“This kitchen is too small!”
This is a common complaint I hear when showing vacation homes to buyers. Apparently, a huge amount of buyers are expecting to come to Lake Wallenpaupack, buy a vacation home, and cook feasts for the masses.
At least that’s what they imagine. They envision big breakfasts with stacks of pancakes, steaming mugs of freshly ground coffee, and spicy sausages heaped on plates.
At dinner they dream up a smorgasbord of delectable delights lined up on a long counter, Norman Rockwell moments with freckle-faced kids grinning from ear to ear as happy grammies and mommies dish out heaping portions of mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and juicy roast beef.
The reality, however, is more than likely Corn Flakes and toast, and take-out pizza. Who wants to cook a big meal after being on the lake all day? Coming home from swimming, tubing, or even winter sports finds most people wanting a quick meal and a chance to relax…not cooking (and cleaning up after) a huge meal.
A vacation home should not be measured by the same rule as a primary home. You don’t need gigantic kitchens and huge bedrooms here. The bigger the home, the more work to clean and maintain. And isn’t it all about being at the lake anyway?