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LaShelle Larson

Does a room have to have a closet?

If a room has an armoire or an Ikea closet, is that considered a bedroom or does it need to have a built in closet?

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Does a room have to have a closet?

By LaShelle Larson   
Posted on Jun 02, 2018 in Topic: Realtor Only
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If a room has an armoire or an Ikea closet, is that considered a bedroom or does it need to have a built in closet?
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Veronica Mullenix
about 6 months ago
I've been told, that more important than a closet, is that a bedroom must have two ways out in case of a fire: the door to the room and a window. If a room has a door that shuts it off from the rest of the house and a window then it could be used as a bedroom. A bedroom must also conform to the safety codes to be a bedroom. It must have a smoke alarm, be equipped with an ACFI, be of the minimum sqft for an occupant, have the proper ceiling height and adequate ventilation. A legitimate bedroom meets all safety codes.. If it is missing a closet, then it is a bonus room that can be used as a bedroom. If it is missing a door or an operable window ( window large enough for the occupants to escape or for a firefighter in full gear to enter), or if it is missing a smoke alarm and does not have adequate ventilation, etc. then it cannot be used as a bedroom. It's just bonus space. If a space was not originally built to be a bedroom, be careful calling it a bedroom. Here's a link to more information about safety codes and considerations, and appraisal concerns when identifying a space as a bedroom. Hope this info helps(but it is not TX specific), https://www.nachi.org/non-conforming-bedrooms.htm Video about window compliance, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAJuI4mxtFQ


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https://www.nachi.org/non-conforming-bedrooms.htm \nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAJuI4mxtFQ\n

about 6 months ago
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James De Stefano
about 5 months ago
Great question, and excellent answer above. I've been in several houses and condos recently with non-standard rooms, and it's nice to know what qualifies for a proper room.


about 5 months ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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