You'll have approximately 1/2 of our basement space. The available space will be clearly defined. The basement is dry and the temperature is consistent. In the 3.5 years we've lived in the home we've not had a water or mold issue in the basement. There is one window in the basement and an exterior door to access the space. We're not in that area of the basement much as we mainly use it for holiday decoration storage and allow a relative or two to use it for storage.