Entries Tagged as 'Family Room'

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.

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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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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Toys · Other US Cities

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

Full House

October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The wall is full.

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The kitchen counters are fully covered.

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American flag.  Now we need apple pie.

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Sole survivor?

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Filled up bedroom.

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Is someone in the bed?

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The times on the clocks don’t match.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos

Before & After Remodeling Photos

October 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The home was bought for $94,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled home sold for $164,900.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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 Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining 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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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Humble Humboldt Home

October 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Not quite finished home for sale in Humboldt, Arizona.  Drywall missing from the walls and ceiling.  This is the kitchen.

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Cabinet doors are missing but there are stainless steel appliances.

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Another view of the kitchen.

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The dining room.  Imagine hosting dinner parties here with friends under the glow of the chandelier.

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The bathroom toilet is the same one used on the International Space Station?  The can of ant & roach killer doesn’t instill confidence.

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This is the master bedroom upstairs.  At least the drywall was installed.

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This place has ants and roaches and now flies too.

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This is the master bathroom.

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This is the view looking down the stairs.  Plenty of shelves and wall space to display your knick knacks.

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Downstairs again to the living room, the only room with painted drywall.

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Bonus room!

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage

Before & After Short Sale Remodel

September 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Master Bedroom.  Sold as a short sale to an investor for $77,000.  Notice the towel drying on the curtain.

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After Master Bedroom.  The house was then flipped for $125,000.  Sometimes vacant is better than furnished.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Family Room.  With Junior sitting there.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.

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After Dining & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper stained the cabinets and kept the appliances.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The investor added some cabinets to fill in the gaps.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Back Yard & Patio.

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After Back Yard & Patio.  A cover was added to the patio.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · People In Photos