Guest room in the basement: yea or nay?
May 24, 2014 8:11 PM Subscribe
We're buying a house (hooray, and thanks for the previous helpful advice, AskMe!). It has a basement with no egress windows or doors. Our parents visit frequently. I'd like to get a sleeper sofa for the upstairs den to put them on when they come; both sets of grandparents and my husband would like to put a guest bed in the basement.
posted by gerstle to Home & Garden (23 answers total)
I think this is insane and they will be killed in a fire. My husband thinks I'm being overly paranoid and the basement is fine for occasional sleeping. What do you think, metafilter? A bed would be more comfortable for them but it just seems very dangerous to me.
(Basement is clean, finished, radon's been checked, etc. It's just the fire thing that concerns me.)