Best of Worst Kitchen Cabinets

March 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments

You get to choose the UglyHousePhotos Award for Worst/Ugliest Kitchen Cabinets.  Presented here in chronological order when they were posted.

BANANAS:  Buyers are sure to go bananas for these yellow cabinets.

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SHELLACKED:  These John F. Long builder cabinets were coated with varnish and coated again just to be sure.  They shine so pretty now.  [JFL was a popular builder of affordable tract homes throughout Phoenix in the 1970s and early 1980s; his only fault is these ugly cabinets; he was a well-loved philanthropist in Arizona.]

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HEADSTONES:  What fun it must be to wash dishes in the dark corner and face an ugly green cabinet.  Is there any lighting in this kitchen?

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APPLE TREE:  Eve couldn’t resist the temptation to paint the cabinets.  Now we get to enjoy the fruits of her labor.

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BROWN & YELLOW:  More lovely John F. Long builder cabinets in original condition, accented with mustard yellow and ketchup red.

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WALLPAPERED: The yellow paint clashes nicely with the pink flowery wallpaper, the pink counters, and the red fake brick.

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SILVER: If you paint over your ugly John F. Long cabinets with silver spray paint to create a modern look, can you call this updating the kitchen?

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PEPTO-DISMAL:  The ugly pink paint color on John F. Long cabinets makes you lose your appetite.

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Please vote for your favorite Worst/Ugliest Kitchen Cabinets:

What Is the Worst/Ugliest Kitchen Cabinet?
Bananas
Shellacked
Headstones
Apple Tree
Brown and Yellow
Wallpapered
Silver
Pepto-Dismal
  
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Best of Worst Flooring

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Flooring go to:

7th Place - This Mesa, Arizona hallway made our list because if you don’t like tile flooring, it’s a real treat to remove.  When choosing new tile, consider your long-term and short-term plans; if moving soon, keep it neutral.

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6th Place - Back when things were built to last, forever and forever.

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5th Place - The drapes match the rug, in delightful 1980s colors.

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4th Place - Leftover pads from the local gym?  Why not just remove them before selling?

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3rd Place - The floor is either half finished or half removed.  Buyers don’t have time to finish projects.  Git ‘er done before selling.

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2nd Place - If it’s not parquet, it’s not better.  Looks like it would only take 20 minutes to remove the awful parquet squares; then take the photo.  Why do sellers leave these projects to the buyers?

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1st Place - Leftover tile pieces create an ugly hodgepodge design.  Thanks for nothing.

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Best of Worst Beds

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Bed will go to a candidate that truly impresses buyers in a negative way.  You decide which bed wins as Worst/Ugliest Bed.  Presented in chronological order from earlier posts with reasons why you should select it.

GREEN VELVET: The seller incorporated the elegant green crushed velvet bedspread with the dreamy orange carpet and created a high headboard with both colors!

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UNMADE:  Bed skirts, mattress pads, and bottom fitted sheets are so overrated.

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RUFFLES:  Pretty pastel colors grace this delightful bedspread.  Don’t forget the brass poles!  Or the ruffled canopy!!

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MATTRESS TOO SMALL: It’s a safety measure.  If you fall off the small mattress, you are cushioned by the larger mattress.  Clever idea.

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EASTER FLOWERS: Nothing says Easter Fun Time like a matched set of bedspread and drapes!

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RED FLOWERS: This isn’t shabby chic, it’s classy chic!

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SUNKEN MATTRESS:  This mattress lost its spring a long time ago.

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MATTRESS TOO BIG:  Houston, Texas, where everything is bigger.

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PILED HIGH:  They’re putting on the play The Princess and the Pea at the Abilene, Texas community theatre.

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COVERED UP:  Sun City, Arizona.  We haven’t heard from Grandma in two weeks.

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Vote for your favorite Worst Bed.

What Is the Worst Bed?
Green Velvet
Unmade
Ruffles
Mattress Too Small
Easter Flowers
Red Flowers
Sunken Mattress
Mattress Too Big
Piled High
Covered Up
  
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Best of Worst Drum Sets In Real Estate Photos

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Can we have a drum roll please?  The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Real Estate Photos With Drum Sets go to, in no particular order:

No excuses.  It took these sellers 9 months to sell.  Wonder why.

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They’ve got a keyboard and a drum set.  Just need a guitarist to complete the band.

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SpongeBob SquarePants formed a band.

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They perform along with the American Idol contestants.

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Nothing like a little lullaby on the drums to help you fall asleep.

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American Bandstand.

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They ordered special soundproofing blinds.

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The first thing buyers see when entering the home is a drum set.  Is this a smart home staging decision?

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The UglyHousePhotos Tribute To the 2011 Academy Awards

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

The Oscars will be televised tonight!  It’s the 2011 Academy Awards!

Let’s take a twist on the Top 10 Nominated Movies with our version we call the Uglies.

Which movie do you think will win tonight?  (in alphabetical order)

BLACK SWAN.  “What happened to my sweet girl?”

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THE FIGHTER.  That punching bahg gawt beat up real bad.

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INCEPTION.  It’s a dream inside of a dream inside of a dream.

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The KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT.  They do seem pretty content.

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THE KING’S SPEECH.  Elvis (The King) lives on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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127 HOURS.  I’d saw off my right arm just to get that New York clock to match the others.

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SOCIAL NETWORK.  He’s checking his FaceBook updates.

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TOY STORY 3.  Even Buzz LightYear and Woody are ashamed of this mess.

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TRUE GRIT.  It takes place in the mountains, right?  Well, the true original version with John Wayne did.

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WINTER’S BONE.  I didn’t know pink flamingos migrate to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the winter.

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Be sure to vote for your favorite movie of 2010 here:

What’s Your Favorite Movie of 2010?
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
  
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Honorable Mention:  How To Train Your Dragon.  Puff the Magic Dragon lives on in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Best of Worst Artwork On Display

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Art is in the eye of the beholder.  How do these examples of “art” strike you?  You get to vote and decide.  They are arranged in chronological order from 2008 to 2011.

Our Top Ten Candidates for Worst Artwork On Display In a Real Estate Photo are:

Dolphin Velvet Painting

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Four Red Aliens

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Green and Brown Dirt

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Ugly Palm Tree

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Yellow Splotch.  Bacliff, Texas.

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Marbles

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Bathing Beauty in Roswell, New Mexico.

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Squiggles in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Slug Riding a Horse?

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Three Aliens in Surprise, Arizona.

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Be sure to vote for your favorite bad art!

Which Art Is the Worst?
Dolphin Velvet
Four Red Aliens
Green and Brown Dirt
Ugly Palm Tree
Yellow Splotch
Marbles
Bathing Beauty
Squiggles
Slug Riding a Horse
Three Aliens
  
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→ No CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Art · Worst Of

Best of Worst Dirt & Dust

February 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Dirt and/or Dust go to:

5th Place - Cobwebs everywhere in this neglected home.  Someone lived here with the cobwebs (and filth and cat urine smell and mouse poop, etc.).

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4th Place - Got dust?

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3rd Place - Greasy kitchen that was never cleaned.  Sticky cabinet doors.  Yuck.

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2nd Place - Year and years of dust accumulated on the popcorn ceiling.

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1st Place - How can people live like that?  Gag.

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100 Million All-Time Hits At UglyHousePhotos.com!!!

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Wow! Wow! Wow!  UglyHousePhotos.com just surpassed 100 million hits all-time in the 3.3 years we’ve been up and running.

Over 7,732,000 page views all-time.

Over 3,346,000 unique visitors all-time.

Thank you for visiting us and supporting us!!

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Best of Worst Carpeting

February 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst & Ugliest Carpet go to:

6th Place - Ugly pink & green carpet.  Be careful not to ever spill anything in the kitchen.

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5th Place - Leftover carpet from the casino?

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4th Place - Industrial carpet that looks like wood planks.  Not exactly the kind of wood flooring buyers want.

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3rd Place - So 1970s.  What were we thinking back then?  It looks like the carpeting we had in my family’s den back then.

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2nd Place - Camouflage carpet does have its merits: it hides dirt & stains very well.

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1st Place - Louisville, Kentucky.  Can you imagine going to the carpet showroom and actually selecting this orange monstrosity out of all the other choices??!

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PLEASE VOTE!! (We’re trying out a new poll system).

Which Carpet Is the Worst?
Pink and Green
Casino
Fake Wood
Brown 1970s
Camouflage
Orange
  
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Best of Worst Walls

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Wall go to:

10th Place -  Yee haw.  The sellers added wood trim to create a stable/barn look.  What will buyers do with this wall?

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9th Place - These sellers have the horses needed for the home above.  This wall made our list because of the combination of faux paint with accent lines, the pictures hung too high, the cane in the upper left corner (why?), and the phones on the wall.

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8th Place - If you’re going to live in your home, wouldn’t it be nice to add wall texture and then paint?  What buyer wants an unfinished home?  Leaves an impression that the sellers don’t care.

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7th Place - Are they trying for an adobe look?  Remember the Alamo?

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6th Place - These sellers really went for it with their exposed brick destruction of the drywall.

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5th Place - We can’t tell if they used a stencil or peel and stick vinyl floor tiles.  Regardless, it’s odd.

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4th Place - The slate mosaic didn’t hold up too well.  Now what does a buyer do?  Finish it or tear it down?

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3rd Place - They removed the mirror tiles and left glue marks.  Can’t really paint over them.  Thanks for not fixing the wall for the buyer.

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2nd Place -  Good grief.

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1st Place - Houston, Texas.  Water damage to the wall.  Looks awful.

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