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Selling Points In Real Estate: Share Your Favorite Kitchen View!

Kitchen view from a home in Pima County

I visited a friend on the east end of Pima County last Saturday.  Their home is beautiful, but the thing that captivated my attention was the view from the kitchen sink!

Buyers have a long list of "wants."  One of mine has always been a kitchen with a view.  Kitchens are a major selling point in a home.  Kitchens with a view up the ante!

Whether it's your own view, or that from your favorite listing, please share a photo of your favorite kitchen view here in your comment.  If it's a listing, feel free to add a live link to your listing website!

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Comment balloon 29 commentsMike Jones • February 12 2010 06:16AM

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Snow scene

Many homes have lost the kitchen view when a sun room is added.  Mine included. 

I don't really have a kitchen view, except of the sunroom.  I have a sunroom view.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 8 years ago

I like the idea adding the additional photo may have interest to most buyers.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 8 years ago

Hi Mike, The view from my kitchen window is into the garden room.  It was an addition.  From there, however, is our deck with a pergola and a beautiful Japanese cherry tree about forty yards beyond the deck that adds interest all year around.  I'll share it with you perhaps in the spring as it begins to bud.  I'm not walking through three feet of snow for 10 yards to take a picture of a bare-branched tree.  LOL! 

Great idea. 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 8 years ago

Mike~

OOOooo...I love this idea! I will be back in a bit to share a view...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 8 years ago

That's nice...only problem is that you would want to wash dishes all the time....Thanks

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 8 years ago

Rob,

What?  You don't anyhow?

Green O'Lina jane,

Thanks for playing!

Suzanne,

Sounds like you need a warm vacation!

Terry & Bonnie,

Thanks for stopping by!

Lenn,

You really got zapped with the snow!  Thanks for starting the ball rolling.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Yippee! I get to view a wall of brick, my neighbor's house. I'd go for a view =)

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 8 years ago

Clever idea for a post, Mike! Kitchen views are a big plus for many people!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 8 years ago

Nice view, I wish a had a good picture I could share looking out my window... If I think of it i'll take one over the weekend

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Kitchen views are not as common as they used to be.  It is a pity.  The house I grew up in had windows that opened and closed over the kitchen sink - that looked out into the family room.  Can you guess it was an old farm house that had additions?  LOL

Posted by Brenda Carus (Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate) over 8 years ago

That is definitely a view to hope for -- nice  --- many kitchens do not have any view at all -- dark and always need a light .

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Mike, It is as beautiful as a picture. BTW, it is a picture, LOL.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 8 years ago

Wow, what a beautiful view!  I would never get the dishes done, I'd be staring out the window daydreaming. 

 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 8 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Well it's too early to snap a photo - but let me describe my view:  My daughter swinging on her swing-set waving to me as she shouts "Hi Mommy!"!  It's a beautiful view! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 8 years ago

That is a beautiful view, Mike!  If the view is special, it should certainly be included in the photos.

This isn't the kitchen view, but I thought this view of Pikes Peak out the master bedroom window of one of my listings might work, instead.

Mike

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) over 8 years ago

Mike - My kitchen window doesn't have a view like this, and I doubt that many do. Great shot again.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 8 years ago

Larry,

I know mine doesn't!

Mike,

Pike's Peak nicely framed!  Now that's a great view.

Gabrielle,

Thanks for the word picture!  You're so good at that.

Doreen,

That's what I said to the owners.  LOL

William,

That home sits on a section of land.  Just imagine!

Carolin,

That's the truth.  Most don't.  When there's a good view, though, I like to make the most of it.

Brenda,

I can "see" what you're describing.  Thanks for commenting.

Caron,

Come on back with the picture!

Debi,

Thanks for stopping by!

Teral,

I wonder if they'd go for a mural?  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Hi Mike, I love the kitchen view from your friends house.  I have a pretty great view, but I would have to wash the windows before I posted a photo here, or wait for the sun to move LOL!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 8 years ago

Mike,

I've hesitated to comment, because all I could think of was how much I miss film!

It's a great view, a good photo, but we're real estate people.  Our automated cameras just don't see the way we do. It would be great to show the view and the kitchen. You can do that with film. Stop down the lens for a proper exposure when bouncing a strobe off the ceiling the using that f-stop set the stutter to properly expose the the view.

I love your photos and William Johnson's digital has allowed us to take so many photos it's great, but it's also limited us.

It's just an observation, nothing more, well maybe a little nostalgic. It's a great view well framed.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 8 years ago

Mike~

OK...not the expansive view from the kitchen window you have...

but still quite enlightening, would you agree?

All the Best from your snow-on-the-mountain pal in Asheville, janeAnne..

where,at my kitchen window I can see the bear path (sure am pleased to know that  the bears are sound asleep ) and I'm thinking an organic tomato, warmed by the sun, will  taste mighty fine... =)

 

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 8 years ago

Hello Mike and I see many views like this is Nevada and I really like it!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

Bill what you are thinking about can be accomplished with HDR.  Check out T Boardmans AR blog.  She is good at it. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 8 years ago

Doreen,

That's something I have yet to try out.

Vegas Bob,

There are still some wide open expanses in the west!

janeAnne,

Thanks for the view; I miss Asheville.

Bill,

It was a sad day when they stopped making slide film...

Mary,

We can wait...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

I have an amazing view of our pool and the mountains behind us.  I can see a little of Red Rock Canyon + always have a view of Mt Charleston which gives me a little snow in winter ;)  I will have to remember to take apic tomorrow.  It's dark here now!

Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) over 8 years ago

I love to show views fomr windows... and you are spot on about the kitchen window.. good information and great picture! thanks

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) over 8 years ago

Debra,

I'll bet you have some killer views right now in Homer, AK!

Renee,

Come on back with the photo when the sun rises.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

@Doreen,

Thanks! Loved the photos, but I don't think it was the same. The industrial building looks to be available light. I subscribed.

@Mike

The thing about digital is it's so easy to carry and cheap to use that people are carrying and using them. Not to mention As you keep proving they are incredibly capable!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 8 years ago

Indeed a really great view - thanks for sharing!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

icicles HomeRome.comPretty special view! I am still looking at icicles, snow, birds and squirrels.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 8 years ago

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