Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

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.

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

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Family Room.  With Junior sitting there.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.

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After Dining & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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

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Before Kitchen.

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

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Back Yard & Patio.

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

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

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.

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

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

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After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

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Before Front of House.  Weeds.

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After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

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Before Family Room.

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

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Before Kitchen.

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

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After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

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Before Living Room.

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

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Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

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Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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

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

Faux Stone & Wood Wallpaper

September 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments

These Mesa, Arizona sellers wallpapered their entire home in either faux stone or faux wood.  The results are, well, see for yourself.

Faux stone wall wallpaper in the master bedroom.

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Were they stoned?

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Log cabin effect in another bedroom.

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Complete with faux river rock fireplace wall.  And photographer’s reflection.

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We asked the baby to move out of the photo, but just like the wallpaper, he’s stonewalling.

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Over to the left, there’s more stone wallpaper.

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The pot rack is now a utensil rack.

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And yes, more faux stone wallpaper in the kitchen.  Will this much wallpaper leave buyers feeling stone cold?

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Pot Rack · People In Photos

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?

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

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Another bedroom.

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The bathroom floor is uplifting.

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Gently used over the decades.

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

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

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(sigh)

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???

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The kitchen.  The pot boiled dry.

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Original casement windows showing a cluttered patio.

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The view from the other side.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Good idea?

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

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It’s more pleasing to the eyes.

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

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

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

Vintage Ovens

September 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vintage pink oven from a 1961 Mesa, Arizona home.

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Vintage avocado green oven/range from a 1973 Peoria, Arizona home.

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 7 Comments

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

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

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

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

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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

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Before Family Room.  Other direction.

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After Family Room.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Dark Shadows

August 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dark and dreary.

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Keep it dark, including the bedspread.

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Close the curtain!!  The light is too bright!  It’s burning my eyes!

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No windows in the kitchen.

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No windows in the dining room either.  Count Dracula is making an offer today.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Bedspread

Before & After Modest Renovation

August 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  An investor paid $94,500 for the house.

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After Front of House.  It then sold for $140,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments

The seller had spent years collecting this and that and spent endless hours carefully placing each item in the perfect spot.  She wasn’t about to pack any of it for some picky buyer.  No way.

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This is her home!

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No one is going to tell her what to do.

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You’d expect her to live in a house that was stripped of her collectibles?  The nerve!

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Buyers will just have to see past the clutter.

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Will buyers notice the nice floor?

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Buyers are instructed not to touch any of the items.

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Overwhelmed.

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Lost cause?

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She could hire a professional home organizer.  Or a friend or neighbor kid.

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(sigh)

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Peoria, AZ Homes