What REALLY is considered to be a bedroom in Montgomery County?
In our last issue of Capital Area REALTOR® magazine, we published an incorrect answer to this question. And now we’ve got the right one for you. We apologize for the error! Here is the correct information:
What is considered to be a bedroom in Montgomery County?
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- Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant must contain at least 70 square feet of floor area and must be at least 7 feet in width.
- Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one person must contain at least 50 square feet of floor area for each additional occupant.
- Every sleeping room must have at least one operable outside window or exterior door approved.
- A window shall be at least 5 square feet of net clear opening above grade or 5.7 square feet of net clear opening below grade.
- The minimum height of the window opening must be at least 24 inches, the width shall not be less than 20 inches and the opening must achieve the required square footage. A window opening cannot be greater than 44 inches from the bedroom floor. If a bedroom is on second floor of main house, a second door and stairway with a clear path to the outside is also required.