Posted by Brallier Adelise on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 22:06:38
Even if the basement is a walkout it is not truly considered above grade living area and has "less value" in the eyes of the appraiser. Having extra "guest" room with a bath in the basement area would be more acceptable but having the Master Bedroom in the basement may appeal to fewer buyers who look at your home.
House plans with basements are desirable when you need extra storage or when your dream home includes a "man cave" or getaway space, and they are often designed with sloping sites in mind. One design option is a plan with a so-called day-lit basement -- that is a lower level that's dug into the hill but with one side open to light and view.
A walkout basement gives you another level of space for sleeping, recreation, and access to the outdoors. Some of these walkout basement house plans include wet bars that will allow guests to fix their own drinks or kids to pop their own popcorn while watching movies downstairs.
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It is much easier to label a room in a basement as a bedroom when you have normal size windows like you find on the first and second floor. This is why walk-out basements are considered far more valuable than having four concrete walls. Everyone likes natural light.
Walk-Out Basement - Walk-out basements provide the most flexibility for building a bedroom in the basement. You can arrange the bedroom so that one of the exterior walls has a properly sized egress window or exterior door in it. Bulkhead Door - A bulkhead is another option for providing egress to a basement living space.