Entries from August 2011

Dirty Walls In Florence

August 31st, 2011 · 8 Comments

Dirty Florence, Arizona home.  Your eyes are drawn more toward the dirty door than the gaping hole in the ceiling.

dirty front door hole in ceiling water damage fixer-upper Florence Arizona home house for sale

Washing hands was not a priority.

dirty walls ugly floor fixer-upper Florence Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Why are there splash marks on the left wall?

dirty walls splash marks kitchen fixer-upper Florence Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling Fan · Water Damage

More Paint Design Ideas

August 31st, 2011 · 10 Comments

You’ll have plenty of time this holiday weekend to work on paint projects around the house.  Here are six inspiring ideas.

Checkerboard and swirl

amateur bad paint design bedroom checkerboard swirl Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Pink and brown checkerboard

amateur bad paint design bedroom checkerboard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dirty chalkboard erasers

amateur bad paint design bedroom chalkboard eraser Valdosta Georgia home house for sale

#1

amateur bad paint design bedroom orange number one Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Orange and green and blue and yellow

amateur bad paint design bedroom orange green blue yellow Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Pink and brown stripes with roses

amateur bad paint design bedroom pink brown stripes roses Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Geometric shapes

amateur bad paint design bedroom geometric shapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Paint · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Anthropomorphic Homes

August 31st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Sometimes houses look like human faces.  Homes built in the 1990s oftentimes had garages out front (the mouth) with two bedrooms & windows above (the eyes).  Here are two Peoria, Arizona homes.

The Surprised Look Away Face

anthropomorphic home house face architecture design exterior Peoria Arizona

The Angry Face (complete with sharp teeth!)

anthropomorphic home house angry face architecture design exterior Peoria Arizona

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Peoria, AZ Homes

Vandalism With Paint

August 30th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Hoodlums had a field day in this house, splashing paint all over.

vandalism hoodlums criminals splashed paint all over damage foreclosure home house Phoenix

And took their anger out on the wall too.

vandalism hoodlums criminals splashed paint all over damage foreclosure home house Phoenix

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Tags: Paint · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Outdoor Whys

August 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Why is there a gorilla in this Tolleson, Arizona back yard?  And junk too.

stuffed animal gorilla back yard junk garbage Tolleson Arizona home house for sale photo

It sure looks like a gorilla.  Will buyers go ape for this house?

stuffed animal gorilla back yard junk garbage Tolleson Arizona home house for sale photo

Why is there a photo of a 2-year-old citrus tree, garbage cans, a saw, and a prickly pear cactus?  It shows potential for this part of the yard?  Seems kinda random.  Phoenix back yard.

saw citrus tree garbage cans prickly pear cactus back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Why is there a  photo of a rickety fence, piles of concrete pieces, a palm tree trunk, and the photographer’s shadow?  Glendale, Arizona back yard.

palm tree trunk rickety fence concrete shadow back yard Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography · Fence or Wall

Peace & Booze

August 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

The world will be a better place with more peace and booze.  These Tempe, Arizona sellers are living proof.  80 proof, that is.

Peace, man.

badly painted smeared peace sign on bedroom window Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Smirnoff Vodka!

wet bar Smirnoff vodka banner poster sign Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Alaskan Amber Beer neon sign in the kitchen.

Alaskan Amber beer neon sign kitchen Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Red Stripe Beer posters (framed!) in the kitchen.  Just add a beer tap to the frig and make it a kegerator.  [if this is a college student rental house, the tenants are sure tidy.]

Red Stripe beer posters framed on display kitchen Tempe Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Paint · Tempe, AZ Homes · Wet Bar

Fireplace Staging Fail

August 29th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Sellers can’t seem to leave their fireplaces alone.  Gotta add stuff all around the fireplace.

cluttered too much stuff items fireplace poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Items placed there with care and then never dusted since.

cluttered too much stuff items fireplace poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Visual distractions everywhere.

cluttered too much stuff items fireplace poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale

Home is where the hearth is.

cluttered too much stuff items fireplace poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

If you run out of firewood, you can always burn books to keep warm.

cluttered too many books items fireplace poor home staging Panama City Florida house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Romantic Weapons

August 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Weapons aren’t always used for killing.  They can be romantic too.

Cupid’s arrow for your beau (bow).

bow and arrow weapon displayed on living room wall Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale

I’d die by the sword for you.

sword weapon displayed on bedroom wall New River Arizona home house for sale

Shotgun wedding.

shotgun rifle weapon displayed on bedroom wall Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Weapons & Firearms

Floor Title Options

August 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

New trend in floor tile patterns is complicated but concentrated.  Mix a bunch of different sized tiles in a small area.

ugly dumb floor tile pattern leftover pieces fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Another trend in floor tile patterns is using geometric shapes (octagon and hexagon) as accent pieces.

ugly dumb floor tile pattern hexagon octagon mirrors Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

All kidding aside, they make floor tile nowadays that looks like wood planks.  From a Tempe, Arizona remodeled home.

floor tile that looks like wood planks Tempe Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Tile · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

The 3:10 To Yuma

August 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

We give this Yuma, Arizona home a 3 out of 10.  Three fan blades.  And lots of wear and tear.

dirty walls beat up worn down fixer-upper ugly ceiling fan foreclosure Yuma Arizona house

This ceiling fan has no blades.

dirty walls beat up worn down fixer-upper ugly ceiling fan foreclosure Yuma Arizona house

Sad kitchen.

ugly dirty kitchen floor beat up worn down fixer-upper foreclosure Yuma Arizona house

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Other Arizona Cities · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper