In my previous post I mentioned that some people (mostly men) my age tend to accumulate expensive toys that we cherish. Leaving them out in the cold damp weather where anything can happen could keep you awake at night. That's where a good custom built home with a basement comes in.
I suggest that you build a home that make the basement part of the living space. A full bath, game room,heating and cooling, and either painted concrete, or tile. Security systems are a must in this environment. Remember that you want this to be an attractive alternative to a bonus room, as well as a place to show off your toys.
This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and the middle Tennessee area.