Using the basement as bedrooms or cell for living, it needs to have enough support for living. There are some rules that you cannot live in the basement without installing safety egress windows to have an escape route when necessary. So you really have to have the functional well covers if you intend to make living rooms in your basement.
Here are some basement window well covers that can provide enough air and light for basement and can be installed easily. It depend on where you have your basement well and how deep is your well to protect flooding or getting water into from the well. The foundation of your well should provide to access the window well. It you have the normal standard size wells that will not be a problem to install ready made well covers.
If not you have to dig big enough to have an escape way but it can course a big problem sometimes. Uncover well is big problem for having a living space in the basement because rain or melted snow can come into the basement. Water and melted snow or ice can create the crack in your foundation. Without window well cover your metal grid will not last long and cannot protect from leaves, small animals and debris. A clear glass well cover can keep all this trouble away and provide enough lights and air you need for your living.
Safety is part of your living too, so window well covers also need to provide extra lock to secure your property. If you have small child or pets it is always good to cover up your basement wells, then it automatically protect your children from falling into. Quality basement well cover can hold up to several hundred Kilos and you do not need a professional people to install it.