33 Exceptional Walkout Basement Ideas You Will Love

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Basements that are under your main floor don’t necessarily mean that they are completely underground. Having a walkout basement can shed a little bit of light – literally – to this dynamic and creative space you have in your home. Whether partially or fully above ground level, these basements can open a homeowner up to a lot of different walkout basement ideas.

Typically, walkout basements are situated on a slope, so that a part of them resides above ground. You can find a large variety of different types of walkout basements depending on where you live and the architecture of your home. From walkout basement patios to walkout basement landscapes, there is a lot that can be done with this extra space.

We’ve showcased just some of the most popular and creative walkout basements ideas are listed to spark your creative imagination. The best walkout basement ideas and walkout basement pictures can help you decide whether or not this is something you’d like to achieve for your own home.

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Walkout Basement Doors

Walkout basement doorways leave plenty of room for customization and inspiration. They can make a flashy and inviting addition to any home, letting each guest know that there is a beautifully decorated basement or guest room waiting just inside. Depending on the style and aesthetic design of your home, you can choose a door that goes along well with what you currently have. They should be designed to complement and add value to your property while remaining safe and comfortable for all who see it.

Double doors, single doors, and grand entryway doors are some of the most popular walkout basement door options that people look for when designing a custom door for their walkout basement. While some homeowners prefer to keep it simple, others can enjoy personalizing the design of the entire door, from the color and shape of the handles to the number of glass panes used.

Walkout Basement Ideas – Door Options

Looking for something unique and stylish as a testament to your personal style and flavor? There are plenty of basement door options that can add a lot of value to your home. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Basement Bulkhead Doors
  • Cellar Doors
  • Reclaimed Wood Doors
  • Farmhouse Doors
  • White or Wooden French Doors
  • Sliding Doors

You have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to designing a basement door. Having a unique look might add increased value to your home, making potential buyers smile when it comes time to sell.

FRENCH DOORS

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Douglas VanderHorn Architects

Nice crisp shiplap paneling makes this basement area bright and comfortable.  The walkout basement doors chosen are french doors.

POOL VIEW

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Two Birds Design

French doors again for this basement walkout and they lead to a spectacular looking pool!

LONDON AIR

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Advantage Basements London

What a great way to let the outdoors in!  Photography by Chris Snook.

LONDON WALKOUT

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Milc Property Stylists

This 10,000 square foot home in London has an unbelievable walkout basement.

KIDS PLAY

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Eisner Design LLC

Great play area for the kids with lots of light.  This basement walkout also has a wonderful workout area for the adults that leads out to the patio via sliding glass doors.

CRISP CONTEMPORARY

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Concept Interiors

Crisp, clean and bright.  Looks like a perfect walkout basement to entertain in.

CLASSIC BEACH

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Significant Homes LLC

Classic beach style.  Love the barn door and bunk area.  A couple sets of french doors lead outside in this basement walkout.

MOUNTAIN CHIC

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Designing Dreams by Ajay

This impressive Sioux Falls walkout basement features rustic wood-backed shelving and a beautifully detailed ceiling. 

RUSTIC MOVIE FUN

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Advance Cabinetry

An awesome rustic movie bar in this rustic basement walkout.

Walkout Basement Patios

Say goodbye to the traditional front and backyard patios, and say hello to unique walkout basement patios. The beauty of a walkout basement is that you’ve offered yourself more space outside, without it interfering with your existing yards. It can be treated like a secret hideaway, an area you can only reach by stairs and yet it is still outdoors so you can enjoy the magic of summer nights.

Walkout basement patios can be large or small and can be utilized for a multitude of different functions. For example, you can patch in some grass and use it as a safe play area for your kids. Or, you can add some pieces of yard lounge furniture to make it a quiet and relaxing space for you to enjoy when you need a little bit of sanctuary.

Walkout Basement Patio Ideas

You can turn your walkout basement patio into a transitional courtyard with stone-tiled flooring, a few pieces of furniture and some natural decorations. This is a great place for meetings, get-togethers, and quiet places for relaxation.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can liven up your space for a fun party by adding a banquet table and classy wooden chairs. If you have the space, you can even add a patio cover to provide some much-needed shade and hang some lanterns from above to create an inviting environment.

WALKOUT PATIO 1

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Clarum Homes

Both the living area and guest bedroom lead to this relaxing walkout basement patio area.

WALKOUT PATIO 2

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Pinnacle Mountain Homes

Denver take me away!  Absolutely gorgeous.

WALKOUT PATIO 3

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Wiedemann Architects LLC

What an exquisite patio area.  A water feature and stone scaping are just a few walkout basement patio ideas that can be added to any home.

COTTAGE PATIO

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Cottage Home, Inc.

Love that this charming cottage patio is covered.

OUTSIDE MOVIE 1

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Republic Gardens

We may be cheating here a little.  Not exactly sure that this is off of a basement walkout, but you could certainly take this stone outdoor movie seating idea and apply it to a basement walkout patio area. 

OUTSIDE MOVIE 2

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Republic Gardens

Now the feature side of the stone seating area–another great idea to grab and run with.

Walkout Basement Landscaping Ideas

If you’ve purchased a home with a walkout basement, or if you have had the good fortune of building a walkout basement on a sloped property, then you will have plenty of space to create a unique and dynamic landscape. Several of the most popular and creative ideas are listed below to spark your own imagination:

  • Stamped concrete patio. This is a great idea for a walkout basement that gives you a dynamic space to walk, and room to decorate with furniture or keep under the shade with a patio cover.
  • Tiered staircase. Nothing says “grand” like a beautiful staircase leading down to your basement patio, giving you that extra space to show off your favorite exterior design trends.
  • Natural stone hardscaping. Using stone to create low walls, stairs, or seating arrangements can really bring out the best of the nature around you, making your makeshift patio look like a lush addition to your private space.
  • Wooden patio deck. Nothing expresses serenity and space like a built wooden patio deck, which can be expanded to include stairs or your favorite pieces of furniture.
  • Play area for the kids. Give your kids a private and safe space to play.  You could even include a sandbox area and it will be like your own personal beach!

WALKOUT LANDSCAPE 1

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Pillar Homes

Traditional Minneapolis home displays extraordinary landscaping and cozy seating area off the walkout basement.

WALKOUT LANDSCAPE 2

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Cottage Home, Inc.

Sometimes all you need are simple classic patio furniture pieces to make an outdoor patio area off a walkout basement come alive.

WALKOUT LANDSCAPE 3

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Stuart Silk Architects/Limited PS

Wow!  A dream basement walkout!

PLAYGROUND 1

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Eldridge London

Cool contemporary landscaping with a playground outside this basement walkout in London.

PLAYGROUND 2

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Eldridge London

A close-up of the playground that features a stainless steel slide and sandpit surrounded by cedar planters and landscaping.

WALKOUT GRILL

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Kim Duffin/Sublime Architectural

There is no doubt that this homeowner could host some great parties!  What an amazing outdoor grill area off this contemporary walkout basement.

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Additional Walkout Basement Ideas

The inside of your walkout basement can be furnished to serve whatever function you may need.

  • You can convert it into a dynamic guest room for when friends and in-laws arrive for the holidays, or you can transform it into a great den and hangout spot for yourself and your buddies.
  • Adding a flat screen television and a stooled bar are popular trends when it comes to basement decorations. You can also experiment with personalized lighting and window options as well.
  • Outside, you have the option of landscaping your walkout basement patio using natural or man-made elements – or both. Many homeowners like to incorporate pathways or stepping stones to indicate that there is something new and exciting to discover slightly below ground. Geometric shapes can play into the appearance of the space, making it appear larger or smaller to create a specific effect.

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LAKE ADVENTURE

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Catherine Ranae Thomas Design Co.

What a cool basement walkout.   Perfect for the sports lover!  Looks like it leads to a beautiful lake.

GYMNASTIC BASEMENT

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Mike Clark–DIY’er

One side of this walkout basement is a gymnastics area and …

SKATEPARK BASEMENT

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Mike Clark DIY’er

The other side has a skatepark and skateboard ramp area.  Fun & genius!

WALKOUT STAGE 1

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CNC Building

Cool contemporary concept in Sydney.  Folding doors lead out to the patio area which includes a stage.

WALKOUT STAGE 2

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CNC Building

Featured here is the stage area located off the Sydney walkout basement.

WALKOUT STAGE 3

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CNC Building

Evening view of Sydney home that features clever & unique walkout basement features.

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From patio covers to stony landscapes, there are beautiful and unique ways to decorate your walkout basement yard that will add a touch of vibrancy to your home. Having a walkout basement in good condition typically increases its home value, and it is an added feature that potential buyers will love down the line.

You can use your space as an addition to your existing backyard, or as a unique feature on its own. Inside, you can enjoy a fully furnished basement that’s equipped with everything you need. Plus, the ability to look out the window or walk out the door is something heavily desirable in most basements. Having a walkout basement is certainly an advantage – it’s time to make the most of it!

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