Pot Stickers

August 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The seller painted marijuana leaves on the bedroom wall, hoping to sell to the highest bidder.

Pot leaves. And what happened to the ceiling?

They grew pot in the bathroom too. Plus some mold and mildew?

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Comfortable Living

August 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Kelly for sending these Montrose, Pennsylvania house photos.

Netflix and smoke.

Bedroom 1 with knotted curtain.

Bedroom 2 with painted-on handprints.

Bedroom 3 where the nightmare before Christmas arrived early.

Bedroom 4.

Cluttered bathroom with painted-on handprints.

The kitchen’s not so bad.

Bonus room.

Home office.

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Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom. The house was purchased for $101,000.

After Bathroom. Once remodeled, the house sold for $162,000.

Before Kitchen. One of those Long F. Long kitchens.

After Kitchen. Bye, bye, ugly cabinets.

Before Kitchen/Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House. The beer bottle was free.

After Front of House. Why didn’t the flipper put on a new roof?

Bonus: After Second Bathroom.

→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

No Bare Walls

August 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment

People complained about boring white walls. Then they complained about bland tan walls. So here are some new options.

Exposed brick!

Polka dots!


Fake mold and mildew!

Brown smears in a bathroom is not a good look.

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Pride of Ownership

August 3rd, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers are hoping new buyers will love and respect their home as much as they did.

They installed a new jetted tub.

Buyers will like the tall ceiling too.

Vintage wallpaper.

Built-in shelves plus a desk complete this room.

Gourmet kitchen.

Great view out the kitchen window.

Built-in pantry too.

Formal dining room.

Living room with custom paint.

Cozy fireplace.


The basement can sleep several guests. Mattresses already provided.

Enclosed front porch for extra square footage.

Here’s another view of the enclosed front porch.

The back of the house.

The sellers really cared for this house.

There’s also a guest house!

Fully furnished guest house.

Kitchenette too!

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Garage Sale

August 2nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Four-car garages are usually highly desirable. Usually. [Apache Junction, Arizona]


→ 3 CommentsTags: Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · Paint

Inspirational Message For August

August 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments

In dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own.


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Top Chef

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments

Three ovens and two microwave ovens in one kitchen. Vintage ovens, no less, in a 1967 Phoenix home.


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Delaware Delight

July 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Harrington, Delaware home left an impression on our reader Sarah. Was it the right impression?


Careful going up those stairs!


Bright paint color or wallpaper border won’t make up for the other flaws.


Quality ventilation system.


Double wallpaper borders and sponge paint. Are you green with envy?


Getting any inspirations for your own house?


Watch your step.


Was the plumbing installed by a licensed contractor?


Orange you going to write an offer to buy this house?


Buyers are deciding about the de-siding.


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Flush Your Laundry Blues Away

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

A raised toilet makes it a “true throne” according to our reader Pamala. It’s hiding in the corner of an Albany, Oregon laundry room.


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