We are trying to decide if it would it be cost effective it to dig out a full basement under our existing home. We have a 2 story 1950 sq ft home in Northern Indiana, with an approx 34x34 total footprint. There is a 15x15 cellar, which holds our furnace, water heater, etc., and a crawl space under the remainder of the house. We have done a lot of DIY work and don't particularly want to move, and adding a full basement would pretty much make this our dream house. The foundation needs some work currently, so we will have to spend some money soon anyhow. We just don't know if it would be better to fix this house and move, or make it what we want and stay. Thanks for any advice!