We’re still working on making our basement the perfect winter hideaway. Our first step was to enclose the “cave,” which is the open area in front of the walk-out door. Enclosing this will make our basement a full, rather than a partial, basement. We’ve installed the French doors we bought from our neighbors, and surrounded them with siding we bought pre-painted. We did not want to spend the money to match the paint to the house, because we intend to paint the house a different color in the near future. Now, we can move Rob’s work bench out into this area. The washer and dryer also may be moved. We haven’t decided whether to put in a wood or concrete floor.