Once you get beyond ‘location, location, location’, Real Estate is all about street appeal, right? So you want to make those homes in the brochures look their best! Just have the folks over in IT put their photoshop skills to work and get rid of that pesky driveway!
Voila! Perfect house for the healthy, walking family. Everyone just uses the garage as a giant closet anyway, right?
The correct way: Measure twice, cut once.
The usual way: Measure once, cut two or three times.
This builder: Don’t measure, cut only when you can’t make up for excess length by overlapping or changing the angle, and nail it together (even if you have some screws mixed in with the nails). A tremendous time saver!
Now that’s what I call a quality framing job!
Of course, you can imagine what’s going to happen to all that lumber that’s in direct contact with the ground!
Found on this site… where there are additional regrettable pictures, including the “finished product”.
Today we have a highly touted LEED Platinum home for your viewing pleasure.
We at Regrettable Homes have been wondering about the arrangement of the porches on this masterpiece. Not only do both porch roofs appear to slant toward the house instead of carrying water away from it (ostensibly to avoid having an ugly downspout hanging out in mid air, ruining the aesthetics) – ok, to be fair there may be a gutter running along the outer edge for all the good it’ll do – but what had us wondering most is the arrangement of BBQ grill directly below three vents of unknown origin just below the left side of the porch roof.
What are those vents actually venting?
If these are dryer vents, or bathroom vents, you could end up with barbecue chicken air freshener in the bathroom, or porterhouse-steak-scented pants;
The burgers and sausages on the grill might taste better if they are lightly scented with the fragrance of Bounce or ClingFree, with a light sprinkling of lint. Or, well, bathroom exhaust. (We’re also big fans of recycling, but the grill -> bathroom -> grill cycle might take things a little too far).
Lint flavored BBQ, anyone?
We’ve saved your vision by NOT showing you the scorchingly pink bedroom. You’ll get a preview of it in image 11 at the above link… if you dare to continue to image 13, don’t say you haven’t been warned!
Remind me to find out who their decorator on that room was so I can avoid ever being in the same state.
How often have you come home, tired after a long day, only to find no place to park your car? Got an infestation of garage bands taking up your space? Living with someone whose newly-diversified income stream includes a garage sale every weekend? We’ve got a solution all these problems and more right here: