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Old 04-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #16
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The main thing stopping you is lack of headroom. You could double the floor joists and furr down the rafters for insulation (making the headroom problem worse), adding the required egress window, change the headroom over the stairs, and you would still have a room uninhabitable for safety reasons.Check with your local Building Department first.

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From the pictures, it doesn't seem like you could actually get a C of O for the renovation. You would need to find out from the building dept how this would need to be built to satisfy the local codes.
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The heighest point of the room is about 7'... the walking area without ducking at all is about 3' 6'' wide, so for 3'6'' the height of the room is between 6-7 feet high, and im 6' so its good enough for me to walk one place to another.
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The heighest point of the room is about 7'... the walking area without ducking at all is about 3' 6'' wide, so for 3'6'' the height of the room is between 6-7 feet high, and im 6' so its good enough for me to walk one place to another.
What's relevant for legality has nothing to do with your ability to walk in the space.
This is just a heads up you might want to look into. Or not, as the case might be. The point is that when you go to sell the property, you might have issues. Such as the new buyers bank refusing a mortgage because the house has illegal renovations.
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