There are a lot of things to think about when buying a home. There are a variety of different models to choose from and the customization opportunities are endless. Just ask our Lancaster homeowners! Whether purchasing a new home or a resale, one of the major considerations should be your basement. They are so much more than a foundation: home gym? In-Law Suite? Movie Theater? The options are endless!
The walkout basement has been around a long time. Walkouts are different from standard basements in that they are mostly above ground and usually feature sliding glass doors. With the rental industry booming and companies like AirBnB inspiring more and more people to lease part of their home for an extra income, walkouts
have proven to be more popular than standard basements due to their many excellent features. To help you make an informed decision, we wanted to share some of the reasons we love walkout basements! Scroll to learn more about some of their key uses and advantages.
Extra Square Footage
By far the biggest advantage to a walkout basement is the extra space in your home. Even an unfinished walkout can be a much-needed storage space. But if you take the time to finish your basement, it could become a much-loved family play area, your home gym, or your friends’ favourite hangout. When finished, your basement can incorporate so much more—the design opportunities are endless!
An Extra Suite
One of the best things you can do with your extra square footage is design it to be a fully functioning apartment. Not only can you rent out the space, but you could use it as a guest suite for family, and far more! Having an additional entrance is invaluable as it provides a separate, more private way into the home and easy access to your backyard. Having an extra doorway in your basement means that you never have to try to get a couch down the stairs again! It also means better ventilation when renovating your home, whether you are painting, tiling, or anything else you can think of.
They Do Not Feel Like Basements
Lancaster walkout basements come with sliding doors, windows, and more than enough light to brighten up your basement. Bonus: on some mornings in Keswick you can sometimes see chipmunks, rabbits and more on your lawn—the basement is a great vantage point! Walkout basements give our home the feeling of a complete third level, more than any other type of basement. This is a great way to use hilly land and create a unique space.
Many of our homes throughout our communities come with any of these three different basement options for you to choose. Which would you choose? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with us and join the conversation!