Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Keep Out

November 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

These Hallstead, Pennsylvania sellers want buyers to keep out of the bedroom. [Thank you, KG, for sending these photos]

Pride of ownership.

No sign needed here. Buyers may be inclined to keep out of this bedroom too.

This bedroom has a lovely view out the window. You’ll have to trust us.

Creepy knives.

Happy birthday to all of us.

The living room. The chair has little booties.

The living room as seen from the front door. The sellers felt it was important to cover up the nice flooring with a rug.

The holiday canned food drive is off to a roaring success.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Kitchen · Knives · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Before & Before & After Photos

November 4th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Before Bathroom (from 2011). This home was sold at the height of the Phoenix real estate market’s prices, selling for $150,000 in August 2006. It went into foreclosure and was sold by the bank for a mere $15,000 in May 2011. That new owner then sold it to another person for $26,000 in January 2012. That owner renovated it at some point and sold it November 2017 for $145,000.

After Bathroom (from 2017).

Before Dining Room.

After Dining Room.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

Before Front of House in 2006.

Before Front of House in 2011.

After Front of House in 2017. New windows were installed. The evaporative cooling was replaced with real air conditioning.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Twelve Back Splash Options

October 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

It is popular nowadays to install a back splash in a kitchen. Personally, I think it looks too busy and visually distracting and unnecessary. Let’s look at twelve different types of back splashes, starting with circles.

Thin horizontal multi-color glass pieces.

Micro-thin pieces.

Thin vertical multi-color glass pieces.

Metal.

Random pattern six-inch ceramic tile.

Multi-size ceramic tile, almost a Versailles pattern.

Quilt pattern.

Brick steps.

Diagonal.

Floor tile on the wall.

Pastel mosaic with tile shards. [Thank you to our reader KG for sending us this photo from Hallstead, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Before & After Remodel

October 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. The investor bought this home from a bank for $100,000.

After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $167,000.

Before Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

After Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

Before Bathroom 2.

After Bathroom 2.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Laundry Room.

After Laundry Room.

Before Bedroom 1.

After Bedroom 1.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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

One House – Nine Different Floors

October 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Every room of this house has a different type of flooring.

The wood paneling absorbs the echo from the concrete floor.

Missing squares.

A lot more missing in the other bathroom.

All squares are present and accounted for.

Sponge paint. We haven’t seen that for quite some time.

The laundry room.

Wood flooring in the kitchen.

Vintage vinyl tiles with asbestos?

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Phoenix Homes · Tile · Wood Paneling

Accentuate the Positive

October 26th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of windows and ceiling fans.

The sellers are dog lovers and this is a spacious room.

Lots of storage in the laundry room.

Expanded kitchen area.

Skylight in the bathroom.

Fun colors brighten up the room.

More storage!

The sellers hired an arborist to save the tree out front.

Lots of shade under the covered patio.

There’s a swimming pool too!

Lush arbor.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Landscaping · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Pool & Spa · Toys · Window Coverings

Tea-Stained Walls

October 25th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bad patch job, no light bulbs, and a big hose coming out of the wall.

They went with an autumn color palette.

They should have staged this room with some pumpkins and corn shocks.

The good news is there are no popcorn ceilings anymore.

Vaulted ceiling.

Open floor plan.

Lots of natural light.

Master suite.

Endless possibilities.

A TV in the bathroom! Nothing like resting your head against the faucet while you stretch your head back to see the TV.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Paint

Before & After Coolidge Renovation

October 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments

Before Bedroom 1. This Coolidge, Arizona home was featured once before on this blog because of the big stains in the bedrooms. Oil or blood? An investor bought this home for $40,000.

After Bedroom 1. New paint and carpet transforms this bedroom. The remodeled home sold for $105,000.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Bedroom 3.

After Bedroom 3.

Before Bathroom.

After Bathroom.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Dining Room.

After Dining Room.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Remodeling · Weeds

Kitchen Cabinet Door Options

October 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pull handles in the middle of kitchen cabinet doors make a statement.

Or you can opt for knobs in the middle.

Contrasting paint that frames the cabinet doors will catch your eye.

The barn door look is gaining in popularity.

Rustic charm.

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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Pot Racks Gotta Go

October 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Pot racks tend to dominate a real estate photo. It’s best to remove them when selling. Or at least the pots.

Odd placement of the pot rack.

A million canisters. Why so many? Flour, sugar, brown sugar, cookies. That’s four. Then what else?

Visually distracting.

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Staging