Entries Tagged as 'Basement'

Unfinished Basement

July 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you can make it safely down the rail-less stairs to this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement…

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…you’ll see what possibilities exist down here.

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So much potential.  For radon gas, for mildew, etc.

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Tags: Safety Issue · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

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After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

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After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

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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 Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

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Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Basement

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is American Independence Day.  Celebrated in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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And celebrated in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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And in Mesa, Arizona.  Bless America!

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And once again celebrated in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Basement · Bedspread

Classy Column

April 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

You can spruce up any dingy basement by painting a decorative column on a wall.  It elevates the basement to a whole different level.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities · Basement

Beautiful Basement

March 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

They tried to make the basement pretty by painting a dead tree and two sad cornstalks on the wall.  They’re also growing their own penicillin.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities · Basement

The Ups & Downs of Home Buying

February 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Things are looking up in Troy, New York?

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Things are looking down in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

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And then looking up at another Philadelphia home?

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And then down again at another Philly home?

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Tags: Carpet · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities · Basement

More Exposed Toilets

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Yesterday’s post with the bathroom with no walls was very revealing.  Literally.  Two of our readers found more exposed toilets.

Thank you, Orangeena, for spotting this toilet in a Cleveland, Ohio home.  The toilet is in the dining room??  Convenient for Taco Bell night?  No doors.  No privacy.  And right next to the stairs too!!

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C.H. found this exposed toilet in Gretna, Nebraska.  Probably a basement bathroom.  It’s next to the laundry area.  There’s a coffee can on the toilet tank.  For cigarette butts?

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And there’s yet another exposed toilet in the bedroom upstairs!  Buyers will be flushed with excitement and the seller wiped out from all the showings.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Dolls · Other US Cities · Basement

Philadelphia Freedom To Be Messy

February 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Messy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.

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Valuable belongings.

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It’s cleaner than we expected.

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That stain is impressive.

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Hoarder?

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The kitchen.

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The ceiling caved in!

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Store everything in a basement.

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You might need something someday.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Basement

Cellar Sellers

January 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Watch those last few steps!  Careful of the wires!  Some might be hot.  The basement’s a booby trap like in a horror movie.  [Camden, New Jersey]

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Perhaps we could interest you in this Omaha, Nebraska basement?  Would make a great play area for children.  Children of the Corn, that is.

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This Syracuse, New York basement would be a great extra bedroom.  It’s got an exposed brick wall that hipster buyers want.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

Bargain Basement Prices On Cyber Monday

December 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s a bargain basement in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Complete with wet bar.  And I’ll bet the bar is wet from excess moisture.

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Tags: Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement · Wet Bar