Suggestions for house plans
Moving on from the great heating advice that we recieved a while back from you guys on here, we’re carrying on with the design of our new home. We’re still working on a few details of the home plans. We have the shape of the house ironed down but may have to come back to rearrange some partitions inside.
I’ve spent the last while going through a lot of the articles and discussions on GBA. Some aspects of the house I now feel good about, and they been positively reinforced with the opinions on here.
There’s still a few things to iron out but i thought it’s best to post the drawings at this point and see if you guys had any further suggestions. The more opinions i receive before heading back to the draftsman, the better.
As of now, the walls be constructed 1/2″ gyprock, 6mil poly, 2×6 studs with R24 Fiberglass Batts, 1/2 ply, 2″ Roxul comfortboard, Tyvek, and Vinyl Siding. We’re still going though all of the estimates so there may still be a few dollars left to beef up the envelope.
We laid out the house to suit the plot of land that we’re on. The living room is offset 30 degrees from the main structure because the view is in that direction. Unfortunately that’s pointing north as well. Theres lots of big windows on the west side of the home as well. I’m well aware that its not ideal. I’ve kept lots of trees around the property though so that it will be shaded late in the evening.
I’ve adjusted all of the window sizes from the original drawing. The 3D image sort of represents what the house would look like with the changes. Still a few windows to make smaller though or eliminate altogether.
It’s been a challenge trying to keep the house suited to the plot and to incorporate everything we wanted in the layout. The draftsman didn’t have much interest in the style of the house or efficiencies so I would be kicking myself I think if I didn’t post the plans on here for you guys to have a look. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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