bedroom 2nd floor - is a bathroom needed??
Hi there! I have tried researching and finding building codes for NC (the only ones I found were to be purchased). A friend told me that in a new build, in order for a bedroom on the 2nd floor to be counted as a bedroom (and not a loft or bonus area) would be to have at least a small bathroom with a shower. Other than that, it can't be considered a bedroom (I am speaking in a new build). We will already have all the bedrooms on the main floor but would like to use the area as a bonus bedroom....but we do not want to have a bath up there (as we will have a full bath on the main floor and in the basement). Also, what is the lowest ceiling height you can have that would be to code (7 foot?)....just asking as we don't want to make the roof any taller than it is so it fits in well around the other homes. Thank you in advance!!!