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Old 05-02-2009, 07:06 AM
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Default Bedroom definition

I was told many years ago by a Chase UW that, closet or no closet, a room can't be classified as a bedroom if one must have to go through a public room to gain access to a bathroom. (A room that opens to the living room, for example.)

If correct, does anyone have a source for that definition?

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Old 05-02-2009, 08:39 AM
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What do the buyers and sellers think the room is for?

A lot of older houses required every one of the 13 kids in the upstairs 3 bedrooms to go through the living room and the kitchen to get the one bath (that was added after the outhouse got too cold or the black widows got to numerous).
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:47 AM
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I was told many years ago by a Chase UW that, closet or no closet, a room can't be classified as a bedroom if one must have to go through a public room to gain access to a bathroom. (A room that opens to the living room, for example.)

If correct, does anyone have a source for that definition?

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Old 05-02-2009, 11:19 AM
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Definition of a bedroom:

A room where you are required to perform certain exercises, acrobatics or gymnastics in order to maintain harmonious home.

Single people: A room where you wish you were required to perform certain exercises, acrobatics or gymnastics in order to maintain harmonious home.

Teenagers: A room that your parents will not enter only under the most strenuous conditions.

Cat: a place to hide from your staff of carbon base humans during the day.

Dog: A place that you can demand or more of the bed that your humans were hoping to occupy.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:21 AM
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Master Bedroom = Play Room!
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:34 AM
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It's still a bedroom if you have to walk through another room to get to the bathroom. If it's not usual in your area, you might ding it for functional obsolescence if your data can support it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:47 PM
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It's still a bedroom if you have to walk through another room to get to the bathroom. If it's not usual in your area, you might ding it for functional obsolescence if your data can support it.
I agree with Smokey. I looked at a small duplex this week with each unit having one bedroom that was a walk through (these are one bedroom units). This floor plan was pretty much typical of the area (same builder many years ago).
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:54 PM
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This is one of those "UW" urban legends that's been around for a long time. If it were true, a good part of my market having been built before indoor plumbing, would have no bedrooms.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:36 PM
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Shoot, in the Victorian I used to live in, the toilet was a later add-on, literally on the back porch, a 50 ft. walk from my bedroom.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:38 PM
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A bedroom is a room that can is large enough to hold a bed, has a window for ventilation and a closet for storage. Pass through situations are functional obsolescence.
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