Entries Tagged as 'Flooring'

New Must-Have Home Décor Item: A Shovel

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Hot item for Fall 2014:  a decorative shovel.  Very trendy.

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It has a rooster painted on it!  And raffia ribbon on the handle!

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It elevates this kitchen.

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A few days later, we spotted another shovel used as decoration at another Phoenix home.  Right in the middle of the living room.  Now that’s a true statement piece.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up.  I’m rushing over to Home Depot right now to pick up some shovels and then to Hobby Lobby for acrylic paints, brushes, and raffia!

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Tags: Tile · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Photos of Home Remodel

October 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With those ugly dark cabinets.  Please, Mr. or Mrs. Flipper, please remove & throw out the cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  Thank you, thank you!  The ugly cabinets are gone!!

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Before Kitchen.  The investor bought the house for $96,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, it sold for $160,000.

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

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After Living Room To Dining Room View.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Before & After · John F. Long cabinets

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.

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

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

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

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Mix and match.

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

House of Mirrors

October 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Blast from the past.  Mirror tiles and orange carpet!!  [Superior, Arizona]

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Tags: Carpet · Other Arizona Cities

Before & After Remodeling Photos

October 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The home was bought for $94,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled home sold for $164,900.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Well Balanced

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Perfectly stacked.

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Black fabric vertical blinds were all the rage back then.

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So too was covering your computer and printer with plastic.

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The kitchen.

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Fine dining.

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Accordion folding doors separate the dining room from the family room.

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Grandma rolls her own doobies!!  Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box (lower right of photo).

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Now why didn’t I think of that?!  Stacked nightstand tables!  Clever.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Grandma's House

X Marks the Spot

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

You’ll find the body under the X.

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper

Bacteria Factory

October 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

These sellers were super dirty.  Disgusting floor of a bedroom.  You can see the outline of a dresser and a bed.  Did they ever wash their feet or wipe their shoes?  Is that dog feces?

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Is doesn’t look any better from a distance.

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Another filthy bedroom.

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And a third dirty bedroom.  How many years (decades?) does it take to reach that level?

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No surprise that the bathroom is dirty too.

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The kitchen’s not so bad.  Although the ceiling and refrigerator door handles could use some cleaning.

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That’s really old carpet in the living room.  So if it doesn’t have a pathway of filth, why are the bedrooms so nasty?

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The house has roof leak issues too.

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This is the back of the house.

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There’s a detached workshop too.

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The roof of the workshop has separated from the walls.

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Wires were cut to the electric service panel.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Bedroom · Hazards · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage

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

Cosmetic Fixer

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The tree provides ample shade and is visually pleasing.  So far, so good.

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Spacious living room.

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The kitchen is a chef’s dream.

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The flooring adds character to the house.

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Shag carpeting feels so good on bare feet and toes.

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The mirror helps reflect more light into the bedroom.

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Custom-built bookshelves compliment this bedroom.

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The mold & mildew are included at no extra charge.

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper