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What Rooms Count as Habitable Spaces?

Many renovations involve creating new rooms or altering the dimensions of existing rooms.  In order to be approved by the Department of Buildings, however, rooms must meet certain criteria in order to be labeled “habitable.”  You can’t, for instance, build a 60 square foot room with no windows and call it a bedroom and expect plans to be approved.  The following room types are considered habitable and must follow habitable room guidelines (see here): More Info