Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Glass Backsplash Trend

September 2nd, 2014 · No 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 · 5 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

Down & Dirty

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once the sellers install the new Milgard windows, they’ll call their home remodeled and raise the list price!

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Looks like they’re getting ready to install a skylight!

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They plan to convert the living room into an expanded bathroom with staircase to the 2nd floor.  It’s a work in progress.  Please ignore the dust.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan

You’ll Find a Little of Everything In Massachusetts

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brockton, Massachusetts home filled with lots of everything.  Busy wallpaper.  Cluttered dining area.

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Mismatched kitchen appliances.  White oven/range & a black microwave (above photo) and now a stainless steel dishwasher here.

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Cluttered dining room.

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From another angle.

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The photo suggests that the closets are too small in this house.

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Attic bedroom.

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From another angle.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Attic

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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 Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $37,700.

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After Back Patio.  Once renovated, this home sold for $155,000.

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Before Living Room.

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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 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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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Modest renovations, but big profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After