1) Ask to see the regulation that states you must have a closet. 2) If it exists, ask to see the regulation which defines the minimum requirements of a closet and the definition of a closet. 3) If neither of those exist, file an appeal. THAT they should have regulations for. If not, they are in BIG trouble.
This makes no sense......so they are telling you that you HAVE to have a closet in the room??? You apparently own the house then? I've never heard of such an absurd thing in my life.....why the frig do they care if there's a closet in that room???? I've seen people go from an existing wall and build a closet from the wall out into the room.....but that kinda "throws the room off"......this is just absurd.....and they wonder why people go grab a gun and go on rampages????
Just call it a Den, Rumpus room, or a Florida room. It's what you define it as. No one has the authority to tell you otherwise. It's just a matter of semantics. If you choose to put your bed in the kitchen (which is your right to choose) does it make it a bedroom?
Typically, to be defined as a "bedroom" a room needs two points of egress and a closet. The egress points are in case of fire, and the closet permits storage of clothing, which is typically done in a bedroom. A closet is merely a separate space with a door. You can drywall in a section 2' x 2' and put a door on it pretty easily. I hope this helps. Feel free to visit http://www.denverrealestateoffice.com for more advice.