The garage-apartment is complete and the owners have moved in.
This project was a step in a new direction, in that the design and execution were focused on efficiency. Energy-wise, we employed blown in cellulose insulation with an interior skin of rigid foam board, designed to reduce any heat loss through framing members or electrical and plumbing perforations. We also worked with the owners to use only the highest rated appliances and fixtures, which resulted in short term [tax credits],as well as long term savings.The end result is an official 5 star energy rated home.
The small size also required careful planning in order to incoorporate the amenities of modern living into the interior spaces. Again there were daily decisions made with the owners to create the space they could comfortably live in while they fine tune the design of the permanent residence they plan to build.