kids vs mom and dad
Hi, I live in a 1200 sq feet raised ranch with the garage in half of the basement and the other half finished into a VERY small rec room. My DH and I just built a detached garage and will not be using the garage in the house anymore (it was pretty useless anyway since the celings are only 71/2 feet and neither his truck or my suv fit inside due to height) Anyway, we are planning on finishing out that side of the basement and are not sure what to do. We have it narrowed down to 2 designs that we are arguing over. I say put a master bedroom, full bathroom, and 2 6'x6' his and hers walk in closets. He says finish it ALL into one huge rec room for huge tv, pool table, toys, etc. The downside to both is if we make it a bedroom, the kids won't have a place to hang out with their friends where we can keep an eye on them, they will probably be hanging out at their friends house. But if we make it a rec room I am forever stuck with a master bedroom that is 11' x 10' with a very small bathroom which doesn't bother me so much as we only have ONE 2' x 5' closet in the master. Which would you choose, and which do you think would be better for resale. FYI our house is definately in the starter house or retirement house range.