Entries Tagged as 'Flooring'

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

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More plastic bags in the laundry room.

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A few more plastic bags in the living room.

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Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

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The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

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The cleanest room in the house.

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More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

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Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

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This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

Macramé In Hot Springs

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

One of our readers seemed shocked to see macramé in a recent post.  So here’s another one for you, Tim.  In Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Enjoy.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Other US Cities

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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 Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

High Quality Tile Mosaic

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Buyers will pay top dollar to get this house.  The craftsmanship and quality and attention to detail are beyond words.

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Tags: Tile · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

The 44-Year-Old Virgin Carpet

August 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Built in 1970.  Original carpet!  And wood paneling.

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The carpet is 44 years old!  So is the dirt and bacteria.

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The colors of the 1970s.

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The bedroom carpet is looking a little worse for wear.

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Tags: Carpet · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · 1970s

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

Dracula’s Lair

August 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Interesting use of space in a Dutch home’s basement.  The chest looks like a coffin!  No home showings after sunset!  There’s even a fish pond.  The pond filter is that gray square box in the middle of the photo.

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Invite your friends over to spend time in the basement grotto.  Fun!

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Tags: Flooring · Other International Cities · Basement

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

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More problems in the bathtub.

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The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

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A bedroom.

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There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

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The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

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The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

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Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Pink Parfait

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

Slip covers on the couches!  Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.

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The table to the right of the sofa is crooked.  Please straighten it.  Thank you.

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That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.

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Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s.  What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.

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Pretty in pink.

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

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After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

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After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

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Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Basement