When it comes to deck design and walkout basement deck designs, there is a near endless list of options available to you and it’s a long-term investment that requires careful consideration. For some homeowners, basement walkout decks are the best use of space. However, for others, they may have a different idea in mind like an underdeck patio area. Either way, it’s important to consider the pros and cons before making a final decision. Let’s take a look at some of each.
ADDITIONAL LIVING SPACE
Probably the most common reason for basement walkout decks is the added living space you’ll gain from it. The problem with a normal basement design is that it usually isn’t an area that people want to spend any time in because it can be dark and dingy without any lighting or screen doors to bring in some light. With a walkout basement and either a patio or deck, you’ll be able to make better use of your basement, rather than just using it for storage.
The addition of natural lighting to a basement will give it a much homier feel. With a walkout basement, it will be up to you how much natural lighting you want. Of course, since you’ll only have windows on one side, you won’t always have natural light depending on which way your home is facing. However, it should be enough to make it a more enjoyable place to spend your time.