Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Santa’s Vacation Home In Arizona

December 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments

Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus enjoy the warm winter weather in Glendale, Arizona. They love having a Christmas tree.

Mrs. Claus made a Christmas wreath for the bathroom. She is mad at Santa for not putting out a new roll of toilet paper or replacing the light bulbs.

Sticker shock in the other bathroom.

Here is Santa’s man cave.

Their master bedroom.

Their guest bedroom. They haven’t had many guests lately. Notice the cobwebs.

Spare bedroom. Mrs. Claus has been meaning to finish those drapes.

The wallpaper gives their kitchen a homey feel.

Santa is offering a hand (and an arm) with the laundry.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Laundry Room · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper · Window Coverings

A Roof Over Their Heads

December 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Foreclosure home. At least they had somewhere to sleep and a roof over their heads.

Looking at this room from the other direction. The protective grille for the fan is on the floor. Be careful.

One bedroom. With drywall cut up from the ground. That usually implies water damage.

Second bedroom.

Third bedroom.

Fourth bedroom.

Toilet tank lid is missing in the bathroom.

What happened to the chairs? Scratching posts for cats?

The kitchen from the opposite view.

Bonus room with yet another different type of flooring.

May the new owners fill the pool with water and the home with memories.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Drywall Damage · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Before & After Remodel

December 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Before Bathroom. Purchased for under $50,000.

After Bathroom. The renovated home sold for $170,000.

Before Dining Room.

After Dining Room.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Clever Fan Idea

December 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Why didn’t I think of that? If you want to ventilate your house affordably, take a floor fan, remove the support base, bend the pole, attach the bottom the pole to the wall, and now you have a fan to send hot air outside! It looks fan-tastic! It also helps eliminate smelly fish tank odors.

Another clever idea: if you remove the back panel on your kitchen cabinetry, you have access to storage on both sides!

They need a clever solution for cleaning that range.

The toilet seat is too short for the elongated bowl. Pink tiles are missing. The shower & tub could use a good cleaning.

Neglected swimming pool.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pool & Spa

Before & After Home Remodel

December 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen. The house was purchased for $105,000 by an investor.

After Kitchen. The renovated house then sold for $175,000.

Before Family Room.

After Family Room.

Before Bedroom.

After Bedroom.

Before Bathroom.

After Bathroom.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Before & After Remodel

November 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen. This home was purchased from a bank for $79,000.

After Kitchen. The renovated home then sold for $149,000.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Bathroom.

After Bathroom. The flippers kept the bathtub and original tile.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House. No changes besides new paint. They didn’t even spend $600 on fresh gravel or $100 on fake shutters.

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

Ugly Cabinets

November 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments

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

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