Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'

Spider-Man Lives

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments

There’s nothing wrong with this bath towel. It hangs upside down just like Spider-Man.

upside down Spider-Man bath towel bathroom Maricopa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another Spider-Man sighting at another house. We don’t mean to beat a dead horse (bottom right), but how about putting away the knick-knacks before selling? Thank you.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Shower Curtain · Entertainment/Media Niche

Trophy Life

August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.

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Nooooo!!  Knotted curtains!!!   Nooooo!!

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Four more trophies.  TV’s on!  Prescription bottles on display.  More family photos.

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Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators.  And more prescription bottles within reach of children.

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cluttered kitchen chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo prescription bottles two refrigerators

There’s a kid looking in the window!  A peeping tom!  Maybe he can help tidy up this house.

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No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.

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There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.

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There’s refrigerator #3.  In the full sun.  And a puppy in a cage.  Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.

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Five scrubby pads.

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Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack.  More prescription bottles with easy access.  “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”

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I see baseball hats on the back of the door.

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The hangers are every which way.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Back Yard · Family Photos · People In Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche · Hats

What Knot To Do

July 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Those dreaded knotted curtains are back.  And they’re badder, er, worse than ever.

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Here they are from a different angle.

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Knotted curtains are like a virus.  They spread to other windows in a house.  Notice the sloppy paint line at the ceiling.

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We don’t luv knotted curtains.

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People are now knotting bed sheets used as curtains.

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Either knot them both or none.  We vote for none.

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None, please.

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How is a buyer supposed to exit that door with a giant knot hanging there?

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Please make this trend go away.

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It’s knot a good look.

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche · Make It Stop · Laundry Room

Entertainment Options

June 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

If you want to make a big impression with buyers, install a big entertainment center right at the front door.  Add some huge speakers and crank up the music!

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See?  Big speakers are trendy right now.  This home has FIVE speakers!  Another trend is back-lit TVs, although the lighting comes from the TV set itself, not from a window as seen here.

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They put the entertainment center in front of the window, because there was no room on the wall?

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Built-in media niches were very popular in the late 1990s, but are now functionally obsolete.  Today’s TVs are too big for the small cubbyholes.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche

Wel Come

June 10th, 2014 · No Comments

About the only free space in this room is the space between the L and the C in welcome.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

Exotic Animals As House Pets

May 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments

You never know what you’ll see in a house.  How about two elephants?

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Or you could chase a tiger’s tail.

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The mountain lion is about to kill the quail.

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Monkey see.  Bear do too.

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Pink flamingo!

pink flamingo painted on laundry room wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Happy Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2014 · No Comments

I love you, Mom.  [Longview, Texas]

I love you mom sign cluttered bedroom horseshoe Christmas tree foil plastic in window Longview Texas home house for sale photo

Happy Mother’s Day!  [Tolleson, Arizona]

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Five Media Niches

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Media niches (aka built-in entertainment centers) are great for displaying small TVs and electronics and everything else.

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They’re also great for displaying cords and wires.

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And for collecting and displaying dust.

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Sometimes they’re not used for televisions.

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Here’s an empty media niche.  Think of all the personal items you could display there!!

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche

Fireplace Surround Gone Mad

December 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Glendale, Arizona sellers built a media niche around the fireplace so they could display their collectibles.  Everyone must have sprained necks from twisting their heads to watch TV.  Notice the knotted curtain too.

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You’ll have to look very close to find the fireplace.

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Here’s how this room looked in 2010 before the current owners got their hands on it.

family room fireplace Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After · Entertainment/Media Niche

Entertainment Centers

September 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Three options for entertainment centers for your home.

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Today’s large TVs might not fit in this media niche.

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This entertainment center dominates the room.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche