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With the idea of "messy kitchens" becoming popular, an Arizona locality is wrestling with how to handle second kitchens, according to Sue Tone of The Daily Courier in Prescott, Az.

Adding a second kitchen may give your home duplex status if you live in Yavapai County. Yet most home owners wanting extra space to prepare meals are not interested in creating a dwelling for another family.

In Yavapai, legislators are weighing changing their kitchen requirements because of the increasing need for a home to support multiple generations.

Supervisor Rowle Simmons said the code causes a hardship for people who can’t afford, or don’t want to make, nursing home arrangements for their parents.

“I fail to see the harm. I think it’s a wonderful thing to take the property and add a mother-in-law part to it,” Simmons said. He added that he visited a home with a second kitchen upstairs. “No way it could be used as a duplex.”

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