Author : Terry Schutz

Meet Terry Schutz, a seasoned expert in the home renovation industry with over 40 years of experience. In his decades-long career, Terry has not only built four houses from the ground up, but has also been sharing his knowledge through writing for the past 20 years. From construction articles to magazine columns and soundproofing pieces, Terry's writing reflects his vast expertise and passion for all things home improvement. Follow along with his contributions on to learn from a true professional in the field.

How to Find a Bathroom Remodel Contractor (Things To Look Out For)

An average bathroom renovation will cost between $5000.00 and $15,000.00. Over $300.00 per square foot for a 5’ x 8’ room. High-end renovations can quickly go over $30,000.00. Hiring a good contractor makes sense if you are spending that kind of money. And it will take time. Three weeks is very common for an average […]

How Far Can You Run Bathroom Exhaust Pipes?

As far as necessary to remove moist air and odors from the house. The International Residential Code (IRC) requires all bathrooms to have a ventilation system. Warm moist bathroom air must be ventilated to the exterior of the building. The proper combination of pipe length, pipe properties, and fan volume should meet code and remove […]

Where Does Vent Air Go In an Apartment?

Most people flick on the bath fan without giving air movement a second thought–unless the fan does not work. But you should; because it can affect people’s health. The IRC (International Residential Code) states that extraction fans must vent outside the building. They can be attached to HVAC systems or vented individually. Unfortunately, earlier building […]

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