Basements/Garages

Basements/Garages

Basements:

  • Walk out window wells
  • Walk egress ideal vs. bulkhead
  • Added light –more windows
  • Ability for furniture input
  • Underestimated: i.e., everything begins in basement
  • Minimum height at main areas:  7 feet
  • Water problems: French drain with  sump pump consider locate within floor plan design

 

Garages

  • Lot size vs. size of building location
  • Finished or unfinished
  • Room above?
  • Match exterior design to finish exterior components of existing house
  • Single and double car sizes
  • Open floor plan—no columns