What kind of basement do you have? Sure, you’re probably thinking, “It is just a basement.” Well, you know how folks like to classify things. There are actually many specific variations on the basement theme. When an architect sits down at their drawing board to plan a new Colorado home, they will have plenty of options to pick from when it comes to building basements. Which one is yours?
Daylight Basement: This is a basement that is built on a house that sits on a hill or slope. While the front door of the home is on ground level, the basement is tucked up against the slope. You’ll still have to travel down stairs to get to it, but if all goes according to plan your basement door will open directly onto your backyard without any steps going up.
Look-out Basement: Typically you’ll find these kinds of basements in townhomes or inner city buildings. It’s a basement with just enough room to have window that lets you look out onto the street. From inside the basement, all you’ll be seeing is feet, but at least it’s a room with a view.
Walk-up Basement: With this kind of basement you can enter from the outside by going down steps. You’ll see these types of basement with doors that are more like hatches. These are also referred to as storm doors.
Cellar: Although a cellar is really just another word for basement, the proper use is to refer to an underground storage space. That’s why we have wine cellars and not wine basements.
Once you’ve decided on which kind of basement you actually have, the next issue to deal with is how much junk you have down in that basement. Often folks take the concept of the “storage space” to the limit by dumping anything they aren’t using down into their basement. The result is a veritable clog of floor to ceiling stuff you may never use again. Isn’t it time to clear out that clutter? Your local Colorado basement clean out
crew is Junk King – who is standing by to help.
Here’s how you can make this all happen. Dedicate a couple of hours this coming weekend to going through all the junk in your basement. Remember: you’re not actually cleaning out, but just sorting through. That’s a big difference and a big time saver. Anything that can be tossed – slap a sticker or Post-it note onto the item. Next, call up Junk King Colorado Springs
and set up an appointment. Tell them that anything with a sticker has to go. They’ll do all the rest. That means you won’t have to carry a single item up those basement stairs. Sure, it’s easy to take stuff down, but carrying it out? That’s why all that junk has stayed in your basement for so long.
After a couple of trips up and down those stairs, your basement will be free of junk. Then you can figure out what you can do with all that new open space!