What constitutes a basement bedroom (for egress purposes)
May 10, 2014 6:26 PM Subscribe
Do I need an egress window in a basement bedroom that has no door?
posted by Thrillhouse to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I am fully aware that building codes will vary so no reason to point out that I need to check with my building inspector first. That will be my next step after asking you good folks.
I am planning on putting a bedroom in a home with a walk-out basement. Adjacent to the room I want to use as a bedroom is a room with the door to the yard and two large windows. Unfortunately, the bedroom has no windows and the outside walls of this room are below ground level.
If I left the door off this room, so that it is open to the room with the exterior door and windows, would that negate the requirement for an additional means of egress from the bedroom?