Entries Tagged as 'Family Room'

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a tour of this Phoenix home. Lots to see.

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Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

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We step back from the dining room into the family room. After noticing the ceiling damage, remember the red vacuum handle, the blue folded rug, the aluminum pan (right side middle), and the plastic chairs. They will help orient you as we move about the house.

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We step back again and shift to the left. Lots of dust. That stereo and yellow telephone are old.

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Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

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Crack in the corner of the room.

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We step back again. There’s the wall crack. And now we see the aluminum pan.

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And when we look down, there’s the folded rug.

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Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

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Now let’s visit the kitchen.

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Original cabinets. House built in the 1950s, likely.

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Help wanted!

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Old flooring.

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Here’s a bedroom.

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We turn to the right.

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And to the right again.

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Another bedroom.

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And now a visit to the living room. With more ceiling damage.

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We look to the right.

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And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

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We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

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Total rehab needed.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Let’s Wrestle

June 2nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Wrestle the seller when you visit this home and if you win, you get $1,000 off the purchase price!

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Don’t be a cold fish. Let’s wrestle!

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Flooring · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Taxidermy

Clowning Around In Canada

May 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to two readers who sent this photos, M.L. and Jennifer. A house of clowns in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, not far from the town of Ontario. Enjoy!

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The sellers collected thousands of clowns.

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Everyone loves clowns.

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Especially buyers.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Other International Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Short On Staging

May 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Short sale home in Chandler, Arizona. A little de-cluttering would be nice.

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More clutter here, so less clutter when selling please.

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The view to the family room shows a lot of family photos on the wall.

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Cluttered bathroom.

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A vacuum near a bathtub is always handy.

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Poor photography.

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The plane crashed landed.

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Let’s put the ladder away too.

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How about fixing the patio ceiling?

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And fix it here too.

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And here.

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Let’s tidy up the back yard too.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Ceiling · Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Family Photos · Family Room · Kitchen · Staging

Before & After Remodeling Pix

May 13th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Family Room. This house was purchased for $51,000.

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After Family Room. Once remodeled, the house sold for $170,000!

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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 Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

1956 San Diego Tudor Home

April 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments

Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos of a San Diego, California home. Built in 1956.

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Imagine this space without the seller’s belongings. Wow.

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Fresh like a daisy.

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Check out the oven. Vintage 1956.

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Indoor pool! Too bad it was neglected.

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Could be a really cool space.

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Vintage sink and bathroom.

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Tudor style home.

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The front landscaping could use some help.

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Great potential here.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Landscaping · Other US Cities · Pool & Spa · Staging

The Taj Mahal

April 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments

Someone got creative with wood paneling and mirrored tiles.

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The mural is not the Taj Mahal. It looks like San Xavier Del Bac mission near Tucson, Arizona. Please note the knotted curtains.

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Precision cutting.

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Spacious room.

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More mirrors.

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Unique room.

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For the discerning buyer.

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Another bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Wood Paneling

Before & After Remodeling Photos

April 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom 1. Was purchased as a short sale for only $31,000.

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After Bathroom 2. Was then sold for $162,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Living Room & Dining Room.

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After Living Room & Dining Room.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Bank-Owned Mess

March 28th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Foreclosure property with lots of damage and trash.

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Window and wall damage.

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Ceiling damage too.

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Master bedroom.

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Where did all that trash and papers come from?

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Seven years of bad luck with that cracked mirror.

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Stolen milk crates.

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Dirty carpet and damaged walls in the living room.

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Ridiculous.

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2nd damaged bathroom.

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Stolen copper wiring.

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More ceiling damage.

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Trashy garage.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Family Room · Fireplace · Foreclosure · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Window

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not Wonderful

March 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Multiple items. Multiple patterns.

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Overly decorated living room.

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Assault on the senses.

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Visual distractions.

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If buyers could see past the stuff and notice the high ceilings and nice flooring.

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Too much furniture for a small space.

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Giant bed.

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Too much going on.

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Themed bathroom. Looks very small.

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Again, too much furniture for a small space.

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Less is more. Hint hint.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging