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The Cool Basement Apartment

Updated on September 6, 2018
My New Basement Apartment
My New Basement Apartment

It's Cool X 3

1. Temperature: While it's supposed to be 99 degrees outside today, everyone is sweating, the homeowners' (the two stories above me) air conditioning unit can't keep up, I'm downstairs feeling cool and comfortable. In fact, my pup and I got a little chilly yesterday afternoon, so I closed the AC vents.

Cools Down My Budget

2. Since many people reject even the idea of a basement apartment, they run a little cheaper than a ground floor or upstairs apartment. I have a beautiful, completely newly remodeled, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, W/D, storage, use of carport, separate entrance, and 5 BIG windows for a cool $500 (including all utilities, wireless, and basic tv). And, it's not at all dark.

I've had so many visitors completely surprised when they walk in, and some have actually asked me to hand the apartment over to them when I move out (which I have no plans to do).

This low rent gives me additional funds to do my current favorite: Decorating! (See my Furnishings section in:

It's Just Plain Cool

3. I've heard that word used so many times when people describe this apartment. I think it has kind of bohemian, chill atmosphere. No one knows it's here if they haven't been invited.

Is a Basement Apartment Right for You?

To be honest, as with any shared housing situation, there are some possible irritations, but I've only encountered one that might bother some people, but doesn't bother me. The homeowners have an adorable 3-yr-old who runs across the floor above, and a lab whose toenails I hear click, clicking once in a while. This doesn't bother me because the little girl is so darned cute, that I know she's just having fun and enjoying life; however, if you're the kind of person who needs silence, it might be best to choose an upstairs apartment.

Before moving in, check with the homeowners to see if your schedules sync. If you're the kind that likes to sleep 'til noon, and the family above gets going at 7am, that might be an issue.

Cool Homeowners

Besides feeling cool and comfortable this summer, I feel fortunate to have taken a chance on viewing this apartment. And (bonus!) the family upstairs is as cool as their basement apartment.


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      3 years ago

      Question! Do you have any issues with not having bilco doors to protect the entrance of the apartment?

    • LucyLiu12 profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Young 

      8 years ago from Boise

      Thanks for reading!

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      Basement apartments are such good use of space and being underground can certainly keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You've pointed out some of the pitfalls in an interesting hub.

      Voted up and useful.

    • LucyLiu12 profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Young 

      8 years ago from Boise

      Hey! Great thought!

    • Ronna Pennington profile image


      8 years ago from Arkansas

      Where I live, tornadoes are a threat. Living in a basement apartment would be the ultimate safety asset here! How cool!


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