Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Basic Flip – Before & After Photos

September 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing fancy with this remodel.  But it shows the impact of a clean house with fresh paint.

Before Swimming Pool.  The house was purchased for $58,000.

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After Swimming Pool.  Once renovated, the house sold for $136,000!

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Before Master Bedroom.  The sellers placed a low priority on cleanliness.

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After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

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Before Front of House.  Weeds.

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After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Not sure why they kept those weird wood sticks around the fireplace.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper might have kept the lower cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  New paint and drapes.  That’s it.

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Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

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Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Back Yard.  With weeds.  No After photo available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Before & After

Don’t Judge a House By Its Cover

September 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

It might look okay in front…

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…but wait ’til you see the back!!

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought this home for $109,000.

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After Bathroom.  They kept the same floor tile.  The house then sold for $161,000.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

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After Bedroom 2.  Paint and carpet.  Your biggest bang for your buck.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Yes, there are a lot of kitchen photos, but it’s very rare for the photos to match up so well.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Plastic runners to protect the new carpet.

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Before Family Room.  Other direction.

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After Family Room.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  They oversaturated the photo; now the driveway looks worse than before.

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

Before & After Modest Renovation

August 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  An investor paid $94,500 for the house.

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After Front of House.  It then sold for $140,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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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 Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

The Castle

August 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Our reader, J.A., wants to share this million dollar castle with you.

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One of the bedrooms features a dragon.

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The rest of the house is really cool.

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Located in north Illinois.

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Pretend this is a moat.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pool & Spa · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $37,700.

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After Back Patio.  Once renovated, this home sold for $155,000.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Modest renovations, but big profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Tempting Tempe Temple

August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Tempe, Arizona home looks so tantalizing.

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Now that the front yard caught your attention, wanna see inside?

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Spacious living room.

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Cozy kitchen.

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They were inspired by squished jelly beans?  Or Candy Crush Saga?

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The drapes add dramatic flair to this room.

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Looking the other direction.

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The pool has seen better days.

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There’s a shadowy figure lurking in the background.

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A cardboard figure?

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Clutter · Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Cabinets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor

White Picket Fence

August 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

You said you wanted a house with a white picket fence.  How about this one?

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You should have been more specific if you wanted more.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities · Fence or Wall

Before & After Mid-Century Modern Renovation

August 2nd, 2014 · 15 Comments

There’s a trend with house flippers in the Phoenix area nowadays to remove paint from the exterior of 1960s homes, exposing the gray cinder/concrete block walls.  Part of that mid-century modern look/theme that’s popular.

Before Front of House.  Built in 1960.  Sold to an investor for $231,000.  This is a subdivision (about 1 mile from my house) in which architect Al Beadle was involved.

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After Front of House.  The paint was power blasted away.  The minimalistic desert landscaping is typical of these types of flips.  Barrel cactus is almost a requirement ;-)   The house sold for $380,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  [Editor’s note: some readers are commenting that this is a small home.  It’s actually 1700 square feet.]

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  The house was renovated with energy saving materials, resulting in a G Home HERS rating of 85.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  From the opposite angle.  A Smart Home Auto System was installed; you can control door locks, lights, thermostat, security system & cameras, garage door, and water fountain from your smart phone or computer.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.  LED lighting was integrated into the walls of the bathroom and other rooms in the house.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.  The majority of homes in Phoenix have concrete slab foundations.  Homes built in the 1950s-1970s had stained concrete, the color of butterscotch or dark honey.  Many remodelers are tearing up tile and carpet to expose the stained concrete floors and then polishing the concrete as seen here.

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After 2nd Bathroom.  No before photo available.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.  From the opposite angle.

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