The Benefits of a Walkout Basement

When you hear the word “basement”, what comes to mind? For many people, it conjures up images of a dark, cold, scary space that everyone in the household tries to avoid. But what about the term “walkout basement”? Just by adding one word, we’ve completely changed the meaning of this space. At Gerstad Builders, we realize the benefits of this basement style, and that’s what we’ll explore in this article!

Walkout Basements Are Functional Spaces

There is so much to love about a walkout basement. Whether you’re living in a ranch or a multi-story home, adding this feature gives you even more space to enjoy. Because at least one wall of your walkout basement will be above ground, you’ll see lots of natural light pouring in throughout the day. The warmth this creates will help you and your guests feel comfortable and relaxed while spending time in this space. Additionally, you can utilize this space for plenty of purposes! Here are some great ways to utilize a walkout basement:

  • Store your seasonal decorations.
  • Add fun games like air hockey or pool and enjoy the space with your family and friends.
  • Keep your children’s toys downstairs and utilize as a playroom.
  • Move your desk to the walkout basement and set it up as an office.

There is not shortage of ways to utilize a walkout basement in your new Gerstad home!

Cost Effective

Not only does this type of basement provide families with additional living space, they are also extremely cost-effective. By adding a walkout basement to your new home, you’ll save money in time, materials, taxes, and more! It’s one of the reasons we recommend walkout basements to so many of our buyers. You get additional square footage added to your home without spending a fortune! 

If you are looking for the perfect home to meet your needs, Gerstad Builders can help you through every step of the process. Visit our website or stop in our central Sales Office/Design Center to speak with us in person.

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