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

DeFenceLess

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure the blocks are supposed to stack that way as a fence.  It does allow for air flow.

ugly amateur fence blocks stacked on their sides incorrectly piled no mortar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fence or Wall

Gaudy Vegas Carpeting In Missouri

February 13th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Thank you, Jon & Amber, for sending these photos of a Florissant, Missouri home.  The seller purchased it for $60,000, remodeled it as you will see, and listed it for sale at $125,000.  It is now priced at $110,000 and hasn’t sold.  Hmmm.  Wonder why it hasn’t sold.  Could it be the carpet???

The seller is a tiger in bed.

white tigers bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

In true Vegas style, the master bedroom has a hot tub!

hot tub bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Water cascades down the stone wall into the hot tub.  Very romantic.  And damp.

hot tub bedroom stone water wall grotto spa Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The living room is the first thing buyers will see.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

And then you see a tribal mask with googly eyes.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Even the chairs have crazy color patterns.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet chairs Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The sellers reduced their asking price by $15,000.  Here’s a thought:  they could have spent $5,000 installing new carpeting, kept their original asking price, and been ahead $10,000.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

There’s carpet on the walls of the wet bar!

wet bar ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

Who wants carpeting in a kitchen?  At least the crazy colors will help hide stains.

kitchen ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

They remodeled the bathroom with a black toilet and black pedestal sink.  And carpet in the bathroom?  Yuk.

ugly bathroom renovation remodel black toilet pedestal sink carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Wet Bar

Whee!!!

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Ah.  To be 6 again.  Thank you, Kara, for sending this fun real estate photo.  The seller of a Liberal, Kansas home was proud of his nearby park.  There are no photos of the interior of the house, but plenty of the neighborhood.

older man person on child's playground slide park Liberal Kansas home house for sale real estate photo

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

More Exposed Toilets

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Yesterday’s post with the bathroom with no walls was very revealing.  Literally.  Two of our readers found more exposed toilets.

Thank you, Orangeena, for spotting this toilet in a Cleveland, Ohio home.  The toilet is in the dining room??  Convenient for Taco Bell night?  No doors.  No privacy.  And right next to the stairs too!!

exposed toilet in the dining room no privacy near the stairs odd strange weird Cleveland Ohio home house for sale photo

C.H. found this exposed toilet in Gretna, Nebraska.  Probably a basement bathroom.  It’s next to the laundry area.  There’s a coffee can on the toilet tank.  For cigarette butts?

exposed toilet in the basement no privacy odd strange weird Gretna Nebraska home house for sale photo

And there’s yet another exposed toilet in the bedroom upstairs!  Buyers will be flushed with excitement and the seller wiped out from all the showings.

exposed portable toilet in the bedroom no privacy dolls clutter Gretna Nebraska home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Dolls · Other US Cities · Basement

Chaotic Mosaic

February 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The seller used leftover tile pieces to create this incredible tile mosaic in the shower.  The two old pillows stuffed in the window add extra drama.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor

Cockamamie Guest House Design

February 11th, 2014 · 12 Comments

We have a new member for our Hall of Shame, in the Dumb division.  This is a guest house.  Brand-new remodel.  Which meant plenty of time to plan it out.  However, let’s take a closer look at their design and execution.

The guest house has a new bathroom.  Looks nice, right?  But what’s missing?  Privacy walls, for one.  And no cabinet space.  Where do you put your toiletries?  Was the pedestal sink an afterthought, because the water suppy lines are spaced so wide apart and now you see them every day.

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This bathroom is approximately 10 feet by 7.5 feet.  All that space and yet such a tiny shower?  And again, no walls.  Let’s say you add a wall along the edge of the tile.  Look straight up.  There’s a ventilation intake vent!  Oops.  Can’t put a wall there.  Now what?  A half wall?

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Lots of light comes in through the three French doors.  Sounds great.  However, there’s that privacy issue again with the bathroom.  So why not put curtains up?  Well, the doors have to open against the curtains.  Then blinds will have to do.  Can you imagine closing the blinds every time you had to pee or change clothes?

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Do you put a bed in the right corner?  And a sofa in front of the shower & toilet?

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Hall of Shame - Dumb

Powerful Yellow

February 5th, 2014 · 8 Comments

They say adding color to your walls will create an emotional response.

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What is your response to this much yellow?

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

You might need to take out a small loan to pay for just the primer paint.

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Do you think the painter got a headache staring at all that yellow?

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Must have gotten a really big discount on their bulk purchase.  Buy 50 gallons, get 30 free.

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Wow.

super bright yellow obnoxious paint color walls too much Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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

E.T., Phone Home

January 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

There appears to be an alien in this Dallas, Texas home.

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Creepy and weird.  Thank you, Valerie, for spotting this photo.  This is an actual photo used to promote the sale of the home.

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

World’s Worst, Most Obnoxious Knotted Curtain

January 3rd, 2014 · 7 Comments

One of our readers, Wendy, left a comment yesterday: “Those mottos make me miss the knotted curtains.”  Be careful what you wish for, Wendy.

We now present to you the world’s worst, most obnoxious, ugliest, dumbest knotted curtain ever.  Well, so far.  It hails from Anthem, Arizona.

dumb stupid ugly worst ever knotted window curtain drapes big knot mess Anthem Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Really??!!?  It’s one big knotted mess.  Why even have drapes?

dumb stupid ugly worst ever knotted window curtain drapes big knot mess Anthem Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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

Fireplace Surround Gone Mad

December 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Glendale, Arizona sellers built a media niche around the fireplace so they could display their collectibles.  Everyone must have sprained necks from twisting their heads to watch TV.  Notice the knotted curtain too.

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You’ll have to look very close to find the fireplace.

pink paint entertainment center media niche clutter junky too much stuff knick-knacks Glendale Arizona home house knotted curtain

Here’s how this room looked in 2010 before the current owners got their hands on it.

family room fireplace Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After · Entertainment/Media Niche