is a non-windowed bedroom legal in nyc? a non-windowed kitchen? a non-windowed bathroom?

Asked by Eduardo414, New York County, NY Thu Apr 30, 2009

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Mia.weinert, Home Buyer, Tempe, AZ
Sun Nov 15, 2015
does anyone know the answer to this question for Arizona?
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Unspecified, Renter, Lake Elsinore, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013
Is a room considered a bedroom without any windows in Chicago
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Tony Lara, , New York, NY
Fri Feb 4, 2011
I totally agree with everyone's answeer. In NYC, a room cannot be designated a bedroom without a window, it's illegal. Regarding the bath & kitchen they don't have to have a window by law and it's always a plus when they do. NYers don't take anything for granted and we all appreciate windows wherever we can get them!! Best of luck.

Tony Lara
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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Mon Nov 1, 2010
In NYC, a bedroom is defined as a living room used for sleeping purposes. Generally, a bedroom must have minimum dimensions of 8 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet. A bedroom must also have a minimum floor space of 80 square feet, and must be six feet wide at its narrowest part. However, if the apartment contains three or more bedrooms, half of the bedrooms may have minimum dimensions of 7 feet x 7 feet x 7 feet. All bedrooms must have at least one window that opens to a street, yard, or court on the same lot. The window may also open to a balcony that opens on a street, yard or court. The total area of the windows in the room must at least twelve square feet in area. A room may not be counted as a bedroom if it is a: kitchen, foyer, bathroom, water closet, dining room, dinette, dining bay, hall, corridor, or passageway. A ROOM MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS A BEDROOM IF AN OCCUPANT MUST PASS THROUGH IT TO REACH OTHER PARTS OF THE APARTMENT. Kitchenette's and bathroom's (water closets) may have either mechanical ventilation or a skylight if it is on the top floor in the absence of a window.
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Hi. What is the source of your information on the dimensions?
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Fern Hamberg…, Agent, New York, NY
Sun Oct 31, 2010
All bedrooms have to have a window and a door and be big enough to fir at least a single bed to be considered a bedroom, otherwise they are called a den or an office and if you were to sell or buy an apartment, the apraisor will let you know. Kitchens and bathrooms however do not necessarily have to have windows. many kitchens without windows have a fan or fans.
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Tony Lara, , New York, NY
Wed Nov 18, 2009
The issue here is and I've seen my share of listings that are a coverted two bedroom. Most of the time the bedroom and the so called second bedroom do have windows "but" I've also seen where the second room does not. This bait and switch crap has to stop, call it what it is and don't sugar coat it. Rentals are known for this swith, go figure.
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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Sun May 3, 2009
Hi Eduardo. To be considered a bedroom, there must be a window. Otherwise it is usually referred to as a "home office." Ktichens and baths however do not have to have windows.
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