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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Bedrooms

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Bedrooms, and especially master bedrooms, seem to have grown larger each decade for the past 50 years. Master bedroom suites often include his and hers walk-in closets and an impressive, equally large bathroom, often topped off with a sitting or dressing area. But a bedroom is also where people spend a third of their day unconscious and in the dark, so building codes have expanded to make them safer to occupy. Here's a collection of links with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about bedrooms.

• What are code requirements for bedrooms?

What is the minimum ceiling height in a bedrooms 

Can you access or exit a bedroom through another bedroom?

What is an egress window?

Can a bedroom door open into the garage?

What are the requirements for a room to be classified as a bedroom? 

Is a furnace allowed in a bedroom, bathroom, or an adjoining closet?

Should I have a return air vent in the master bedroom?  

What is the purpose of the vent grille over the bedroom door? 

Can an electrical panel be in a bedroom? 

Can an electric panel be located in a closet?

Is it legal to make part of a garage into a bedroom?

• Can you install a gas water heater in a bedroom? 

When were smoke detectors/alarms first required in Florida?

How many receptacle outlets are required in a bedroom?

• What is the minimum size allowed for a bedroom?

 Why does the bedroom have a light switch but there is no light in the ceiling? 

• Do replacement bedroom windows have to meet the current emergency egress standards of the Florida Building Code?

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