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.
Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'
December 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments
November 13th, 2014 · No Comments
There’s nothing wrong with this bath towel. It hangs upside down just like Spider-Man.
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.
August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments
Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.
Nooooo!! Knotted curtains!!! Nooooo!!
Four more trophies. TV’s on! Prescription bottles on display. More family photos.
Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators. And more prescription bottles within reach of children.
There’s a kid looking in the window! A peeping tom! Maybe he can help tidy up this house.
No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.
There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.
There’s refrigerator #3. In the full sun. And a puppy in a cage. Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.
Five scrubby pads.
Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack. More prescription bottles with easy access. “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”
I see baseball hats on the back of the door.
The hangers are every which way.
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
July 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments
Those dreaded knotted curtains are back. And they’re badder, er, worse than ever.
Here they are from a different angle.
Knotted curtains are like a virus. They spread to other windows in a house. Notice the sloppy paint line at the ceiling.
We don’t luv knotted curtains.
People are now knotting bed sheets used as curtains.
Either knot them both or none. We vote for none.
How is a buyer supposed to exit that door with a giant knot hanging there?
Please make this trend go away.
It’s knot a good look.
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
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!
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.
They put the entertainment center in front of the window, because there was no room on the wall?
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.
June 10th, 2014 · No Comments
About the only free space in this room is the space between the L and the C in welcome.
May 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments
You never know what you’ll see in a house. How about two elephants?
Or you could chase a tiger’s tail.
The mountain lion is about to kill the quail.
Monkey see. Bear do too.
May 11th, 2014 · No Comments
I love you, Mom. [Longview, Texas]
Happy Mother’s Day! [Tolleson, Arizona]
February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments
Media niches (aka built-in entertainment centers) are great for displaying small TVs and electronics and everything else.
They’re also great for displaying cords and wires.
And for collecting and displaying dust.
Sometimes they’re not used for televisions.
Here’s an empty media niche. Think of all the personal items you could display there!!
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.
You’ll have to look very close to find the fireplace.
Here’s how this room looked in 2010 before the current owners got their hands on it.