Finished Basement Walkout Entry Tour
Hello, I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build in Riverton, Utah. I want to show you a finished basement walkout entry. We managed to do the full scope of work here on this basement walkout entry, including the plastering, the actual basement walkout door and entry, the concrete work, the landscaping, and the interior work. So, let’s check it out.
From the Top
We’re here at the top of the basement walkout entryway. You can see the grass here, the landscaping, the landscape rock, and the stepping stones. We were able to put those in and redo the sprinkler system.
The grass is starting to take root well. It’s got a few weeks on it now, where the roots are beginning to take root, and we haven’t mowed it yet.
But as we slide over here to the right, you can see the full walkout entry. So we’ll start with handrails.
These handrails are made of powder-coated steel and have a white powder coating. It’s a lot more durable than standard paint. You don’t have to do any maintenance on it, and it helps your handrails from rusting.
We also did the plaster, which gives the wall a nice, finished look from corner to corner. So, we plastered from that end of the house on the left to the right-hand side. It gives the whole place a nice, even uniform look, making it smooth with the plastering work.
You can see that the outside of the wall is also plastered and looks very finished off.
As we walk around the side of the house, more landscape rocks are there. We had to remove the fence and put it back up when we finished the project because this backyard was too tight for an excavator to go in. So, that’s one concern we need to consider when planning these projects. “How are we going to be able to get an excavator into the backyard and be able to dig and put the dirt somewhere?”
Lighting and GFCI Outlet
We have also put up the light and the GFCI outlet next to the basement walkout entry door. We also have these flood lights, which switch on from the inside.
Why Wall Plastering Matters
Let’s look into how the plaster gives the wall a nice, finished look. We don’t always do the plastering on every single walkout, but I love doing it because it makes the whole project feel complete.
You can see how this window sill here on the exterior looks nice and crisp. Without plastering, it could look unfinished. But this one looks quite nice with how the plaster turned out. So, we’re pleased about it.
Lighting and Wiring Specifics
The outlet we were talking about earlier is your standard GFCI outlet. So, it’s protected and rated for water areas or outdoor use.
Up here, we do have that floodlight that we were also talking about earlier. That has a switch inside the door for convenience, so you can turn it on and off from right here. So its placement makes good sense.
Finishing the Basement
Once everything is done outside, we finish hanging drywall pieces back and trim around the door, then paint the door.
That’s a little about this project and how we pulled this one together. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. It’s been an enjoyable job.
How Can We Help You?
Are you looking for help building a basement apartment, finishing your basement, or building a basement walkout entry? If so, you can contact us on our website and request a project consultation. If you’re looking for help with project design and planning for your project, we’d also love to talk to you about doing that.
Thanks for your time today, and have a great week.