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    Found a granny flat out back , about 700 sqft. and that may be on the big est. Low ceiling ht. 6'8"
    but the width of the kitchen doesn't allow you to open the door.

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    Default Re: How small is too small (Kitchen)

    Quote Originally Posted by mike huntzinger View Post
    Found a granny flat out back , about 700 sqft. and that may be on the big est. Low ceiling ht. 6'8"
    but the width of the kitchen doesn't allow you to open the door.
    Well if granny is short with long arms, I don't see a problem.


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    Is this an addition or a motor home?


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stenske View Post
    Is this an addition or a motor home?
    Not wide enough to be a motor home - too small.

    Unless it is in a VW bus (van).

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    Jerry,

    Maybe its a treehouse.

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    Default Re: How small is too small (Kitchen)

    Quote Originally Posted by mike huntzinger View Post
    Found a granny flat out back , about 700 sqft. and that may be on the big est. Low ceiling ht. 6'8"
    but the width of the kitchen doesn't allow you to open the door.
    Well you'd have to check the property maintenance code and any local adoptions or further restrictive ammendments.

    For example Int'l Prop Maint Code under occupancies, Section 404 might read something like this in subsection 404.6:

    "
    404.6 Efficiency unit.
    Nothing in this section shall prohibit an efficiency living unit from meeting the following requirements:
    1. A unit occupied by not more than two occupants shall have a clear floor area of not less than 220 square feet (20.4 mē). A unit occupied by three occupants shall have a clear floor area of not less than 320 square feet (29.7 mē). These required areas shall be exclusive of the areas required by Items 2 and 3.
    2. The unit shall be provided with a kitchen sink, cooking appliance and refrigeration facilities, each having a clear working space of not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in front. Light and ventilation conforming to this code shall be provided.
    3. The unit shall be provided with a separate bathroom containing a water closet, lavatory and bathtub or shower.
    4. The maximum number of occupants shall be three.

    You might find further minimum size and ceiling height requirements in earlier subsections also regarding dedicated sleeping rooms/bedrooms for the occupancy. Such as 70 sq. ft. for one, with an additional sq. ft. for a second person in the same bedroom, etc. Continuing lower ceiling height allowances for existing previously legally built occupancies, etc. Sloped ceilings, beams, structural repairs, etc.

    IIRC Calif is or has adopted new I-codes for effective next year. Not sure of your specific locale and if there would or could be additional local adoptions and/or restrictive ammendments in addition to the presently-in-effect statewide code minimums.


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