Three Reasons To Consider A Walk-Out Basement For Your Custom Home Build

Posted on: 23 September 2020

Working with a custom home builder gives you the freedom to create your dream home. Adding a basement to the floor plan provides flexible space for guest bedrooms, a bar area, and other amenities. However, there is more than one type of basement to choose from. A walk-out basement can give your home a host of added benefits you might not have considered before. Use the following guide to learn more about the benefits of adding a walk-out basement to your custom home.

Extra Sunlight

Traditionally finished basements can have beautiful design details, but they often offer little in the way of natural light. Your home builder will likely rely heavily on recessed lighting and other fixtures to bring in the right amount of illumination. A walk-out basement features full-size doors and windows on at least one wall, bringing in natural light and making the basement feel more like an extra floor of your home. The extra light can make guest bedrooms feel more welcoming and less like sleeping within four closed-off walls. Work with your custom home builder to add a sliding patio door as the entrance to maximize this natural light. You can add a patio door to the main living area in the basement and a separate door for the guest suite for even more light and an elegant look.

Separate Home Entrance

If you will be adding a guest bedroom or suite to the basement, the walk-out model provides dedicated entrance guests can use to gain access to their sleeping space. This can be a great benefit if you plan to have guests stay in your home for an extended period of time, as they won't have to worry about disturbing the rest of the family as they come and go. This extra entrance to the basement can also provide added peace of mind, as it offers an additional exit option in the event of a fire or other home emergency. Your custom home builder can help you determine the best strategic place for an entrance for use in the event of emergencies.

Two-Tiered Yard Access

You may already be considering adding a deck to your custom home build, but adding a deck can complicate access to the yard for pets and young children. This is particularly true if the deck will lead to a swimming pool. Instead of contending with safety locks for access to the pool or having your pet walk down a complicated flight of deck stairs to get to the yard, you can use the basement patio for an easy way to get outside. Your custom home builder can create a small patio that sits directly beneath the deck, providing a perfect spot for little ones to play away from the pool and a convenient way for your pets to head outside when they need to. Having this extra patio space also gives overnight guests their own quiet space to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a beautiful view from your new home.


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