What Not to Do During a Bathroom Renovation

John Judd Jr was recently interviewed for an article about bathroom renovations. Find a excerpt of the article below and the full article on Family Handyman.

Before you start ripping out tile, ordering towel bars or re-working the plumbing, take a step back and map out a complete plan. That wisdom comes from John Judd, Jr., co-owner of Judd Builders, an Asheville, N.C.-based construction company that specializes in custom homes and remodels.

“Figuring (it) out as you go does not work,” Judd says.

What goes into said plan? For starters, the design and layout. Judd says you also need to select your fixtures and cabinets (toilet, shower, vanity, etc.) and decide whether you need to bring pros in for more complicated tasks, as electrical work.

If you don’t plan and just dive right in? Expect to spend a lot of extra time and money. You’re also bound to experience a few extra headaches and lots of hassle, because you’ll quickly realize your new tub won’t fit through the door, or that the faucet you picked out isn’t compatible with your sink.

Even the most luxurious bathroom is a fail without proper ventilation. “If you don’t (install a fan), you will get high humidity and may have mold and moisture issues,” Judd says. Plus, building codes require bathrooms to have an exterior window or a fan that exhausts to the outside.

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Judd Builders works closely with remodel clients to determine exactly what they want to accomplish with the bathroom remodel. We can help you determine if you should move walls and plumbing fixtures or upgrade the layout you currently have. Our team of craftsmen will treat your home like its there own and you’ll get to know them as they’re employees of Judd Builders and only work on our jobs. We will guide you every step of the way during the bathroom renovation and help you decide what will add the most value to your home. Like any home remodeling project, a bathroom renovation is a collaboration between the contractor, draftsman, cabinet designer, plumber, electrician, tile installer, and painter. Our comprehensive project platform called Buildertrend houses all of your project information and schedules so everyone is on the same page.

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