HOUSE TO HOME • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 • 7
From nights enjoying television with
family to having friends over, this room
will be the hub of it all, and it has both the
space and comfort to deliver many a memorable
The highlight of the home, however, just
might be the 25x12 eat-in kitchen. It will
be a welcome sight for anyone who enjoys
cooking and baking. There’s no shortage
of room here, either for food preparation
or for storage, with its L-shaped counters
and cabinets that run the length of one of
the long walls.
There’s a peninsula to add to your
usable space and plenty of room for the
table and chairs for everyday meals. A
pantry adds even more storage.
Between the kitchen and the living
room is a powder room, and a door leads
out to the large 37x20 patio that could easily
become living room No. 2 and kitchen
No. 2 when the weather is nice.
Set up the grill or the smoker and your
best outdoor furniture, call the friends
over for a cookout and let the kids have
fun splashing around in the above-ground
The lot directly behind the house has
never been built on, and to one side of the
house is a creek.
Back upstairs, you’ll find all four bedrooms,
including the 17x12 master with
en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet.
The other three bedrooms measure 14x10,
13x9 and 12x9, and they share a nice-sized
full bathroom with double sinks in the
hallway. All the bedrooms as well as the
dining room and living room are carpeted.
The home also has a finished basement
with a 24x12 game room, a full bathroom
and an 11x7 laundry room, giving you
even more living space.
For a family with children, this could be
a great playroom. For those without children,
it can be whatever suits your needs.
Access to the one-car garage with builtins
for workspace is also found in the
basement. Additional storage for mowers
and other lawn and outdoor equipment
can be found in the built-in shed under the
The home features plaster wall interiors.
Some of the recent updates include a new
top part of the Mansard roof in September
2019, new main-floor windows in 2016 and
new second-floor carpeting in 2017.
The home sits on .23 acres and is located
in the Burrell School District. Taxes on
the property are $4,017 per year.
For more information or to schedule a
showing, contact Debbie Painter-Benning
of Howard Hanna Allegheny Valley at
Update your fridge for safety, ease of use
A well-organized refrigerator
not only saves you
effort — no more peeking
in every container to find
the leftover chili — but it’ll
save you money because
you won’t be ending up
with expired food.
Make sure the fridge is
set at the right temperature.
According to the
United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA), you
should set your refrigerator
at 40 degrees or
below. Here are six ways to
get your fridge in tip-top
1. Remove everything
from the entire refrigerator,
attention to foods with an
expiration date. If any item
has expired, don’t take a
chance on its viability —
just throw it out. If you
can’t remember when you
opened that half-eaten jar
of salsa, you should probably
toss it, too (but recycle
the glass jar).
2. As you’re moving
things out of the fridge,
create groups of like items
— drinks in one group,
dairy in another, etc. This
lets you see if you’ve got
any duplicates and makes
finding what you’re looking
for an easy endeavor.
3. Take out the shelves
and drawers and wash
them in warm, soapy water.
When they’re dry, replace
them. Next, wipe down the
inside of the fridge. Put
liners on the bottoms of
the produce bins to make
cleaning easier later on.
4. Transfer leftovers into
clear plastic containers
that allow you to easily
see what’s inside. No more
guessing! Using uniform
sized containers saves
space inside the fridge’s
As for the longevity of
leftovers, the USDA recommends
foods no more than four
days in the refrigerator.
5. Put the food back,
keeping like items together.
If you’ve got the space,
place a plastic turntable/
Lazy Susan on a shelf so
you can easily see what’s
6. Since the coldest part
of the refrigerator is the
meat drawer, put deli
turkey and salami there.
The bottom shelf is the
next coldest, and it’s where
dairy products like milk
and yogurt, as well as raw
meats and fish (in their
own container to handle
any drips), should go. The
middle shelf is where to
The warmest shelf is the
top one, so put ready-to-eat
foods and leftovers there.
The door is actually the
warmest part of the entire
fridge and should be home
to butter (in the dairy compartment)
mayonnaise, and other
Put fruit in one produce
bin and vegetables in another.
Never store together
because some fruits emit
a gas that could wilt the
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