Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

X Marks the Spot

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

There’s an X on the kitchen floor of a Des Moines, Iowa home.  Don’t stand on it.  It’s a trap door to the scary basement!

black X on kitchen floor Des Moines Iowa home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities

Reverse Pantry

November 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Most people keep their food items away in cabinets or in pantries.  These sellers reversed the process.  Now they have full view of their inventory.

reverse pantry all food cooking kitchen items out in the open on shelves looks cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo ceiling damage

Ceiling damage too.

reverse pantry all food cooking kitchen items out in the open on shelves looks cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo ceiling damage

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Ceiling

It’s In the Bag

November 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Buyers don’t want to see your garbage bag.

plastic garbage shopping bag hanging up in bathroom Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Same with this house.  Why?

plastic garbage shopping bag hanging up in kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk

A Pot Rack In the Bedroom?

November 16th, 2014 · No Comments

So much going on in this Gainesville, Georgia bedroom.  First, the pot rack.  Why?  Clown in the corner.  TV box used as a window shade?  And more visual distractions.  We’d rather see the wood floors and the two windows.

cluttered bedroom pot rack hanging from ceiling light Magnavox TV box used as window shade clown Gainesville Georgia home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Pot Rack · Other US Cities

Open Kitchen

November 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s buyers like kitchens that are open.  How about this one?

back side of kitchen cabinets exposed missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper

Chaotic Kitchen

November 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s a kitchen in there somewhere.

very cluttered chaotic disorganized messy kitchen counters stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Queen Creek Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities

Original Tile

November 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Many buyers appreciate original and/or vintage tile.  Except when…

original vintage 1960s pink tile kitchen counter top broken damaged missing destroyed sink fixer-upper Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Inspirational Message For November

November 4th, 2014 · No Comments

November blew in so fast that I almost forgot your inspirational message for the month:
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

it takes hands to built a house but only hearts can build a home saying slogan message on kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Cabinets

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

pink bathroom walls white paint dots circles plunger toilet seat shower curtain Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Staging assistance needed, please.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate family photos

Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo pink paint no closet doors

At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house Dora Explorer curtains drapes pink paint Justin Bieber poster

This bedroom is half tidy.

cluttered chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

dirty carpet living room ugly wallpaper border poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

dining room ugly wallpaper border poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo pink fabric vertical blinds

The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

ugly wallpaper border kitchen poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo neon green plastic pumpkin

Before dining room, with furniture.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

ugly wallpaper border dining room poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo princess blanket hung as curtain

This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

cluttered messy master bedroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo unsafe floor fan no cover

What happened to the flooring?

cluttered messy master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo flooring removed exposed

Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo flooring removed exposed

It could have looked worse.

cluttered messy master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo person man mirror reflection

They gave up on the paint.

master bathroom poor bad home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale real estate photo person unfinished green paint trimming

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.

back patio ceiling peeling paint Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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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

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.

kid's toys stuff clutter everywhere chaotic poor bad home staging Burien Washington house for sale photo family room

That poor, overwhelmed mother.

kid's toys stuff clutter everywhere chaotic poor bad home staging Burien Washington house for sale photo kitchen

Thank you to our reader Alanna for sending us these photos.

kid's toys stuff clutter everywhere chaotic poor bad home staging Burien Washington house for sale photo bedroom

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.

kid's toys stuff clutter everywhere chaotic poor bad home staging Burien Washington house for sale photo bedroom

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