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

Taking the First (and Last) Steps of Home Ownership

March 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Up those stairs to your new home.  Ice storm.  No railing.  Oops!  Broken leg and arm and back and neck.  [Charleston, South Carolina]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Hazards · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities

Shelves For Days

March 27th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Lots of shelves for displaying your Precious Moments figurine collection.  We’re grateful the shelves are bare.

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Why not put shelves on the other wall?  Look at all that space.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Custom Tile Mosaic Floor

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The seller of this Apache Junction, Arizona home used leftover tile pieces to create this dynamic tile floor.

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Must have been a real treat to put in the grout.

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

Love Handles

March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thank you, Heather, for sending us this photo.  Why, oh, why do people put handles or knobs in the middle of kitchen cabinet doors?!?!  [Colleyville, Texas]

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Tags: Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Cabinets · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

Optical Illusion

March 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending these photos.  Checkerboard tile pattern in a Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

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It’s an optical illusion.

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It’s everywhere in the house.

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Everywhere.

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Step-Saver Bathroom

March 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

What do you think of this Charleston, South Carolina bathroom?  It’s a tight squeeze.

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Which Movie Will Win the 2014 Best Picture Oscar?

February 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, March 2nd.  Which movie will win Best Picture?

American Hustle?

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Captain Phillips?

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Dallas Buyer’s Club?

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Gravity?

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Her?

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Nebraska?

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Philomena?

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12 Years a Slave?

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The Wolf of Wall Street?

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Bedspread · Art

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.

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

Gaudy Vegas Carpeting In Missouri

February 13th, 2014 · 10 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.

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

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

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The living room is the first thing buyers will see.

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And then you see a tribal mask with googly eyes.

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Even the chairs have crazy color patterns.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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