Entries from August 2016

What Happened To These Kitchens?

August 31st, 2016 · 2 Comments

It certainly catches your attention now.

black white tile pattern kitchen cabinets back splash walls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

You certainly notice the cabinet doors at this house.

kitchen cabinets doors painted two-tone two colors Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The new cabinets are sitting on cinder blocks!!

kitchen cabinets sitting on top of cinder blocks bad amateur remodeling project Wittmann Arizona home house for sale photo

Interesting flourish on the cabinet doors.  Very 1980s.

ugly cabinet doors kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

The First Step To Home Ownership

August 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Want to buy a house?  Take that first step.  It might be rocky, but you’ll have a concrete future.

concrete step with rocks put in at random Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities

It’s Up For Sale

August 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Now that you’ve seen the peeling paint and bad roof, let’s go inside.

run-down neglected peeling paint bad roof dirt yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

That might be a pool table.

cluttered dining room pool table Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Yes, it’s a pool table not being used as a pool table.

cluttered dining room pool table Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Original kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters no upgrading updating Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They sure like their Folger’s coffee.

cluttered dining table room cuckoo clock Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Do they put the body parts in the plastic drum?  Is that a moonshine still in the corner?

cluttered dining table room plastic drum copper still Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This little piggy…

messy cluttered bedroom pig collection Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At least 34 pairs of jeans.  Just answered my question, “Who needs that many jeans?”  He does, obviously.

bedroom dozens lots of denim jeans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s the Russian nesting doll version of beer steins.

beer stein collection weight set bench cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The garage.

cluttered junky messy garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More bodies stored outside.

cluttered junky messy back yard metal plastic drum Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

An inversion table to help with back pain.

cluttered junky messy back yard inversion table above ground pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Charming gazebo for entertaining.

cluttered junky messy back yard dead weeds gazebo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Siding · Staging · Weeds

Fine Dining In Riverdale

August 28th, 2016 · No Comments

How is this helping to sell this Riverdale, Illinois home?

messy cluttered dining room table poor bad home staging Riverdale Illinois house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Dining Room · Other US Cities · Staging

Before & After Remodeling

August 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Purchased by an investor from a bank for $105,000.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.  Orange you glad it was renovated?  Then sold for $167,000.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.  Your biggest return on investment is new paint and flooring.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bathroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bathroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

BBQ, Fire Pit, Or Fish Pond?

August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This odd, submerged structure with the metal grate in the middle is either a BBQ grill or a fire pit where people gather around (with no seating) or it is a fish pond.  I doubt it’s a fish pond; there is porous flagstone on the bottom.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

Here’s a more distant view.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Harry Potter

August 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

You never know who will show up in Bisbee, Arizona.  Perhaps Harry Potter can cast a spell to eliminate the need for the fly swatter.

amateur painted mural of Harry Potter owl fly swatter Bisbee Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities

Electric Bungalow

August 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

High-voltage power line tower in your back yard.

high-voltage power line tower in back yard of Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Another home with a giant tower in the back.

high-voltage power line tower in back yard of Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

high-voltage power line tower in back yard of Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes

Vintage Kitchen Ovens

August 23rd, 2016 · 3 Comments

Original Chambers oven, range, and range hood from a 1955 Phoenix home.

vintage original mint condition 1955 Chambers oven range hood kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

vintage original mint condition 1955 Chambers oven range hood kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Original double oven and range hood from a 1956 home.

vintage original mint condition 1956 double oven range hood kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Original oven and range hood from a 1960 home.

vintage original 1960 oven range hood kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: 1950s · Kitchen · Not Ugly · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

The Polar Bear Club

August 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

This home prominently features a polar bear wall hanging.  Plus a God’s eye yarn weaving (upper left); very popular in the 1970s.

polar bear wall hanging rug God's eye yarn weaving craft on display Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Stacks and stacks of old VHS tapes plus towels and blankets.

stacks of old VHS tapes towels blankets cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Mush! Mush! Here come the sled dogs.

Alaska sled dog wall hanging cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Please note the rifle in the middle of the photo.

rifle gun weapon cluttered dining table living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Decades of collecting.

cluttered  living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Floral wallpaper to cheer you up as you use the enema bag.

old vintage floral wallpaper bathroom enema bag hot water bottle Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Free TV with purchase.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Don’t mind the dust.  The seller certainly doesn’t.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Family Photos · Garage or Carport · Grandma's House · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Weapons & Firearms