Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Pretty Colors

November 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bright colors will spruce up any home.  Including fixer-uppers like this one.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

We’re crossed our fingers that the floor color is a custom stain.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty blue.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated bedroom blue paint floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty red.

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Pretty pink.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated bathroom pink paint fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pretty yellow and green.  With knotted curtains.

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Pretty awful.

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Got dust?

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They enclosed the patio.  How nice.

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Tags: Flooring · Roof · Landscaping · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Cabinets · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Open Kitchen

November 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s buyers like kitchens that are open.  How about this one?

back side of kitchen cabinets exposed missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

Original Tile

November 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Many buyers appreciate original and/or vintage tile.  Except when…

original vintage 1960s pink tile kitchen counter top broken damaged missing destroyed sink fixer-upper Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

pink bathroom walls white paint dots circles plunger toilet seat shower curtain Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Staging assistance needed, please.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate family photos

Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

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At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

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This bedroom is half tidy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

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The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

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The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

ugly wallpaper border kitchen poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo neon green plastic pumpkin

Before dining room, with furniture.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo princess blanket hung as curtain

This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo unsafe floor fan no cover

What happened to the flooring?

cluttered messy master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo flooring removed exposed

Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

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It could have looked worse.

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They gave up on the paint.

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This photo was taken many months before Halloween.

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The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter.  Now to work on the peeling paint.

back patio ceiling peeling paint Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Family Photos · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

It Has Wainscoting

November 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let’s start with the positives about this Evansville, Indiana home:  it has wainscoting.  And at least they didn’t do one more twist to knot the curtains.  And for that, we thank you.  Now about the fan, the dog, the cords on the floor, the cord on the ceiling with foil (!!), that damaged wall, the dream catcher, and the dirt.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Pets · Family Photos · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Ax Murder?

October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s the day before Halloween.  Enter at your own risk!

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Desperate Times…

October 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

…call for desperate measures.  When you’re out of toilet paper, you gotta tear off pieces of wallpaper/paint.  [Evansville, Indiana]

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Optical Illusion

October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This is a real untouched photo used to promote the sale of a house, just like 99% of the photos shown on this blog.  But what is it?  It took me a while to figure it out.  At first, I thought it was a sink drain with a cigarette butt in it.  Then I thought it was a door handle with the end cap missing.  But it’s something else.  Can you guess what it is?  And why did they take a photo of it?  [Answer in the comments section]

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

New Must-Have Home Décor Item: A Shovel

October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hot item for Fall 2014:  a decorative shovel.  Very trendy.

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It has a rooster painted on it!  And raffia ribbon on the handle!

ugly dumb decorative décor painted tole shovel rooster on display in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It elevates this kitchen.

ugly dumb decorative décor painted tole shovel rooster on display in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

A few days later, we spotted another shovel used as decoration at another Phoenix home.  Right in the middle of the living room.  Now that’s a true statement piece.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up.  I’m rushing over to Home Depot right now to pick up some shovels and then to Hobby Lobby for acrylic paints, brushes, and raffia!

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Tags: Tile · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Two Bad Roofs At One Property

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Which roof is worse?  The house’s or the carport’s?

bad damaged neglected roof carport fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper