Walkout basements are extremely convenient and functional in almost any home. They allow anyone using the basement to be able to leave or enter the house on their own, without having to use an alternate entrance, or use the stairs. Whether it’s for an extra bedroom, or as a secondary lounge space for yourself and your family, there are many ways a walkout basement can turn something like an ‘average’ basement space into something truly unique and wonderful, and add value to your life, and your home!
Turn Your Basement into a Garden Dream
By bringing a touch of rustic nature into your basement, you can turn it into the perfect walkout area for a garden or patio. Exposed brick, a fireplace, and vintage decor can really go a long way for this sort of style, and if you can walk straight out onto a patio, or into a garden, it can make your entire basement feel like a totally different home, and stepping outside feel like a whole new world!
Create a Bedroom or ‘Second Home’
Since a walkout basement has its own entrance, it makes the perfect opportunity to turn into another bedroom, or really, an entire separate living space for someone. You can transform your basement into an awesome bachelor pad, a college student’s room, or even rent it out if you’re fortunate enough to have the space for a small kitchen, bathroom, etc. That way, you can actually make a little extra money from your home, just by letting someone else living in the basement!
Walk Out To the Pool
Do you have a backyard pool? Turn your basement into a pool house! This will allow people coming in from the pool to avoid tracking in wet feet and towels into the house, and you can specifically design the basement to have an overall ‘beach’ or aquatic theme. This is especially effective if you have a lot of kids coming in and out of the pool all the time!
Build Your Own Getaway
With the benefit of a walk out basement, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can do, including turning it into your own ‘home away from home.’ Try decorating your basement in a different theme from your home, so you can feel like you’re practically on vacation whenever you go down there! Perhaps a ski lodge theme with a cozy fireplace and blankets, a tropical resort, or a modern bar…whatever you think you’d enjoy most that is different from the rest of your home, feel free to indulge, and enjoy!
Walk out basements are a real treat for a home to have, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, don’t be afraid to experiment with it in order to make it functional and fun for your family. The possibilities are endless when it comes to being creative, and making use of the extra entrance to your home.