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.