Entries Tagged as 'Pool & Spa'

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

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

A Journey Into Decay & Neglect

November 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

This poor old house was neglected for decades. Check out the ceiling. And the dirt on the ceiling fan!

Decades of grease!!

Decades of cigarette smoke?

Two bottles of bleach is not enough.

It’s picture perfect.

The swan turned back into an ugly duckling.

Shelving included with the sale.

Vintage drapery.

Outdoor kitchens with BBQs are very popular.

The swimming pool’s condition took a dive.

Plenty of parking on the front yard.

The headrests have been eaten away by the hot sun.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bad Parking · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Weeds

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

Highs In the 80s & 90s

September 3rd, 2017 · 6 Comments

Thanks to our reader Sarah for sending these photos of a Waterford Township, Michigan home. Frozen in time from the 1990s with inspiration from the 1980s.

Indoor pool! With mirrored ceiling!

Movie set for Cocoon 3?

TV set for the 2017 remake version of Dynasty?

The Golden Girls’ summer home?

Miami Vice is now Michigan Vice.

Interesting dining room chairs.

Chairs provided in case you would like to stare at the stairs.

It’s a big house. New paint and carpet would instantly update the home.

Are you tickled pink?

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Tags: Bedspread · Carpet · Collections · Other US Cities · Pool & Spa · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Swimming Pool & More

August 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The sellers are very proud of their swimming pool.

It has solar power too.

Feel free to use a spare bedroom as storage.

Extension cords.

Lots to see in the kitchen. Just don’t look at the ceiling.

Custom chandelier.

No need to worry about raking leaves.

Free weeds.

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Tags: Back Yard · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Staging · Weeds

Pool Time

August 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This swimming pool is empty.

This swimming pool is 1/4 full.

This swimming pool is half full.

This swimming pool is full. Can we assume the owners allowed their kids to swim here?

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Before & After Renovation In Coolidge

June 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen. This Coolidge, Arizona home was sold by a bank to an investor for $28,000.

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After Kitchen. After renovation, the house sold for $120,000.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Family Room · Fireplace · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Pool & Spa · Remodeling

Swimming Season

June 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Temperatures are heating up and people want to cool off in a sparkling clear swimming pool.

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Jump right in!

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Hurry before all the water evaporates!

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Close your eyes and imagine the cool water.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

1956 San Diego Tudor Home

April 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments

Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos of a San Diego, California home. Built in 1956.

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Imagine this space without the seller’s belongings. Wow.

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Fresh like a daisy.

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Check out the oven. Vintage 1956.

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Indoor pool! Too bad it was neglected.

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Could be a really cool space.

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Vintage sink and bathroom.

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Tudor style home.

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The front landscaping could use some help.

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Great potential here.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Landscaping · Other US Cities · Pool & Spa · Staging