Entries Tagged as 'Bathroom'

Two Plungers

September 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Two plungers in one bathroom and one of them is a super plunger for really big jobs.  Hmmm.  And a giant trash bag for all the bathroom garbage that will take weeks and months to fill or they produce a lot of trash in the bathroom.   Or they don’t flush non-human materials.  [Fort Morgan, Colorado]

two 2 plungers in one bathroom large giant trash can bin high mirror Fort Morgan Colorado homes houses for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Other US Cities

Before & After Short Sale Remodel

September 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Master Bedroom.  Sold as a short sale to an investor for $77,000.  Notice the towel drying on the curtain.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip master bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Master Bedroom.  The house was then flipped for $125,000.  Sometimes vacant is better than furnished.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip master bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Master Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip master bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Master Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip master bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Family Room.  With Junior sitting there.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip family room boy short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip family room short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Dining Area.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip dining room man person boy short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Dining Area.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip dining room short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Dining & Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip dining room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Dining & Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip dining room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Kitchen.  The flipper stained the cabinets and kept the appliances.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Kitchen.  The investor added some cabinets to fill in the gaps.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip bathroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip bathroom short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

Before Back Yard & Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip back yard patio short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

After Back Yard & Patio.  A cover was added to the patio.

before after renovation remodeling project fix-n-flip back yard patio short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photos pictures

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · People In Photos

Shoes & Toiletries

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

As if a bathroom couldn’t smell bad enough, there are dozens of shoes and a dirty clothes basket.

cluttered bathroom too many toiletries stuff dozens of shoes sneakers rack hanging on door Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

There’s a storage cabinet, so why isn’t everything inside it?

cluttered bathroom too many toiletries stuff dozens of shoes sneakers rack hanging on door Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Other US Cities

Pessimist?

September 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments

34 rolls of toilet paper in the bath, 34 rolls of paper.  Take one down, flush it around, 33 rolls of TP.  Poor sap.  He’s terrified he’ll run out of toilet paper!

34 rolls of toilet paper hoard collection stored openly in bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Collections

Basic Flip – Before & After Photos

September 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing fancy with this remodel.  But it shows the impact of a clean house with fresh paint.

Before Swimming Pool.  The house was purchased for $58,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Swimming Pool.  Once renovated, the house sold for $136,000!

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Master Bedroom.  The sellers placed a low priority on cleanliness.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Front of House.  Weeds.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Family Room.  Not sure why they kept those weird wood sticks around the fireplace.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.  The flipper might have kept the lower cabinets.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Living Room.  New paint and drapes.  That’s it.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dirty bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dirty bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Back Yard.  With weeds.  No After photo available.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard weeds Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

[Read more →]

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

Look What You Got!

September 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

The box reads, “Look what you got!”  We’re definitely seeing what these sellers “got.”  And it’s a lot of stuff.  Is that a Cabbage Patch doll?

cluttered messy disorganized boxes bedroom Cabbage Patch doll too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The dining room features dog food bags, old carpet, and dusty ceiling fan blades.

cluttered messy disorganized boxes dining room dog food dusty ceiling fan blades too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Another bedroom.

cluttered messy disorganized boxes bedroom too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The bathroom floor is uplifting.

cluttered messy disorganized bathroom vinyl floor peeling missing too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Gently used over the decades.

cluttered messy disorganized bathroom vinyl floor wall peeling missing poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Another cluttered bedroom.  The bag reads, “Last Chance,” as in last chance to impress buyers.

cluttered messy disorganized boxes bedroom bags too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

It’s not a bedroom closet.  It’s the bathroom shower with clothes on hangers on hangers.

cluttered messy disorganized bathroom shower hangers clothes too much stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

(sigh)

dirty bathroom outdated poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

???

cluttered messy disorganized boxes with towel on top poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The kitchen.  The pot boiled dry.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Original casement windows showing a cluttered patio.

cluttered messy disorganized patio old original vintage casement windows poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The view from the other side.

cluttered messy disorganized patio old original vintage casement windows poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling Fan

Glass Backsplash Trend

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

The hot trend right now in kitchen remodeling is adding glass tile to the backsplash.  But be careful…good intentions can lead to blurred vision from busy patterns.

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy busy pattern gray remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

You can buy squares of the glass tile at Home Depot or Lowe’s, which then results in a grid pattern.  In this photo, you can clearly see the squares.

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy busy pattern brown remodel project renovating Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

These sellers tried to update their 1950s/1960s vintage bathroom with “modern” glass tile walls.

glass tile backsplash bathroom trendy busy pattern gray remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Bright colors in smaller glass tile pieces are starting to show up now.

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy busy pattern bright colors remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Good idea?

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy busy pattern bright colors remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

May I suggest using a monochromatic pattern?  Doesn’t look so busy.

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It’s more pleasing to the eyes.

glass tile backsplash kitchen trendy remodel project renovating Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Hold on.  When I suggested monochromatic tile, I meant it should match the rest of the kitchen.

Euro style kitchen cabinets blue tile backsplash doesn't look good Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

These sellers hired someone to hand paint the glass backsplash in their kitchen.

hand painted custom glass backsplash kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

hand painted custom glass backsplash kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Bowl Obstruction

August 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments

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

cramped squeezed odd bathroom arrangement toilet placement too close to the wall Blythe California home house for sale photo

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.

cramped squeezed odd bathroom arrangement vanity sink in corner Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 7 Comments

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

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

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

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

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

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

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

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

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

before after renovation remodeling project family room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Family Room.  Other direction.

before after renovation remodeling project family room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Master Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

After Master Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

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

before after renovation remodeling project front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos pictures

[Read more →]

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.

ugly bathroom tiny cramped dark shower baseboards flooring bad damaged fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Ripped flooring or stains?

ugly vinyl flooring bad damaged ripped torn stains bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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

dirty toilet walls floor tile grout baseboards odd placement arrangement design bathroom fixer-upper El Mirage Arizona homes houses for sale

Nothing a little glue and bleach can’t fix.

dirty shower walls tiles coming off mildew ugly bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

[Read more →]

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