Entries Tagged as 'Before & After'

Before & After Mesa Home Renovation

December 14th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased for $68,000.

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After Kitchen.  The house sold for $147,000 after renovation.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They opened up that wall.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.  Nice results with new lighting.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room, looking the other direction.

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Tags: Tile · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Construction Photos

December 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments

We’ve got a real treat for you today.  It’s not often we see vintage photos of homes along with the current photos, especially with construction workers.  The sellers of this 1941 Gilbert, Arizona home were kind enough to include construction photos.  They bought it in 1965 and recently sold it 48 years later.

Their house is on the left, as seen in February 1966.

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Their home today in 2013.

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They expanded the front room in 1966.  You can see the worker on the right.

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The finished addition.

1966 construction add-on addition worker photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house

And how it looks in 2013.

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Building the fireplace back then.

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The fireplace in 2013.

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Building a new kitchen in 1966.

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The kitchen in 2013.

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Kitchen under construction in 1966.

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The kitchen in 2013.

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It’s no wonder the house had multiple offers.  It isn’t a fancy house and certainly not modern, but when you see the attention paid to construction and knowing it was owned for 48 years, it becomes more valuable.

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Tags: Kitchen · Remodeling · Fireplace · Cabinets · Before & After · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Before & After Chandler, Arizona Remodel

December 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Before Bathroom.  The house was purchased for $125,000.

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After Bathroom.  The remodeled house sold for $175,000.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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After Family Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Before & After · Chandler, AZ Homes

Before & After Home Renovation

November 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  The house was purchased for $59,000.

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After Bathroom.  The house sold in the $130,000s.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They painted the existing cabinets.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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After Living Room & Kitchen.

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After Den.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Renovation – San Tan Valley, AZ

November 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments

An investor turned this ugly duckling into a swan.

Before Front of House.  Purchased for $22,500 in this condition.

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After Front of House.  Sold for $95,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They raised the ceiling too.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom.  Left view.

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After Bedroom.  Right view.

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Before Garage Conversion.

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Before Garage Conversion.

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After Family Room.  The photo captions did not indicate if this was the garage conversion; it only said family room.

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After Family Room.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Remodel In Glendale

October 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Here’s some proof of what cleaning up a house can do for your home’s value.

Before Back Patio.  This cluttered Glendale, Arizona home sold for $156,000.

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After Back Patio.  Amazing what clearing out junk can do.  Paint and sod out back; that’s it.  They sold the spruced up home for $225,000.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.  Maybe fresh paint?  And replace one tile.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Fresh paint.  Popcorn ceiling removal.  Tile grout was cleaned.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the kitchen cabinets.  Just added granite counters, appliances, and recessed lighting.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Not the same bedroom, but you get the idea.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  They added 3 plants and watered the grass and painted the trim.  That’s all.

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After Hall Bathroom.  Original cabinets, original bathtub, and original shower tile.  Just added granite counter, fauctets, and new lighting.  And I’d bet that’s the original mirror with wood trim added to frame it out.  They probably spent $7,000-$10,000 on the renovation.  $225,000-$156,000 = $69,000.  Minus renovation and closing costs nets them about $47,000-$48,000.  Pretty much only cosmetic updates.  The previous sellers could have merely cleaned their place and spent a few hundred on paint and sold it in the $180s easily.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Before & After

Before & After – Pink To Yellow

September 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments

This week’s Before & After featured home goes from pink to yellow in color.  And not a lot of green ($$$).

Before Kitchen.  Purchased by an investor for $152,000.

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After Kitchen.  This home ended up selling for $208,000.  Not a big profit margin.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Master Bathroom.  Awkward shower entrance.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom/Bathroom.  They built a new shower into the room.  And probably tore down the fireplace.  [Sorry, no other photos available]

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Before Front of House.  Pink paint.

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After Front of House.  Yellow paint.  Odd choice.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Before & After Mesa Short Sale

September 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Mesa, Arizona.  Sold as a short sale for $59,000.

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After Front of House.  After renovation, it sold for $160,000.

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Before Room Addition/Storage Room.

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After Room Addition/Storage Room.

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Before Back of House Siding.  T-111 siding is warped.

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After Back of House Siding.

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Before Living Room.  Ugly flooring.

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After Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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After Kitchen.  [There were no before photos of the kitchen]

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Before Family Room Door.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After · Room Addition · Siding

Before & After: Restrain From Stain

July 13th, 2013 · 9 Comments

Before & After photos usually show improvement in the After photos.  Not necessarily true for this Mesa, Arizona flipped house.

After Kitchen.  Check out the unevenly stained cabinets.

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Before Kitchen as it looked in 2009.

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After Kitchen.  It looks amateurish.  Like stain was rubbed on with a wet rag.

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After Kitchen.  You’d have to paint over the cabinets to fix it.

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Tags: Paint · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Cabinets · Before & After

Is It Hot Enough For You?

July 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Big heat wave over the western U.S. this past weekend.  117 degrees on Friday in Phoenix; 119 degrees on Saturday, and only 114 degrees on Sunday.  Las Vegas broke an all-time record high of 117F (47 Celsius) on Sunday.

The best way to cool off is go swimming!

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Refreshing, crystal clear water.  Aaaaah.

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We feel cooler already.

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We have Before and After photos of a Glendale, Arizona swimming pool.  The pool is clean and inviting in the Before photo.

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In the After photo, the dead pine tree was removed and the air conditioner was replaced.  But the pool looks worse.  Why?

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper