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Old 04-10-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Is there a place in the Colorado Revised Statues where it defines the term "bedroom?" I cannot locate a definition and have not received a response from the Colorado Division of Real Estate. Thanks
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:29 PM
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I don't think there is one. Some MLS's define a bedroom; the "rule" usually is a closet and a window.

There are a lot of houses built in the 30's and 40's without built in closets because people had armoires to store clothes.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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yeah you usually need a closet and a legal egress window. the closet rule is pretty much a joke around here as in 1890 they used furniture as closets. gotta love gov regs
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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Doesn't a bedroom also need to open directly to a common area of the house rather than another room? That is, a big walk in closet in a bedroom can't be a bedroom no matter how big it is.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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yeah you usually need a closet and a legal egress window. the closet rule is pretty much a joke around here as in 1890 they used furniture as closets. gotta love gov regs
Reason they used furniture in the olden days was that closets were taxed as rooms, furniture was not, so folks had huge armoires and took them along when they moved.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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interesting facts! I didnt know that, now I know.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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When the previous owner of our house had the downstairs finished he purposely put no closets in two of the rooms, one had no window anyway!

The RE agent told us it was to keep the property taxes low, but they seemed awfully low to us coming from TX anyway.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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When the previous owner of our house had the downstairs finished he purposely put no closets in two of the rooms, one had no window anyway!

The RE agent told us it was to keep the property taxes low, but they seemed awfully low to us coming from TX anyway.
More significant than the tax perspective of attempting to skirt whether or not a the basement was "finished", there's an issue with a bedroom not having a means of egress from the basement to the outside. A room that appears to be a bedroom without some means to escape it is in violation of building codes these days. You'll notice that every basement built today has windows large and low enough with a means to exit them.

I've owned houses built in Park Hill and Capitol Hill that were built in the 1880's-1890's ... and the basements only had small windows at the exterior ground level. They could not be legally finished/remodeled into bedrooms at that level ... although a "rec room" with a sofa to snooze on in the cool basement during the summer was legal.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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I would think it would have to be part of the heated space (ie. not an unheated garage.)
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