Entries Tagged as 'Bathroom'

Mirror Mortals

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s pretty obvious, folks.  You take the photo, look at it, if you see yourself in it, take another photo.

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Is that a print film camera?  Why are there buckets in the bathtub?

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We see you.  Can’t you see you?

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Nice try, but we still see your arms and camera.  Try again.  What is on the wall below the sink?

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Oh, lady, come on.  Hire a professional photographer if you can’t figure it out.

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Not only is a blurry photo not acceptable, you’re in the photo.  Take another photo.  Digital pictures are free.  It won’t cost a penny to take another one.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Walk-In Tub

August 19th, 2015 · 10 Comments

We’re not making fun of this bathroom.  We know you are curious what those walk-in bathtubs look like.  Here’s one from Apache Junction, Arizona.  You walk in thru the small door on the side, then assumedly take off your clothes and sit down on the bench there, then you fill up the tub.  The weight of the water keeps the door closed during your bath.  It’s not really a bathtub; more like a sitting bath.  It uses a lot of water.  After bathing, you drain the tub and have to wait and wait and wait.  Can’t open the door until it’s empty.  Hopefully you don’t shiver to death while waiting.  Don’t forget your towel!  If you use the hand-held shower head to wash your hair, you’ll likely get water splashed outside the tub.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Not Ugly

Bathroom Design

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments

A lot of time is spent in a bathroom, so you want the design and layout to be functional and practical.

There was a time in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s when sunken bathtubs were common.  Roman tubs (sunken tubs with vertical walls) are found in a post we did in 2013.  This bathroom features a sunken tub.  Be careful not to stub your toe or gash your foot on the sharp edge of the tub’s border.  Don’t fall in, either!  Remember, you’ll have to bend down or get on your knees to turn on the faucets!  And how fun will it be to clean it?

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Fran sent us this photo of a home in Tualatin, Oregon.  The owner thought it would be great to have a sink by itself, especially a pedestal sink where there’s no room for toiletries.  And check out the toilet room.  Unless the door is closed, you get a good view of the toilet from your bed.  Thanks, Fran.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities

Was, Is, & Will Be

August 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This was a bathroom.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

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This is a bathroom.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

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This will be a bathroom.  [Des Moines, Iowa]

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Remodeling · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Odd Bathroom

August 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Several steps up to the “throne.”  Chipped tile.  Are they sure they used a licensed contractor to build that bathroom?

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

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Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

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In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

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Everything, including the rack.

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Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs

Marilyn Monroe Died 53 Years Ago

August 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962.  She is still loved and admired today, as we see in these 3 recent real estate photos.

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Blond bombshell.

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“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world” - Marilyn Monroe

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Amazing Avondale Abode

August 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

This Avondale, Arizona home includes a relaxing shaded swimming pool!

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You’re protected from the hot Arizona sun.

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It also includes a mural of a mountain stream.

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Watch your step.

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Wood floors.

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Painstaking attention to detail with the shower tile.

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Furniture included.

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Easy access to the electric sub panel.  Would make a great kid’s room.

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A second bathroom is always welcomed.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Cluttered Bathrooms

July 24th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bathroom or hair salon?

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Remove the cleaning supplies, close the toilet lid, and pick up the towel please.

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Remove everything before selling.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

X Marks the Spot

July 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Caution!!  Be careful walking on the floor of this Trenton, New Jersey home.

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Watch out in the bathroom too!

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Tags: Flooring · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Foreclosure · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities