Good Questions: Aren't Basement Apartments Too Dark?

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Hello AT Boston!

I am looking for an apartment this fall and after years of bad roommates, am setting off on my own. The problem is, I am searching off season so the pickings are slim and even if prices are a little lower, Boston is still really expensive. There is one nice apartment, only problem is it is in the basement.

Can anyone really live in a basement apartment, especially in a city where it gets dark at 4 pm?

Thanks, Anne

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Basement apartments are all about lighting. Check out this post from AT NY for a little inspiration. If you love the apartment (building, location, price, etc.) then approach the basement issue like a design problem that you simple must find a solution for. Anyone have a basement apartment tip or story to share with Anne?

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