Ah, the basement....another place to store stuff or maybe
that's where the washer & dryer are located. Some people
finish off the basement and use it as a family room, spare
bedroom, office, and more.
I don't have a basement in my house. There is a roomy
crawl space but I don't use it for storage. Funny thing is
that's where the water shut-off valve is located...now why
did the builder put it there
To get to it, you enter
the crawl space thru a small door at the back of the house
and then you 'crawl' all the way to the front of the house
to get to the shut off valve. Not very good planning...