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.
Brick Ranch House Plan 93486 | Total Living Area: 1898 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 | Dimensions: 55’8 Wide x 66′ Deep | Garage Bays: 3 This striking and distinctive brick ranch with stone accents includes all the frills. From the inviting front porch to the screen porch and deck, this home …Read More
The tiny house movement has been in the news recently thanks to the growing number of people who have decided to give up their traditional lives for the tiny house life. But what exactly are tiny houses? And why are people so enamored by them? The tiny house movement isn’t just a fad, as some …Read More
There’s more to building a garage than needing a place for your car. While that’s the most common use of a garage, there are several ways to enhance this area to make it more than just a space for vehicle storage. Depending on your needs and lifestyle, you may want extra room for larger vehicles …Read More
Bungalows are one of the most popular types of houses. Their simplicity and classic design make them an easy choice for those who prefer traditional design and those who enjoy more contemporary designs. The spacious layout can be ideal for young couples who plan to raise a family in the home or for families who …Read More
Ranch House Plan 40648 | Total Living Area: 1400 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Garage Bays: 2 | Dimensions: 59’10 Wide x 26’7 Deep You’ll love the open and airy feel of this Ranch Style Home Plan with its variety of windows which make the rooms sunny and bright. Covered Porch …Read More
New Farmhouse Plan 82541 Total Living Area: 2269 SQ FT Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Garage: 2-3 Bay Dimensions: 75’6 Wide x 63’10 Deep This charming farmhouse style house plan is sure to win your heart. This home plan gives you just over 2,200 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and …Read More