Here are some drawings (scribbles) I've done.
First I was trying to figure out how to "Innie" windows. Innie windows are windows that are applied to the exterior sheathing then exterior insulation added on outside of them. The details of air sealing around the windows and framing the trim are somewhat difficult. Here are some notes that I took (and modified) from GBA (Green Building Advisor). I am thinking about using both foam and mineral wool as the exterior insulation. Probably crazy, I know. I have not calculated prices yet. That will likely alter my plan.
|Courtesy of Green Building Advisor|
The reason I like Innie windows is that the window is protected from the elements better and the temperature is moderated better, more energy efficient. Disadvantage - harder to detail around it. Still have to think about it more.
Now for my plans for the house. I wish I had downloaded and learned SketchUp before Google sold it.
|Trying to figure out the layout. John wants the stairs to bisect the downstairs space because he wants to use it as a music room.|
|Better drawing. I can't figure out how to layout the bathroom and the laundry room. Should we put a shower downstairs?|
It feels good to get something down on the blog again. Thank you for listening. Lucy