If you are in the market to invest a considerable sum of money in a South Barrington home, you might decide that a walkout basement is the best option for your lifestyle and budget. South Barrington homes with a walkout basement are in demand, always. Walkout basements don’t necessarily add more square footage to a homes total living space but they do add more flexibility. Here are some examples of what basements can be used for in South Barrington Homes
South Barrington Homes With Basements
What I mean by below grade is not the basement space but that all of it is below grade and therefore the only windows are egress, or escape windows. There’s very little natural light, the egress windows are there purely for emergency escape. Most light is provided by fixtures and can lights are common to try to bring a lot of light. Because you cannot look outside or walk outside, they are not thought of as spaces for entertaining. You can add play rooms, theater rooms – perfect for this! exercise rooms, bedrooms where there’s an escape window, and a bathroom.
One step above the previous type, English basements have a portion of the space half above grade. This usually is to the back of the home, there are regular opening windows. You can see out over a yard but you cannot walk out to it. English basements are usually used for family rooms, TV rooms, theaters, great rooms, bedroom, playrooms, exercise rooms and bathrooms.Depending on your room depends where you will locate it. Great rooms, TV rooms for example will usually be located where the windows are, it gives a feeling of normal living space similar to above grade.
Walkout basements are considered the premium type of basements in South Barrington homes, and valued higher in money too. Walkout basements in South Barrington are often used as entertaining spaces and may well have a second kitchen, a bar or both. Sliding doors spill out to outdoor living spaces and are great for entertaining small or large parties. Finished living spaces can also include rooms similar to English basements but the primary desirability is the amount of light this basement will have, flexibility of additional living space with access to outdoor space and the feeling of it being above grade. Most walkout basement homes in South Barrington will walk out to the back although some walk out to the side.
Gallery of South Barrington Homes with Walkout Basements
Selling Your South Barrington Home With a Walkout Basement
Now you know you have the premium type of basement, and maybe you’ve looked at the listings above to see your competition, is it time to put your South Barrington walkout basement home on the market? You can ask for a review of your property and get a price range for the current market simply by filling out our sellers form.
For help buying or selling a South Barrington home with a walk out basement, give Call Corinne at 847-363-3686.