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

Double TV

June 15th, 2017 · 8 Comments

If you have a built-in entertainment center that’s too narrow for today’s TVs, here’s a solution: leave the older TV in the entertainment center and then mount the newer TV in front of it. And use wire to hold it up!

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Tags: Entertainment/Media Niche · Other Arizona Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Concho See Yourself Living Here?

June 13th, 2017 · 14 Comments

When four readers tell you about a house for sale, you’d better share it with others. Thanks to Karen, Karla, Eva, & Sarah, we present the cat house in Concho, Arizona. We’ll let the photos tell the story.

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Tags: Art · Attic · Bathroom · Collections · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Natural Shower

June 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments

The sellers thought this was a cool idea.

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Buyers will think this is…? [Note: The sun is nearly straight overhead at noon on June 21st in Phoenix. That window above the shower will get full sun and heat up that bathroom like a sauna.]

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · 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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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

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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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!

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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Tags: Bathroom · Room Addition · What Were They Thinking?!?!

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?!?!