Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

A Real Deal

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Vintage wood shingle siding at an Aguila, Arizona home.  Own a piece (or two) of history!

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Solar water heater!

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated rusty water heater Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Won’t last long!  Literally.

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Gourmet kitchen.

neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets missing damaged fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Future skylight?

neglected dilapidated big hole in ceiling damaged fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The value’s in the land?

neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Siding

Didn’t Get the Memo

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It is highly recommended that you straighten up your house before selling.  And remove visual distractions, like Spider-Man blankets.

Spider-Man blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Repeat…no visual distractions, like Arizona Cardinals football blankets.  Or a bra on the bed.  Or wolf bedspreads.

Cardinals football blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom wolf bedspread bra poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV, clean the ceiling fan blades, and unknot the curtains.  Yes, we see you, Mr. Socks, sitting on the bed.

knotted window curtains drapes TV is on cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please remove kisses and frosting on the windows.  And maybe remove the mirrors from around the bathtub.

bathroom bathtub with mirrors around it frosted windows kiss Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the vacuum, the shelves (with full encyclopedia set) blocking the window, the blanket blocking the other window.  And the bicycle, the wind chime, and the dream catchers.

cluttered living room The Last Supper blanket used as window curtain drape bicycle dream catchers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV.

cluttered family room TV is on Arizona Cardinals poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the dogs.

cluttered family room Cardinals poster two dogs pets on couch sofa Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the hangers and the flyswatter.  And unknot the curtains.

cluttered kitchen flyswatter hangers knotted curtains drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Just one lifetime won’t be enough time for us.

just one lifetime won't be enough time for us faux painted wall vinyl flooring coming up dining room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Pets · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Philly Fixer

April 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Welcome to your new home!

water damage neglected dilapidated living room fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

The pride of Philadelphia.  Complete with fly strips.

neglected dilapidated living room fly strips staircase fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Chef’s kitchen.

neglected dilapidated kitchen peel-n-stick tile floor fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Another claw foot bathtub enclosed with plywood.

neglected dilapidated bathroom claw foot bathtub enclosed in plywood box fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Calgon, take me away.  From here.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities

To Buy Or Two Knot Buy?

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

This home’s kitchen does offer cabinet space and counter space.

kitchen cabinet face missing exposed sink clutter on counters fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

I love U too.  Now clean up your room!

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USA! USA! USA!

cluttered bedroom USA cheap bedspread Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Knotted curtain!  Made of plastic?

knotted curtain drapes plastic tablecloth dining room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Another knotted curtain!  Christmas tree was still up when the house was listed on January 15.

knotted curtain drapes Christmas tree still up on display January 15th Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

That little shed is for the water heater.

vinyl siding water heater shed Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · Siding · Bedspread

Wallpaper Delight

April 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

What a treat.  You get two wallpaper designs in one room.  Double the fun.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern kitchen turn up hole in wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Put a freezer there to cover up the hole.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern kitchen turn up hole in wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Amazing dining room.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper

The Aim Is a Little Off

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The poor photographer had a rough go at this house.  Let’s see if we can offer advice.  How about not taking a close-up photo of clutter?  It serves what purpose?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up of the back of a chair pile of boxes junk Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We want to see the dining room.  You’re too far to the left in this shot.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture dining room two water jugs fan Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Well now you’re too close to the table.  How about stepping back?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

No, further back! [sigh]

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get.  Let’s move on to the kitchen.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Again, you’re too close!  Any why show the junk pile?  Let’s step back and shoot to the left.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen junk pile Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens?  Now the cabinets are warped.  Please try again.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture fish-eye kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[sigh]  I think we’re done here.  Thank you.  You can leave now.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography

Before & After Home Remodel

March 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Modest home renovation with a healthy profit margin.

Before Master Bedroom.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $90,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Master Bedroom.  After renovation, the house sold for $155,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Second Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Second Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Den.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Den.  They removed the wall on the left and created a great room.  Photo looking perpendicular to the above photo.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Den.  The wall on the right was removed.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Den.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Not Short On Clutter

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home is a short sale.  It has a lot of visual distractions.

short sale cluttered office poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

Unless the desk is staying with the house, why take a photo of it?

short sale cluttered office desk poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

There’s still some counter space available for more clutter.

short sale cluttered kitchen counters filled with stuff poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

The photographer spared us from seeing more clutter.

short sale cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den

Windows 10 Home Edition Preview

March 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

One of several unique windows in a Phoenix home.  You can download photos of it on the worldwide web.  And see spider webs in the kitchen!

unique custom made metal window security bars cobwebs spider webs in kitchen cabinets fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

News about these windows is spreading as quickly as the cobwebs.

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Close of escrow will be the date when these security shields are released.

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Windows with dual protection in this room.

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These windows’ unique features are sure to please the public.

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Or you can select the plain version of windows.

unique custom made metal window security bars bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Security issues have been resolved with this new edition of windows.

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They’re only letting us see a preview of this window.  When will the public be allowed to see the full version?

unique custom made metal window security bars bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We’re not allowed to see the windows in this room yet.  It’s not ready to be released to the public.  The photos are still being developed.

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We’ll need further information about this window.  It already seems to have some flaws.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window

Short On Staging

March 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Another quality short sale!

dirty cabinet doors cluttered kitchen fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The owners are hoping the bank will let them sell it for less than what they owe.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Therefore, you would think the sellers would present their home in the best possible way.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

After all, they are asking a huge favor from their bank.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Has little Susie been eating the wallpaper again?

little girl eating ugly wallpaper dirty couch sofa living room fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The nicest room in the house.

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Dirty bathroom.  Why would the bank be motivated to forgive their debt?

dirty bathroom walls fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread