Entries Tagged as 'Tile'

New Must-Have Home Décor Item: A Shovel

October 21st, 2014 · 2 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

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

Tile Samples

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can’t decide which tile to choose for a room?  Select them all!

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Or shake things up with an offset checkerboard pattern.

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Three colors makes for three times the fun on a shower wall.

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Clash of the patterns.

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The photographer is taking photos with her ipad.

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She is sporting rolled-up jeans and sandals.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

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

This Is Why Buyers Don’t Like Fixer-Uppers

July 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unusual tile patterns, odd structural changes, and/or amateur remodeling can scare buyers.  Because they know it will require lots of work and dust to change it.

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Today’s buyer would rather pay more for a house that is remodeled or in good/clean condition than a house that requires finishing a project.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Shards of Joy

July 11th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Hmm.  What to do with broken pieces of floor tile?  Hmm.  I know!  I’ll make a wall mosaic in the bathroom!

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes

Checker Bored

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gigantic checkerboard pattern tile floor.

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Semi-checkerboard pattern.

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Mini-checkerboard pattern.

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No checkerboard pattern.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Dead In 5 Hearbeats

June 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cluttered home office.  The poster reads American Legend Sonny Barger presents Dead In 5 Heartbeats the movie.  Sonny Barger is a leader of Hell’s Angels.  A movie was made about him and filmed in Arizona.  Sonny also played Lenny the Pimp in the TV show Sons of Anarchy.

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Tags: Staging · Tile · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Wallpaper

Shell Shock

June 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Turtle mosaic at the entry.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Entry · Peoria, AZ Homes