What is a bedroom? The specifics on this part of your Albuquerque home

What is a bedroom? The specifics on this part of your Albuquerque home

(Transcript Snippet): “Tego:

Let’s do a fun, a little bit more of a fun story. Okay. Let’s, let’s transition to this. Uh, Tracy, what is a bedroom? I think this is an interesting one and it comes up all the time. Even in the realtor community is what is the definition of a bedroom?

Tracy:

Yeah, so, you know, years ago I went to a class that was done by an appraiser who went through and talked about what their rules are for certain things. And everyone says that, um, you can’t count it as a bedroom, if it doesn’t have a closet. Well, she said very clearly that wasn’t in the ANSI rules or whatever the rules that they have to go by the guidelines. I know that the requirements generally, and you’ll, I’m sure fill in the rest, the room has to be a certain size. It has to have two forms of egress, which means it cannot be a landlocked interior room. In case of fire, there has to be out exterior access. That’s acceptable. So if it’s a basement, the window, whatever you have to be able to get out. And I know that it has to be a certain size and that when the ceilings are angled. Yep. There’s some sort of how high it has to be.

Tego:

I think, I don’t think I need to add anything to that. I mean, you pretty much covered it all. It’s like the closet is not a defining factor to make something a bedroom.

Tracy:

Does it have to have a bathroom nearby? I always heard that too. And I don’t recall. No, it doesn’t have anything to do.

Tego:

No, it doesn’t. Well, think about the homes we grew up in Tracy, right? One, one bathroom with, you know, seven people in the family, right? Yeah.

Tracy:

Yeah. The downstairs bathroom, all the bedrooms for us kids were up. Yeah.

Tego:

Basically it needs to be, you know, heated, uh, you know that that’s obviously

Tracy:

Pooling. Isn’t a requirement though. Cause cooling isn’t required in any way.

Tego:

No, no. Um, but yeah, the, you know, the egress, meaning uh, you know, a way to escape the house on an exterior wall, that’s a big deal and it has to be,

Tracy:

Yeah, you have to be able to get out whatever it is. It can’t be a six by six.

Tego:

It can’t be a little portal. Right. It needs to be a certain, a certain size there. But again, you rise room size dimension. Um, it, I think seven foot, if it’s narrower than, or wider than, or less than seven foot in any dimension, you can’t really call it a bedroom. That’s a closet.

Tracy:

Well, I I’m sure there’s some areas where like Chicago or New York where people are living in closet says bedrooms. But I think, you know, when, when the ceiling is angled that there’s, I don’t know if it was seven feet, something about how high it has to be to start where it goes up to a peak, but obviously people can use bedrooms. However they want, they can use rooms, however they want. It’s just what we have to classify them as, as realtors.

Tego:

Correct. And what we see a lot, Tracy is we’ll have a house where it has three bedrooms and an office, right. Where, you know, really the home was designed to have an office space. Maybe it has double doors, but it still has a closet. It still has an exterior window or some, you know, window that’s large enough to be countered as aggressive. So you could technically count that as a bedroom, right. Even though it’s, you know, the original intent of the design was as an office.