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Need some advice on converting single bedroom apartment into two.

Need some advice on converting single bedroom apartment into two.

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Old 10-12-18, 02:07 AM
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Question Need some advice on converting single bedroom apartment into two.

Hi Guys,

I recently bought a single bedroom condo. The single bedroom is pretty large and designed in a way that should pretty easily convert into two bedrooms. I want to split the rooms where the wall comes out on both sides and partially divides them as can be seen in the photos.

I am not sure what the right approach would be here. Should I frame a wall and place a door in the wall. Another idea is to get sliding doors.

What would you do to split these rooms? I would love to get your thoughts on this.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 03:07 AM
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Yes, it looks like you could just extend those two walls to close off the space.

Put a door in the wall? I don't see a reason to do that but I'm assuming each room has its own door; that the room as it exists now has two doors.

Any thought as to where the closet will be? Among other things, a room cannot be categorized as a bedroom without a closet in it.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 03:39 AM
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Not positive but I think a bed rm is also required to have a window of a certain size or larger [means of egress]
 
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If it's below ground, I know that's a certainty. Above ground and now I'm not sure but I think you're right, Mark.
 
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I agree if each room already has a door, then I would just close up that wall. A sketch of your floor plan would help tremendously. E.g., it may make more sense to close off an existing door and create a new one.
 
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Your Insurance Carrier probably has a copy of the Permit under which that Condo was built and/or the Local Building Code, and would (should) know whether a window for egress is required for a Bedroom.

I'm sure he wouldn't want to be reporting that you weren't covered for a death that occurred because there wasn't a secondary emergency egress.
 
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Old 10-12-18, 11:08 AM
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You'll have to check local code requirements, basic building code requirement is a window and non-door egress for each bedroom.
You'll also have to deal with "no boxcar" provisions that to be considered for financing, you can't have a bedroom that is only accessible THROUGH another bedroom.
 
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