Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Artistic Embellishments

June 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Local artists changed the curb appeal of this home. All for free too!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Graffiti · Phoenix Homes

Scandinavian & Baltic Homes

June 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

I returned recently from a trip to Scandinavia and the Baltics, visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania. I was on the lookout for ugly houses and found a few. Enjoy.

Oslo, Norway fixer-upper. Saw this gem while walking from the harbor to the Viking Ship Museum. The first step to home ownership in Norway is a doozie!

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Porvoo, Finland is the 2nd oldest city in Finland (going back to the 1400s). It is a really cute and charming city. 90% of the homes are painted in bright colors and well-maintained. Here are two that need some attention. The first one was built into the hillside. The paint color is a dreadful, blah color. Porvoo’s old church is right up the hill from this house.

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This Porvoo house would look really nice with a fresh coat of paint.

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I saw these next three homes on my walk to the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The first home could use a coat of fresh paint.

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Lots of potential with this Tallinn home.

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This Tallinn home has a modern design but the yellow and brown color combination saps the energy.

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This is the skinniest home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other International Cities

Tan Your Hide In Mabelvale

June 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments

One of our readers, thank you, sent photos of a foreclosed home in Mabelvale, Arkansas, located near Little Rock and only one mile away from Bass Pro Shop on I-30. We did a little sleuthing and found photos when it was up for sale before the bank took it back.

They have a tanning bed in their bedroom! Along with a Sturgis (South Dakota) Black Hills Rally flag.

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Many items on display in another bedroom including Valentine’s Day balloons.

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Booze and more on display around the fireplace.

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If we step back and shift to the left, we see the rest of the room.

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The only overhead light in the kitchen needs a cover.

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You have two options leaving the front porch: stairs or slide.

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You can shoot hoops while jumping on the trampoline. And there are two giant TVs on the porch. The riding mower does not convey with the house.

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These are the current photos sent by our reader. No more trampoline or TVs in front. Bummer.

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The slide and the rider mower are gone too.

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The front side of the house.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Staging · Window · Wood Paneling

Tin Roof…Rusted

May 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Home Shopping Network!

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Rusted roof!

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Side of the house.

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Quality construction of a room addition or storage room.

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Building permits were approved.

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The back yard is full of wonder.

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Low-maintenance landscaping.

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Free charcoal.

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“Newer” gas water heater.

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Unsafe and unprotected gas line to the water heater.

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Barbed wire keeps thieves from entering the yard and stealing the valuables.

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Now for some photos of the interior of the house. Ceiling damage here.

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More junk inside.

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Good luck.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Outdoor · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Room Addition · Safety Issue

Houston Honey

May 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The water in the dishwasher is as golden brown as honey. Sweet.

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Perhaps they could use the bleach to clean the dishwasher.

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Is that a lawn mower or a generator? Either one, please don’t run them inside the house.

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The toilet seat’s too long for the bowl. Hope they don’t overshoot.

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The front of the house looks nice.

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Until you realize they used pallets as pavers. Very dangerous to walk on. Hope you don’t wear high heels or have weak ankles.

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Tags: Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · Shower Curtain

Before & After Remodeling Pix

May 13th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Family Room. This house was purchased for $51,000.

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After Family Room. Once remodeled, the house sold 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 Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Help Needed

May 7th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Got mold? This Houston, Texas does.

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The walls are caving in and the floor looks rounded and warped.

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Can it be saved?

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Spacious kitchen.

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Great opportunity.

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Tags: Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Mold & Mildew · Other US Cities · Wood Paneling

Three Front Doors

April 30th, 2017 · 8 Comments

This $2.4 million home in Glen Allen, Virginia has THREE front doors!!

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Thank you, Mikey, for sending us these pictures.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Entry · Other US Cities

Before & After Renovation

April 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom 1. Was purchased for $108,000.

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After Bathroom 1. The remodeled home sold for $175,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Bonus photo: After Living Room.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

1956 San Diego Tudor Home

April 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments

Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos of a San Diego, California home. Built in 1956.

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Imagine this space without the seller’s belongings. Wow.

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Fresh like a daisy.

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Check out the oven. Vintage 1956.

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Indoor pool! Too bad it was neglected.

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Could be a really cool space.

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Vintage sink and bathroom.

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Tudor style home.

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The front landscaping could use some help.

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Great potential here.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Landscaping · Other US Cities · Pool & Spa · Staging