Tip of the Month - April 2009

Source: Your Home Inspection Guide
William L. Ventolo

As the control center of the house, the kitchen is crucial to any discussion of interior planning.  In the old days the kitchen, with its fireplace in constant use, was the only regularly heated room in a house.  It was the gathering place for the family. Families cooked, ate, talked, studied, played games and even bathed in the kitchen.  As time passed, these activities moved one by one to other rooms, until the kitchen became a small room that was used only for the preparation of food.  Now the pendulum has swung back.  Kitchens are getting bigger and are becoming multipurpose rooms again.  Today the kitchen is the most used room in the house.

Tip from Crossett Real Estate Services:

Check kitchen equipment: appliances/are they clean & in working order? missing parts?  Kitchen range/refrigerator/dishwasher/disposal?  How is the water pressure/drainage? any leaks?

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This web page was updated on 04/01/2009.