One thing that us Floridians usually have to do without is basements. It is one luxury up North that I miss most. The reason for no basements in Florida level has to do with the water in the ground they are just almost impossible to build. For this reason we use either our garage or a Florida self storage. However you even to definitely do your homework before you chose just any storage company. In Florida is usually better to have air conditioned storage space if you plan on keeping important items that may not deal well with the sticky humidity and heat.
I’m too cheap for a storage unit and am one of the Floridians that chose (though my husband hates it) to use our garage as storage space. It is amazing as you drive down a Florida neighborhood street how many cars are parked in the driveway instead of in the safe haven of the garage. Here is a photo of my garage, my husband did all the packing so he could at least fit his
middle life crisis car in the garage.
When we lived in Michigan we had a basement and I loved it. You can keep all your Christmas and other items you pack away never to use again in one small corner out of the way. We had a small area set up with a TV and a ping pong table in which I tried my best to beat my stepfather which wasn’t very easy. However I was the only one to give him a run for his money that is for sure.
When my parents lived in Georgia they were working on renovating the basement. The great thing about the basement is it adds another whole level to your home. It would be a perfect addition to our home to
lock allow my son in. He is taking guitar and I would love to give him a space where he can just rock out and enjoy himself. It would be a great place to move his room…..way far away from those nagging parents he complains about. I wish I knew who these extra set of parents are that he complains about.
Bottom line is one thing I dislike about Florida is not having a basement!