OK I finally got my plumbing stack relocated, now on to the next problem...
I have a room that shares a wall with a hallway. On the other side of the
hallway is an exterior concrete block wall with windows. This room does not
have enough light, so I am thinking of stealing some lights from the hallway
window by adding a few interior windows. Not real windows, but I was
thinking a series of 16"x16" frosted glass (16" because studs are spaced 16"
apart). It probably would look more like a recessed shelf with a glass
back. Is there any reason I cannot do that? That it would look odd because
it's a window on an interior wall?
Up here it depends on the function of the spaces. There are code-mandated
fresh air ventilation, and natural light requirements for *certain* spaces.
There are also 'gas-proofing' issues with garages....
Kind of late, but after reading all of the posts on this thread, I
thought I'd mention another idea, for the next guy (like me) looking
for something similar.
If you can spare a little space in the bedroom (wouldn't need to be
too much) you could put in an aviary (spelling?), or other type of
aquariam or terrariam (sp?). Wouldn't even need anything living,
maybe just some plants, rocks, maybe even a statue. That way it is
something nice to look at on either side, and the "thicker" you make
the scenery, the more privacy you get. In addition, you could put
some blinds or some type of curtain that could be closed from the
bedroom side... might give a cleaner look if this blind thing was on
the inside of the glass. I think a simple/solid blind might work
well, one that just looks like a cloth, more so than a fancy curtain
or something you would only expect to see on an exterior wall... if
that makes any since. That special glass that changes so you can't
see through it would be really cool, but expensive.
This type of idea would probably work even better if you also gave it
some light from the roof, but if you had A LOT of light in the hall
already, guess you might not need light from the roof as well.
I was thinking of doing something like this if we ever change our
floor plan and end up having one of the bedrooms not have any exterior
walls. I was going to make it so the entire structure could be moved
enough so a person could use it as an emergency entrance/exit as
well. In that case it wasn't going to go all the way up to the roof,
just the height of a normal window, and then it would have a skylight
above it (maybe not directly above it, but close). I hadn't figured
out all of the design issues, but was thinking of a sliding wood panel
as the "curtain" on the inside, which could be closed when privacy was
needed. Maybe something on the bedroom side of the panel, that hid
what it really was, maybe made it look like a picture on the wall or
something like that.
Cute idea and one I guess a lot of people have considered in the past.
One Australian /Macedonian guy has severla waterfalls in his house aong
those kinds of lines but household servants are relatively affordable in
one question I ask myself every time I get an idea like this is who is
going to clean it and how and with what products is the cleaning going
to get done to which standards and what effect will this have? Will it
grow mild? Maybe interior blinds on the inside of an argon sealed space.
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