Polycarbonate bilco door--I know it sounds kind of contradictory, but I've been thinking of a tiny basement for our tiny house. The extra cost of creating a semi-finished basement when putting in a foundation for our house wouldn't be that high, and because we'll be off the grid and far from traditional "shelters," I like a place to go for hurricanes and tornadoes, also to keep canned goods and non-perishable emergency supplies, and so forth. This has a Bilco door which closes over the…

Polycarbonate bilco door--I know it sounds kind of contradictory, but I've been thinking of a tiny basement for our tiny house. The extra cost of creating a semi-finished basement when putting in a foundation for our house wouldn't be that high, and because we'll be off the grid and far from traditional "shelters," I like a place to go for hurricanes and tornadoes, also to keep canned goods and non-perishable emergency supplies, and so forth. This has a Bilco door which closes over the…

Adding the barn door at the bottom of the staircase is a great idea. It adds character and a little privacy while letting light into the basement.

Adding the barn door at the bottom of the staircase is a great idea. It adds character and a little privacy while letting light into the basement.

Replace basement door with a french door to open up the hallway (Tip:  remove the bottom window and the cat can get up and down!)

Painted Sayings on Attic Steps

Replace basement door with a french door to open up the hallway (Tip: remove the bottom window and the cat can get up and down!)

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