Family rooms and guest bedrooms are logically placed next to lightwells to the front and rear of the house to allow direct light in through windows and glazed doors, whilst rooms that do not require direct sunlight such as laundries, wine cellars or storage areas can be positioned to the centre of the basement extension.
As a basement excavation is the chance to plan space afresh, it’s much easier and economical to add the latest technology here than to retrofit it upstairs. So if you’ve always longed for a home cinema room, surround sound and your music playlists accessed at the touch of a button then now’s your chance. The basement is the ideal place for an impressive family media room.
Another popular option is the home wine cellar or wine room, which also needs technology since temperature, humidity and light need to be carefully controlled. Having the extra space allows you to make your wine collection spectacularly visible, which makes it easier to select the optimum bottle and show it off and enjoy the experience with your friends.