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

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

Lurking In the Shadows

July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Real estate photography tip:  Be careful with shadows.

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If you see your shadow in a photo, either move to a different spot or take the photo at a different time of day.

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The time of day makes a difference.  The shadow dominates the photo.

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Another example of too much shadow and too little house.

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Real estate broker signs are not allowed in MLS photos, so this photographer photoshopped over the sign with grass!  Wouldn’t it have been better to take the photo from a different angle?  And different time of day?

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

Shards of Joy

July 11th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Hmm.  What to do with broken pieces of floor tile?  Hmm.  I know!  I’ll make a wall mosaic in the bathroom!

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

Good Grief - Bad Reef

July 9th, 2014 · 10 Comments

They created a beach cove in their family room.  How nice.

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They built a ”reef” around the fireplace.

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You can hear the ocean waves lapping the shore.

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Tropical paradise!

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities

Cat Litter Box

June 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Cat litter box.  With a turd.  In the middle of the master bedroom.  Of a $1 million home.  I was shocked to see this while on a Realtor home tour.  The seller was home.  She didn’t think to remove it before agents showed up??!?!  Gross!

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

Ugly Garage Conversion

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

These Mesa, Arizona home sellers converted their garage into a family room and sponge-painted the walls an intriguing color.  Hey, is this national colonoscopy month?

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Tags: Family Room · Garage or Carport · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

A Pile of Rocks

June 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A gigantic pile of rocks.  Perhaps a water feature or a barbeque at one time?  The tall grass/weeds create a jungle look.

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Here’s a closer look.  Might give you ideas for your back yard.

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

Target Marketing

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The sellers are sending a clear message to buyers:  Don’t even think of offering less than full price or they’ll be gunning for you.

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

Roll-On Paint Job

April 7th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hardware stores and crafts stores sell paint rollers with patterns carved into the sponges.  Here they did a base coat of brown and then rolled it over with butterscotch.

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Yuck.

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Creative Saltillo Tile Mosaics

April 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

You can buy linoleum flooring that has a cobblestone pattern.  This floor doesn’t seem to have a repeating pattern.  I think it might be pieces of saltillo clay tile that were painstakingly placed there.  That’s a lot of time & energy and grout.

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The house has saltillo tile throughout.  Along with a few friends.  Here’s Mr. Turtle.

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This appears to be a woman with very tiny hands.  Perhaps it was inspired by Kristen Wiig’s character named Dooneese on Saturday Night Live?

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This is a frog jumping to a lily pad.  But it looks like a de-feathered chicken.

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This lady is shooting laser beams from her eyes.

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A river?

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