It’s In the Bag(s)

January 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Can you explain this?

dozens of garbage bags filled up and piled up in back yard junky cluttered Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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And Now a Word From Our Sponsors

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you, Coors Light.

Coors Light beer picture poster hanging in dining room on display Mesa Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Old Spice.  [these are all actual photos used to promote the sale of a home; photos have not been cropped]

Old Spice body wash high endurance shower bathroom on display Carefree Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Luvs & Huggies.

Huggies Luvs diapers boxes on display stuffed animals Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

Thank you, BMW.

BMW car logo used as window valance on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities

11 Months ‘Til Christmas!

January 25th, 2015 · 14 Comments

Our reader Fran found this delightful luxury home in Elk Grove, California.  Won’t you take a tour with us?  [click on the photos for full effect]

Let’s start in the bedroom.  Here we see an explosion of color and fabric.  And knotted curtains!!!

colorful tacky window drapes curtains pouf valances on bedframe too bedroom knotted fabric Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Lots of Christmas decorations lift the spirit of the family room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Giant wreath in the living room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look wreath staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas decorations in the bathroom.

too many Christmas decorations bathroom cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Visual clutter in this room.

too many Christmas decorations cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

At least the kitchen counters are cleared off.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas overload.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

The Presidential Suite!

Presidential suite president seal on carpet bedroom staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

→ 14 CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Bedspread

NFL Pro Bowl Game Today

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

The Pro Bowl football game will be played today in Glendale, Arizona.  Who are your favorite players?

This seller is hoping the San Francisco 49ers play in the Pro Toilet Bowl.

San Francisco 49ers football banner bathroom Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Raiders fan.

Oakland Raiders football bedspread blanket bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Da Bears!  With fuzzy dice too!

Chicago Bears football bedspread blanket bedroom fuzzy dice San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Arizona Cardinals fan.

Cardinals football bedspread blanket bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Before & After Mesa, Arizona Remodel

January 24th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Before Kitchen.  An investor bought the house for $88,000.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.  After renovation, it sold for $148,500.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ 5 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After

Ugly Doghouse

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Those poor dogs.

sad ugly looking dilapidated doghouse back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

→ No CommentsTags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Gone Too Far

January 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

When Southwest décor started using kokopelli figures, it was considered cute.  But when they make kokopellis play golf…

kokopelli figure playing golf bathroom towel rack bar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale Southwest decor

→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Taxidermy

January 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Use a deer head to hold your Mardi Gras beads!

taxidermy stuffed deer head antlers holding necklaces wood paneling wall A/C unit Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Bobcat gone bad.  Almost qualifies to be featured on the Crappy Taxidermy blog.

ugly bad amateur taxidermy bobcat posing on a rock Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This one looks 100% better.  But perhaps it could be removed when selling.

taxidermy bobcat Congress Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ 4 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Peoria, AZ Homes · Taxidermy

Unique Fireplace

January 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

Found at a 1979 home.  Moroccan-themed fireplace?

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Patio Clutter

January 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lots of things on the patio.

cluttered patio filled with things items too much Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk