Terrific Idea to fix up that cinder block basement! This idea might come in handy in the future. (Or with an older house, make the cinder block foundation look updated instead of one solid color. Just an idea)
log cabin / with pot belly stove Good idea if no heat present during winter. (We cooked on our stove and heated our house & water for showers/cleaning, one winter when we were w/o electricity for 9 days.