Entries Tagged as 'Flooring'

X Marks the Spot

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

There’s an X on the kitchen floor of a Des Moines, Iowa home.  Don’t stand on it.  It’s a trap door to the scary basement!

black X on kitchen floor Des Moines Iowa home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities

Pretty Colors

November 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bright colors will spruce up any home.  Including fixer-uppers like this one.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

We’re crossed our fingers that the floor color is a custom stain.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty blue.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated bedroom blue paint floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty red.

dirty gross neglected bedroom red paint carpet sheets in windows fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty pink.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated bathroom pink paint fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty yellow and green.  With knotted curtains.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated bedroom yellow green paint fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty awful.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated living room floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Got dust?

dirty gross neglected dilapidated dusty hallway fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

They enclosed the patio.  How nice.

enclosed patio dirt back yard bad roof siding fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Roof · Landscaping · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Cabinets · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

pink bathroom walls white paint dots circles plunger toilet seat shower curtain Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Staging assistance needed, please.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate family photos

Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo pink paint no closet doors

At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house Dora Explorer curtains drapes pink paint Justin Bieber poster

This bedroom is half tidy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

dirty carpet living room ugly wallpaper border poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

dining room ugly wallpaper border poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo pink fabric vertical blinds

The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

ugly wallpaper border kitchen poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo neon green plastic pumpkin

Before dining room, with furniture.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo princess blanket hung as curtain

This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo unsafe floor fan no cover

What happened to the flooring?

cluttered messy master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo flooring removed exposed

Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo flooring removed exposed

It could have looked worse.

cluttered messy master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo person man mirror reflection

They gave up on the paint.

master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo person unfinished green paint trimming

This photo was taken many months before Halloween.

cluttered shower master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo plastic pumpkin toys

The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter.  Now to work on the peeling paint.

back patio ceiling peeling paint Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Family Photos · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

Ax Murder?

October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s the day before Halloween.  Enter at your own risk!

ax in living room dusty dirty old green carpet fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

NBA Basketball Season Has Started

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Who will be the best basketball team this year?  The Miami Heat?

Miami Heat Phoenix Suns NBA basketball posters bedroom Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The Phoenix Suns?

Phoenix Suns NBA basketball blanket used as window curtain bedroom Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

At least they only twisted the curtain instead of knotting it!

Phoenix Suns NBA basketball blanket bedroom Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Or the Boston Celtics?

Boston Celtics NBA basketball floor tile wallpaper border bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Before & After Renovation

October 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Living Room.  An investor purchased the house for $124,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room fireplace Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.  The renovated house then sold for $180,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room fireplace Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.  It’s a two-way fireplace.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room fireplace Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.  No more dirty carpet.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room fireplace Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  They stained the existing cabinets.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Dining Area.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dining area Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Dining Area.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dining area Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom 2 Bathtub.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bathtub Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom 2 Bathtub.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bathtub Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom 3.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture curb appeal exterior front yard Peoria Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture curb appeal exterior front yard Peoria Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Dining Room · Before & After · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

New Must-Have Home Décor Item: A Shovel

October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

ugly dumb decorative décor painted tole shovel rooster on display in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

ugly dumb decorative décor painted tole shovel rooster on display in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It elevates this kitchen.

ugly dumb decorative décor painted tole shovel rooster on display in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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!

shovel in middle of living room floor tile removed ceiling hole damaged fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

before after renovation remodeling project living dining room flooring Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Living Room To Dining Room View.

before after renovation remodeling project living dining room flooring Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room flooring Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room flooring Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room flooring Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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.

strange odd weird idea plan laminate flooring installed in two directions bedroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

amateur bad idea execution done by hand cracked tile shards pieces mosaic flooring bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

random red blue tile floor bedroom Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

old ugly octagon shaped tile Gilbert Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Mix and match.

mismatched wood floor planks color Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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]

old outdated vintage mirror tiles on wall orange carpet Superior Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Other Arizona Cities