your bath remodel? All of your bathroom including flooring, cabinets, bathtub and shower, or specific items? Local Jacksonville remodelers will ask you specifically about what parts of your bathroom you are looking to update.
If you are looking for a small way to make a big difference in your bathroom, then updating your sink is one of the best things that you can do.
Your Jacksonville contractor will also be able to advise you on styles of sink if you are struggling to decide on what you want, and what will work best for you
From lighting to the style of the sink, and size, a bathroom vanity is perhaps your largest opportunity to create a custom look and feel for your bathroom. Depending on whether you are remodeling a small powder room, or doing a complete overhaul in your master bath, you will need to select a vanity that not only manages style of room, but provides the appropriate amount of functionality.
The counter top that you select for a custom bathroom vanity or a pre-furbished one, should not only compliment the vanity, it should be practical. Consult with your Jacksonville bathroom remodeling contractor for advice on the best option to suit your bathroom and your lifestyle.
Changing your bathroom toilet may seem like a project that is as simple as a quick Google search on how to do it yourself. However, it happens to be a far more complex project than you might anticipate. It involves serious plumbing skill and experience, as well as, a keen eye for potential errors.
While updating your bathroom cabinets may seem like a simple enough project, it is usually best to hire a professional bathroom contractor to remove your old cabinets and install your new ones. It can be a lot easier than you may think to make an error in measuring, cutting, or installing cabinets and the simplest error can end up being very costly.
Due to the nature of this type of project, it is important to hire a Jacksonville bathroom remodeling company to ensure that the removal and installation is done correctly and precisely so as to avoid any major disasters down the line.
Are you tired of battling with your shower curtain, which never seem to act right, on a daily basis? Would you be willing to switch from a bathtub to a shower? If you answered yes to any of these questions then a bathtub-to-shower conversion is definitely for you.
When it comes to remodeling and renovation, the bathroom is one of the most popular topics and choices. Besides its basic layout and practical purpose, the bathroom has tremendous potential to be updated. Redoing a bathtub can make a tremendous impact. See our bathtub refinishing cost guide to learn more.
Installing a new bathroom and your floor can have a huge impact on the overall design of the room. There are ways to enhance the comfort level of your bathroom with your bathroom floor. Consult with your Jacksonville bathroom remodeling contractor for additional ideas and tips on how to improve your bathroom with a new floor.
Home Fixology Recommends these common sense guides when talking to Jacksonville Bathroom Remodelers
Each year homeowners and businessmen lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the mental stress, to uncertified (unlicensed) contractors and craftsmen posing as contractors.
The City of Jacksonville is committed to doing all it can to protect the public against illegal contractors by educating the public and offering the following suggestions.
Watch for these warning signs that may indicate the person/company is not certified:
You are asked to obtain the permit.
A large down payment is required before work begins.
No license number on the vehicle, business card, contract, newspaper/flyer or yellow page ad.
Contractor displays only an ‘Occupational License,’ which is required in addition to a Certificate of Competency.
Someone obtains permit other than the person or company doing the work.
You are informed that the job does not require a permit or inspection.
Verbal contract only; person is not willing to put all terms in writing.
The contractor is only willing to work on weekends or after hours.
May request front money (money before work begins).
The contractor does not have proof of General Liability or Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
You have room to negotiate and add in items you need include. The contract your bathroom contractor offers is a good starting point. You need to review the document so it also protects you.
How do you provide a description of the work?
How are you paid?
Can you add “start and end dates” into my contract?
I want to include the ability to make changes
Grace period to rescind if needed
Can you add language into my contract that removes any liens on my Jacksonville property?