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Basement Remodel

This look-out basement provided lots of daylight and was a space that client's wanted finished while kids were still at home. We converted one window into a doorway to outside, created a Media Room and Billiards Room with connecting wetbar.

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RMS Homes wrote:
What color and brand of deck stain did you use. The combination looks great. - What color and brand of deck stain did you use. The combination looks great.
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Sorry I have no information on that as it was there previously by the homeowner.
September 1, 2012 at 12:54pm   
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ebie1 wrote:
Water in basement? - Love this idea but how do you ensure that water does not pool up in the stairwell and get into the basement with heavy rains? Also, could the area be covered somehow in the fall and winter to keep leaves and snow out?
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Is there a sump pump in this home .. I know chicago has that flood issues, how do you keep water from backing up into the basement?
July 11, 2012 at 6:49am   
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With the heavy clay soils in Illinois, plus the amount of precipitation we get here, you always need to consider drainage when you have that much hardscape covering the surface of the land. Other techniques include rain barrels or rainwater harvesting systems, permeable and pervious pavers as a means of reducing the amount of water that is funneled into storm water drains during a rain event. Leaf drop is something you have to deal with in the fall, but from that photo there doesn't seem to be a tree in the immediate area.
February 8, 2013 at 2:24pm   
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francesmm wrote:
how expensive was it to replace the window with a dooryway? - I am renovating a basement in Massachusetts and would like to do what was done in this photo, thanks!
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How do you create egress? Egress simply means an exit in case of an emergency. Building codes determine how big this needs to be and where, but an egress can generally be a large window with a low sill that most people can use to climb out. It can also be a door, which either means digging a concrete stairwell or installing a new door if your home is on a sloped lot. Consult your local building codes for the specifics in your area.

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Paving, egress well
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basement escape, drainage
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exit from basement
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Basement exit
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Awesome walk out basement access.
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Basement egress
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Can we do something like this where Bilco door is?
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nice basement side enterance
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Steps out to pool
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slider to outside from basement
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nice exterior
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If I could do a walkout
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Basement Egress
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New basement entrance to the apartment. Notice the stairway from the deck.
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Basement exterior doors
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entrance option?
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entrance to basement?
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For basement
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door out?
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double door, light, slab? water?
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Like this.
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Basement entry
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French doors leading from basement.
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Possible to redo basement entrance in a similar manner?
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Basment doors
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Walk out
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Option for walkout basement
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Egress doorway for walkout basement
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basement stairs instead of window well by basement gym
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Suite entry
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walkout from basement - good for pool deck access with changing area in basement
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If we have to have an exit should match the future patio area
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French doors into basement
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Back door
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Could we do this?
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Wood steps. Doors,
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Basement for Turrentine entrance
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basement stairs to patio
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Bilco door??
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Outdoor exit from basement
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outside entrance
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like the platform before door
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I like entryway to the basement, and the rocks/ flower beds
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possible door/patio?
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Is this a possibility?
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basement entry half way
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basement suite entrance
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Jardin petit mur
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Window to doorway so can connect deck to family room?
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Egress from the house....
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Basement entrance
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Grade entrance
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Walkout from basement, but single door
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walk out
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walk out idea
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walkout patio
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alternate entry option?
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convert window to doors
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Basement egress
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perfect for apartment entrance
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Making our look out a walk out!
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basement entrance
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side garage door option ...
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basement walk out
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dug in walk out
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I love this
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like the look of the entrance
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Walk out basement door and retaining wall
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Basement entrsnce
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basement satirs
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Possible for Fred or no?
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door to basement
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door to basement
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could've done
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basement doors
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Basement entrance.
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Love this entry! And double doors.
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basement door
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There is a way to get out of the basement
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walk up stairs
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Walkway to basement
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maybe a lower level walkout for that HUGE theater I think I like.... a emergency walkout and a higher level walkin
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backyard entrance?
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Alternative to bulk head
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a door to outside from the basement would be awesome
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Lookout to walkout
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Egress window
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like the entrance
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Easy enough, but maybe not the stonework
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walkout basement door
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Open basemant window up
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going out from basement door
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door in the basement - possible?
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Walk out
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Entrance. Covered. Not many steps
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basement entranace
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Ellen said- I like the exterior to this basement entrance.
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Egress door
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Suitable for 205 willowbrook way
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outside access from basement
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egress door
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Walk out
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Steps to basement door.
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Turned stairs up from walk up
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This one could replace a window give access to the back yard and be done with little expense
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like the small walk out
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dig down for extra living
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is this possible
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side entrance
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Bsmt Egress
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outside to basement
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If can't have a walk out basement. I want a door like this
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Entrance to basement
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Walkup basement
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nice, half-dug-out, rock and concrete. door interesting.
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open look
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Basement, not quite walkout.
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exterior door
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dig out walk out
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back door idea
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Beauty walkout
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change basement access
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Possible entry from back.
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изход абсорбер
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Porte sous-sol
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Side exit for bedroom?
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like the ideas, building basement!
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basement dug out
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this could happen at the side
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egress door
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Back door n deck
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TERRASSE + ENTRÉE séparée...
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WO/WU ideas
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Digging a concrete stairwell.
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Instead of bulk head
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Steps to deck
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digging out to create walk out space in the basement
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Could work for back door at Standish.
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Switch sliding door to French doors with blinds between panes.
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Outside retaining wall
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Basement door
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Basement door
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An egress...
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Basement entrance
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Walk out
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entrance to the basement
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intend of bulkhead
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Should we do an egress door out of the basement? FROM ARTICLE: How do you create egress? Egress simply means an exit in case of an emergency. Building codes determine how big this needs to be and where, but an egress can generally be a large window with a low sill that most people can use to climb out. It can also be a door, which either means digging a concrete stairwell or installing a new door if your home is on a sloped lot. Consult your local building codes for the specifics in your area.
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tlf door?
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Basement entrance
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