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What counts as a room ?

Kitchen ? laundry room, etc ??
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January 07 2010 - Burlingame
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Are you asking what is required for it to be finished space or are you wondering about the total room count on some report?
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January 08 2010
We consider any room to be air conditioned/heated. Porches and decks and garages are not rooms.  Bonus rooms are over-sized "extra" rooms used for playrooms, media, pool tables, rec-like rooms.
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August 23 2010
finished space, which is conditioned air. Usually has a door.
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August 22 2010
If you are looking at finished space versus, like, a county website for assessment, it may be different.
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August 19 2010
Ladies:

In case you missed it once in this thread...this post is from January. Please try to post on current topics where you may actually be of value to the person asking the question.
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August 19 2010
Typically a room in the living space of a house that has a closet.
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August 19 2010
Bathrooms, laundry rooms, huge walk-in closets are not considered a room.
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August 18 2010
If referring to a bedroom, it must have a closet and a window. A bonus room often has storage, but it may not have a closet.
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August 12 2010
If you're talking about older homes the room count typically includes only the bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. So a "Full 5" is a home with a formal dining room, living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms. Bathrooms, laundry rooms and "bonus" rooms are not typically included in the room count.
For a modern home this can be more complicated because you might have a "great room" that encompasses the kitchen, living and dining areas but is really only one room.
When in doubt consider leaving the total room count blank. That way you can explain the nuances of the floorplan in writing somewhere in your listing or marketing remarks.
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July 26 2010
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If you are referring to a bedroom; it must have a closet and a window at least 42-44 feet from the floor.  The window must be big enough for a firefighter to get thru with all his gear on.

wow, talk about vaulted ceilings! i have been in churches with higher windows(at least i think i have ^_)^

thread is from JANUARY!
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July 22 2010
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a bedroom must have a closet...the more bedrooms, the greater the value

Don't know about Nevada, but in SoCal a bedroom needs a closet and a window not more than 42" from the floor.

As to "more bedrooms, the greater the value", I haven't seen this hold true on the online valuation sites. Usually, "more bedrooms" would  imply more sq/ft. When I played with my valuation, holding the sq/ft constant and increasing the bedrooms caused the value to decline. Adding bathrooms caused it to go up.
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July 21 2010

Room = Three+ walls usually. In an appraisal, laundry room, no matter how big are not considered room. Every home has at least a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Four walled rooms which are typically around 100+ sq ft are considered bedrooms, typically with a closet (though you can utilize an armoire). Garages are not considered rooms since you dont live there. Walk in closets are not every considered rooms. Overhead lofts sometimes are considered rooms, since you may sleep there. Bathrooms are not considered rooms.

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July 21 2010
In response to Linda
In our area a bedroom needs a closet and ingress/egress
a way in and a way out.
It can also depend on the age of the home the size of the egress...aka window....
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July 21 2010
a bedroom must have a closet...the more bedrooms, the greater the value
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July 09 2010

If you are referring to a bedroom; it must have a closet and a window at least 42-44 feet from the floor.  The window must be big enough for a firefighter to get thru with all his gear on.

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June 23 2010
How do you count a bedroom; as in Closet and Window. Did you need something more specific?
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April 07 2010

In the real estate world it may vary by various ordinances, but a living area (not garage or basement) is a room. Baths are counted separately.  A bedroom has been defined in a previous answer as having a closet and a window.  Without a closet, generally referred to as a "bonus room"..laundry room is always mentioned in listing descriptons as it is attractive as a separate area, but in general if one adds up living area, it would not be in the "count". In some areas, there is a minimum square footage requuirement.

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January 22 2010
If you mean bedroom..it must have a closet and window.
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January 08 2010
I don't understand your question.  Are you counting the total rooms in your home?
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