Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Short & Not Sweet

January 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Short sale in Gilbert, Arizona.  Notice how the carpet was originally pink in color (where the bed used to be).  And notice the carpet torn up.  And the window “drapes.”

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Dirty walls, cluttered bedroom, camouflage curtain.

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Blankets used as curtains in the kitchen.

three blankets hung used as window curtains drapes cluttered kitchen short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Another cluttered bedroom.  One dirty pillow.

dirty pillow cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Something is blocking the window.  Box of Trix cereal in this bedroom.  Frosted Flakes in another.

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Video games!

TV video games cluttered living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Where’s the fireplace?

TV video games cluttered fireplace blocked covered up living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Gilbert, AZ Homes

11 Months ‘Til Christmas!

January 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Our reader Fran found this delightful luxury home in Elk Grove, California.  Won’t you take a tour with us?  [click on the photos for full effect]

Let’s start in the bedroom.  Here we see an explosion of color and fabric.  And knotted curtains!!!

colorful tacky window drapes curtains pouf valances on bedframe too bedroom knotted fabric Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Lots of Christmas decorations lift the spirit of the family room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Giant wreath in the living room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look wreath staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas decorations in the bathroom.

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Visual clutter in this room.

too many Christmas decorations cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

At least the kitchen counters are cleared off.

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Christmas overload.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

The Presidential Suite!

Presidential suite president seal on carpet bedroom staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Before & After Mesa, Arizona Remodel

January 24th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Before Kitchen.  An investor bought the house for $88,000.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.  After renovation, it sold for $148,500.

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Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After

Yellow Is 2015’s Hot Color

January 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Granite counters are out.  Engineered quartz counters are out.  Concrete counters are out.  Yellow Formica counters are in!!

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Look for dark wood planks to be the accent accessory for 2015 design.

outdated old bright yellow Formica kitchen counters dark wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Saltillo-like imitation clay tile will be popular too.

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Sharp as cheddar.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

It Took 26 Years To Achieve This

January 16th, 2015 · 7 Comments

This home has had the same owners since 1988.

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They’ve had 26 years to maintain their home.

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Pride of ownership.

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You can see the bed in the above photo in the background of this photo.  Why is a bathroom sink in the kitchen?

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Libby’s sweet corn.  Yum.

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Has it been cleaned since 1988?

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The living room.  Probably a great place to entertain guests.

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An investor bought it for $35,000.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Storage Stools

January 15th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Need more space to store things?  Just buy stools.  Great place to put your boom box and dog food!

three stools used for storage dog food boom box cluttered kitchen Mesa Arizona home house staging for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets

Four Vintage Ovens From 1954 To 1979

January 15th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Original oven and range from 1955.

original vintage oven range pull-out kitchen 1955 Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Original oven from 1959.

original vintage oven kitchen 1959 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Original range hood from 1954.  The oven might be from the 1970s?

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Original oven & range from 1979.  Harvest gold!

original vintage harvest gold range oven kitchen 1979 Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes

Before & After: $43,000 Price Increase

January 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought it for $101,500.

before after remodeling project renovation bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Bathroom.  The house then sold for $144,500.

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Before Dining Room.

before after remodeling project renovation dining room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Dining Room.

before after remodeling project renovation dining room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Before & After

Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments

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

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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.

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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

Creative Colors & Such

December 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thank you to our reader Ella for sending us these photos of a San Angelo, Texas home.

Looks like they installed a squat toilet in the bathroom.

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Precision paint stripes.

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Pink & black paint plus blue carpet.

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Bright red & black paint plus some blue carpet in this bedroom.

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Will buyers be all smiles when they see this bedroom?

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More subdued colors in this bedroom.

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You won’t need a plunger if you have a squat toilet.

bathroom not finished plunger fixer-upper San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

What goes in this corner?  There’s no hole in the ceiling for a fireplace chimney.

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Did they stretch out fly strips to make curtains?

kitchen fixer-upper San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

The laundry room.

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A second kitchen.  The buyer gets to choose the flooring.

unfinished kitchen remodel fixer-upper San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Outside we see a storm/tornado cellar or fallout shelter or dungeon or family mausoleum.

storm tornado fallout shelter back yard San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

There are plenty of hose spigots so you can keep the lawn green and lush.

dead grass weeds back yard San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

The compound.

front yard exterior San Angelo Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Weeds · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Laundry Room