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When there are major residential or commerical tours I always try to go, especially if it is geared towards the modern. I typically come away with at least one idea that is significant and in this one case I decided to have it incorporated into a builders home that would be constructed for an investor. It is an easy thing to do to out expensive upgrades into a house but can you come up something really cool and impressive that doesn't cost much put still has a WOW factor? What you are going to see was shot with an Apple iPhone 6. I do have a pro camera and special lenses but for MLS this most of the time, does the trick. I used the photo for an investor seminar.

I was doing a downtown Oklahoma City tour of residential and commerical to highlight the reinassance of the core part of the city and came accross a commerical building that was a series of containers pur together into offices and a hot dog cafe at the bottom. While inside I met an architect who was young and innovative. What we stole borrowed from him was something we incorporated into an inside utility room. Normally, utlility rooms are boring, just a W/D area and some shelves. We decided to incorporate a sraging area with sink that could also be used as a wash up area after yard work and cabinets for storage. This is simply an Ikea prefab with sink but the magic is what is above. What you are seeing is enamel paint covered by glass. Simple, too the point, and inexpensive to do. it's the little things that can make a sale, and it did.

Utility cabinets


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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joe, this could be one of those advertising pieces for this type of faucet, because it is SO clean and simple that it immediately draws your eye there. I would never have figured out the painted glass with enamel--how cool! 

Nov 27, 2016 12:56 PM #1
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Actually the wall was painted and the glass covers it.

Nov 27, 2016 02:44 PM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Joe - That's a great idea for an easy and inexpensive backsplash - we'll probably steal borrow it too. Thanks for another contest entry.

Nov 27, 2016 02:53 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joe- it's almost like some contemporary work of art.  I love the idea!  Homeowners would be inspired to keep the counter clean and edited so as not to take away from the backsplash. 

Nov 27, 2016 04:18 PM #4
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Very cool and easy to clean, as well.  Love the idea.

Nov 27, 2016 04:52 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have to agree with the comment left by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 .  That's an interesting faucet.  I also like the red backspash!

Nov 27, 2016 05:50 PM #6
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Joe Pryor , Sometimes simple is best.  Good entry in the photo contest.

Nov 27, 2016 06:45 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Joe  A little thing here and a little thing there adds up and can make the difference. 

Nov 28, 2016 02:58 AM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You sure fooled me that three was glass involved. I like the clean lines and simplicity of it all.

Nov 28, 2016 05:55 PM #9
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Joe Pryor that pop of color certainly brightens up a normally dreary room!

Nov 29, 2016 07:10 PM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joe, love the color it really does pop and makes the utility room interesting,

Nov 30, 2016 08:52 AM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Joe, that explains the shine!  Very sleek looking!

Nov 30, 2016 05:17 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Very interesting idea, on a side note we bought a house that had a lot of "smoke and mirrors" because Diane liked clean... now we have been in the process of replacing the "smoke and mirrors" with quality, Endre

Dec 01, 2016 11:16 PM #13
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What a clever idea and clean looking too! You're right, most utility rooms are


Hmmm.... my creative side of the brain is working!!! 

Thank you, Joe Pryor! This is an outstanding entry for the contest!

Dec 02, 2016 02:44 AM #14
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Joe

Nice looking capture, clean and I like the bright red accenting the lines and photo, by the way I have a best friend that lives in Aways Owasso OK.

Dec 03, 2016 08:11 AM #15
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

As an architectural designer myself I will tell you we all "steal" from everywhere-with me it is mostly the environment that inspires me so I don't feel too guilty

Dec 04, 2016 08:29 AM #16
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Joe Pryor I recently had a REO home, upscale with a whole kitchen in candy apple red. It was amazing an scary at the same time. 

Dec 04, 2016 03:56 PM #17
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Joe Pryor , it..clean, simple and stunning..... Very clever and imaginative! Utility rooms can be boring and this is anything but!

Dec 04, 2016 07:00 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Joe, I can see where someone would stop, pause, and contemplate at this creative innovating area.  Look great while still being so important and useful.

Dec 08, 2016 11:26 PM #19
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