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Naperville was once a quaint farming town that has evolved into an affluent city and is the 5th largest city in Illinois. This growth can cause some problems with living space, and being a rich city, land and property can be a tad expensive. Families who need extra space for their growing families will find that extra land can be prohibitively expensive.
However, there is good news. If you have a basement, you can convert that into a living area, whether as an extra family room or a bedroom for your teenage son. The only cost you'll have is for converting it, but it will be much cheaper than having to buy an extra parcel of land or a bigger house.
Arlington Heights, a village in Cook County, Illinois, is a Chicago suburb with a population of 75,101 and counting. Since the population explosion in the 1950's and 1960's, virtually all land has been taken up, which leads homeowners to think about adding more rooms to their existing homes.
However, adding a room can be difficult and expensive, so many convert their basements to additional rooms. But unless you have an egress window, the building codes in the area won't allow you to undergo this renovation project due to fire safety regulations. Since most basements were built before these new building codes were implemented, not many were built with egress windows. Fortunately, you can install new ones.