Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'

Texas Entertainment Center

June 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Look what we found today.  Another entertainment center.  From McAllen, Texas.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Centers of Entertainment

June 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Entertainment centers were very popular before televisions got bigger and thinner.  Let’s take a look at some recent examples.  They were perfect for your small TV and VCR.

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This one’s not very deep, so it was perfect when the first flat-screen TVs came out (the small ones).  It can’t handle the typical 32″ TV nowadays.

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That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.

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Talk about old school.  That’s a reel-to-reel player.

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It was popular in the Phoenix area to have these built-in media niches, especially ones that were two feet deep to accommodate those monstrous projection TVs.  Now they are functionally obsolete and collect dust.

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Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.

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Another window blocker, but no TV.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

Before & After Short Sale Remodel

March 14th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Before Bathroom.  A patient investor waited for this short sale and bought it for $57,500.

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After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $143,000.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Before & After · Entertainment/Media Niche

We Were Entertained This Year

December 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Just like these lovely entertainment centers, we hope this blog entertained you this past year.  Perhaps you shed a tear or two from dismay, disgust, or laughter.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · 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.

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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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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!

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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