What are some good qualities of the big room underneath your house? Can you use it for a storm cellar or a playroom? Well, I think this depends on where you live. If you are living in tornado alley I think it would be very smart to make your basement into a safe concrete storm cellar. It would be very easy and well worth it to make a few quick changes to your basement and build a storm cellar. I really do not think the extra work will be a waste of time, if anything, I think having this will give you a piece of mind. If you live in a part of the world where tornados are not really a threat, I think you could use your basement as your kids’ recreational room.

How great would it be to know your kids were safe and at the same time your nice things would be safe from them running around upstairs near the china? Plus them being in the basement, it would be easier for you to allow them to have friends over because you would not able to hear all their yelling and banter. Instead you could make a few trips down there to check on them, instead of having to chase them out of the kitchen.

If you are about to build a home and you are considering a basement, I think it would be very smart to think about all the options the basement could offer.

Maybe if you are building your new home at the beach or the lake it would make a great place to store your water accessories. It would also be a great place to maybe put your guest room, so that guests could have their own separate nook of the house when they come over.

I always liked letting my guests have a little getaway when their staying so they can get a little extra privacy when they go to bed. A great link and a big help deciding on a house plan with a basement would be to go H om and pick through their house plans and find one that fits you and your family. It is a very helpful way of getting a picture of what your house would be with a basement.

Their websites has hundreds of house plans and gives you the option to search through their plans by being very specific with things that you want in your house, and if the house plan does not have something you want you can use their modification tool to add it. You are also able to correspond with the designer of the house plan you like and get more ideas on how you could tweak the house plan to better fit you and your family’s needs.

It even has many house plans that have images of what the rooms would look like inside after it was built and furnished. Many of them even have virtual tours that take you throughout the decorated house. It was very helpful in picturing my new home!

Are you Planning to Win

Most of us don’t plan to fail, but I strive to ask myself, and I planning to win Winning can be anything you want in life. Some examples of good goals to have are raising your income, purchasing a home, starting a business, getting out of debt, saving for retirement, and raising a happy, healthy family. Whether or not some of these are personal goals for you, or if you have others, let me ask you one questions; do you have them written down.

The fact remains that almost everyone aspires to do bigger and better things. As I continue to meet with current, future and past clients, I find one thing in common with most of those that are meeting their goals… they have them in writing.

It is great to have dreams and aspirations. It is even better to aspire to ‘make your dreams come true’. If you never take the time to put your dreams on paper, chances are they will stay just that… dreams. If you really want to increase the chances of fulfilling your dreams, take the time to convert them to goals and write them down.

When you have them in writing, make sure you place them somewhere where you can review them periodically. A good example would be to tape them to your bathroom mirror so you can see them every morning. Not only does this reinforce repetition, but it’s also a great way to start your day; with something positive and worth striving for.

Justin & Rachel Lukasavige are Personal and Health Coaches at Lukas Coaching. Visit tm for a ton of free tools to help you improve your health, finances, business, career & life!