Architecturally unique and with endless functional value, serving windows are popping up more and more in residential spaces. If you're wondering what makes serving windows different from regular ones, they're essentially any kind of window that opens up wide enough to pass something through it—some of them flip up awning-style, some slide open, and others (bi-folds) open like an accordion.

kitchen pass through window with outdoor dining area
Lark & Linen

Sometimes referred to as concession windows, they were originally created to make transactions for food vendors more seamless, and more recently, they've been adopted by hip eateries with to-go ventures that minimize square-footage, and thus, rent, as well as indoor foot-traffic.

In a domestic setting, they typically connect the kitchen to a backyard or deck space and promote indoor/outdoor living. So who are they good for? Basically, if you can't splurge on a second kitchen but would love to have another one outside, an extra-wide pass-through window is a compromise that...

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Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression
No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.


Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show
Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape....

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