Entries Tagged as 'Bathroom'

Bowl Obstruction

August 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here’s a case of the cramps in a Blythe, California bathroom.  There’s no elbow room around the toilet.

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This tiny bathroom is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  You have to squeeze past the toilet to get to the sink.  Hopefully Mr. Seller doesn’t splash all over the toilet bowl, since it’s highly likely you’ll rub your leg against the toilet a few times.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought this home for $109,000.

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After Bathroom.  They kept the same floor tile.  The house then sold for $161,000.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

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After Bedroom 2.  Paint and carpet.  Your biggest bang for your buck.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Yes, there are a lot of kitchen photos, but it’s very rare for the photos to match up so well.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Plastic runners to protect the new carpet.

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Before Family Room.  Other direction.

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After Family Room.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  They oversaturated the photo; now the driveway looks worse than before.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Bath Blunders

August 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Four bathrooms in need of renovation.

Sure must be fun to take a shower in that tiny dark space.

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Ripped flooring or stains?

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Dirty toilet, dirty walls, dirty floor.  Odd toilet placement.

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Nothing a little glue and bleach can’t fix.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Forecast: Showers

August 29th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Floral bouquet.

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Double curtain frills keep out the spills.

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If this was in Alabama, it would be the Crimson Tide/Tied.

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Disney don’t.

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Doin’ the Boop.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes · Shower Curtain

Tile Samples

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can’t decide which tile to choose for a room?  Select them all!

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Or shake things up with an offset checkerboard pattern.

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Three colors makes for three times the fun on a shower wall.

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Clash of the patterns.

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The photographer is taking photos with her ipad.

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She is sporting rolled-up jeans and sandals.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 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