Entries from October 2017

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween! Watch out for giant spiders in Phoenix. “…It’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.”

The beagle dog is scared of the witches.

Watch out for black cats.

Cowboy pumpkin. Or is that a country bumpkin pumpkin?

Trick or treat.

The joke(r)’s on you.

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Tags: Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Holiday Décor · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Twelve Back Splash Options

October 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

It is popular nowadays to install a back splash in a kitchen. Personally, I think it looks too busy and visually distracting and unnecessary. Let’s look at twelve different types of back splashes, starting with circles.

Thin horizontal multi-color glass pieces.

Micro-thin pieces.

Thin vertical multi-color glass pieces.

Metal.

Random pattern six-inch ceramic tile.

Multi-size ceramic tile, almost a Versailles pattern.

Quilt pattern.

Brick steps.

Diagonal.

Floor tile on the wall.

Pastel mosaic with tile shards. [Thank you to our reader KG for sending us this photo from Hallstead, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Attic Antics

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

You could easily convert this attic into living space. For owls, bats, and rats. [Vlissingen, The Netherlands]

And it has a second skylight!

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Tags: Attic · Fixer-Upper · Other International Cities · Roof

Before & After Remodel

October 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. The investor bought this home from a bank for $100,000.

After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $167,000.

Before Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

After Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

Before Bathroom 2.

After Bathroom 2.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Laundry Room.

After Laundry Room.

Before Bedroom 1.

After Bedroom 1.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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

One House – Nine Different Floors

October 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Every room of this house has a different type of flooring.

The wood paneling absorbs the echo from the concrete floor.

Missing squares.

A lot more missing in the other bathroom.

All squares are present and accounted for.

Sponge paint. We haven’t seen that for quite some time.

The laundry room.

Wood flooring in the kitchen.

Vintage vinyl tiles with asbestos?

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Phoenix Homes · Tile · Wood Paneling

Accentuate the Positive

October 26th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of windows and ceiling fans.

The sellers are dog lovers and this is a spacious room.

Lots of storage in the laundry room.

Expanded kitchen area.

Skylight in the bathroom.

Fun colors brighten up the room.

More storage!

The sellers hired an arborist to save the tree out front.

Lots of shade under the covered patio.

There’s a swimming pool too!

Lush arbor.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Landscaping · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Pool & Spa · Toys · Window Coverings

Tea-Stained Walls

October 25th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bad patch job, no light bulbs, and a big hose coming out of the wall.

They went with an autumn color palette.

They should have staged this room with some pumpkins and corn shocks.

The good news is there are no popcorn ceilings anymore.

Vaulted ceiling.

Open floor plan.

Lots of natural light.

Master suite.

Endless possibilities.

A TV in the bathroom! Nothing like resting your head against the faucet while you stretch your head back to see the TV.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Paint

Lattice Check Out This Home

October 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The lattice out front adds flair to this Wickenburg, Arizona home. It sat on the market for nearly one year. It eventually sold for $38,000.

Padded seating on the front porch; a nice touch.

The door is open for you. Come inside.

Room with a view.

The toilet paper is draped across the dusty toilet tank lid.

Extended garage.

Covered patio out back.

Nothing wrong with the roof.

Updated electric panel.

Field of dreams.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Roof · Weeds

Humans

October 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Kiddin’ around.

Just passing by.

Walmart shopper.

Nice seller. He’d give you the shirt off his back.

Dishes are done and she fed the dog too.

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

October 22nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Little Rock, Arkansas home. New siding & roof needed.

Completely renovated inside?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities · Roof · Siding