Entries Tagged as 'Kitchen'

Take Your Medicine (Away)

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

When selling your house, please put away the prescription bottles.  No buyer needs to know your medical problems.  Also, put away the cat food and water dishes.  This tells buyers that the cat hangs out on the counters.  The dish rack should be put away too.  The counter clutter tells buyers that this kitchen is too small.

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Tags: Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Four Vintage Ovens

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments

Original oven from 1960 when the house was built.  Two doors!

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1960 kitchen Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage 1961 General Electric oven.

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Original 1961 oven and cooktop.  Check out the wide coils on the burners.

vintage original mid-century oven from 1961 kitchen wide coils burner Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

1973 oven.  Looks like harvest gold, but didn’t that start in the late 1970s?

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · 1960s

Grocery Bags

May 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania kitchen.  The ribbon on the phone is to remind the seller to take out the trash.

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Tags: Kitchen · Garbage and/or Junk · Other US Cities

The Big Apple

May 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

That’s one big apple!

big red apple decoration on kitchen island Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

As big as New York City.

big red apple decoration on kitchen island Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

No matter how you slice it, it’s big.

big red apple decoration on kitchen island Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Someone took many bites of this apple.

big green apple decoration on kitchen island Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Pot Racks Aren’t Cool

May 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We continue to see pot racks in homes for sale.  Not cool when they dominate the kitchen.

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Not cool when they look ugly.

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Not cool when they clutter up a kitchen’s look.

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Not cool when you hit your head while doing dishes.

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Not cool when they make a small kitchen look smaller.

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Why?

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Ridiculous.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pot Rack · Surprise, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Chandler, AZ Homes

Identity Theft

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Please be careful when taking real estate photos.  Personal information might be included in the photo.  Here’s an Eloy, Arizona seller with someone’s name, their cell phone #, and their home # in full display.  There’s also a phone number for horse rescue.  Anyway, unless you want to receive unsolicited phone calls, hide your personal information.

personal contact information cell home phone numbers on full display in real estate photo Eloy Arizona home house for sale kitchen

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Tags: Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities

The House That Peterbilt

May 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rumor has it that a new season of Hoarders TV show will begin May 28th on Lifetime!  Keep an eye out for any announcements.

Meanwhile, this Tempe, Arizona home is on its way to qualifying someday for Hoarders.  The walls are covered.  Next is the floor.

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Peterbilt banner.

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It’s a banner crop!  Peterbilt, Zildjian, and Pearl.

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The kiddies have free access to the liquor!!

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Pearl jam!

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He is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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It’s no surprise the kid’s room is filled with stuff.

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What 5-year-old needs a TV that big or at all in his bedroom?

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The tidiest room of the house.  Notice how the bedroom window goes to the family room from the earlier photos.

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Hat collection.  Because everyone needs 30 hats.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Once the kids are liquored up, they can grab a knife!

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Quick! Fill that empty space on the wall.

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Too bad there’s so many visual distractions in this home.  The kitchen, the floors, and the rooms like very nice.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Knives · Refrigerator Magnets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Hats

Peel Back the Years In Pittsburgh

May 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

A very a-peeling home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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You can almost taste the lead-based paint by looking at it.

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Might be a lot of fun to scrape the paint?

peeling paint staircase fixer-upper neglected dilapidated Pittsburgh Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen has potential.

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So does the bathroom.

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Tags: Paint · Bathroom · Kitchen · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Before & After Remodel

May 2nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  The house was purchased for $125,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.  They tried selling it for $200,000 but priced too high.  Then at $175,000 with no offers; still priced too high.  It eventually sold at $155,000.  Marginal profit at that price.  Lesson hopefully learned.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

They’ve Got It Covered

April 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Visually distracting refrigerator magnets.

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Tags: Kitchen · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Refrigerator Magnets