Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'

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!

huge giant gigantic big entertainment center speakers Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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?

outdated big entertainment center five speakers back-lit TV blocking the window Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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.

outdated entertainment center media niche too small for today's TV sets functionally obsolete Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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 · 3 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]

Happy Mother's Day mylar balloon cluttered living room giant TV Tolleson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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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.

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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

Big Winner

August 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This seller found a new use for his old entertainment center.  Lots of trophies, but will buyers be bowled over by this room?  Could the seller spare a few minutes to clear out the room?  And maybe fix the ceiling too?

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Collections · Ceiling · Entertainment/Media Niche

Entertainment Options

August 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Entertainment niches and media centers are frequently seen as prominent room features.

This one, likely built in the late 1990s, is no longer suitable for today’s televisions.  [Phoenix]

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Sometimes people try to repurpose their entertainment centers.  [Phoenix]

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Sometimes they are built as shrines.  [Florence, Alabama]

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The designs can be unique and creative.  [Glendale, Arizona]

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They can be grand and dominating.  [Surprise, Arizona]

ugly outdated functionally obsolete obsolescence entertainment center media niche Surprise Arizona home house

They can also be excuses for collecting items.  And dust.  [Waddell, Arizona]

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

Time To Watch TV

July 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s watch TV!  There’s Something About Mary is on right now!  Looks like some hair care products on the shelf.

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Glee is on right now!  [Boone, North Carolina]

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“You have questions about my house?  Can it wait until the commercial break?”

TV television is on poor home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

“I never miss a minute of Fox News.”

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Cartoon time!

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche