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

Optical Illusion

October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This is a real untouched photo used to promote the sale of a house, just like 99% of the photos shown on this blog.  But what is it?  It took me a while to figure it out.  At first, I thought it was a sink drain with a cigarette butt in it.  Then I thought it was a door handle with the end cap missing.  But it’s something else.  Can you guess what it is?  And why did they take a photo of it?  [Answer in the comments section]

odd strange dumb real estate photo picture of a broken damaged A/C air conditioning thermostat control Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Chains of Love

October 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Chains holding up a bed.  Okay, then.

white chains holding up bed mattress bolted to ceiling bedroom weird odd strange creepy Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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

When One Door Opens

October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

…a person falls down!  Wow!  I spotted this house while showing homes yesterday.  Couldn’t believe it.

door on 2nd second floor opens to nothing no balcony no safety dangerous Phoenix Arizona home house

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

Flooring Choices, Not Choice Flooring

October 17th, 2014 · 3 Comments

You only live once.  Go ahead and install laminate flooring at different directions in one room.

strange odd weird idea plan laminate flooring installed in two directions bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Or spend a weekend installing your own mosaic tile floor.  Bonus points for originality.

amateur bad idea execution done by hand cracked tile shards pieces mosaic flooring bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Throw in some random colored tiles to add excitement to the floor.

random red blue tile floor bedroom Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Octagon shaped objects usually mean stop, which is what should have happened before installing this tile.

old ugly octagon shaped tile Gilbert Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Mix and match.

mismatched wood floor planks color Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Outhouse Shower Curtain

October 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing shows class more than a shower curtain with his and hers outhouses!

his hers outhouse shower curtain bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

Garbage Day

October 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Of all the times to take a real estate photo, they pick garbage day.  By the way, this was the only photo for this house.

garbage can bin recycle container on street curb day only photo Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Garbage in, garbage out.  From another Phoenix home.

garbage can bin recycle container on street curb day Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Wall of Mystery

October 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Oddly painted wall in a Superior, Arizona kitchen.

odd ugly weird painted wall with fake faux stones white grout kitchen Superior Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Brick floor.  Strange kitchen layout.

odd ugly weird painted wall with fake faux stones white grout kitchen brick floor Superior Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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

Under the Grapevine

September 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

They solved the problem of not enough closet space.  Just add lattice to the wall and now you can hang hangers from it.  The gargoyle nods his head in approval.

bad dumb idea lattice board in bedroom hang hangers clothes from it grapevine gargoyle Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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

Some Rope & a Prayer

September 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Go ahead, Junior.  Sleep up in the loft.  Don’t worry.  The ropes will hold you up if the boards break.  They’ll also keep you from falling out.  [Crown King, Arizona]

makeshift bunk bed held up with four ropes not safe fire extinguisher Crown King Arizona home house for sale real estate photo bedroom

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities

Faux Stone & Wood Wallpaper

September 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments

These Mesa, Arizona sellers wallpapered their entire home in either faux stone or faux wood.  The results are, well, see for yourself.

Faux stone wall wallpaper in the master bedroom.

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly master bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Were they stoned?

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly master bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Log cabin effect in another bedroom.

faux fake wood log cabin stone fireplace wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Complete with faux river rock fireplace wall.  And photographer’s reflection.

faux fake wood log cabin stone fireplace wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

We asked the baby to move out of the photo, but just like the wallpaper, he’s stonewalling.

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly living room baby on floor Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Over to the left, there’s more stone wallpaper.

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly living dining room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The pot rack is now a utensil rack.

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly kitchen pot rack Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And yes, more faux stone wallpaper in the kitchen.  Will this much wallpaper leave buyers feeling stone cold?

faux fake stone wallpaper looks bad cheap ugly kitchen Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Pot Rack · People In Photos