All About Basements

BY CHAFIN COMMUNITIES


What Do You Want In Your New Home?

Basements versus Slabs.

They make ideal places for storage, adding a gym, creating the ultimate Man Cave or She Shed, movie theater room, private bar or giant play room. 

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You can only add a basement to a home if the homesite allows it.  Another option, if storage is your main goal, is the less expensive option of a 3rd car garage, which is also site permitting.

  • They cost $50,000 to $100,000 more for most plans for unfinished basement
  • Our full daylight basements are unfinished, but come with rough lighting, stubbed for bath and have an exterior door like photos below
  • Not all lots can accommodate a basement
  • Usually a basement changes how you get to your backyard, as in you don’t just walk out the main living space but instead walk out from the basement
  • It can make the lot more sloped with less flat rear yard to use
  • The lower photos show what some basements look like after they are finished
  • The area below the deck on a basement home come with a concrete stoop and light.  You can add the upgrade of a concrete patio in a variety of sizes starting from the same size as the above deck to double that.
  • The basement size will be the same size as the first floor.  Usually ranches have much larger basements for this reason.

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