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.
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.