Entries Tagged as 'John F. Long cabinets'

Chocolate Bars

June 20th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Kitchen cabinets from the 1970s from home builder John F. Long.  They’re great dust collectors.

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See how they contrast with white appliances.

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They look like Hershey’s chocolate bars.

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Good enough to eat?

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It’s very rare for John F. Long homes to have windows over the kitchen sink.

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You can paint the cabinets to give it a more contemporary look.  From the 1970s to the 1980s!

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Eventually the dirt and dust in the cabinet grooves will match the dark grout on the walls.

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Long Cabinets Short On Style

December 30th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Kitchen cabinets made by home builder John F. Long.  Timeless wonder, as in…wonder who approved that design?

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Some people paint their Long cabinets white.  But in Phoenix’s dusty environment, the dirt collected in the nooks and crannies really stands out.

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Nothing like facing a wall when cooking or doing dishes.  These kitchens were designed without windows near the sink.

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Tags: Clutter · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

If You Can’t Remove Them, Create a Distraction

September 12th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Those John F. Long builder’s kitchen cabinets.  These sellers figured that if they couldn’t replace them, perhaps buyers would tolerate them if bright paint colors were used.

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We step back a few feet to see the rest of the kitchen.

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And step back even more.

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The kitchen from another angle.

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Same cabinet doors in the bathroom.  Add acid green paint and tile shards…

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Bright paint colors in the bedroom.

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Bright paint colors in the living room.

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Tags: Bathroom · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Paint · Phoenix Homes

Ugly Kitchen Cabinets

July 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Welcome back to one of our faithful readers, who missed seeing the ugly kitchen cabinets from local builder John F. Long.  Be careful what you wish for, Ron.

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Like it, Ron?

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If only the photographer had made the photo even more blurry; we can still see those cabinets.

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Updated with stainless steel appliances.

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Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments

This home needs a lot of help. There are a lot of details to iron out.

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Notice how the refrigerator is missing in the photo above and is now seen on the far right side in the photo below.

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Ugly, dirty cabinets.  Dirty ceiling.  Dirty kitchen.

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As we pan right, we see two cans of Raid bug spray and a knotted curtain.  Ugh.

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In the next room, past the knotted curtain, we have to wonder how those books are still standing.

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At least they are patriotic.

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There’s that knotted curtain!  It makes a statement.

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The bathroom is less cluttered than expected.

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The curtain rod fell down before the closet shelf did.  Just barely.

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Dirty air conditioner vent.  Dusty & cluttered bedroom.

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The living room’s a real treat too.

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The front of the house.

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The back yard.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Family Room · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Living Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Weeds · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Before & After Photos of Home Remodel

October 18th, 2014 · 5 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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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Flooring · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Remodeling

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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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · John F. Long cabinets · Phoenix Homes

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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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

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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