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This home [located in a PUD in Gwinnett] has had an additional kitchen/cooking area in the rear of it's garage. This area includes cabinets, a sink with running water, a stove with a natural gas connection and a vent. Do you think there is a negative effect on marketability as a result of this?  It would take some effort to convert it back to a full garage. Any input would be appreciated DSC00090.JPG 


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It's a spice kitchen for ethnic cooking. Mention it and leave it alone or risk being labeled a racist.

They are quite common around here. I have never seen one marketed and sold.


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I could see the appeal to a meth cook.
I don't think I would want to cook in my garage.
Is it typical for the area? County approved? I think not.
Your the appraiser and you make the obvious call.

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It's a spice kitchen for ethnic cooking. Mention it and leave it alone or risk being labeled a racist.

They are quite common around here. I have never seen one marketed and sold.



I watched an Asian family, down the street, burn down their house because they were cooking in the garage.

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I watched an Asian family, down the street, burn down their house because they were cooking in the garage.


There are dumbasses of all races.  I've seen houses burnt down from people cooking turkeys in the yard.

Mention it, move on.  If you try to imply that it is a marketing problem, that would be akin to saying that a house painted blue and red has a marketing problem.

Let it be.  Its a preference item attributable primarily to certain ethnic groups.  Unless you got the balls to go to that battle, mention it and move on.  Let the lender be the one that gets accused of violating fair housing laws by questioning the marketability of this kitchen.

That being said, don't call it a kitchen.  Call it a cooking area within the garage.  Never had a lender question it when referenced as a cooking area versus a kitchen.

Its not a kitchen, its a garage with a cooking area.  Just like you don't call the kitchen a laundry room when the washer and dryer are in there.  You call it a kitchen with a laundry hookup.  Same difference.  Garage with a cooking area.  How could it be any different than a porch with an outdoor kitchen?

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They cook crap in there that permeates the house. The lender shoul hypothetically like it since they are trying to maintains the house by keeping the stank out of it. Speaking of, whatever happened to stank? That guy was a hoot.
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The truth is that we don't know. My suggestion is to contact the county or city and sort out the code issue. I'm not saying to disclose or rat-out the property or residence... Let us know what you find out.

I am guessing they are still parking cars there, so it is possibly a safety issue.


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I thinks you guys are off the mark a bit...these kitchens are great for families that 'can' food, have larger family outings, church functions...It allows the family to prepare food and not heat up the kitchen....I would give it a positive comment and some value...I am cooking spaghetti for 20 to30 folks in a few weeks...it will take a week to rid the house of the garlic, onion and other spice smells.
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I love a little motor oil in my spaghetti
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For enough $, HRC was state that motor oil taste like spaghetti.
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That's only after it has been run through a Vespa engine.
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Does the garage have a bathroom or access to a bathroom without going outside?  Can't imagine someone doing that unless they were trying to rent it out.  Although Orthodox Jewish families need an additional kosher kitchen or something like that...
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I have seen a couple, one included a BBQ, very nice but not expensive...Harvey the Handy Man could do it for less than $5k including plumbing and electrical.
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Meanwhile outside....
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MEP nailed it. I see a fair amount of garage or basement kitchens used for home canning. That way if your canner explodes you don't have to remodel your kitchen. You can hose most of that down.
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The entire stove is covered in alum foil..  I think you guys are on the money..   looks like jarring or canning.
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