Entries Tagged as 'Family Room'

Holiday Inn Wants Their Towel Back

January 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Our reader Karen sent us these photos of an Aberdeen, Maryland home. Here’s evidence of a stolen Holiday Inn towel! Shame on them.

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The other bathroom has a busy look. Let’s remove all the stuff on each side of the shower.

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Which looks twice as bad when it’s reflected in a mirror.

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Yes, it’s a game room, but the rifle could go, as well as the Pepsi clock and life preserver.

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When you enter the house, you see visual clutter. Clear out the foyer.

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Nice home. Just needs tidying up here and there. Moral of the story: present your home in the best manner and don’t steal hotel towels.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Entry · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging · Weapons & Firearms · Wood Paneling

Before & After Home Renovation

January 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bonus Room. An investor bought this Casa Grande, Arizona house for $71,000.

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After Bonus Room. After renovation, the house sold for $180,000.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Laundry Room.

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After Laundry Room.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living 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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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Family Room · Fireplace · Graffiti · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Living Room · Mold & Mildew · Other Arizona Cities · Remodeling

Tanks For the Memories

December 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is the last day of 2016. On the scales of years’ past, how will we finish 2016? Will we need to fish for good memories or will we carp about bad ones?
Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t forget to watch the new season of Hoarders on A&E on Sundays, including January 1st.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Boxing Day

December 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Boxing Day in Canada. Last year, we posted a photo of a punching bag to celebrating boxing. But some Canadian readers said we got it wrong. This year, we’re posting photos of boxes. We hope we get it right this time. Happy Boxing Day!

This Phoenix home has lots and lots of boxes. They really know how to celebrate Boxing Day!

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More boxes in the bedroom closet!

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Toy collection pinned to the wall. Plus pin-up calendars. And a messy home office. No boxes?

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Since they’re selling the house and since it’s Boxing Day today, they should box up all the books and movies.

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Cluttered bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Family Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tonight is Christmas Eve. All the Christmas decorations are up. Everyone’s excited about tomorrow.

These sellers love Christmas so much that they left the Christmas tree up when they listed their home on February 14th.

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These sellers still had their Christmas tree up when the house sold in late April.

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These sellers started decorating early. Their Christmas tree was up when they listed the house on November 23rd.

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Tags: Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Staging

All the Stockings Were Hung By the Chimney With Care

December 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments

Only 4 more days ’til Christmas.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging

New Season of Hoarders Starts December 18

December 6th, 2016 · 6 Comments

New season of Hoarders will begin Sunday, December 18th on A&E Channel!
Here’s a potential candidate for the show.

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The room is full of stuff.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Another view of the messy kitchen.

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And more stuff here.

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Why is there a blow torch in the bedroom?

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Piles of stuff on the patio.

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And more stuff on the patio. Save everything, because it might be needed someday.

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Caution: I am a bitch. Beautiful words in a beautiful setting.

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Chaos.

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So much stuff.

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Another view of this cluttered bedroom.

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And one more.

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Notice the cracked toilet seat is taped. The shower door too.

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The photographer got caught in the mirror. By the way, those are those infamous John F. Long cabinets.

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Another cluttered bedroom.

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Home office.

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Another view of the office.

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Lots of junk in the back yard.

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Piles of stuff everywhere.

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Treasures abound.

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Sparkling clean swimming pool.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Hats · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Toys

Before & After Renovation

November 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Before Front of House. Owned by the bank and sold for $63,000.

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After Front of House. Was then purchased by a buyer for $133,000.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back of House.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Tags: Bedroom · Before & After · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling · Roof

Like Father, Like Sons

November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.

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Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.

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The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.

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Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.

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Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.

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This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.

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The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.

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The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.

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What is that?!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Family Room · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Short Sale In Glendale

October 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This Glendale, Arizona home could use a lot of help, starting in the bathroom.

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Handyman special. Complete with nuts, bolts, and tools.

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The toilet might be been here before.

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The family room is used as an office.

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The lamp (with no shade) rests comfortably on the stepstool.

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The front of the oven door is missing in this cluttered kitchen.

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Imagine the fireplace here.

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Two TVs in this bedroom.

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This bedroom is short on flooring. The house is being sold as a short sale, where the owners are asking the bank to forgive their debt in exchange for the owners maintaining the house in good condition.

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Another well-maintained bathroom.

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Newspaper window treatment.

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There could be as many as seven TVs on the patio.

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Great place to hang out and relax.

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The property has a swimming pool.

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More TVs and more newspaper in the windows!

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Patio · Pool & Spa · Window Coverings