How big is a double bedroom?
Is there a set measurement to define that a room is a double bedroom?
I am interested in a flat (which has communal gardens and 5 acres of woodland) which needs the kitchen ripping out. It's currently a 1 bed with a large living room, bathroom, a kitchen and a utility room. I don't need a Kitchen ****AND**** utility room so i was wondering if ONE of these could be turned into a second bedroom (single or double)/study.Posted 8 years agoChrisEMember
you're best to draw a double bed in (double =1.5x2m, king =1.8x2m, Super king =2.1x2m) then draw in the swing of the door and see what's left for wardrobes or whatever you want.
I suppose as long as a double bed will fit in then in the eyes of an estate agent it's a double but to me that's not enoughPosted 8 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
As above – if you can fit a double bed in it, it will be called a double bedroom as long as there is a reasonable space around the bed of around 2 or 3 ft I would guess.
Be wary of making something without a kitchen – you would have to convert it back when you try to sell – I doubt there would be many other people wanting a house with no kitchen.
Perhaps design it in a way that it can be multi-use (small working kitchen and a decent fold out sofa-bed)?
EDIT: Sorry I misread the post too.Posted 8 years agosimon_gSubscriber
At least 3x the area of a standard double bed usually.
Double is 54"x75" = just over 28sq ft. So I'd expect a double room to be at least 84 sq ft, and have dimensions that mean a double can fit with a gap around it (ie. not a very long thin room!).
84 sq ft is a bit over 9×9.Posted 8 years agoTracker1972Member
As an estate agent I can assure you a room that will fit a standard double divan (190cm long by 135cm wide) plus 30cm at the foot and 40 cm along one edge qualifies as a double bedroom.Posted 8 years ago
Well, I am not actually an estate agent, but I have kind of picked up that feeling from looking around places…GJPMember
I live in a 2 bed flat.
Old mansion block style so fairly generous proportions by modern standards or those in some conversions. The two beds are 13"3' x 11'3" and 12'6 x 11'3". This provides plenty of space for standard doubles and bedroom furniture or more importantly bikes!
I think simon_g has it about right for the lower limits 10 by 8 or 9 by 9. But to me these are double guest rooms and would provide very little space for storage.Posted 8 years agograntwayMember
Mines 21ft by 11 ftPosted 8 years ago
To be honest has a guide line I would look at what
council accomadation as they require a specific room
size on all rooms.
You may need planning permission has you may
want/need to change the deeds.
Or you could make it into a second bedroom But
be sold on as a 1 stroke 2 bedroom But the
property will remain a One bedroom flat.prettygreenparrotSubscriber
I agree with Tiggs121. That would be great. Although I'd guess you'd either have to live in North America or be as rich as Croesus to have that much space around the bed. 6' all round! I thought we were OK with about 4' either side and 6' feet at the bottom. This is the most room I've had in any house so far. In many new builds good luck getting 6" all round 😉Posted 8 years ago5labMember
there's a load of building regs around creating bedrooms that you should look into – for instance they need an external light source (window) of a certian size, some ventilation, power, fire regs and so on. Most of its fairly sensible but worth figuring in when you do your work. You'll probably find it easiest to move the utility room, as the kitchen should already have the requisit hot & cold water & waste & power which the other might not have
have a look and see the layout of any identical flats in the same block – might be a reason why its not a bedroom at the momentPosted 8 years agoMidnighthourMember
I have been in a modern estate house (not cheap) where the only (double) bedroom was so small they had to use a 'small' size double bed and could not put a wardrobe in the room as there was no space to open the doors. They could still only walk around one side of the bed and the foot of the bed. A whole group of houses were built like this and to accommodate the appalling size of the bedroom a "dressing area" was designated on plan which was the tiny landing at the top of the stairs! A friend of mine had her babys cot on said landing as the cot could not fit in the room.Posted 8 years ago
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