It occurred to me today that I call this feature “Photos Of The Week,” but I only post it once a month. Would it be less appealing if it were called, “Photos Of The Month?” Or would it seem somehow more significant?
This week, er, month’s edition hits on all the emotions. It’s musical, colourful, it’ll make you laugh, and it’ll make you cry.
But I’m warning you in advance that the last photo, which is real, and which was found in a house, may be offensive to some people. Just saying…
Okay, raise your hand if you think you’re inventive.
Any hands raised?
Alright, so take a look at the following photo, do not cheat by looking ahead, and tell me if you see what this really inventive condo-owner did in the bathroom:
Did you see it?
She needed a place to put the cat’s litter box, and the middle of living room – while that works for some people, wasn’t on the docket for her.
So she used the space under the sink in the bathroom, and kept the kitty door well-hidden.
Quick show of hands: is this the ugliest:
b) chair rail
c) wall-paper-chair-rail-flowery-swooshy medley
This photo appeared in an MLS listing for a unit in my building.
At first, I figured that God was angry and was about to throw a lightning bold.
Then I figured it was like what happened in Ghostbusters II before “Vigo” came through the painting.
In the end, it was just a really, really scary day to take a photo of the view:
I’m a big proponent of staging, but whether you can’t afford it, don’t believe in it, or don’t have the time for it, you have to admit that some furniture sends the wrong “ideas” to the buyer.
The chair seen below was in a gorgeous 6-year-old condo, but clearly said “Old Man,” even though it was inhabited by some 30-somethings. Without a doubt, the ugliest chair I’ve ever seen in a condo for sale:
And let’s follow that up with possibly the ugliest chandelier I’ve ever seen, although, I’m sure some HGTV roadshow would take this and sell it for a grand…
This one is a beauty!
Clients of mine recently purchased a “total gut,” to use a modern real estate term.
The house hadn’t been touched in 50 years, and it was full of this miserable, awful, ugly vinyl flooring.
To their surprise (and cost savings!!!), they tore up the vinyl flooring to find gorgeous original hardwood underneath! They refinished it, and saved about $15K on floors for the reno:
And last but certainly not least, here is the panel in a house that was for sale recently.
It’s very diligently labelled, but I have to wonder about the accuracy and authenticity of those labels.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you…