When visiting this house, it is okay to park on the driveway. However, the seller is not responsible for any damage to your car if/when the palm tree falls over.
Entries Tagged as 'Landscaping'
September 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments
August 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment
Don’t worry, once the drought ends in California, the trees will green up real nice. [Blythe, California]
Close your eyes and imagine how it used to look.
There’s still some green! Oh, wait. Is that the neighbor’s yard or this yard?
August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments
This Tempe, Arizona home looks so tantalizing.
Now that the front yard caught your attention, wanna see inside?
Spacious living room.
They were inspired by squished jelly beans? Or Candy Crush Saga?
The drapes add dramatic flair to this room.
Looking the other direction.
The pool has seen better days.
There’s a shadowy figure lurking in the background.
A cardboard figure?
July 31st, 2014 · 3 Comments
Your kids are sure to squeal with delight when they see this amazing playhouse. And then they’ll squeal in pain from splinters, loose nails, black widow spiders, etc.
July 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Thank you, Michael, for sending us these photos of a remodeled San Diego, California house. The house is beautiful, but the gnarly, old tree out front is creepy and ugly.
The tree has been trimmed up too high, so now it’s all gangly branches and no leaves. It distracts from the house.
You can see the ugly branches from the living room window.
Beautiful new kitchen. Looks clean, fresh, and bright. White cabinets, especially Shaker style as seen here, with engineered quartz counters are very popular right now in kitchen redesign. Note how the glass backsplash is only one color.
Could be featured in a magazine.
Clean and fresh looking bathroom too. Thank you, Michael, for the photos.
July 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments
This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression. This is the master bedroom, for example.
The sellers trimmed their olive tree. They lion-tailed the branches. Also known as lollipopping. It’s a topiary terror.
Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around. Thank you, Jayne!
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.
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.
After Front of House. The investor renovated the house and sold it for $170,000.
Before Living Room.
After Living Room.
Before Dining Room.
After Dining Room.
Before Back Yard.
After Back Yard.
Bonus: Back of House.
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.
After Front of House. We set out on this project to turn the house from neighborhood eyesore into a highly sought-after rental property.
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.
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.
Before Bathroom. Much of the plumbing and appliances couldn’t be salvaged, so the kitchen and bathrooms were gutted and new fixtures were installed.
After Bathroom. Ceramic stone tile was used in the house to replace the old linoleum flooring.
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.
After Bedroom. Through this renovation, we maximized living space, comfort, and historic character.
March 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments
Before Hall Bathroom. This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $84,000.
After Hall Bathroom. The remodeled house sold for $167,000.
Before Master Bedroom
After Master Bedroom
Before Master Bathroom
After Master Bathroom
Before Family Room
After Family Room
Before 2nd Bedroom
After 2nd Bedroom
Before Front of House
After Front of House
Before Front of House
After Front of House
Before Back Yard
After Back Yard
After Garage. With epoxy floor.