Entries Tagged as 'Family Room'

Basic Flip – Before & After Photos

September 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing fancy with this remodel.  But it shows the impact of a clean house with fresh paint.

Before Swimming Pool.  The house was purchased for $58,000.

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After Swimming Pool.  Once renovated, the house sold for $136,000!

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Before Master Bedroom.  The sellers placed a low priority on cleanliness.

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After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

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Before Front of House.  Weeds.

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After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Not sure why they kept those weird wood sticks around the fireplace.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper might have kept the lower cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  New paint and drapes.  That’s it.

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Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

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Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Back Yard.  With weeds.  No After photo available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Before & After

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

September 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It is a tidy room.

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Spider-Man!

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

Look What You Got!

September 3rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The box reads, “Look what you got!”  We’re definitely seeing what these sellers “got.”  And it’s a lot of stuff.  Is that a Cabbage Patch doll?

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The dining room features dog food bags, old carpet, and dusty ceiling fan blades.

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Another bedroom.

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The bathroom floor is uplifting.

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Gently used over the decades.

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Another cluttered bedroom.  The bag reads, “Last Chance,” as in last chance to impress buyers.

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It’s not a bedroom closet.  It’s the bathroom shower with clothes on hangers on hangers.

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(sigh)

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???

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The kitchen.  The pot boiled dry.

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Original casement windows showing a cluttered patio.

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The view from the other side.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling Fan

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought this home for $109,000.

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After Bathroom.  They kept the same floor tile.  The house then sold for $161,000.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

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After Bedroom 2.  Paint and carpet.  Your biggest bang for your buck.

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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 Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Yes, there are a lot of kitchen photos, but it’s very rare for the photos to match up so well.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Plastic runners to protect the new carpet.

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Before Family Room.  Other direction.

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After Family Room.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  They oversaturated the photo; now the driveway looks worse than before.

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

Rope Lights

August 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Thank you, Matt, for sending us this tidy Minocqua, Wisconsin home.  Pour yourself a drink and we’ll make a toast.  There’s plenty of booze and glasses.  The flyswatter’s a nice touch.

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As we venture down this room, we see rope lights on the left and on the right.

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What’s that figure in the far right (above photo)?  Let’s zoom in and take a look.  It’s a mannequin!

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More rope lights.

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Looking back the other direction, we can see the mannequin and more seating.  Is that wood sculpture a dog attacking a goat?

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A room addition off of the house addition.  That’s Rick from Pawn Stars on TV, covering his face in embarrassment.

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Is that a real dog sticking its head out the doggie door or is it a fake dog head to scare away burglars?

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And more rope lights in another room.

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Rope lights and more clutter in another room.

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Same room, lower angle.  The chairs don’t match.

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The owner, standing on the right, will include the rope lights with a full price offer.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Room Addition · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Before & After Modest Renovation

August 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  An investor paid $94,500 for the house.

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After Front of House.  It then sold for $140,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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

Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments

The seller had spent years collecting this and that and spent endless hours carefully placing each item in the perfect spot.  She wasn’t about to pack any of it for some picky buyer.  No way.

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This is her home!

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No one is going to tell her what to do.

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You’d expect her to live in a house that was stripped of her collectibles?  The nerve!

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Buyers will just have to see past the clutter.

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Will buyers notice the nice floor?

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Buyers are instructed not to touch any of the items.

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Overwhelmed.

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Lost cause?

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She could hire a professional home organizer.  Or a friend or neighbor kid.

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(sigh)

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Peoria, AZ Homes

Sponged To Perfection

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Perfectly pretty purple paint.

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Tags: Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities

Elvis Lives On

August 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.  This seller has a shrine to Elvis in her Florence, Arizona home.

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Elvis pillow at a Glendale, Arizona home.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos

Family Intervention Needed

August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Four family rooms for your consideration.

What would you remove in this family room to look less busy?

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After the family photos are removed and the curtain unknotted, what else should be done here?

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This one’s too easy: the gun safe, the miniature popcorn machine, the jacket, the dog, the tie-dye towel, the cuckoo clock, etc.

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The vines, the clothes, the macramé.  Anything else?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos