This is a republish of a post originally published in August 2015. 

Many of you have wondered what defines a bedroom. Does a den count as a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a closet and a window? A ceiling height requirement? All of the above? The official answer is there is no official answer. ARMLS does not have an established description of what constitutes a bedroom. If you’re eager for a definitive answer, we suggest speaking with your broker. Often times they will have a set interpretation you can use when entering listings.


It’s important to be aware that another brokerage might not have the same definition as yours. When this happens, we can help with discrepancies but because we don’t have a concrete classification, there is no rule being violated.