Entries Tagged as 'Remodeling'

Beautiful House - Ugly Tree

July 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thank you, Michael, for sending us these photos of a remodeled San Diego, California house.  The house is beautiful, but the gnarly, old tree out front is creepy and ugly.

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The tree has been trimmed up too high, so now it’s all gangly branches and no leaves.  It distracts from the house.

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You can see the ugly branches from the living room window.

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Beautiful new kitchen.  Looks clean, fresh, and bright.  White cabinets, especially Shaker style as seen here, with engineered quartz counters are very popular right now in kitchen redesign.  Note how the glass backsplash is only one color.

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Could be featured in a magazine.

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Clean and fresh looking bathroom too.  Thank you, Michael, for the photos.

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Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Other US Cities · Not Ugly

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

A Real Treat To Clean

July 21st, 2014 · 3 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