New Trend In Kitchen Back Splash Design

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

We like to spot new trends in kitchen design and share them with you.  For Spring 2012, installing bric-a-brac as back splash will be très chic.  Even hotter, installing it sideways!

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Five Entertainment Centers

December 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Amateur entertainment centers or media niches are/were popular in the Phoenix area.  Not very practical though.

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They can dominate a room.

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They eat up a lot of floor space.

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They can be functionally obsolete, where they no long fit the proper size for today’s televisions.  Then you have to get creative with TV placement.  And hope it doesn’t tip over.

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Seems like an excuse to hoard and display items.

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Two Three-Toned Tiled Bathrooms

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Looking sporty with red, white, and black tiles.  No place to store or put toiletries down.  Convenient box of matches for odor control.

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Peach, brown, and green tiles in another home.  Cleaning grout is fun.

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Easy Maintenance Kitchen

December 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments

With a kitchen as simple as this, you won’t have to worry about appliances or cleaning.  Easy as pie.

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Nine Fireplaces

December 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

The photo caption for this New River, Arizona fireplace reads, “Special stove as focal point.”  It certainly gets your attention.

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1961 Phoenix home.

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1978 Phoenix home.

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1978 Glendale, Arizona home with a tribute to Stonehenge.

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The world’s smallest fireplace mantel is found in Phoenix.  Please clean out the ashes, thank you.

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These Glendale, Arizona sellers placed the mantel up high so their kids couldn’t reach the Christmas stockings.

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The Emperor’s New Fireplace?  In Mesa, Arizona.

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Is that one of those free Amish fireplaces?  From Watertown, New York.

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World’s smallest fireplace opening in a home in the Netherlands.  You use toothpicks as matches and matches as firewood.

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Spa Treatment

December 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Would it hurt to clean the spa when selling this Gilbert, Arizona home?  Buyers want a sparkling clean spa not a big tub of herbal tea leaves.

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Dine & Dash

December 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Buyers will look at these two dining rooms and dash out of the homes.

The neon flamingo is a nice touch on the dining table.  Lots of family photos, cds, & clutter.  Could have looked really cute if cleared out.  Munds Park, Arizona.

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Is all of that stuff really necessary?

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Mesa, Arizona dining room.  Help!

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Not Sponge Worthy

December 6th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Save us from this sponge paint monstrosity.  Mesa, Arizona.

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Looks cheesy.  Chandler, Arizona.

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Too much of a bad thing is a bad thing.  Gilbert, Arizona.

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Getting To the Root of the Problem

December 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Methinks the nearby tree roots are buckling the patio of this Gilbert, Arizona home.

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Not looking good from the other side either.  What happens when the roots go under the house?

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I had a buyer walk away from a home that had invasive tree root problems.  The owners had planted a tree in their 4′x8′ atrium (in the middle of the house).  The 20 foot tall tree was too big for the atrium.  A structural engineer told my client to cancel the deal.

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You Are Where You Live?

December 5th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Watertown, New York actually has a road named Hoard Street.  After living on Hoard Street, you can’t stop collecting items?  Here’s a home for sale on Hoard Street.  They expect it to sell sometime in the year 2024.

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You never know when you’ll need three hand mirrors.  Or extra soaps and toiletries.

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