One-Half and 3/4 Baths, So Why Not 1/2 and 3/4 Kitchens?
Home Buyers (and their agents) recognize that there are gradations in Bathrooms.
So, on MLS, Bathrooms range from 1/4 (just a toilet) to “Full” (toilet, sink, shower, tub).
Searching for a home with a bona fide second unit (futilely, so far), it seems like something similar is needed to distinguish amongst the various types of Kitchens found in so-called mother-in-law apartments.
Now: All or Nothing
In that vein, here is my proposed lexicon:
1/4 Kitchen: water source and sink (basically, a “wet bar”).
1/2 Kitchen: same as 1/4, plus oven and cooktop.
3/4 Kitchen: same as 1/2, plus full fridge.
Full: same as 3/4, plus dishwasher.
Obviously, Buyers can make modifications as needed.
And knowing whether a 2nd Kitchen is partial or full tells you nothing about its quality.
But . . it’s better than not having that info at all.
Whaddya say, MLS??
See also, “3rd Floor Mother-in-Law Units (& Other Oxymorons)”; “Partial Bathroom“; “Real Estate Riddle: When is .25 a Big Deal?”