Hey everyone - I am wanting to build a custom build greenhouse somewhat connected to my house. I plan on creating a door in my current living room wall to enter this greenhouse. I am thinking I want a 14 x 12 or so sized green house. Does anyone have any experience with this? At the moment, I am considering leaving the foundation as dirt and using 4x4 posts to anchor my frame. What would you suggest for the walls and ceiling? I figured I would probably frame the unit in and fill spots with windows but am lost as to if I should use glass, polycarbonate, etc. As far as ventilation, I would probably install a bathroom type fan set on a timer. For heat, I would either plumb in from my existing furnace, use an infared heater, or a combination of both.
I know there are probably 10000 different answers, but if anyone could point me in some direction it would be appreciated. I am trying to keep costs down but do want to have this look decent.
If you have any links I would appreciate it. I have tried searching but haven't found what I am after. I am mainly after what type of material to allow the sun in, if I should use a foundation, or any other topics that come up. Thanks in advance.