Entries Tagged as 'What Were They Thinking?!?!'

Paint Fail

May 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen sponge paint or faux paint. That ugly trend had disappeared in Phoenix until now.

Did they use a baby diaper to sponge the wall?

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And did these sellers use a baby diaper to smear against their walls?

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Need Storage?

March 18th, 2017 · 6 Comments

We don’t have basements in Phoenix for easy storage, so some home sellers come up with alternative storage areas.

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Tags: Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Wallpapered Kitchen Cabinets

March 12th, 2017 · 7 Comments

You can spruce up your kitchen cabinets by adding wallpaper on top of them! [Houston, Texas]

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It brightens up the kitchen. [Phoenix]

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Greenhouse Effect

March 7th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Specially designed bathroom with a domed window. They added bamboo blinds for privacy.

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This design is impractical in Phoenix. The sun is nearly straight overhead in summer. And it’s a hot sun. That bathroom would be like a sauna. Bathroom probably was an addition without a building permit.

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As home owners and flippers try to modernize their homes in Phoenix, many are choosing frosted glass garage doors. Looks nice and modern but totally impractical in Phoenix. This is a photo of a house I sold last year. The garage faced south. The inside of the garage was boiling hot.

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Prison Yard?

February 9th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Really?!? Rumor is…the resident issued an executive order to have this fence built. And that he made the neighbors pay for it.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Out of This World Home

February 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments

To the stars and back! Our reader Janet found this Sacramento, California home in a galaxy all its own. Yes, actual photo used to promote the house. We’d like to ask the seller, “Did you pull this photo out of Uranus?”

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Enclosed Patio

December 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Covered patio with laundry area and water heater at one end. The sellers enclosed the patio with a green blanket for more intimate ambiance. Goal achieved. Friends and family will love hanging out here.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Like Father, Like Sons

November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.

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Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.

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The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.

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Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.

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Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.

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This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.

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The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.

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The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.

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What is that?!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Family Room · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Eclectic Home In Avon, Connecticut

October 16th, 2016 · 23 Comments

Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.

The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.

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The seller added goop to the staircase risers.

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There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.

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The kitchen, we think.

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The breakfast room.

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More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.

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Check out the ceiling.

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The bathroom.

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Another bathroom.

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At least the curtains aren’t knotted.

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A closer look.

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More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.

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Another look at the staircase.

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Let’s look at the bedroom now.

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Gauze for alarm?

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The window panes were painted.

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The dining room.

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Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.

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Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?

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Pond-er This

October 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

A pond in the front yard creates a sense of arrival for potential buyers.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!