Entries Tagged as 'Landscaping'

It Made an Impression

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression.  This is the master bedroom, for example.

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The sellers trimmed their olive tree.  They lion-tailed the branches.  Also known as lollipopping.  It’s a topiary terror.

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Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around.  Thank you, Jayne!

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Lattice Help This House

June 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

What can we do to improve the curb appeal of this house?  Remove the lattice.  New roof, new paint, new landscaping.

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Before & After $93,000 Net Gain

March 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Modest home renovation with a nice profit margin.

Before Front of House.  Long-time owners who refinanced for $182,000 and let the house go back to the bank.  An investor bought it for $77,000.

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After Front of House.  The investor renovated the house and sold it for $170,000.

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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 Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Bonus:  Back of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall

Before & After Florida Remodel

March 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thank you, Josh, for sending us photos of your renovation project in Gainesville, Florida.

Before Front of House.  The house we focused on in this project was in a historic district in Gainesville, Florida, and had not been updated in over 50 years. The less than 600 square feet of space lacked sufficient natural lighting and hid its historic charm under decades of neglect.

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After Front of House.  We set out on this project to turn the house from neighborhood eyesore into a highly sought-after rental property.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.  Restoring the house’s historic features was the most vital part of the project. The house’s original construction in the 1920s included built-in shelves and nooks that were refurbished to accentuate the historic charm.

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After Kitchen & Dining.  The dishwasher and microwave weren’t even created when this house was originally constructed, so we had to make room for those too. Granite counters and custom wood cabinetry gave an elegance to the space.  We wanted to keep the original pine floors, so we sanded and stripped them, and coated it with polyurethane.

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Before Bathroom.  Much of the plumbing and appliances couldn’t be salvaged, so the kitchen and bathrooms were gutted and new fixtures were installed.

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After Bathroom.  Ceramic stone tile was used in the house to replace the old linoleum flooring.

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Before Bedroom.  With such a small space, the goal for the renovation of this house was to make it as livable as possible and make it stand out amongst the many neighboring multi-family apartments near the house.

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After Bedroom.  Through this renovation, we maximized living space, comfort, and historic character.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Remodeling · Before & After · Other US Cities

Before & After Mesa Remodel

March 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Hall Bathroom.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $84,000.

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After Hall Bathroom.  The remodeled house sold for $167,000.

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Before Kitchen

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After Kitchen

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Before Master Bedroom

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After Master Bedroom

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Before Master Bathroom

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After Master Bathroom

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Before Family Room

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After Family Room

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Before 2nd Bedroom

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After 2nd Bedroom

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Before Front of House

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After Front of House

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Before Front of House

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After Front of House

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Before Back Yard

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After Back Yard

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Before Garage

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After Garage.  With epoxy floor.

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Tags: Flooring · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

Yard Sales

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Fire only!!  Very important that you follow their instructions.  Fire only.

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They’re collecting bricks.  Only a few more and they will replace the chain link fence.

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Our reader, Drew, sent us this photo.  He thought they should use the stolen shopping cart to remove the trash and debris.

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Palm Sunday isn’t until April 13th this year.  Oops.  They’re too early in collecting palm fronds.

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Tags: Landscaping · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fence or Wall

Before & After Gainesville, Florida Renovation

February 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Josh, for sending us these photos of a Gainesville, Florida home.

Before Front of House.  Neglected.

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After Front of House.  Now restored and beautiful.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Before & After · Other US Cities

A Lot Left To Be Desired

January 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As someone would judge a book by its cover, so do buyers by a house’s exterior.

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This house is a castle?

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Should we at least take a look inside?

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Did buyers tap their brakes or speed up?

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Bring a flashlight and your imagination.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Peoria, Arizona Remodel

January 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Before Front of House.  The house was purchased for $50,000.

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After Front of House.  It sold for $118,000 after renovation.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.  Complete with mural and no window.

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After Kitchen.  They removed the mural to add an opening.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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 Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Tags: Flooring · Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Faux Paint & Murals · Before & After · Peoria, AZ Homes

We’ve Got Your Number

December 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment

3-4-2-1.  Perfect.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes