Pity Points: What's Your Worst New Home Nightmare?

Pity Points: What's Your Worst New Home Nightmare?

Leah Moss
Aug 11, 2009

Last week we talked about how to deal with a new home nightmare, but this week we thought we'd have a little fun and let you tell us what obstacles horrors you encountered while setting up shop. Raccoons in the attic? The paint job from hell? Relentless phantom smells? Our list goes a little something like this...

• dead cat parts under the stove!
• rotting trash in the attic
crazy royal blue sponge-painted kitchen, see here
• mice galore
• meth lab in the garage and former pot garden in the basement complete with lights, timers, and a "say no to swag" banner.

Classy, very classy...needless to say a very deep cleaning and exorcism several layers of primer and paint were tremendously helpful in our previous home's transformation. I only wish I had been brave enough to take more pictures!

How does your list compare?

(Images: ugly house photos)

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