3 Great Walkout Basement Ideas

The walkout basement is one of the best improvements you can make in your house. It is an amazing feature with lots of potential, not to mention an upgrade that can jack up the property’s value quite a bit.

Toronto is full of older homes with basements that were never intended to be finished at all, and are mostly used for storage or as laundry rooms. All that potential is just sitting there, waiting to be put to good use. If you own a home with an unfinished basement, it’s time to consider converting it into a walkout basement instead of dead space and enjoy the amazing benefits it brings.

The difference between a walkout basement and a regular basement, even a finished one, is that it essentially creates an entirely separate living space, not just another room in a house.

So what are the great uses you can get out of this basement renovation upgrade? Let’s have a look.


A great way to keep the family together while at the same time allowing each part their own privacy and personal space. When your child is in college and has grown too big for their room, but not old enough to strike out on his or her own, housing them in a home inside your home is a perfect middle ground solution. It is just as convenient to house your aging parents there. They will be around to help you with your kids and around the house while you will be able to keep an eye on them as well.

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If you have a business or work from home, having a separate office space in your basement is an amazing solution to your needs. Taking calls, meeting clients and just focusing on work in the house is often difficult and sometimes absolutely impossible. Set up shop below and enjoy a professional work setting one stair flight from where you live. If you are an artist or craftsperson, the walkout basement is also perfect for you. No more worry about paints and other things getting spilled around the house and littering the place. A worry free art studio where you can create to your heart’s content without a bit of worry.


When friends or relatives come for a visit and intend to stay the night, it doesn’t get better than lodging them in a private suite in your own walkout basement. Housing them in a guest room inside the house will create an uncomfortable cramped atmosphere while having them stay in their own separate space will leave everybody perfectly satisfied.

There are always uses for the extra space a walkout basement creates, not least of which is renting it out for that extra cash at the end of each month.

If you wish to know whether your own basement can be renovated and converted into a walkout basement, give us a shout. We are here for you!