Entries Tagged as 'Cabinets'

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.

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

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

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

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

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After Living Room To Dining Room View.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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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 Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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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

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

Who Needs Cabinet Doors?

September 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Maybe these Phoenix sellers have the right idea.  Remove the kitchen cabinet doors so you can see what you have!  Brilliant.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Refrigerator Magnets · Fixer-Upper

Tempting Tempe Temple

August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Tempe, Arizona home looks so tantalizing.

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Now that the front yard caught your attention, wanna see inside?

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Spacious living room.

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Cozy kitchen.

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They were inspired by squished jelly beans?  Or Candy Crush Saga?

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The drapes add dramatic flair to this room.

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Looking the other direction.

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The pool has seen better days.

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There’s a shadowy figure lurking in the background.

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A cardboard figure?

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Clutter · Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Cabinets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor

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

Step-Saver Kitchen

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

You won’t have to take many steps in this kitchen.  Only a few feet to the washer and dryer, only a few feet to the stove and refrigerator.  And you’ll save even more energy but not wasting calories on opening cabinet doors under the sink.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper

Cabinet Post

July 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Barb, for sending us this photo of kitchen cabinets in Chicago, Illinois.  They reminded Barb of the John F. Long cabinets seen in Phoenix.

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Thank you, Jillian, for sending us this photo of a Rialto, California kitchen.  The original cabinets (circa 1940s?) have been painted over multiple times.

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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania kitchen has seen better days.

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Look!  A side pantry!

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Tags: Kitchen · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Before & After Short Sale Renovation

July 5th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Tupac lives forever!  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $84,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the home sold for $126,500.

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Before Family Room.  Pit bull puppy.  Bob’s Burgers Minh Souphanousinphone from King of the Hill is on TV! (Thank you, Matt)

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Before Family Room.  Looking further to the right.  It’s a long room.

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After Family Room.  The block walls have been furred with sheetrock.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Sheetrock/drywall added to the walls.  This will keep the bedroom cooler in the summer.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Cabinets · Before & After

Workshop House

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The dog is not impressed with the flooring or clutter in this home.

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Here’s how a bedroom looked in 2007.  He tried to sell it for $179,000 back then, but had no buyers.

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And how that bedroom looked in 2014.  The bedroom is now a workshop.

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Another bedroom filling up with stuff.

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And another bedroom.  The seller can be seen in the mirror.

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Here’s the kitchen from 2007 with John F. Long builder’s cabinets.

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And how the kitchen looked in 2014.  Now with more clutter!  And still without a dishwasher.

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I see cleaning supplies, but the kitchen sink is dirty.

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To the left of the kitchen is a wall of nuts & screw drawers.

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Another workshop inside the house.

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And someone is making a skirt too.  We can see the seller’s arm.

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The back yard.

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The back yard offers lots of room for extra storage.

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A photo of dead tree branches is a great touch.  By the way, this house sold for $23,000 in 2014, thanks to the condition of the house.

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Here’s a bonus photo:  the living room from 2007.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · John F. Long cabinets

Dust Collectors

June 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments

We’re not a big fan of this style of kitchen cabinets.

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They collect a lot of dust and grease.

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Updating with stainless steel appliances doesn’t help.

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Designed by local builder John F. Long in the late 1960s and used throughout the 1970s.

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And if you were frustrated by cleaning all the nooks and crannies, you weren’t even given a window to look out.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets