A 1950’s house, with all the modern convinces of the time. The party room with spotlights and bar, built in intercom and music in all the rooms. The wiring was amazing, lights everywhere, recessed, at the top of the window treatments, with ceiling fans, just mind boggling! But more mind boggling was trying to figure […]Read More about Modern “In”convince!
The Utility Room “with a twist”
Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, half baths and full baths, and then there is a new addition: the utility room! What architect thought this was a good idea, in fact the photo does not fully portray just how exposed the user is on this throne! This is the rear of a utility room […]Read More about The Utility Room “with a twist”
Staging a home for a quick sale, Oops!
Staging a home when putting it up for sale has become very popular. Staging can make a very uninteresting home look amazing. Designers will bring in furniture, paintings, magazines and on occasion we have seen condiments in the refrigerator! On the kitchen counter there are cooking books, dish towels beautifully folded, chopping blocks and bowls […]Read More about Staging a home for a quick sale, Oops!
Those that pray together stay together!
Churches and other places that have large gatherings generally have restrooms that are large with numerous commodes separated by partitions, each with its own door. So imagine our surprise when we came across this bathroom in a church Sunday school that gives the phrase “public toilet” a new meaning.
Amusing! Water fountain(s)
Inspecting a movie theater we came across the water fountain, or should we say a family of water fountains! Who needs popcorn and sodas with this attraction in the hallway.
Crazy Chimney with Poor Support
Some things you see defy logic !This chimney is one of them, constructed out of heavy brick on a wooden plinth: it’s just not done. If you were going to do this the wood framing would need to be so much stronger and bolted together: but it’s not.Probably needed to be supported be a heavy […]Read More about Crazy Chimney with Poor Support
Ultimate Burglar Deterrent!
Arriving early to inspect a vacant duplex in one of the less desirable areas of town, we decided to wait before knocking on the door and disturbing the tenants. Our notes marked “vacant” must have been incorrect, so we drove down the road and waited twenty five minutes. Returning we hesitated before going up the […]Read More about Ultimate Burglar Deterrent!
Lost The Toilet Brush In The Heating Duct
How dirty can “in floor” heating ducts get? It’s not something most people think about. Vents near a dog food bowl tend to accumulate bits of kibble that escapes the hungry hounds appetite. Candy and small toys that junior looses are often hidden in there, but nothing as bad as the duct in this house. […]Read More about Lost The Toilet Brush In The Heating Duct
Unusual House Warming Gift?
The “only thing” left in the house was the toilet brush! Did they mean to leave it as a housewarming gift for the new owners, a kind thought but a used toilet brush would not be high on anyone’s points list. But if you leave gift where is the best place you leave it? Usually […]Read More about Unusual House Warming Gift?
In The Garage, A Forgotten Race Car?
Inspecting a Dayton home I got excited as the overhead door slowly opened and I saw the Indianapolis banner. It was for the race car that raced around Indianapolis in1998. The red roof of a car in front of the was barely visible from where I stood. The sleek red roof, covered in dust had […]Read More about In The Garage, A Forgotten Race Car?
This novel way to drain a laundry sink with a sump pump, who says America has lost its innovative flair! The washing machine dumped into the laundry sink and the pedestal pump designed for use in a sump, then pumped the water up to the sewer pipe.
Recycling at its best!
Would we “call” this “disadvantage home team”, found in an attic last week, quirky reuse of a tennis ball container as an electrical junction box. Yes it works, No its not permitted!