**QUESTION: **A habitable room should not be less than 7’___ feet in any horizontal dimension.
But, one room has to have a minimum of 120 sf.
**What’s your best guess? **
And there’s an exception for one particular room in a house. This room could have a horizontal dimension less than _____ feet.
What’s the room with the exception?
Minimum distance in front of kitchen base cabinets= 3’
48" in between cabinets, but 52"-64" is prefered.
The ICC 2006 International Residential Code states: no habitable space may be less than 70 square feet. A bedroom is considered a habitable space. Some building officials do not concider the closet part of that space and some do. Best to ask your building department.
Although this is a code reference, it is not a code interpretation. Codes vary from area to area and should always be verified with your local authority. Some areas do not use the IRC and some amend the IRC. Your local building official can help you much more than I can.
And remember, if you built to the minimum Code requirements, you have just scored a “D” for effort and score for an outstanding structure. :mrgreen: