Climbing Up and Out of the Basement!
Having sleeping quarters in a basement means that the basement must have a form of egress that one can escape out of in the event of an emergency. Emergency escape access is a legal requirement and many municipalities have further regulations that govern egress from a basement.
If your basement window wells are deep enough, then those window wells must also have a type of ladder that will enable a person to climb up and out of the basement in the event of an emergency.
There are many forms of egress windows for basements, including terraced garden spaces. We will go into detail in a future post so be sure to watch this space!