Does anyone know what the building codes are in Maine for finished basements, or do they vary by town? I'm trying to figure out what can be counted in the total square footage of a house when a basement is finished?
I'm trying to figure it out in relation to these scenarios, with the livable space being a family room, bathroom, and office:
1. If a basement does not have an exit other than the stairs INSIDE the house (no bulkhead, no walkout doors), AND no windows, does it count as livable space?
2. If it has windows that are small, typical basement type windows, but no other exit, does that count as livable space?
3. If the windows are big windows (either full-sized or larger basement types) does it count?
4. If the finished area itself has no windows and no other door and no windows (i.e. the wall is built 8 feet from the concrete) does it count?
Thank you for your help!!