If I lived in a cool moderate climate I would have one room set off with a small window or panel to be opened to the outside to let cool air in. The top and interior walls would be very well insulated. Thiis would be used as a food storage/root celler. But in this warmer NC climate that would need A/C to keep it cool during the hot months.Blaundee said:If you were able to revamp your cellar, what would you change/do differently? If you dont have a cellar, what is your dream cellar ideas?
As far as I've ever heard, a "basement" is an underground portion of a house, and a "cellar" is basically a hole in the ground with stairs down into it, with some sort of (usually tiny) building over the entrance, the "roof" usually being made of whole logs laid over the top of the hole with a liner of paper or plastic & a mound of dirt on top of all of that. Some may have brick or stone or wood walls, but most are just bare dirt walls & floor, and rows of wooden freestanding shelves hold all of the goods. Usually there is one bare lightbulb hanging in the middle of the ceiling from an extension cord, and it may or may not work- so take a flashlight! lolDenim Deb said:OK, this might seem a minor point, but exactly what are you considering a cellar? Depending on where you live, the style and age of the house, it can mean different things. Around here, many people have a basement, but consider a cellar to be something different-unless it's an older home and then it's generally referred to as a cellar. And in other places, some people call this level either a basement or a cellar-unless they have a bi-level, then it's typically referred to as a basement.