Client: Nicole T.
- Provide an egress window to a basement unit
- A stepped window design was proposed to provide maximize light while meeting the code
Project Budget: $4,000
Project Duration: 4 days
Maximize light in basement unit
Provide a stepped garden for a beautiful view
Few of us think of a bedroom window as a “life-saving” feature.
Although bedroom windows are not considered to be ordinary escape routes, if there was ever an emergency situation, like a house fire, having the properly-sized egress window in the bedroom could be the difference between life and death.
By the time an occupant is able to respond to a smoke alarm the suite may be filled with smoke and their escape route from the bedroom blocked.
The requirement for a properly-sized bedroom window has been around since 1980 and subsequent code changes since then have made it even easier to understand how a bedroom egress window is defined. Depends on which code you reference. Regional requirements can differ from national regulations.