Before & After House Renovation

June 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $91,000.

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After Kitchen.  After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

It’s a Dry Heat

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Temperatures reached 118F in Phoenix this past week and have been above 110F the other days.  Humidity has been as low as 7%.  It’s a dry heat.  It saps the moisture out of plants (and people).  Take a look at what happened to a tree!

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Skinny Shower Entrance

June 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Amateur bathroom remodel.  They thought it was a good idea to make the shower entrance only a foot & a half wide.  Probably no overhead light either.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Don’t Look Up

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Martha complained that Rick’s smelly #2s could peel paint, but this is ridiculous!

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Nothing to see up here, folks.  Keep looking down at the upgraded flooring and admire the custom drapery.

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Careful the peeled paint doesn’t fall into your food in the kitchen.

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Potential

June 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

So much potential and yet…

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The walls have potential.

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Potentially a nice home office?

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More wall patching.  At least they didn’t knot the curtains.

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The covered patio provides a lot of shade.

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The front porch roof is curved to help rainwater flow better.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Patio · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper

Chocolate Bars

June 20th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Kitchen cabinets from the 1970s from home builder John F. Long.  They’re great dust collectors.

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See how they contrast with white appliances.

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They look like Hershey’s chocolate bars.

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Good enough to eat?

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It’s very rare for John F. Long homes to have windows over the kitchen sink.

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You can paint the cabinets to give it a more contemporary look.  From the 1970s to the 1980s!

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Eventually the dirt and dust in the cabinet grooves will match the dark grout on the walls.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets

For Sale By Owner

June 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

This seller is trying to sell his Little Rock, Arkansas home by himself on Craigslist.  These are actual photos from the ad.

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The ad reads:
one beroom mobile home, $4,500..retail value 25,000
home made from two shipping containers, 8 by 44 feet each so together, so together the home or office is 16 by 44.
you could use this for a office also.
it is 90 percent finished, needs toilet and 2 sinks and kitchen cabinets and floor covering

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Thank you to our reader Rodney for sending us the ad.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities

Happy Father’s Day

June 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there.

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appy ather too!  And close the door tight!  Because Father says so!

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→ 1 CommentTags: Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Refrigerator Magnets

Rough Roofs

June 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Time for a new roof.

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Likely that a city permit was not issued for this room addition either.

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We’re looking (down) at a roof needing replacement.

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→ No CommentsTags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition

Where Else Wood You Be?

June 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cozy fireplace.  Wet bar.  Wood paneling.  Plush carpet.  Looks like the perfect party place.

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Good times.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Carpet · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Wet Bar