Entries Tagged as 'Glendale, AZ Homes'

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

Four Unusual Fireplace Designs

October 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mid-century modern 1960 fireplace.

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Hybrid beehive fireplace design.

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Either the flagstone was painted or they used pink grout.

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What will Santa say when he turns around and sees this fireplace?

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Cabinets Need Love Too

October 9th, 2014 · 9 Comments

These ugly cabinet doors keep showing up.  As found in 1970s homes by builder John F. Long.

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It’s fun to look at a wall when you wash dishes!

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A few doors have been removed.  I volunteer to help remove the rest.

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Some people paint their cabinets white in hopes they’ll look better.

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These sellers added a backsplash to modernize their kitchen.

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Here’s another kitchen spruced up.

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And another one.  (sigh)

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · John F. Long cabinets

Interesting Baby Names

October 2nd, 2014 · 6 Comments

Cutesy letters for baby names on bedroom walls continue to show up.  But the names become more, um, different.

Pasy?

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Iilyanall?

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Megrn?  [This trend has now spread to Gainesville, Georgia]

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Maidam?  I have no clue.

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Can you figure it out?

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

White Shed Security

October 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

After the recent intruder snuck in this week in Washington, D.C., everyone is beefing up security.  Guards will sit in these chairs and protect the white sheds at this Glendale, Arizona home.

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Tags: Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes

Who Needs Cabinets?

September 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Maybe these Glendale, Arizona sellers have the right idea.  Why hide your toiletries and cleaning supplies in a cabinet or medicine cabinet?

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There’s no bending over or searching for items.  Very handy & convenient this way.  Great idea!

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes

Blankets & Pillows

September 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

On that one day a year that it gets really cold in Phoenix, it’s best to have extra blankets ready.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes

Glass Backsplash Trend

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

The hot trend right now in kitchen remodeling is adding glass tile to the backsplash.  But be careful…good intentions can lead to blurred vision from busy patterns.

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You can buy squares of the glass tile at Home Depot or Lowe’s, which then results in a grid pattern.  In this photo, you can clearly see the squares.

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These sellers tried to update their 1950s/1960s vintage bathroom with “modern” glass tile walls.

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Bright colors in smaller glass tile pieces are starting to show up now.

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Good idea?

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May I suggest using a monochromatic pattern?  Doesn’t look so busy.

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It’s more pleasing to the eyes.

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Hold on.  When I suggested monochromatic tile, I meant it should match the rest of the kitchen.

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These sellers hired someone to hand paint the glass backsplash in their kitchen.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

National Dog Day

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

August 26th is National Dog Day.

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It is the dog days of August.

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How much is that doggie in the window?

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Attack dog.

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I was on a Realtor home tour this summer.  As we approached the next home, there was a pit bull a few houses away, chained outside, in the 100+ degree heat, barking.  Many agents thought it was cruel for the dog to be chained outside in the heat; many others were turned off by the dog (buyers would have to drive past it every day).

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other International Cities

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities