Finish your basement
If you're considering a basement renovation, you'll need to add an egress window to create an easily accessible exit in case of fire. Egress windows are not only important for safety, they add extra light to your normally dark basement space — making it more pleasant and comfortable.
An egress window is larger than a common basement window. Consult with your local building code experts or make sure your contractor is familiar with your local building code requirements for egress.