I have an approx 8x12 mud room off the back of my house. I don’t know if it was originally a porch or what(the floor is sloped away from the house.) But anyway before I bought the house at some point it has been finished into a room. It currently is the T&G plank floor and stud walls on the inside with no insulation so its freezing in there. The connecting wall is still the steel siding. We want to insulate it and drywall the other 3 walls, 2 of which have windows in them. The room has all the necessary hookups for washer and dryer already… The celing is sloped with the roof line and would like to keep it that way and just drywall over the rafters.
ok hopefully that gives a good picture of the room.
My specific questions are
If I want this to get counted as living space if I sell…
Can I just leave the sided wall as is or do i need to wall it out and drywall it?
Are there standards on insulation levels? I was thinking R13 on the wall and 30 on the ceiling??? I want it insulated good so if thats not enough say so. Also what type on the ceiling ? fiberglass?
Do I need heat?? if so is an alectric basedboard ok?
Also anything else that needs consideration please let me know.
I appreciate it.