Long gone are the days of plain metal window wells. With more and more basements being remodeled into functional living and sleeping areas, the need for safe and functional emergency exits has increased.

But if you have a brand new, finished basement, why should your view consist of a metal window well? The good news is it doesn’t have to. Here are 4 egress window well design ideas that many of our Macomb Twp. homeowners are already taking advantage of.

Line Your Egress Window with Brick Pavers

Although a corrugated metal lining serves its purpose, it certainly does not provide a pleasant view. This is true for the home’s exterior and for individuals that are looking out the egress window from the basement.

Fortunately, there are other liner options that are safe, affordable and will compliment your home’s exterior. One example is to line your window well with brick pavers. Brick pavers are extremely durable and they are stronger than traditional metal linings. They are also available in various, colors, shapes and sizes allowing you to be creative with your liner design while matching your home’s existing hardscapes.

Include Ladders or Steps to Your Window Well

If your egress windows are relatively deep, you may want to install steps or add a ladder inside of your window well. This will improve the safety and ease of use, especially of you have small children that will be using the exit.

You can add attractive pavers for steps that match your home’s exterior or metal ladders can be installed if your window well only has the standard metal liner.

These extra features not only look great, but they help anyone needing to exit an extra boost out of your window well.

Add Attractive Covers

Covers can help limit debris from entering your window well, protect pets and small children from falling, and can prevent intruders from breaking into your egress window.

Window well covers come in various styles and colors to match your home’s exterior perfectly.  If you are worried about a cover blocking the natural light from your basement, there are also several meshes or plastic window well covers available.

Add Simple Landscaping

Although egress windows serve as a safety feature, this doesn’t mean you can’t be a little creative. Adding small potted plants or flowers in your egress window well can really enhance the view from both inside and out. Just be sure that the plants do not block the exit or impact the safety features in any way.

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Window wells no longer need a boring part of your home. Easy Exit Egress Windows can show you the great features that can be added to your basement window wells, to make them safe, efficient with added style. To learn more about egress windows or to schedule an appointment with one of our Macomb Twp. egress window experts, please call us today at (586) 205-0351.