Summary: How much does it cost to build a house in Tennessee and finish the basement? How do you add a basement entrance door?
Because so many people want to know the cost of a finishing a basement, I am including that as an option in this cost to build a house example. You will be amazed at how much the cost per square foot of the entire house drops when you add the basement area!
In order for a basement to be considered habitable space it must have two (2) means of ingress and egress. This can be accomplished with doors, as in a walkout basement (which requires a sloping lot), or with large windows, or with an emergency basement door. (See below)
Here is an attractive home from America’s Best House Plans.
Round columns dress up the front porch on this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom southern country house.