On to the basement!
The original listing described this area as a “partial basement.” I’m not sure what that even means. The basement takes up the entire square footage of the first floor, so it’s not “partial” in that respect. It is fully finished (minus the partial finished bathroom and unfinished furnace room), so it’s not “partially finished.” Or at least not by my definition. It IS a daylight basement though. Does that make it a “partial basement?” I don’t know.
Comparing this space to our first house, the layout is so much more useable. The basement is a square with the family room in the middle with no windows surrounded by the bedrooms, bathroom, and furnace room, all of which have a window. Our first house’s basement was in an “L” shape. Most of the space was cut up by the furnace being right in the middle of the basement, and the long part of the “L” was 11 feet wide, unfinished. It was narrow and tight.
I think this space has tons of potential.
WOW! So much space, so much potential. They sure liked dark paint colors. That will be hard to cover, but it can be done.
I know! We will need some good primer! Did you also notice they took at the handles off the doors? They didn’t do it in the rest of the house. Weird.
Good to see our new living space when I don’t find a job. 😉
Dan and I thought off that! There is plenty of space in the house, and we could sure use your experience and tools! 🙂
That basement is amazing! It doesn’t even look like a basement in the windowed rooms! How awesome…and another bathroom in the lower level is sweet for the basement dwellers. I live your new house!
Love. Not live. Oops.
Thanks! We’re pretty stoked about its potential too!
It was a really sunny day, but you are right, the basement bedroom windows let in a lot of light.