CL Design-Build, Inc.
Design-Build Firms
Basement Remodel traditional basement
 

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.
URL
http://www.CLDesignBuild.com

This photo has 3 questions

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.
   Comment   August 9, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
CL Design-Build, Inc.
Sorry I have no information on that as it was there previously by the homeowner.
September 1, 2012 at 12:54pm   
Sign Up to comment
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?
   Comment   March 13, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bentadaughta
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
K&D Landscape Management
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   
Sign Up to comment
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!
   Comment   August 10, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Ventana Construction LLC added this to How to Dig Down for Extra Living Space
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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Steven N Lynn O'Neil added this to Exterior Ideas
3 hours ago
backyard entrance?
jmobos added this to Basement
6 hours ago
Alternative to bulk head
tinatoni79 added this to Quälkamps New
on Tuesday
Keller
jagestah added this to basement stuff
on Tuesday
a door to outside from the basement would be awesome
coolinmn5 added this to coolinmn5's ideas
on Monday
Lookout to walkout
mitchell_rob added this to Basement
on Sunday
Basement
kmholmqu added this to basement ideas
last Saturday
Egress window
michelbrisebois added this to michelbrisebois's ideas
last Friday
like the entrance
dfrschafer added this to Basement Entrance
April 9, 2014
Easy enough, but maybe not the stonework
hromines1 added this to hromines1's ideas
April 9, 2014
walkout basement door
davidpotts added this to davidpotts's ideas
April 9, 2014
Open basemant window up
stephaniepugh added this to phase 2
April 8, 2014
going out from basement door
heesunminlee added this to basement
April 7, 2014
door in the basement - possible?
grand5mother added this to basement
April 6, 2014
Walkout
trockis added this to trockis's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Walk out
22683710 added this to 22683710's Ideas
April 4, 2014
Entrance. Covered. Not many steps
Amy Hooser added this to amy_hooser's ideas
April 3, 2014
DAYCARE ENTRANCE???
rachelcincotta added this to rachelcincotta's Ideas
April 3, 2014
basement entranace
katherinesander added this to Outdoor Entry
April 2, 2014
DOWNSTAIRS ENTRYWAY?
designren added this to Silver Project
April 2, 2014
Ellen said- I like the exterior to this basement entrance.
pwinquist28 added this to pwinquist28's ideas
April 1, 2014
Egress door
ottleyke added this to ottleyke's ideas
March 31, 2014
Suitable for 205 willowbrook way
kcart103 added this to House design
March 31, 2014
outside access from basement
Nicole Pedersen Coughlin added this to basement
March 31, 2014
egress door
snewburg added this to snewburg's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Walk out
pesr1234 added this to Exterior Ideas
March 30, 2014
Steps to basement door.
storage1 added this to basement
March 30, 2014
Turned stairs up from walk up
angelika64 added this to angelika64's ideas
March 28, 2014
pit
eyore1956 added this to walkout ideas
March 28, 2014
This one could replace a window give access to the back yard and be done with little expense
arra added this to houses
March 27, 2014
egress
bwt remodel added this to exterior ideas
March 26, 2014
like the small walk out
leanneshouse added this to narrow homes
March 26, 2014
dig down for extra living
kraven added this to basement reno
March 26, 2014
is this possible
mmigly added this to Addition
March 26, 2014
side entrance
mirnavalle added this to mirnavalle's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Basement
laurabrosen added this to laurabrosen's ideas
March 25, 2014
Bsmt Egress
jpau168 added this to Basement Misc.
March 24, 2014
outside to basement
Porsha Nishay added this to porsha_nishay's ideas
March 23, 2014
If can't have a walk out basement. I want a door like this
1234rosegold added this to 1234rosegold's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Entrance to basement
sgdcah51 added this to sgdcah51's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Walkup basement
angeca added this to angeca's ideas
March 18, 2014
Walkout
randal8 added this to randal8's Ideas
March 18, 2014
nice, half-dug-out, rock and concrete. door interesting.
kschnore added this to kschnore's ideas
March 17, 2014
open look
Beth Eichelberger added this to beth_eichelberger's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Basement, not quite walkout.
fusorman added this to basement
March 15, 2014
exterior door
deblon92 added this to Covered Patio
March 15, 2014
dig out walk out
donaldag added this to donaldag's ideas
March 13, 2014
back door idea
dangelo5 added this to Outdoors
March 12, 2014
Beauty walkout
Carol Ho added this to basement
March 11, 2014
Walkout
pastratton added this to pastratton's ideas
March 11, 2014
change basement access
andylyle added this to First Floor
March 10, 2014
Possible entry from back.
nabatea added this to nabatea's ideas
March 10, 2014
изход абсорбер
mdewitt74 added this to extension maison
March 10, 2014
Porte sous-sol
shawnrizza added this to Brookdale Dr
March 9, 2014
Side exit for bedroom?
Connie Lopez added this to connie_lopez158's ideas
March 9, 2014
like the ideas, building basement!
greatroomgirl added this to Victorian
March 9, 2014
basement dug out
opee added this to opee's ideas
March 9, 2014
this could happen at the side
gnapier1 added this to Basements
March 9, 2014
walk-out
fire18 added this to fire18's ideas
March 9, 2014
egress door
adeoladamie added this to adeoladamie's Ideas
March 7, 2014
Back door n deck
Claudia vH added this to SOUS-SOL
March 6, 2014
TERRASSE + ENTRÉE séparée...
djzook added this to djzook’s ideas
March 6, 2014
WO/WU ideas
fernandachicago added this to Basement
March 5, 2014
Digging a concrete stairwell.
lbabco71 added this to lbabco71's ideas
March 4, 2014
Instead of bulk head
tmitchell added this to tmitchell's ideas
March 2, 2014
Steps to deck
tinapeters1 added this to outdoor spaces/rooms/back shed
March 2, 2014
digging out to create walk out space in the basement
jillm53 added this to Basement
March 1, 2014
Egress
nmalec added this to nmalec's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Could work for back door at Standish.
iwrecox added this to Door Area
March 1, 2014
Switch sliding door to French doors with blinds between panes.
jwpalm03 added this to 2014Projects
February 28, 2014
Outside retaining wall
moseyo added this to Basement
February 28, 2014
doors
grapewindow added this to Exterior Ideas
February 28, 2014
Basement door
Mary Taylor added this to mary_taylor7220520's Ideas
February 27, 2014
Basement door
nouzou added this to nouzou's Favorites
February 27, 2014
An egress...
amyhammond76 added this to Basement ideas
February 27, 2014
Basement entrance
Stefanie Frenette Delahunty added this to webuser_693902's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Walk out
vcribb added this to vcribb's Ideas
February 24, 2014
entrance to the basement
melminor added this to melminor's Ideas
February 24, 2014
intend of bulkhead
Stephanie Lewis added this to Basement
February 23, 2014
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.
roseyswife added this to basement
February 23, 2014
tlf door?
jarmab added this to jarmab's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Basement entrance
Sadia Baig added this to sadia_baig's ideas
February 23, 2014
Basement
susanheerspink added this to exterior
February 23, 2014
Basement
mabel1 added this to mabel1's ideas
February 23, 2014
basement doors with landscaping and steps
egadams11 added this to egadams11's Favorites
February 22, 2014
Basement exit
farrell1650 added this to Basement
February 22, 2014
outside entry to basement
deswar added this to deswar's Ideas
February 22, 2014
Egress
rice71208 added this to Basement
February 21, 2014
Walk out
3341 added this to 3341's ideas
February 20, 2014
DOOR AS OPPOSED TO WINDOW
ridingtoday added this to ridingtoday's Ideas
February 20, 2014
Dara's basementr
vaorchid added this to Tanglewood
February 20, 2014
Great entry to basement door. And the area is bright -- is there a way to incorporate some of this at Tanglewood? The pavers are also good.
Michael Kaiser added this to michael_kaiser's ideas
February 20, 2014
Basement double door access
abmcn added this to Exterior Ideas
February 19, 2014
basement entry
shannonvermillion added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 18, 2014
walkout
sarahinspok added this to basement
February 18, 2014
door?
blara4 added this to house pics
February 18, 2014
Outdoor
bretbme added this to bretbme's Ideas
February 16, 2014
An egress would be great for our basement
Lynn Shidler added this to Shidler's Home Ideas
February 15, 2014
Love the walkout
kitman10 added this to kitman10's ideas
February 15, 2014
Entrance
valumed added this to valumed's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Deck
Caitlin Shea added this to Basement
February 13, 2014
Is this possible?
jaycgirl added this to jaycgirl's ideas
February 11, 2014
This is how we can do basement. From back yard courtyard side. Or egress windows.
vjfranklin added this to vjfranklin's ideas
February 10, 2014
basement entrance
lhunchuck added this to lhunchuck's Ideas
February 10, 2014
Like this
kenschmidt added this to kenschmidt's ideas
February 9, 2014
basement egress
marcella added this to marcella's ideas
February 9, 2014
basement exit
mmccullough added this to mmccullough's ideas
February 9, 2014
Huge difference basement access
cbevan87 added this to Bar/Entertainment
February 9, 2014
walk out basement
childhoodscent added this to childhoodscent's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Basement entrance
Amtul Ayesha added this to amtul_ayesha's ideas
February 5, 2014
basement inviting entry
harber79 added this to harber79's ideas
February 5, 2014
basement exit
Ginger Jones added this to Ginger's Insperation
February 4, 2014
Possible entrance idea to current basement.
megavarun added this to basement ideas
February 4, 2014
walkout in window space
ellensiebenborn added this to ellensiebenborn's ideas
February 4, 2014
Would this be how we would convert to a walkout?
Cherie Salee added this to yard
February 4, 2014
I love everything about this.
bethann45 added this to basement ideas
February 3, 2014
Can we make an egress/exit to outside?
toothdr05 added this to toothdr05's ideas
February 3, 2014
Entrance
lisaleelamb added this to 16 BASEMENT IDEAS
February 3, 2014
BASEMENT: walkout
Ashley Edwards added this to ashley_edwards9459570's Ideas
February 3, 2014
Back patio at basement
jtripp76 added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 3, 2014
Door
mitzisgarden added this to mitzisgarden's ideas
February 3, 2014
retaining wall to basement doors
sadiewalton added this to sadiewalton's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Entrance
constancereynolds added this to constancereynolds's ideas
February 2, 2014
Possibility
mayoroftown added this to Basement/Bar
February 2, 2014
egress
czylberman added this to czylberman's ideas
February 2, 2014
bajada al basement
johnmikesh added this to Stonemarker house
February 1, 2014
Entry to basement
ksens added this to Маша
February 1, 2014
Отделка фасада с расстекловкой
ericadyer added this to Forrester Road
January 31, 2014
Basement. Would this be the look to meet code
susandoug1 added this to susandoug1's ideas
January 31, 2014
basement - access to outside
mpsaromatis added this to basement
January 30, 2014
outside door
Pamela Chedester added this to pamela_chedester's Favorites
January 30, 2014
Steps hum ????
tjschmatz added this to tjschmatz's Favorites
January 30, 2014
Basement
ccclgeorge added this to Basement
January 30, 2014
Much better walk out/door
taylorreed added this to basements
January 30, 2014
door
ktiedje added this to Basement
January 29, 2014
egress door idea?
paramagic added this to paramagic's Ideas
January 28, 2014
concept for antioch basement
pauleyb1 added this to ideas
January 28, 2014
100 Peaceful Trail
Amber DeBuhr added this to basement
January 26, 2014
entrance - no plants/no maintenance
julie20159 added this to julie20159's Ideas
January 26, 2014
Outdoor access to basement
hymeranita added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 25, 2014
walk out door
briana12365 added this to basements
January 25, 2014
great idea
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
January 24, 2014
view
braluca added this to braluca's ideas
January 24, 2014
usa la basement?
chofferber added this to chofferber's ideas
January 23, 2014
outdoor access
knightsu added this to Basement ideas
January 23, 2014
Egress
chrissy1328 added this to chrissy1328's Ideas
January 22, 2014
Brooklyn basement door
emilynsimons added this to emilynsimons's ideas
January 22, 2014
need this outside lower basement door
rmolina213 added this to basement
January 22, 2014
Entry
rmolina213 added this to living room
January 22, 2014
Entry
grenulfi added this to grenulfi's Ideas
January 22, 2014
Egress
ghsquared added this to ghsquared's ideas
January 21, 2014
doors into the basement. A hot tub would look great out here somewhere
kay4045 added this to exterior basement stairs
January 20, 2014
basement entry
alfreeman21 added this to Basement ideas
January 20, 2014
Love this! Add doors and place to walk up to outside
katiekaz added this to katiekaz's ideas
January 19, 2014
walkout
kadorman added this to kadorman's ideas
January 19, 2014
Basement door
mbrin added this to Basement Ideas
January 18, 2014
Can we do this???
dtulone added this to Basement
January 17, 2014
egress
abhaabha added this to abhaabha's ideas
January 16, 2014
walk out basement
lovelymks added this to lovelymks's Ideas
January 15, 2014
outside basement door
newfam01 added this to newfam01's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Patio and light for basement
designerparexcellance added this to designerparexcellance's ideas
January 11, 2014
Entrance to lower level
rachael29 added this to basement
January 11, 2014
entrance
lear1732 added this to lear1732's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Walkout Basement
ceciwilly added this to ceciwilly's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Patio ingles
rhoque added this to rhoque's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Door to basement
rowdysmom1019 added this to rowdysmom1019's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Maybe the side
jk_neal added this to Patio / Walk-out
January 9, 2014
cool walkout idea
Karen Robinson added this to Basement
January 8, 2014
love the stairwell - nice and big
lcevans62 added this to Basement entrance
January 8, 2014
Double doors
ginoryan added this to ginoryan's ideas
January 8, 2014
Patii
nochyan added this to nochyan's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Exit idea for my basement
ldjordan7 added this to ldjordan7's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Walkout
jemay added this to Front facade and gardens
January 6, 2014
basement suite entrance
brockgirl1 added this to basement remodel
January 6, 2014
Lookout walkout
G Flowerlady added this to basement living room kitchen
January 6, 2014
walk out basement
sofialeigh added this to Basements
January 6, 2014
Lookout into walkout.
Michelle Gross Nace added this to basement
January 5, 2014
outside area
toalston added this to toalston's ideas
January 5, 2014
Access to basement
bweston1 added this to bweston1's Ideas
January 4, 2014
Entrance outside
velvet52 added this to velvet52's ideas
January 4, 2014
Door exit
guvnorollie added this to guvnorollie's Ideas
January 3, 2014
walkout
jnshale added this to Basement
January 3, 2014
wow, would love this!!
sandraleeb added this to sandraleeb's Ideas
January 2, 2014
joes place on 10th for his basement
itchpno added this to basement
January 1, 2014
outside entry
Valerie Gray added this to basements
January 1, 2014
L
suzannedion added this to sous-sol
December 31, 2013
Sortie du sous-sol
tzippy119 added this to Exterior Ideas
December 31, 2013
entrance to bsmnt
jaiden914 added this to jaiden914's Ideas
December 31, 2013
Like
epackard added this to epackard's Favorites
December 30, 2013
Exterior door
gordozo added this to Entry
December 30, 2013
basement entrance
luvudo315 added this to luvudo315's ideas
December 29, 2013
Rachel's walkout
congiulia added this to Basement
December 29, 2013
stone work - beautiful
Marlo Schantz added this to Basement
December 29, 2013
Dig out entry
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™