Getting light into retrofit basements is very important and plenty of light creates the feeling of space. Some rooms require less light than others and if the rooms are predominately going to be used as bedrooms rather than living space it is less important. There are many ways to lay the rooms out and maximise what light there is, and the correct layout makes the difference between a great basement and an average basement. It is the simple things as to where things are located, for example cupboards and built in wardrobes can be in darker corners, whilst office desk should placed where there is more light, especially is a lot of reading is going to be undertaken. The photo shows an basement digout that we are currently constructing and the basement lightwell that we are fitting is simply huge which will bring in an enormous amount of light.