Built-ins and Sears Kit Homes
Many times, I’ve seen less-than-informed sources report that if your home has built-ins, such as built-in ironing boards and breakfast nooks and telephone niches, it’s probably a kit home.
This is not true.
Built-ins were practical space-saving ideas that became very popular in the early 1900s, which was also the years when Sears kit homes became popular. And, built-ins were big sellers in hardware catalogs, too. In other words, you could add them to your house in later years.
Pictured below are examples of the built-ins offered in the Sears Honor-Bilt Hardware catalog.
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