February 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Bad photo of a bedroom.
Better photo of the same bedroom. So why include the first one?
Bad photo with person’s reflection in the window.
Better (?) photo without the person’s reflection. So why include the first one?
Bad photo with the toilet seat up.
Better photo with the seat down. So why include the first one?
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos
Lighthouse mural in a Peoria, Arizona home.
Lighthouse shower curtain in a Cottonwood, Arizona.
Lighthouse shower curtain in a Phoenix home.
Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Shower Curtain
February 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments
He was tired of getting up to shower after messy bowel movements, so he moved the toilet to the shower? A real time saver!
Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage
February 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment
This person’s not going anywhere. She/he turned her/his bedroom into a studio apartment. It’s a living room and a kitchen and an office too.
In the next room, we see boxes with the wording “Paper’s, get rid of” and “burn letters.” I volunteer to help clear out this room so it shows nicer. With all that clutter, buyers won’t notice the clean, nice window blinds or large room size.
Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes
February 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments
Poor photographer. She just can’t seem to get the right shot. Straight on isn’t working for her.
This angle isn’t working either, but at least we didn’t have to block out her face. [side note: does it look like the door is not installed?]
Nope. We still see you.
In photo #4, she gave up on the mirror and shot low.
And we’re treated to a fifth photo of this bathroom!
Here’s a suggestion: take a vertical shot from the left side of the bathroom door. You’ll get half of the mirror and vanity (without the reflection) and get the toilet and shower in the shot.
Another tip (I got this one from a professional photographer): close the bathroom door; place the camera at the mirror and take a picture of the door. Then when you take a photo with you in the mirror, you can photoshop the door into the mirror.
Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos
February 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments
The Oscars will be televised tonight! It’s the 2015 Academy Awards! Let’s take a twist on the Top 8 Nominated Movies with our version we call the Uglies. Which movie do you think will win tonight? (in alphabetical order)
AMERICAN SNIPER - They’re gunning to win the Oscar.
BIRDMAN - Will they fly down the aisle to collect their Oscar?
BOYHOOD - Boys will be boys. [If this movie wins, I swear; boring, no plot, played like a home movie]
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - This is the Old Mill Room from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.
THE IMITATION GAME - Did Alan Turing crack the code for winning the Oscar?
SELMA - This movie was about Bart Simpson’s aunt??!?
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING - Steven Hawking is taking a nap before the Oscars.
WHIPLASH - Will this movie snare the Oscar? Drumroll please.
Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Graffiti · Shower Curtain · People In Photos
February 21st, 2015 · 4 Comments
Before Back Patio. Short sale. An investor bought it for $49,000.
After Back Yard. Once fixed up, the house was sold for $169,000!
Before Back Yard & Patio.
After Back Yard & Patio.
Before Family Room & Fireplace.
After Family Room & Fireplace. They removed the wall to create a great room.
Before Front of House.
After Front of House.
After Bathroom. No before photo was available.
Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Fireplace · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After
February 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Empty McDonalds’ French fry container and dozens of ketchup stains in the carpet. Impressive.
Tags: Carpet · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth
February 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments
Christian & Anastasia would not listen to their Realtor about removing their “love” cage before selling their home. Guess who’s in the doghouse now because the house hasn’t sold.
Tags: Staging · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Pets
February 19th, 2015 · 4 Comments
There is a state penitentiary in Florence, Arizona. Due to overcrowding, prisoners are now being housed in people’s homes in Florence, as seen here. It’s up to the inmates to figure out how to get to the top bunk and not fall out.
Tags: Bedroom · Safety Issue · Other Arizona Cities · Hall of Shame - Funny