Vastushastra does not permit the concept of basement. However, construction of basement has become quite common and thereby we ourselves are inviting problems. A basement represents a sense of detachment as the saints and noble souls have used basement for attaining liberation. Even people from Christian and Islamic faiths bury the dead below the ground. A basement is contrary to the principles of nature and therefore Vastushastra does not approve the same.
A basement in North East is permissible to a certain extent.A basement in the South or West is ideal for storage of grains or other heavy items.Basements are suitable for beer bars, gambling dens, casinos and other unethical vocations. A basement in the North East with arrangement for underground water storage tank is ideal.White colored paint is suitable for a basement.One should not enter alone at once in a basement which has been closed for many days. It is likely that such a place may be under the influence of negative energies on a large scale.