Entries Tagged as 'Fireplace'

It Has a Lot Going For It

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Unfortunately, the lot is what’s worthwhile.

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The coved ceiling is a plus.  Too bad the owners neglected this home.

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How old is that wall heater?

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Some caulk to fill in the cracks and fresh paint will do wonders.

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Bonus room!

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So much potential.

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It has a water softener!  But it also has an old electric service panel, an old evaporative cooler, old wood shingles, and a cracked foundation.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Basic Flip – Before & After Photos

September 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing fancy with this remodel.  But it shows the impact of a clean house with fresh paint.

Before Swimming Pool.  The house was purchased for $58,000.

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After Swimming Pool.  Once renovated, the house sold for $136,000!

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Before Master Bedroom.  The sellers placed a low priority on cleanliness.

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After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

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Before Front of House.  Weeds.

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After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Not sure why they kept those weird wood sticks around the fireplace.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper might have kept the lower cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  New paint and drapes.  That’s it.

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Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

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Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Back Yard.  With weeds.  No After photo available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Before & After

Dark Shadows

August 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dark and dreary.

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Keep it dark, including the bedspread.

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Close the curtain!!  The light is too bright!  It’s burning my eyes!

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No windows in the kitchen.

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No windows in the dining room either.  Count Dracula is making an offer today.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Bedspread

Can Tina Enjoy This Cantina?

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments

They built a cantina in their back yard!  Complete with fireplace, bar, TV, and boom box!

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Mosey on over to the bar, pardner.  Just don’t drop your match!

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Watch out for splinters!  Yee haw!

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wet Bar

Before & After Fireplace Repaint

August 14th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Fireplace.  With that brown color you see on every New York City apartment door.

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After Fireplace.  An improvement.

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Tags: Paint · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

The Castle

August 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Our reader, J.A., wants to share this million dollar castle with you.

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One of the bedrooms features a dragon.

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The rest of the house is really cool.

$1 million dollar castle Marengo Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

Located in north Illinois.

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Pretend this is a moat.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pool & Spa · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Weird Dolls

August 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simply bizarre.  A doll family.  Payson, Arizona home.

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Dolls made from towels?  Unbelievable.

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She collects plates.  From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?

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She spent a mint on those plates.

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More plates in the bedroom!  They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.

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She also collects family photos.  And she has a gun/rifle.  When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!

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A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club.  Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!

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Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana.  What will some buyers think?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Rugs · Collections · Family Photos · Weapons & Firearms · Grandma's House

Not Fired Up About These Three Fireplaces

July 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ugly fireplace in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Plus cheap, dirty carpet.

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Check out this fireplace in Chandler, Arizona.  It certainly makes a statement.

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From another Hot Springs home.  It’s more of a heater than a fireplace, but still not pretty.  All that plywood and the bric-a-brac!  Very rustic.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other US Cities

Fish Fry

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A new trend we’re seeing in Phoenix:  placing a fish tank or aquarium or terrarium in front of a fireplace.

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This house has two tanks by the fireplace!  And two barbells!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos

Glass Backsplash Backlash

July 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments

A home flipper modernized an old fireplace’s exterior with mosaic glass tiles.  Does it look too busy?  I was at a Realtor home tour this morning and one house had a remodeled kitchen with mosaic glass tile backsplash, similar to this photo.  An agent said she had that done to her kitchen and after a month, she and her husband hated it so much they had it removed!  The busy pattern drove them nuts.  Glass tile in ONE color looks very good, however.

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Tags: Remodeling · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes