Our 50s house has an extra room somewhere around 14′ by 7’8″ (+ walk-in closet in addition to this) with approximately 7’8″ high ceilings (pretty much the same height as the rest of the bedrooms), entrance/exit from an interior hallway and to a patio. It has a working AC/heater vent. It has a large window and a glass door to the patio. You do not have to walk through that room to get to another room. It has a walk-in closet. It won’t fit a king or a queen bed but it fits a full bed. The house is on a hillside so bedrooms are downstairs and rest of the house is upstairs and this specific room falls under the area where the garage is. I have looked up other hillside homes in Los Angeles and many have bedrooms under the garage so this doesn’t seem to me to be the issue. Another bedroom is on the other edge of the house with the same grading so below/above grade doesn’t seem to be an issue either. These are all the facts that might matter that I can think of.
Despite all of this, the house has always been listed without this room as a bedroom. The previous owners had used this room as a laundry room and used to have a gas heater and a water heater where in the walk-in closet is at some point, but the house had laundry hookups in the garage so this room is no longer being used as a laundry room and the gas heater and water heater haven’t been in that closet for a while now. Our appraisal had come in with that room listed as laundry because the washer/dryer were in that room at the time.
Given all this, would an appraiser consider this room a bedroom since it is no longer a laundry room?