Basement bedroom size


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Old 10-02-14, 03:09 PM
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Basement bedroom size

Hi,

We're thinking of finishing part of our basement for a bedroom for our daughter. The size of the section from the wall to metal post and where the door would go is about 8'4" x 16'11"... Does anyone see an issue with the dimensions? A little narrow but towards the back it would open up for approx 5' to 10' + wide where the bed would go... Thanks for feedback..

Robby
 
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Old 10-02-14, 03:27 PM
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What size window does the proposed bed rm have?
 
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Old 10-02-14, 03:31 PM
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My daughter's bedroom is about 9' x 11' so the dimensions sound fine.

As Mark mentioned, there are code requirements which have to be met, like an egress window.
 
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Old 10-03-14, 02:42 AM
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Hi, the window is roughly 1'6" x 2'6".
 
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If Canada is like the U.S., the window is not large enough to be used as an emergency exit.

Check your local codes or authorities for the actual size of the clear opening and the maximum opening above the finished floor.

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its not only the window SIZE but the egress route - dimension/stairs/ladder/etc
 
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Old 10-03-14, 10:24 AM
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code is 542" sq for proper egress window and with the dimensions I gave I would have 540" sq so I will have to get the exact measurment of that window to be sure...
 
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Old 10-03-14, 03:38 PM
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Well it looks like that room is out of the question, the window is only 28" x 13"...
 
 

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