Entries Tagged as 'Bathroom'

Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

The seller had spent years collecting this and that and spent endless hours carefully placing each item in the perfect spot.  She wasn’t about to pack any of it for some picky buyer.  No way.

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This is her home!

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No one is going to tell her what to do.

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You’d expect her to live in a house that was stripped of her collectibles?  The nerve!

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Buyers will just have to see past the clutter.

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Will buyers notice the nice floor?

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Buyers are instructed not to touch any of the items.

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Overwhelmed.

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Lost cause?

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She could hire a professional home organizer.  Or a friend or neighbor kid.

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(sigh)

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Peoria, AZ Homes

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

Lotions & Potions

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The seller has the softest skin in town.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

If You Would Remove One Item Please

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Home staging request:  if only one item could be removed from a room to make it look nicer, what item would that be?

A motorcycle!  [Aberdeen, Washington]

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A flyswatter!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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A towel!  [Phoenix]

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A hammer!  There is a jug of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, but let’s not be so literal.  Where’s the arm?  [Glendale, Arizona]

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Laundry Room

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $37,700.

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After Back Patio.  Once renovated, this home sold for $155,000.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Modest renovations, but big profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Trophy Life

August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.

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Nooooo!!  Knotted curtains!!!   Nooooo!!

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Four more trophies.  TV’s on!  Prescription bottles on display.  More family photos.

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Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators.  And more prescription bottles within reach of children.

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There’s a kid looking in the window!  A peeping tom!  Maybe he can help tidy up this house.

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No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.

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There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.

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There’s refrigerator #3.  In the full sun.  And a puppy in a cage.  Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.

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Five scrubby pads.

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Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack.  More prescription bottles with easy access.  “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”

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I see baseball hats on the back of the door.

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The hangers are every which way.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Back Yard · Family Photos · People In Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche · Hats

Before & After Mid-Century Modern Renovation

August 2nd, 2014 · 12 Comments

There’s a trend with house flippers in the Phoenix area nowadays to remove paint from the exterior of 1960s homes, exposing the gray cinder/concrete block walls.  Part of that mid-century modern look/theme that’s popular.

Before Front of House.  Built in 1960.  Sold to an investor for $231,000.  This is a subdivision (about 1 mile from my house) in which architect Al Beadle was involved.

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After Front of House.  The paint was power blasted away.  The minimalistic desert landscaping is typical of these types of flips.  Barrel cactus is almost a requirement ;-)   The house sold for $380,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  [Editor’s note: some readers are commenting that this is a small home.  It’s actually 1700 square feet.]

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  The house was renovated with energy saving materials, resulting in a G Home HERS rating of 85.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  From the opposite angle.  A Smart Home Auto System was installed; you can control door locks, lights, thermostat, security system & cameras, garage door, and water fountain from your smart phone or computer.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.  LED lighting was integrated into the walls of the bathroom and other rooms in the house.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.  The majority of homes in Phoenix have concrete slab foundations.  Homes built in the 1950s-1970s had stained concrete, the color of butterscotch or dark honey.  Many remodelers are tearing up tile and carpet to expose the stained concrete floors and then polishing the concrete as seen here.

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After 2nd Bathroom.  No before photo available.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.  From the opposite angle.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

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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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew

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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Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Other US Cities · Not Ugly

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft