Entries Tagged as 'Wet Bar'

The Windows of America

June 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here’s how folks are decorating their windows across America.  Let’s start in Houston, Texas.  Here we see floral pattern drapery with timeless ruffled edging.

ugly tacky dust ruffle bedspread used as window curtain drapery unfinished drywall Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Also popular in Houston is the layered look for window curtains.  Only 2 fabrics?  Why not go for three?

ugly tacky sheets used as window curtain drapery old TV mattresses on the floor bedroom Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Pastels are making a comeback in Wichita Falls, Texas.  If only they had knotted the curtains!!!

pastel pink window coverings treatment drapery panels sheers curtains Wichita Falls Texas home house for sale photo

Over in North Judson, Indiana, they prefer more formal window treatments.

old outdated heavy window coverings treatment drapery panels sheers curtains North Judson Indiana home house for sale photo

Elegance perfected in North Judson.

old outdated blue window coverings treatment drapery curtains wood paneling North Judson Indiana home house for sale photo

True fact:  It’s written in the North Judson city charter and housing deeds that scalloped curtains are required.

old outdated scalloped window coverings treatment drapery curtains wood paneling North Judson Indiana home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities · Wet Bar

These Bars Are All Wet

May 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wet bars used to be all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They haven’t been included in new homes for over 20 years.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Here’s a NASCAR-themed wet bar.

outdated wet bar corrugated metal façade NASCAR theme wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Wet Bar

Jackpot!

November 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Slots of luck selling this house.

jackpot slot machine one-armed bandit in living room when selling El Mirage Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

We’ve got a winner, folks.

jackpot slot machine one-armed bandit in living room when selling Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Free drinks with slot play.

jackpot slot machine one-armed bandit in living room when selling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo ship model

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wet Bar

The Case of the Missing Fireplace

October 5th, 2014 · 3 Comments

One of our readers wants us to solve a mystery:  where is the missing fireplace?

free-standing fireplace missing wood paneling Squaw Valley California home house for sale real estate photo

Police all around Squaw Valley, California are searching for the fireplace.  The sellers are distraught.

free-standing fireplace missing Squaw Valley California home house for sale real estate photo

The house has another fireplace as a back-up, thank goodness.

ugly old fireplace mirror wood paneling Squaw Valley California home house for sale real estate photo

And now the liquor bottles are missing!!

ugly old wet bar padded wall wood paneling Squaw Valley California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities · Wet Bar

The Bar Is Open

September 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Joe built this wet bar in the 1980s.

old wet bar cluttered room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And hasn’t updated it since.

old wet bar cluttered room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wet Bar

Can Tina Enjoy This Cantina?

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments

They built a cantina in their back yard!  Complete with fireplace, bar, TV, and boom box!

amateur cantina wet bar built in back yard lots of wood outdoor fireplace TV boom box Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Mosey on over to the bar, pardner.  Just don’t drop your match!

amateur cantina wet bar built in back yard lots of wood outdoor firepit TV boom box Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Watch out for splinters!  Yee haw!

amateur cantina wet bar built in back yard lots of wood outdoor fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wet Bar

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

wet bar cannon eagle statue neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The roof on the addition is buckling.

unpermitted room addition roof is buckling damaged bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Another broken window.

broken window boarded up ugly siding bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The security door is not attached.

security door not attached leaning against arcadia window bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Modest Before & After Remodel

April 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This home just needed a little tidying up and updating.

Before Bedroom.  An investor bought it for $80,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Bedroom.  Once cleared out and with modest upgrades, the house sold for $125,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before 2nd Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After 2nd Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom shower bathtub Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom shower bathtub Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before 2nd Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom shower bathtub Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After 2nd Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom shower bathtub Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Family Room.  With wet bar.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room den wet bar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Family Room.  New carpet was the only thing done here.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room den wet bar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Swimming Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Swimming Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Back Yard Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio BBQ Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Back Yard Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio BBQ Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

I don’t have a matching photo for the next 3 photos.

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Wet Bar

Gaudy Vegas Carpeting In Missouri

February 13th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Thank you, Jon & Amber, for sending these photos of a Florissant, Missouri home.  The seller purchased it for $60,000, remodeled it as you will see, and listed it for sale at $125,000.  It is now priced at $110,000 and hasn’t sold.  Hmmm.  Wonder why it hasn’t sold.  Could it be the carpet???

The seller is a tiger in bed.

white tigers bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

In true Vegas style, the master bedroom has a hot tub!

hot tub bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Water cascades down the stone wall into the hot tub.  Very romantic.  And damp.

hot tub bedroom stone water wall grotto spa Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The living room is the first thing buyers will see.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

And then you see a tribal mask with googly eyes.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Even the chairs have crazy color patterns.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet chairs Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The sellers reduced their asking price by $15,000.  Here’s a thought:  they could have spent $5,000 installing new carpeting, kept their original asking price, and been ahead $10,000.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

There’s carpet on the walls of the wet bar!

wet bar ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Who wants carpeting in a kitchen?  At least the crazy colors will help hide stains.

kitchen ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

They remodeled the bathroom with a black toilet and black pedestal sink.  And carpet in the bathroom?  Yuk.

ugly bathroom renovation remodel black toilet pedestal sink carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Wet Bar

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.

basement wood paneling wet bar orange floor fixer-upper Battle Creek Michigan home house for sale photo

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