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Century 21 tenace
Here in Rhode Island we do have a lot of historical homes with no closets. I understand the basic requirements for being a bedroom...door, window, heat, electricity and of course being on record with the town but what does a closet have anything to do with classifying a bedroom and why would this be considered a "standard of definition"? Cant wardrobes and dresser-drawers fulfill the same function?
To be called a bedroom it's requires 70 sq. ft, an ingress/egress point (door way) and a window for natural light, ventilation and emergency escape.
So the short answer is NO, a bedroom does not require a closet, it's just makes a realtors job easier in selling it.
Michael Foster http://www.wardrobeselectioncentre.com.au/wardrobes/built-in
This was an FHA lending requirement that was removed in 1993.
A sleeping room, aka bedroom, requires the following: A source of natural light (8% of the floor area) a minimum of which 50% shall be openable, a minimum horizontal dimension of 7 ft, a minimum ceiling height of 7'-6", code complying means of emergency egress, a source of permanent heat, and a smoke alarm.
That's a fairly recent change; in past years, it could be advertised as a bedroom simply for having the potential of having a closet filled in.
Some agents will show an office as a bedroom and state in the prvate remarks that only agents can view that the owner will convert back or convert to bedroom if buyer wants. It should not be called a bedroom though.
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