Child’s Playhouse

July 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Your kids are sure to squeal with delight when they see this amazing playhouse.  And then they’ll squeal in pain from splinters, loose nails, black widow spiders, etc.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Roof · Landscaping · Safety Issue · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Double Double Triple

July 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

A note to sellers:  you don’t have to publish every photo you take of your house.  It’s okay to edit out the bad ones.

Blurred.

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Now focused.  Let’s use only this photo and delete the fuzzy one, okay?

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A view of a wall.

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Another view of the same wall.  Why include two?  Why include any?

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One photo of a driveway in Rialto, California.  With a radio tower in the background.

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Second photo of the driveway with radio tower.  Now with oil stain on full display!

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Third photo of the driveway.  At least the radio tower is missing from this photo.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Don’t Forget To Check Your Sugar

July 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Three flyswatters!  They have a serious fly infestation!  The note card reads “don’t forget to take your G——- when you begin to —-.”

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This note card reads “don’t forget to (check) your sugar.”  If she didn’t leave the sugar out, there’d be fewer flies.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Miniature Golf Course?

July 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The suit of armor.  A ramp.  And a secret door.  Grab me a golf ball and a club and let me play miniature golf!  When I was growing up, we called it goony golf.  Also known as goofy golf or putt putt golf.

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Polo Player

July 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Graffiti on a door.

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Scribbles and nonsense.

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Was it a kitchenette for a guest house?

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Paint · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti

Moldy Walls

July 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mold throughout this home.

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And in the bathroom.

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Water leak was extensive.

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Spraying bleach on it won’t solve the problem.

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If you want to see more mold photos, check out my post of a house with mushrooms growing on the ceiling.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew

What Knot To Do

July 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Those dreaded knotted curtains are back.  And they’re badder, er, worse than ever.

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Here they are from a different angle.

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Knotted curtains are like a virus.  They spread to other windows in a house.  Notice the sloppy paint line at the ceiling.

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We don’t luv knotted curtains.

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People are now knotting bed sheets used as curtains.

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Either knot them both or none.  We vote for none.

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None, please.

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How is a buyer supposed to exit that door with a giant knot hanging there?

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Please make this trend go away.

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It’s knot a good look.

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche · Make It Stop · Laundry Room

Four Chairs Up

July 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

You’re too late.  The dining hall is now closed.

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We’ll be open tomorrow at 11am.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

Not Fired Up About These Three Fireplaces

July 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ugly fireplace in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Plus cheap, dirty carpet.

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Check out this fireplace in Chandler, Arizona.  It certainly makes a statement.

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From another Hot Springs home.  It’s more of a heater than a fireplace, but still not pretty.  All that plywood and the bric-a-brac!  Very rustic.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other US Cities

Beautiful House - Ugly Tree

July 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Michael, for sending us these photos of a remodeled San Diego, California house.  The house is beautiful, but the gnarly, old tree out front is creepy and ugly.

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The tree has been trimmed up too high, so now it’s all gangly branches and no leaves.  It distracts from the house.

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You can see the ugly branches from the living room window.

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Beautiful new kitchen.  Looks clean, fresh, and bright.  White cabinets, especially Shaker style as seen here, with engineered quartz counters are very popular right now in kitchen redesign.  Note how the glass backsplash is only one color.

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Could be featured in a magazine.

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Clean and fresh looking bathroom too.  Thank you, Michael, for the photos.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Other US Cities · Not Ugly