Entries from July 2011

Basket Weave Vinyl Tile Pattern

July 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

These Fort Smith, Arkansas home owners created a basket weave pattern with their vinyl tiles.  It’s rather clever, actually.

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Tags: Flooring · Other US Cities

A Cozy For Your Tushy Paper

July 31st, 2011 · 14 Comments

How cute.  A toilet paper cozy.  Keeps it warm for you.  Trouble is, you’ll have to remove the paper from the holder each time.  Which means the holder might, just might have germs on it from other people??  Yech.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities

Ugly Orange Carpet

July 30th, 2011 · 12 Comments

What possessed someone to buy orange carpet like that?  What possessed them to keep it that long?

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Chandler, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Vandalism Ruins Homes and Home Prices

July 30th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Several homes damaged by vandalism.

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Thieves love to steal copper pipes.  [yes, this photo is placed correctly; it’s the ceiling light used as a wall sconce that throws you off.]

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Anger management problems.

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$20 of copper means a $2000 or $3000 or more hit on the owner (new A/C now needed).

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The owner painted over graffiti.

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Another air conditioner ruined.  $4000 hit to the owner.

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An angry person gave this bathroom vanity the what for.

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Splashed paint and broken windows in a Houston, Texas home.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities · Vandalism & Theft

Welcome To the Jungle, Sun Lakes Style

July 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Sun Lakes, Arizona.  Where giraffes and zebras run free.

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Careful, there are lions, tigers, and cheetahs in the bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Other Arizona Cities · Shower Curtain · Bedspread

Contemporary Wallpaper

July 29th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Wallpaper never goes out of style.

Sun City, Arizona.  How about those window blinds?

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Birmingham, Alabama.  How about that light?

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Another Birmingham, Alabama home.  You can place the pelican cutting board on top of the dryer before using the stove.

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Mesa, Arizona.  Floral bouquets.

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Phoenix

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Another Phoenix home.  Orange and brown blobs.

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Mesa, Arizona.  It smells like roses and gardenias in the bathroom.

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Charlotte, North Carolina.  Might not be so bad with the right furniture and decorations?

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Drum Set In Mesa, Arizona

July 29th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Have a seat and enjoy the sound of drums.  What’s that cage contraption on the right?

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Let’s block the door with an entertainment center.

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes

Oh Deer! I Hope They Have Good Aim

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This home owner likes archery.  He practices on a deer.  I’d hate to be his neighbor on the other side of the fence.  What if he shoots high????!!!

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Tags: Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Six Cluttered Home Offices

July 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Please enjoy these six cluttered home offices.

The flooring looks very nice.  The wood walls look nice too.  Too bad we can’t really enjoy them with all the clutter in the way.

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This one looks like h-e-l-l.

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They used a term on Monday’s Hoarders episode:  clutter blindness.  Where the hoarder doesn’t see or notice the clutter.

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This photo’s caption reads, “See all the office stuff this room will hold.”  So they’ve turned the negative clutter into a positive teaching moment???  It should say, “See? There’s room for more stuff to hoard.”

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One way to decrease clutter is to eliminate horizontal surfaces.  Except this Mesa, Arizona seller found a way around it: use the floor!

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Much, much better than the others.  If we were allowed to be really picky, the diplomas should be packed away and the bookcase removed.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Needs Attention & Needs Work

July 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

At least the seller is upfront with buyers about his house.  Too bad he couldn’t fix the problems beforehand.

Photo caption reads, “Patio needs work.”  Got wood rot?

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Photo caption reads, “Living room floor needs attention.”

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Photo caption reads, “Ceiling needs attention.”  And some bleach for the mold & mildew.  The roof probably needs attention too.

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Photo caption reads, “Fence needs work.”

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling Fan · Water Damage