Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

Outdoor Living Space

April 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A covered patio can be used as extra living space.  You can take a nap on the patio.  You can wash your clothes on the patio.  You can prepare and eat meals on the patio.  You can read the newspaper on the patio.  Endless possibilities.

cluttered messy junky covered patio two washing machines washers stacks of old newspapers garbage mattresses Glendale Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Patio · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Patio Pleaser

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The pool is shaded!  The ladder’s missing a few rungs.  Oh, and then there’s the clutter.  Click on photo to expand. [Casa Grande, Arizona]

cluttered back yard patio hoarding above ground pool ladder junk messy Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Pool & Spa · Clutter · Patio · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk

Water Conservation

March 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There are drought conditions in the western United States.  People are encouraged to conserve water.  Even when selling.

fourteen 14 plastic gallon water jugs bottles on back patio cluttered yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Yard Sales

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Fire only!!  Very important that you follow their instructions.  Fire only.

ugly cluttered messy back yard fire only barrel Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They’re collecting bricks.  Only a few more and they will replace the chain link fence.

ugly cluttered messy back yard pile of blocks bricks Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Our reader, Drew, sent us this photo.  He thought they should use the stolen shopping cart to remove the trash and debris.

ugly cluttered messy back yard palm fronds shopping cart junk garbage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Palm Sunday isn’t until April 13th this year.  Oops.  They’re too early in collecting palm fronds.

ugly cluttered messy back yard pile of palm fronds patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Landscaping · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fence or Wall

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab exterior dilapidated neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Yowza.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab exterior dilapidated neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Good grief.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

What happened?

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Good grief!

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected junk mess Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

???

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Licensed contractor was used here, right?

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected bathroom shower Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Help.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated neglected junk mess Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Careful!  There’s no railing!!

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated safety hazard no railing staircase Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Ugh.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated junk mess attic bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Lead-based paint disclosure?

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated peeling paint patio roof Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated room addition Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

It does have a wrap-around porch.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab dilapidated wrap-around porch Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Attic

Custom-Built Patio

January 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Looks like this seller spent hour creating that patio.  Yes, hour, not hours.

ugly poorly made built patio pavers uneven sloppy bad propane tanks peeling paint fixer-upper Mesa Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard

Careless Sellers Could Care Less

January 10th, 2014 · 16 Comments

Why bother offering home staging advice?  The sellers just don’t care.

What is that black water in the bathtub?  Dirty toilet too.

dirty filthy toilet black dark water bathtub bathroom messy fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This is the cleanest room of the house.

messy cluttered bedroom clothes everywhere bed unmade fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They have a fireplace!

messy cluttered stuff junk everywhere living room fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Fine dining.

messy cluttered stuff junk everywhere dining room fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh, look, more junk outside.

messy cluttered stuff junk everywhere back yard patio fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Junk yard.

messy cluttered stuff junk everywhere back yard patio fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

There’s a security camera by the front door.  They don’t want anyone stealing their precious belongings.

messy front yard door security camera curb appeal fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Please join me in singing the 4th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now. A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve horses prancing,

collection of 12 horses on display stand cluttered room kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Eleven trophies, winning!

collection of 11 trophies on display stand cluttered bedroom Jonesboro Arkansas home house for sale photo

Ten masks a raiding,

collection of ten 10 masks on display stand cluttered bedroom Maricopa Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine records spinning,

collection of nine 9 records LPs vinyl albums on display wall staircase Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Eight jugs of water,

collection of eight 8 gallons jugs of water kitchen counter Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Seven pigeons pooping,

seven 7 pigeons on roof Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Six knotted curtains,

window curtains knotted tied in knots stupid dumb idea trend Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Five woven hats…

collection five 5 woven straw hats on display bedroom closet Easton Maryland home house for sale real estate photo

Four Santa bears,

collection four 4 Christmas holiday Santa bear stuffed animals San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Three turtles, dog,

collection three 3 turtles statues on the wall dog pet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two butterfies,

two 2 pink lace butterflies on wall bedroom Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And a blue thing on a head board.

blue stuffed animal thing on head board bed bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Merry Christmas!

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Roof · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Other US Cities · Hats

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

December 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Sold in this condition for $108,900.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  They covered up the door on the left but added an Arcadia door.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $145,000.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture living room flooring Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture living room flooring Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.  New roof.  New air conditioner.  New paint.  That’s $12,000 right there.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture bathroom shower vanity Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom.  Let’s say $10,000 for bathrooms and kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture bathroom shower vanity Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Back of House.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Back of House.  New windows.  $3,000?

before after renovation remodeling photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture bedroom floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.  Not the same bedroom, but you get the idea.  Another $2,000 at least on flooring and interior paint.  They’re into the house for $25,000.  $108,900 + $25,100 = $134,000.  Sold for $145,000.  $8,000 to $9,000 in closing costs?  They broke even.

before after renovation remodeling photo picture bedroom floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Avoid Disappointment

December 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The back patio looks a little dusty and cluttered.  Plus stacks of bricks.  Let’s ask the seller what her plans are.

lady woman standing in doorway real estate photo picture dusty back patio exercise equipment bricks Phoenix Arizona home house

It says, “avoid disappointment” in the bedroom.  There’s also baseball caps and knives.

cluttered bedroom knives on wall baseball caps Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale avoid disappointment

At least the bed is made.  Those knives are creepy.

cluttered bedroom knives on wall baseball caps Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale avoid disappointment

A lot going on in this room.

too much stuff large furniture sofa couch cramped family room Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale

Fake flowers and plants.

fake flowers plastic plants vines screen family room Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale

They have a problem with mosquitoes and bright light.  Thus, the mosquito netting and the rack of sunglasses.

cluttered bedroom rack sunglasses on display mosquito netting Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale

Yes, a rack of sunglasses.

rack stand of sunglasses on display in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house staging real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Weapons & Firearms · People In Photos