Entries from November 2017

Ugly Cabinets

November 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Time is on our side. We’re seeing fewer and fewer of these original 1970s super-ugly John F. Long builder cabinets.

No matter how much you add color or accessories, the cabinets are still ugly.

It’s so much fun to stare at a wall when doing dishes.

Drab colors only cover up the decades of dust and grime.

A very very slight improvement.

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Tags: John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Let’s take a look at some vintage ovens. Think of the many Thanksgiving dinners cooked in them.

1930 Glendale, Arizona range/oven. Looks brand new.

1957 Phoenix oven. Pretty in pink.

1959 Phoenix oven. Same style as in my childhood home.

1969 avocado green oven in Mesa, Arizona.

1973 harvest gold oven in a Phoenix home.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Uncommon Baby Names

November 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

My first name is far and few in between. Here are four more uncommon baby names seen around the Phoenix metro area. Starting with baby Mega.

Here we have baby Eriko. With those stupid camouflaged letters that babies and adults cannot read.

Next we have baby Stryder with those impossible-to-read patterned letters. Please make that trend stop.

And then there’s baby Scotlin.

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Tags: Bedroom · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Carpet Baggers

November 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments

Time to bag this carpet and get new.

Note to sellers: when the carpet is torn, that is your last call to replace the carpet.

If you are going to keep the ugly carpet, at least stretch it and cut the ends.

At least these sellers were considerate enough to keep their infant away from the filthy carpet.

First thing you see when entering this Houston, Texas home is stained, dirty carpet. [Note: this photo has been kept on file since March 2017; it is not post-hurricane]

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Tags: Carpet · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Dead Animals On Display

November 20th, 2017 · 4 Comments

A bear skin rug to keep you warm.

The seller who dominated over the elk now wants the elk to dominate the room.

Numbskulls displayed the skulls in their home when selling.

Thank goodness! One less bobcat in this world.

It’s right there in your face while you eat.

Or rather, you’re in its face while you eat.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Camden Fixer-Upper

November 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Free TV on the side of this Camden, New Jersey home. But the kilo will cost you.

The sellers put out the red carpet treatment for buyers.

Gourmet kitchen.

Those built-in drawers are certainly handy.

Green wood paneling will be a hot new trend in 2018.

Tickled pink.

Cedar-lined closet to keep out moths?

Calgon, take me away (from Camden).

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Window · Wood Paneling

Before & After Home Renovation

November 18th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. The house was purchased by a flipper for $87,500.

After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $179,000.

Before Bathroom 2.

After Bathroom 2.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Kitchen Refrigerator Nook.

After Kitchen & Great Room.

Before Interior Room.

After Interior Room. Now a great room.

Before Bedroom.

After Bedroom.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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

Seven Messy Bedrooms

November 17th, 2017 · No Comments

The stuffed bear is just hanging around this messy bedroom.

A gun on the wall and two masks. Bank robbery in the works?

Dark and cluttered.

The walls are mostly clutter free but the rest of the room…

Banjo and guitar on the wall plus more visual distractions.

Two rolls of toilet paper in this bedroom.

Make the bed and put away the clothes, please.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Weapons & Firearms

Five Dirty Bathrooms

November 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Look at the dirt and hair on the vanity counter. Then look at the shower floor. Yuk.

Let’s start with the mirror and the shower door, thank you.

Don’t let the tile pattern distract you from the soap scum and rust.

A good cleaning is needed here.

Dirty bathroom in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Their idea of “going Dutch” is different from ours.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other International Cities · Phoenix Homes

Another White Bengal Tiger Sighting!

November 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments

It is so rare to see an albino Bengal tiger! And to see TWO of them is just WOW!

We saw this same mural in our post from September 13, 2008. That house sold in 2008 and the current owners kept the tiger mural for 9 more years until they sold it in 2017!! Here’s the photo from 2008.

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes