Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Basement Master Suite http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate [Off topic removed by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ <div style="text-align: right;">[Off topic removed by Zillow moderator. Please see&nbsp;our&nbsp;<u><a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a></u>&nbsp;for information.]</div> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2013-11-01T00:16:00Z This is a horrible idea.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ <p>This is a horrible idea.&nbsp; Refrain from moving forward.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2013-11-01T00:00:00Z Thanks for the update! I ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ Thanks for the update! I hope your addition goes well. Don't forget to take before and after photos. They are always fun to look at later after all the work has been done. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2013-10-30T23:16:00Z Thank you for all the responses. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ Thank you for all the responses. After much deliberation and weighing the options, we added a bedroom to the basement with the required egress window to following Florissant building codes. If we sell, this addition will be marketed as a guest bedroom or mother-in-law suite. Thank you for all your responses and input. It was very helpful. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2013-10-30T23:09:00Z You would do well to read ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ You would do well to read these responses.&nbsp; I can see possible zoning code issues for windows in case of a fire.&nbsp; There are Radon issues.&nbsp; If you are doing it for room - so be it.&nbsp; Don't do it and expect to get a return on your investment.&nbsp; Basements are for familyrooms or playrooms and maybe guest quarters with a bathroom area.&nbsp; You might be forced to make changes when you go to sell your house in the future. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2011-01-26T05:27:00Z If you need the space yes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ If you need the space yes however for resale it isnot always great...so just make sure there are options for a main level master...best of luck and congratulations Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2010-11-28T16:22:00Z I would never recommend a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ I would never recommend a client to build a master bedroom in a basement, for starters, most banks will not consider this as an added value to the property since its square footage is not considered on the overall square footage of the house ( anything below ground is not considered ), furthermore, unless the house is very well built, you will hear all kinds of noise from the floor above and most people would never buy a house with a master bedroom in its basement. This most likely lower the price of the house. Sun, 07 Nov 2010 19:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2010-11-07T19:41:00Z No.&nbsp; In addition to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ No.&nbsp; In addition to being an agent, I have an interior design background.&nbsp; A master in the basement will not present well and will not help sell your home when it is time to sell.&nbsp; Make the largest room of the 3 into the master and move the smallest room to the basement. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2010-08-31T21:56:00Z I would also caution you, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ I would also caution you, when you do go to sell your property - in some cities, if the city inspector (for occupancy) sees a bed in the basement, (I have seen cases) where sellers were FORCED to create an egress and enlarge the window, even though the basement space did not list a bedroom at all.<br/><br/>Enjoy it as you wish, just be very cautious when you go to sell! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2010-08-30T19:53:00Z This is definitely doable, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ This is definitely doable, this is more a question of comfort and living arrangement. A major down side to basement living space is the lack of natural light. If you are going to make this alteration to your house i would think to add larger windows in the basement.&nbsp; This will also help with value in the future. Good luck Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Basement-Master-Suite/362015/ 2010-08-30T15:01:00Z