Tag: Hillside Walkout

The Sky is the Limit with a Walkout Basement

Rec Room with billiards and wet bar in the walkout basement of The Clubwell Manor - House Plan #5037

By Chuck Tripp

In a previous blog article (April 2015) , I talked about homeowners doing more with less, and making creative use of the square footage they had available. Another great way to extend one’s living experience is through the addition of a walkout, or daylight, basement. Walkout basements are typically built on a sloped yard so that a portion of the basement can be above ground to allow for doorways (often sliding glass) and windows to allow light in. They offer flexible space and are ideal for creating additional square footage. Oftentimes walkout basements are open to allow for a number of potential uses—including an extra family room, an additional bedroom, an entertainment room, or even a storage or utility room.

The following are just some suggestions for converting your basement into functional space:

Home Plan Designs: Walkout Basement

Walkout basement home plans are ideal for sloping lots!

If you’re planning to build your dream home plan on a sloping lot, you’ll want to check out our selection of walkout basement home plans. A walkout basement design features one or two stories above ground and a basement level that is partially above ground and open on at least one side. Hillside walkout basements allow access to rear porches and patios. They also offer additional room for families with private bedrooms, rec rooms for entertainment and flexible spaces for storage or expansion. Take a look at a few of our most popular  walkout basement designs and get inspired for all the possibilities your dream home can bring!

Walkout Basement - The Jasper Hill

The Jasper Hill #5020

Hillside Walkout Plan #1329-D | Now Available

The Sandy Creek Plan #1329-D is Now Available for Purchase! Learn more about this Craftsman hillside walkout home design:

home plan 1329-D The Sandy Creek

4 beds, 4 baths, 3123 sq ft

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • A residential elevator makes it easy to move between floors.
  • The screen porch features a summer kitchen.
  • The lower level features a rec room and two bedrooms.