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.
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 $35,000 to $65,000 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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