Entries Tagged as 'Mesa, AZ Homes'

Clever Fan Idea

December 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Why didn’t I think of that? If you want to ventilate your house affordably, take a floor fan, remove the support base, bend the pole, attach the bottom the pole to the wall, and now you have a fan to send hot air outside! It looks fan-tastic! It also helps eliminate smelly fish tank odors.

Another clever idea: if you remove the back panel on your kitchen cabinetry, you have access to storage on both sides!

They need a clever solution for cleaning that range.

The toilet seat is too short for the elongated bowl. Pink tiles are missing. The shower & tub could use a good cleaning.

Neglected swimming pool.

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pool & Spa

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Let’s take a look at some vintage ovens. Think of the many Thanksgiving dinners cooked in them.

1930 Glendale, Arizona range/oven. Looks brand new.

1957 Phoenix oven. Pretty in pink.

1959 Phoenix oven. Same style as in my childhood home.

1969 avocado green oven in Mesa, Arizona.

1973 harvest gold oven in a Phoenix home.

[Read more →]

Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Wallpapered Bathrooms

November 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Are those crabs crawling up the strings?

A regal look.

Dead marijuana leaves?

Mildew?

Mold spores?

Newspaper. Newspaper. Read all about it.

Dolphins at play.

[Read more →]

Tags: Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween! Watch out for giant spiders in Phoenix. “…It’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.”

The beagle dog is scared of the witches.

Watch out for black cats.

Cowboy pumpkin. Or is that a country bumpkin pumpkin?

Trick or treat.

The joke(r)’s on you.

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Holiday Décor · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Twelve Back Splash Options

October 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

It is popular nowadays to install a back splash in a kitchen. Personally, I think it looks too busy and visually distracting and unnecessary. Let’s look at twelve different types of back splashes, starting with circles.

Thin horizontal multi-color glass pieces.

Micro-thin pieces.

Thin vertical multi-color glass pieces.

Metal.

Random pattern six-inch ceramic tile.

Multi-size ceramic tile, almost a Versailles pattern.

Quilt pattern.

Brick steps.

Diagonal.

Floor tile on the wall.

Pastel mosaic with tile shards. [Thank you to our reader KG for sending us this photo from Hallstead, Pennsylvania]

[Read more →]

Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Accentuate the Positive

October 26th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of windows and ceiling fans.

The sellers are dog lovers and this is a spacious room.

Lots of storage in the laundry room.

Expanded kitchen area.

Skylight in the bathroom.

Fun colors brighten up the room.

More storage!

The sellers hired an arborist to save the tree out front.

Lots of shade under the covered patio.

There’s a swimming pool too!

Lush arbor.

[Read more →]

Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Landscaping · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Pool & Spa · Toys · Window Coverings

Humans

October 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Kiddin’ around.

Just passing by.

Walmart shopper.

Nice seller. He’d give you the shirt off his back.

Dishes are done and she fed the dog too.

[Read more →]

Tags: Drywall Damage · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes

One Picture Sells a House

October 19th, 2017 · 6 Comments

There was only one photo to promote the sale of this home. And this is the one photo the seller chose. You can see his arm on the left side.

[Read more →]

Tags: Collections · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging · Toys

Pot Racks Gotta Go

October 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Pot racks tend to dominate a real estate photo. It’s best to remove them when selling. Or at least the pots.

Odd placement of the pot rack.

A million canisters. Why so many? Flour, sugar, brown sugar, cookies. That’s four. Then what else?

Visually distracting.

[Read more →]

Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Staging

Backyard Paradise

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

What an amazing back yard. Take off your sock and jacket and roll out the yoga mat. Or sun tan. Or relax under the shade of the tree. Or have a barbeque. So many options.

[Read more →]

Tags: Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Mesa, AZ Homes