Entries Tagged as 'John F. Long cabinets'

Before & After Photos of Home Remodel

October 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With those ugly dark cabinets.  Please, Mr. or Mrs. Flipper, please remove & throw out the cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  Thank you, thank you!  The ugly cabinets are gone!!

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Before Kitchen.  The investor bought the house for $96,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, it sold for $160,000.

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

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After Living Room To Dining Room View.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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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 Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Cabinets Need Love Too

October 9th, 2014 · 9 Comments

These ugly cabinet doors keep showing up.  As found in 1970s homes by builder John F. Long.

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It’s fun to look at a wall when you wash dishes!

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A few doors have been removed.  I volunteer to help remove the rest.

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Some people paint their cabinets white in hopes they’ll look better.

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These sellers added a backsplash to modernize their kitchen.

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Here’s another kitchen spruced up.

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And another one.  (sigh)

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Workshop House

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The dog is not impressed with the flooring or clutter in this home.

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Here’s how a bedroom looked in 2007.  He tried to sell it for $179,000 back then, but had no buyers.

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And how that bedroom looked in 2014.  The bedroom is now a workshop.

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Another bedroom filling up with stuff.

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And another bedroom.  The seller can be seen in the mirror.

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Here’s the kitchen from 2007 with John F. Long builder’s cabinets.

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And how the kitchen looked in 2014.  Now with more clutter!  And still without a dishwasher.

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I see cleaning supplies, but the kitchen sink is dirty.

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To the left of the kitchen is a wall of nuts & screw drawers.

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Another workshop inside the house.

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And someone is making a skirt too.  We can see the seller’s arm.

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The back yard.

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The back yard offers lots of room for extra storage.

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A photo of dead tree branches is a great touch.  By the way, this house sold for $23,000 in 2014, thanks to the condition of the house.

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Here’s a bonus photo:  the living room from 2007.

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Dust Collectors

June 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments

We’re not a big fan of this style of kitchen cabinets.

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They collect a lot of dust and grease.

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Updating with stainless steel appliances doesn’t help.

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Designed by local builder John F. Long in the late 1960s and used throughout the 1970s.

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And if you were frustrated by cleaning all the nooks and crannies, you weren’t even given a window to look out.

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Hopefully These Aren’t Long For This World

February 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Five more ugly kitchen cabinets from builder John F. Long.

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Let’s hope all of these kitchens get remodeled.

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And that these ugly cabinets are removed.

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One by one, we can restore beauty to kitchens.

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Some day, they will disappear forever.

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Long Gone Some Day

June 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments

We’re seeing fewer and fewer of these monstrous kitchen cabinets (placed in builder John F. Long homes back in the 1970s).

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Nice new cabinets are needed here.

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It can’t be a piece of cake to remove all the dust from the nooks & crannies.

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Ugly cabinets.  Some painted, some not painted.  Avocado green range/oven.  Foil in the window.  Old refrigerator with coils (great dust collectors in Phoenix).

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Before & After With New Cabinets

April 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen with ugly John F. Long (builder) cabinets in 2010.

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Before Kitchen in 2006.  This home was purchased like this for $187,000 at the height of the real estate bubble.

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After Kitchen in 2013.  One house at a time, those ugly cabinets are going away.

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Before Kitchen in 2010.  They added a microwave oven above the sink and replaced the back splash.  They tried selling it as a short sale for $99,900, but failed.  It was re-listed and evidentually sold as a short sale for $42,500 in 2010.

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After Kitchen in 2013.  The new buyer paid $120,000.

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Before Bathroom in 2006.

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After Bathroom in 2013.

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Before 2nd Bathroom in 2010.

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After 2nd Bathroom in 2013.

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Before Family Room in 2006.

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Before Family Room in 2010.

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After Family Room in 2013.  No more free-standing stove.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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More Ugly Kitchen Cabinets

April 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments

It would be a cruel April Fool’s Day joke to declare these kitchen cabinets trendy and beautiful.

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Horribly designed by builder John F. Long in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Found in west Phoenix (Maryvale area) and northeast Phoenix.

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They are great dust, grease, and grime collectors.

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We’re hoping the buyers of these homes will replace the cabinets when renovating.

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All I Want For Christmas Is a Total Renovation

December 18th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Please save me!  I’m in dire need of a complete renovation.  My current owners have neglected me.

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Please remove my ugly kitchen cabinets!

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Sometimes I wet myself.  Please help.

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I used to be beautiful.

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My owners never washed their hands.

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They smoked a lot too.

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I’m embarrassed.  Won’t you please help?

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We Long For These Cabinets To Be Gone

November 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments

As fix-n-flippers buy up cheap homes, they are replacing old and/or ugly kitchen cabinets.  These ugly John F. Long (builder) cabinets are disappearing.  Haven’t seen many of them lately.

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They used a custom paint color called Spam Delight.

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It’s fun staring at a wall when doing dishes.

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