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View Poll Results: Which would you prefer given a choice? A large attic or a large basement?
Attic 2 7.41%
Basement 25 92.59%
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:03 PM   #11
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Basement for sure!! Scared of tornadoes.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:49 PM   #12
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I vote for the basement - based on your intended use. I have an older home, with a nice walk in attic, and a moderate sized basement. The basement is great for work shop areas, and the attic is great for storage.
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find a house with a 3car or so heated garage
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:12 PM   #14
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Due to my architectural backgrounds, an attic appeals to me more as a place, and its ability to create unique space/place up in an attic.

Basement is the popular choice, mostly because of the abundance of space.

I'm a fan of natural light and would open up my attic, while doing extensive insulating to protect it.
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Due to my architectural backgrounds, an attic appeals to me more as a place, and its ability to create unique space/place up in an attic.

Basement is the popular choice, mostly because of the abundance of space.

I'm a fan of natural light and would open up my attic, while doing extensive insulating to protect it.
I would love to see what you would design for your own home. I can almost imagine it.
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It would definitely incorporate a lot of open spaces, post modern design elements with a lot of commercial construction detailing (exposed steel, raw materials like concrete, frameless glass) that sorta thing.

I've worked on a few renovation projects, but have yet to do a real attic renovation/restoration. With a traditional peak roof house, you can create interesting interior ceiling lines by adding window dormers etc. I've always wanted a nice reading window in a dormer. That would be nice.

Here is a cool example



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Old 01-11-2006, 07:43 PM   #17
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I say basement because usually there is more room in them than an attic.
most homes with an attic have a pitched roof therfore less overhead space.
kinda sucks walking sideways

but then again I have to duck in parts of my basement as well.
damn pipes got me a few times.
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Quote:
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My intent was to use the basement as a place I could set up a small shop, basically to do all this masculine stuff
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Another I was looking at an advertisement for has a bigger kitchen
Hmmm.... ok.
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by Mortehl
My intent was to use the basement as a place I could set up a small shop, basically to do all this masculine stuff
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Originally Posted by Mortehl
Another I was looking at an advertisement for has a bigger kitchen
Hmmm.... ok.
he has to put the wife somewhere
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortehl
My intent was to use the basement as a place I could set up a small shop, basically to do all this masculine stuff
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortehl
Another I was looking at an advertisement for has a bigger kitchen
Hmmm.... ok.
he has to put the wife somewhere
I'm the chef actually. Yeah.. my two hobbies are cooking and my bonneville.
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