Mom was an avid seamstress and with all the people coming to her for special dresses, she told dad she needed a room just for her sewing machines.
She had taken over the spare bedroom for people to try clothing on, but she had her sewing machine in the closet.
Dad offered to build a room off the house where she could have her sewing machine, a fitting room, and a room for all her supplies. The only thing he was unsure of was if they could extend the HVAC system into that area. He called the HVAC company and asked if someone could look at the HVAC system. He told them he was building an addition on the house and wanted to know what he could do for HVAC. when the HVAC technician arrived he checked the ductwork, furnace, and air conditioning unit. He said he thought the room was going to be too far away to benefit from the current HVAC system. Putting ductwork through the concrete was going to be expensive. He suggested they consider a mini split HVAC system for the addition. After talking to the HVAC technician, he asked about installing radiant heated flooring in the bathroom. The HVAC technician told dad that could be done with electric heat tapes. It wouldn’t be anymore expensive than what we were currently paying. Mom was finally going to have the sewing room she always wanted, with private areas for her paying customers. The ductless HVAC system and radiant heated flooring were just one more plus for her and her customers, and she was going to teach me how to sew.