Entries Tagged as 'Family Room'

11 Months ‘Til Christmas!

January 25th, 2015 · 14 Comments

Our reader Fran found this delightful luxury home in Elk Grove, California.  Won’t you take a tour with us?  [click on the photos for full effect]

Let’s start in the bedroom.  Here we see an explosion of color and fabric.  And knotted curtains!!!

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Lots of Christmas decorations lift the spirit of the family room.

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Giant wreath in the living room.

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Christmas decorations in the bathroom.

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Visual clutter in this room.

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At least the kitchen counters are cleared off.

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Christmas overload.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

The Presidential Suite!

Presidential suite president seal on carpet bedroom staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments

This home needs a lot of help. There are a lot of details to iron out.

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Notice how the refrigerator is missing in the photo above and is now seen on the far right side in the photo below.

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Ugly, dirty cabinets.  Dirty ceiling.  Dirty kitchen.

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As we pan right, we see two cans of Raid bug spray and a knotted curtain.  Ugh.

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In the next room, past the knotted curtain, we have to wonder how those books are still standing.

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At least they are patriotic.

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There’s that knotted curtain!  It makes a statement.

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The bathroom is less cluttered than expected.

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The curtain rod fell down before the closet shelf did.  Just barely.

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Dirty air conditioner vent.  Dusty & cluttered bedroom.

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The living room’s a real treat too.

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The front of the house.

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The back yard.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy · John F. Long cabinets

Inspirational Message For January 2015

January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year!  Let’s start the year off with an inspirational message from this Mesa, Arizona family:
Live In the Sunshine,
Swim the Sea,
Drink the Wild Air.

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Tags: Family Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

I’d Like To Lodge a Complaint

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The Silver Trowel award for having a cluttered wall while selling goes to this Lodge member.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Tone It Down

November 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cute house, but could use some home staging to remove a few (or more) items from each room.  Let’s start with the knotted curtains. [Evansville, Indiana]

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Removing the cat tower is a priority in this room.

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Not ready for buyers.

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Dinner for two.

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Three pillows.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Other US Cities

Election Day Is Today – VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

November 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Be sure to vote today!  Every vote counts.

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Be careful of alienating potential buyers with your political views when selling.

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One thing I’d like the President to change is that knotted curtain!

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Tags: Family Room · Phoenix Homes

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

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Staging assistance needed, please.

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Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

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At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

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This bedroom is half tidy.

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Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

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The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

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The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

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Before dining room, with furniture.

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After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

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The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

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This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

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What happened to the flooring?

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Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

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It could have looked worse.

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They gave up on the paint.

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This photo was taken many months before Halloween.

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The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter.  Now to work on the peeling paint.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Family Photos · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

Hoop Dreams

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Everyone dreams of being a big basketball star.  But if this Evansville, Indiana dreamer isn’t drafted into the NBA, he should take up boxing as a career.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Other US Cities

Buried In Burien

October 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s hard to keep a house clean with kids around.  Take this Burien, Washington home for example.

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That poor, overwhelmed mother.

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Thank you to our reader Alanna for sending us these photos.

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We could blame it on the kids, but mom’s room is just as messy.  Maybe this isn’t a good time to list the house.

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Before & After Renovation

October 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Living Room.  An investor purchased the house for $124,000.

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After Living Room.  The renovated house then sold for $180,000.

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Before Family Room.  It’s a two-way fireplace.

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After Family Room.  No more dirty carpet.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They stained the existing cabinets.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2 Bathtub.

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After Bathroom 2 Bathtub.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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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: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Dining Room · Before & After · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth