Adding An Egress Window In Our Basement: All The Details Including Cost & Value Added!

  1. Holly says:

    SO much natural light! I love it! In Minnesota a legal bedroom has to include a closet too. I didn’t know that wasn’t true everywhere! Interesting insights. 🙂

  2. Nicole says:

    I was hesitant to do this in my home but now it seems like a no-brainer! The light in there now is awesome (not sure about the frogs though ????) Thanks for sharing all the info…now to find someone near me as efficient as your crew was!

    • Jennifer says:

      Yes! They were so efficient! Maybe go through a general contractor to find a source! Good luck!

  3. Emily says:

    The window looks fantastic. The light it adds is just fantastic. What a great return on investment. We recently did this at our house and how much the larger window changed our basement space is priceless. Our basement isn’t even finished yet and I love to be down there, especially in the mornings.

  4. Rosie says:

    Where did you purchase the cover? I’ve been looking for cover options.

  5. Angie says:

    So helpful! Thanks for all the info

  6. Derya Dingus says:

    Love it! We wanted to do this for our home but resale purpose but we have been told that adding this will increase our taxes and wait till you are ready sell then you can add the egress window! Not sure how much it will cost for your taxes to go up by adding additional one room to your house though? ????

    • Jennifer says:

      Personally, I want to add value in ways that I can use it and enjoy it but I can see that thinking!

  7. Becky Schmutzler says:

    Looks fantastic! This is really great information. I’ve been wanting to do this to our basement for years.
    I noticed you had a window down there already. Just curious why you didnt do the egress window where the exsisting window is? Would that have been cheaper??