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What makes a room a bedroom in Ohio?

I live in a hundred year old, 3 br home in an urban neighborhood. We would like to redesign a room on our main floor to serve as a multi functional room for guests and our children. What can we do now so that in the future when we sell, we can legally list it as 4 br?
  • July 07 2013 - Merion Village
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A closet, door and can't walk threw one room to get to the bedroom.
  • December 18 2013
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First of all, make sure that any alterations you make to the property are properly permitted through the city. If not, your buyer won't be able to finance the purchase and you limit your pool of buyers.

Next, all that you need is a door, a closet, and an additional way to exit the room, such as a window or an additional doorway.

Hope this helps.
  • December 18 2013
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Hello user66835234,

I am a bit rusty, but if memory serves it must have a door, a closet, and an additional method of egress (read: a window big enough for a human to fit through).  


Hope this helps! 


Thanks,
Aaron
  • December 13 2013
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Typically it needs to be closed off and have a closet.  It can't be a "walk-thru" room which leads to another bedrooms.
  • July 07 2013
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