Finishing our basement last year was a fantastic move. The kids now have the section to hang out with their friends without splitting up our scrub house. When they were younger, they could entertain friends in their family rooms or the backyard. But, now that they’re kids, they need a designated hang out space. I wanted it to be here, in the house, where I could keep an eye on who was coming over. I just didn’t want a bunch of teens all over our residing room or under foot in the family room. Now, they have their own section & everyone in the new home is happy. We also put in a full bathroom & guest family room in the basement. That’s a huge bonus when the Grandparents come to visit at the holidays. I did notice that it gets a little musty downstairs when the weather is warmer. I want to add a whole new home dehumidifier to our existing Heating & Air Conditioning system to deal with the problem. I had the guy who installed our Heating & Air Conditioning system out for an estimate. He can get it done in one morning. He said he’ll wire the dehumidifier to our air handler so that the fan runs whenever the dehumidifier turns on. This way the people I was with and I won’t have to run more air duct into the residing space, but dry air will flow through the existing air ducts. We will have to run the air handler fan, however only when the humidity level calls for it. I’m ecstatic the people I was with and I won’t have to have more construction. My Heating & Air Conditioning guy did a fantastic task when the people I was with and I did the renovation last year, so I’m taking his recommendation for adding the humidifier to the existing heating & cooling system. Once that’s done, the basement should be perfect.