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Does a 5sqm room (with a window) qualify as a bedroom

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by bythebay, 7th Dec, 2015.

  1. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    What's the minimum sqm required for a bedroom in Vic?

    If 5sqm is too small, can I call it a study?

    Thank you :p
     
  2. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Can you move walls at all?
     
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    kamchatsky Well-Known Member

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    If it is in Hong Kong, then yes :p
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    That is about the size of our bathroom. It is big enough to be a bedroom IMO. I'm not sure there is a legal minimum floor area?

    We have a 1930 built house with a smaller (original) bedroom that used to open off the verandah, so going outside into the cold to get in when the house was first built. Now it is enclosed so I used to call it a third bedroom.

    What I found was that it was a waste of time if people were looking for a room big enough to put a bed and a wardrobe in, so I now call it a study.
     
  5. Bargain Hunter

    Bargain Hunter Well-Known Member

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    There is not legal minimum size for a bedroom however if you can't comfortably get a single bed and wardrobe with circulation then you'll struggle to convince anyone that it's a bedroom. Having said this people in different areas will have different ideas of what constitutes a bedroom size.
     
  6. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone, good to learn no minimum legal requirement - learn something new on PC everyday =)

    Just so happens the other 3 existing bedrooms are 10sqm to 15sqm all with built-ins, so the potential 5sqm br will probably feel smaller than it actually is ... but the other argument is that since there are big enough rooms in house already this can just be a study ...

    will think about it some more ....

    thanks again everyone!
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    If the built in space can be taken from an adjoining room, then you could reference the room as a study/additional bedroom with a point of difference to a potential tenant or purchaser at a minimal outlay.
     
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