Finishing your basement is a good way to add livable space to any house, but a finished basement with bedrooms has criteria that it needs to meet. When you are ready for your basement remodeling project, be aware that you may need to put in larger windows. You may be wondering “What is an egress window?” Egress windows are a popular choice that many homeowners choose. These windows are large openings that offer a secondary exit in case of an emergency. Egress windows are large openings that offer a secondary exit in case of an emergency. They can also add more natural light and make your basement feel more inviting.
Egress windows are installed when homeowners need a larger window in their basement. Many older homes were not built with living areas in the basement. They were commonly used for storage and utility space. If one does own an older home the possibility of the home having above-ground narrow windows is high. Unfortunately, these windows are too small to enter or exit, so the basement will need an update if you chose to add a bedroom.
These windows are not only safer than original smaller windows, but they can make your basement feel more inviting. They add more natural light and make it feel as if you’re in any other part of the house. There are many options of windows that you can choose from.
If you are wanting to remodel your basement and have more questions, contact Jerry’s Waterproofing! We are professionals that will be happy to answer any and all questions!