We have a bonus room downstairs on the mudroom and garage level. This is the room that has the double window facing the front yard. I told John that I want a deep windowsill just like the bedroom windows upstairs.
The Anderson 400 series window is a custom size. John had to pack out the perimeter with 5/4 framing. He hung drywall on the top, left and right so that the deep windowsill (which will be oak) will protrude over about 2.” The window faces south so the sill will be more like a ledge for plants.
I call this room the Bonus Room because it really is a bonus. It can literally be used as bedroom–which we don’t need since we already have four–it can be a home office, it can be a TV/entertainment room, it would be great for a pool table, it can be a room for exercise equipment or it can be a craft/art studio.
Always use a T-square to find the center of the studs on the wall. Draw a line so that you know where to put the screws. John uses more screws than necessary because it’s his house; we will never have nail pops.
Normally, an extension jamb would be inserted allowing for trim around the window. Instead, John will add Sheetrock in the recessed area and then corner bead just as he did in all the other rooms in the house. We don’t want trim.
I would actually love to have a pool table in this room. (Wish List)