Can I Convert My Basement into a Legal Bedroom?

By Kelly Alessi, Staff Architect | February 21, 2021

Before you can consider that extra room in the basement as a legal bedroom, several requirements of the 2015 International Residential Code and NFPA 101 need to be met. Start by considering the following questions:

  1. Is my ceiling at least 7 feet tall?
  2. Does the room have adequate insulation in the walls?
  3. Is there sufficient heating in that room?
  4. Do my windows provide enough natural light and ventilation?
  5. Are my windows large enough to function as a secondary means of escape in case of a fire?

Team Engineering can help you fully understand, and meet, the code requirements for any renovation project.

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