One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to optimize a home’s “footprint” is to expand its living space to the lower level. Of course, finished basements are nothing new. Most of us remember the “finished” basements of our youth – wood (or fake wood) paneled walls, low ceilings, not-so-great lighting, etc, etc. They may have served their purpose for our pool tables or messy teenage bedrooms, but we never forgot that we were in the basement.
Today’s finished lower levels, for the most part, don’t feel like “basements” at all. They’re simply extensions of the main living areas above, with higher ceilings, plenty of natural light and the same level of “finish” to the walls and floors. This collection of homes with finished basements provides some great design options that will significantly expand your new home’s living space without enlarging its dimensions.
Overflowing with luxury, this French Country House Plan 97618 boasts an impressive 5195 square feet, yet manages to still feel cozy and livable in its interior. Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Garage Bays: 3 | Dimensions: 74’1 Wide x 65’9 Deep With an eye-catching old world exterior, this home plan is the envy of […]Read More
Country house plans offer a relaxing, rural lifestyle regardless of where you intend to construct your new home. You can construct your country home within the city and still enjoy the feel of a rural setting right in the middle of town. Moreover, the deep, spacious front porches and the cozy hearth rooms that come […]Read More
Many homeowners spend just as much time in their garage as they do their house, especially if that garage doubles as a home office, gym, yoga studio, workshop or living space. The garage is also the place you may store some of your most valuable possessions, including cars, boats and RVs. Many garages are attached […]Read More
When it comes to houses, bigger isn’t always better. Although the average home size has gotten bigger over the past four decades, plenty of people have found that buying or building a small house has been the right choice for them. From a lower upfront price to lower maintenance costs, there are many advantages to living […]Read More
A deck is a great way to extend your living space into the great outdoors. When you have a deck, you can eat outside, entertain guests and enjoy the yard you work so hard to maintain. Whether you’re building your own or hiring a professional, adding a deck to your home is a relatively simple […]Read More
Tuscan Style Home Plan 97680 | Total Living Area: 3480 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3.5 | Garage Bays: 3 | Dimensions: 121’5″ x 107’9″ Tuscan Style Home Plan 97680 has a beautiful facade with arched windows and a combination of stone and brick siding. Storybook appeal is achieved with flared eaves and […]Read More