Look what we found today. Another entertainment center. From McAllen, Texas.
Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'
June 28th, 2015 · No Comments
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.
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.
That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.
Talk about old school. That’s a reel-to-reel player.
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.
Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.
Another window blocker, but no TV.
March 14th, 2015 · 9 Comments
Before Bathroom. A patient investor waited for this short sale and bought it for $57,500.
After Bathroom. Once remodeled, the house sold for $143,000.
Before 2nd Bathroom.
After 2nd Bathroom.
Before Family Room.
After Family Room.
Before Bedroom 1.
After Bedroom 1.
Before Bedroom 2.
After Bedroom 2.
Before Bedroom 3.
After Bedroom 3.
Before Front of House.
After Front of House.
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.
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.