Children, I love mine very much, but there are those times.... Getting sent to my room was rare for me (you believe that I have a bridge for sale). Now other kids I heard went there often as punishment for things like putting worms in their sisters hair. The family who puts their children in the bedroom shown here are very strict indeed...and monumentally foolish among other things.
The big problem with this bedroom is that little window high up on the wall. Let's imagine this scenario;
The kids are sent off to bed at 8 like usual. At 3 in the morning a fire breaks out in the home. The kids are woken by the smoke alarm (if there is one). The flames have spread quickly and block the children from exiting their room to safety through the door. The window is the only way out except its high on the wall. On top of that the opening is extremely small making it impossible for an adult to enter from the outside.
I don't think I need to continue, I'm certain everyone understands.
Every bedroom or sleeping quarters must have two forms of egress. One is the door into the room the other is usually a window. The window must be of specific dimensions, a minimum of 24" high, 20" wide with a total minimum area of 5.7 square feet. A window meeting both minimum dimensions would be too small, 3.3 square feet, hence the minimum area. In addition the bottom of the window can not be higher than 44 inches from the floor.
That mini window in the photo is common in basements, this happens to be a converted garage. How many basement bedrooms has everyone seen? Or perhaps even slept in.
Maximizing space is an on going chore when you own a home. Adding needed rooms is often not a luxury, but a requirement. One important thing to consider when making space is, do you want your children to go to their rooms forever?
I'm sure no one does.
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