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

Waves of Joy

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Big waves of excitement at this home. Happy cloud, sad cloud.

160927a

And then we see this.

160927b

Things get cheerful again in the living room. The circles on the ceiling are meant to distract you from the flooring.

160927c

Polka dots.

160927d

More ceiling damage in another room.

160927e

Yes, those are pieces of broken mirror! On the ceiling!

160927f

Mirror, mirror, on the wall ceiling.  Who’s the dangerous room of all?

160927g

The best room in the house.

160927h

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

The Grotto

September 22nd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Make your bathroom into a delightful garden.

160922a

Unbelievable!

160922b

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Custom Tile Work

September 14th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I saw this bathroom during an agent home tour.  Sunken bathtubs are common in that part of Phoenix.  But the two pieces of tile are not.  Why add the tile there and do the custom edging?  Unless the tiles are covering up something.

160914a

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

BBQ, Fire Pit, Or Fish Pond?

August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This odd, submerged structure with the metal grate in the middle is either a BBQ grill or a fire pit where people gather around (with no seating) or it is a fish pond.  I doubt it’s a fish pond; there is porous flagstone on the bottom.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

Here’s a more distant view.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

[Read more →]

Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Back Splash Ideas

August 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Plain walls in kitchens are boring.  Why not spice things up with peel-n-stick vinyl squares on the walls?

bad dumb ugly idea peel-n-stick vinyl floor tiles squares stuck to kitchen wall back splash Wickenburg Arizona home house

Or use tile shards as a creative mosaic back splash?

bad dumb ugly idea tile shards pieces mosaic kitchen wall back splash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Neat idea?

bad dumb ugly idea tile shards pieces mosaic kitchen wall back splash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

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

Caroprt

August 16th, 2016 · 6 Comments

The first photo a buyer sees is this one, with a typo.  Too bad it doesn’t have a gargae.

misspelled word typo caroprt not carport Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Red Carpet Real Estate Opportunity

July 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three weeks ago, we posted about a house with AstroTurf all over the back yard.  Today we have red carpet all over the back yard.  Buyers will feel like royalty by receiving the red carpet treatment.

red carpet treatment back yard covered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate realty photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Back Yard · Carpet · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Thank you to our international reader Jo for finding this home down under.  It’s from a house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  The owner loves cats!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

There are pictures of cats all over.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Run out of wall space?  Hang them from the ceiling!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

And dolls too!

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Macramé plant hangings, more dolls, and bamboo wall hangings.

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Stepping back to see more of this room.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Wind chimes and more in this room.

wind chimes cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.

kitchen cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

More cats.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other International Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Panda Express Yourself

June 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We didn’t make this up.  To help sell a home in Spring, Texas, a person dressed up as a panda.  Yes, these are actual real estate marketing photos.

person dressed up as a panda sitting on toilet bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At least she/he washed her/his hands after going using the toilet.

person dressed up as a panda washing hands bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At a different bathroom.

person dressed up as a panda standing by sink bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Splish, splash, she’s taking a bath!

person dressed up as a panda taking a bath bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Cookin’ up some interest in the kitchen.

person dressed up as a panda standing in kitchen real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Why don’t you join me in bed?  I’ll do anything for a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda lying in bed bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Looking for other plushies on-line.

person dressed up as a panda sitting at desk bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“I’ll go the extra mile to get a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda walking on treadmill bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“We’re having bamboo again?!!?!”

person dressed up as a panda sitting at table dining room real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Come and knock on our door.  We’ll be waiting for you.  Where the kisses are his and hers and hers…”

person dressed up as a panda sitting on front porch real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Other US Cities · People In Photos · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Skinny Shower Entrance

June 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Amateur bathroom remodel.  They thought it was a good idea to make the shower entrance only a foot & a half wide.  Probably no overhead light either.

skinny super narrow small shower entrance bathroom amateur remodel job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!