Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Short On Cleanliness

August 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale.  Unbelievable.  Is that a dog on top of the couch?

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Time to take out the garbage.

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Bedroom.

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Another bedroom.  Is that a baby crib on the right?

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Front of the house.

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Out back, we see two dogs and a lot of junk.

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Bathtub.

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Outdoor laundry with washer and dryer.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Kitchen Back Splash Ideas

August 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

How about using floor tile with a dramatic design as your kitchen’s back splash?

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Or use tiles of different sizes and colors.

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It certainly catches your eye.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

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Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

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In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

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Everything, including the rack.

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Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs

Inspirational Message For August

August 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stand For Something.  Duly noted.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

Bras!

July 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bras in the kitchen.  Because the cook needs extra support?

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Why would you display bras in the kitchen and for the real estate photo?

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Is that a washing machine to the left?  So she’s hanging bras to dry then.  Still, it’s not appropriate for real estate photos.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Ugly Kitchen Cabinets

July 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Welcome back to one of our faithful readers, who missed seeing the ugly kitchen cabinets from local builder John F. Long.  Be careful what you wish for, Ron.

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Like it, Ron?

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If only the photographer had made the photo even more blurry; we can still see those cabinets.

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Updated with stainless steel appliances.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets

Before & After Glendale Renovation

July 18th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Before Family Room.  An investor bought this Glendale, Arizona home for $131,000.

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After Family Room.  The remodeled home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Carpet and paint give you the best return on renovation, especially an emotional reaction from buyers.  From “Oh, no” to “Oh, yes.”

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets.

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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 · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Harvest Gold & Avocado Green

July 16th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Original harvest gold oven & exhaust hood from a 1972 Strawberry, Arizona home.

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Original harvest gold oven, exhaust hood, and refrigerator from a 1974 Casa Grande, Arizona home.

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Original avocado green oven and refrigerator from a 1970 Apache Junction, Arizona home.

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Vintage avocado green oven/range combo unit from a Huntsville, Texas home.  The house was built in 1987, so they must have brought over the used oven.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · 1970s

Short On Upkeep

July 13th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale in Mesa, Arizona.  There’s a bottle of bleach but that toilet is still dirty.

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The couch is on its last leg.

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Her to-do list for getting the house ready to sell?

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She could use the Trader Joe’s bag to hold the clutter.  And then we’ll discuss the window blinds.

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Attention to detail needed.

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We hoped the back yard would be nicer.

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Buyers love pools!

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Large shade tree.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fixer-Upper

Four Houston Kitchens

July 12th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Houston, Texas.

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Vintage scoop handles.

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Updated kitchen at one point.

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TV and mixer included.

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Tags: Kitchen · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities