Entries Tagged as 'Remodeling'

A Real Treat To Clean

July 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

What do you think of this remodeled shower?  They spent a lot of time installing the stone wall.  Must be tons of fun to clean around the stones & grout: soap scum, mildew, hard water deposits, etc.  You can already see the discoloration.

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Chandler, AZ Homes

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

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After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

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After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

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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 Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

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Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Basement

This Is Why Buyers Don’t Like Fixer-Uppers

July 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unusual tile patterns, odd structural changes, and/or amateur remodeling can scare buyers.  Because they know it will require lots of work and dust to change it.

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Today’s buyer would rather pay more for a house that is remodeled or in good/clean condition than a house that requires finishing a project.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Renovation Before & After Photos

July 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The investor bought this home for $70,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $124,900.

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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 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 Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Nothing elaborate or fancy about this renovation, but it boosted the sales price over $50,000.

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Before Back of House.

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

Glass Backsplash Backlash

July 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments

A home flipper modernized an old fireplace’s exterior with mosaic glass tiles.  Does it look too busy?  I was at a Realtor home tour this morning and one house had a remodeled kitchen with mosaic glass tile backsplash, similar to this photo.  An agent said she had that done to her kitchen and after a month, she and her husband hated it so much they had it removed!  The busy pattern drove them nuts.  Glass tile in ONE color looks very good, however.

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Tags: Remodeling · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes

Before & After Short Sale Renovation

July 5th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Tupac lives forever!  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $84,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the home sold for $126,500.

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Before Family Room.  Pit bull puppy.  Bob’s Burgers Minh Souphanousinphone from King of the Hill is on TV! (Thank you, Matt)

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Before Family Room.  Looking further to the right.  It’s a long room.

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After Family Room.  The block walls have been furred with sheetrock.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Sheetrock/drywall added to the walls.  This will keep the bedroom cooler in the summer.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

Before & After Home Renovation

June 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With avocado green oven.  They could not sell it as a short sale.  The bank took over and sold it to an investor for $87,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house was purchased for $152,000.

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Before Dining Room & Kitchen.

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After Dining Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen & Dining Room.

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After Kitchen & Dining Room.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Family Room.  Sorry, no After photo available.  Be assured the wood paneling was removed.

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After Bathroom.  Sorry no Before photo available.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Before & After Home Renovation

June 21st, 2014 · 11 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $58,000.  It was 1240 square feet with 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths.

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After Kitchen.  The house was expanded to 1500 square feet, now with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  It then sold for $120,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bathroom.  It had already been remodeled.

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After Bathroom.  A new vanity here and a few cosmetic changes.  Better lighting helps the photo.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Other Bedroom.

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After Other Bedroom.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

Before & After Renovation Success

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s another successful fix-n-flip.

Before Bathroom.  Sold as a short sale to an investor for $25,000.

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After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $110,000.

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Before 2nd Bathroom (1 of 3).

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Before 2nd Bathroom (2 of 3).

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Before 2nd Bathroom (3 of 3).

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.

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Before Kitchen Door To Outside.

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After Kitchen Door To Outside.

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Before Kitchen.

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After 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 Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Bonus Photo:  3rd Bathroom

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Bonus Photo.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After – From $41,500 To $154,900

May 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Was purchased by an investor for $41,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $154,900.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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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.  The investor also added a 2nd bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Breakfast Room.

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After Breakfast Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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