Entries Tagged as 'Staging'

Face the Wall

January 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments

It’s fun to stare at a blank wall.

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The chair has wooden slats underneath. To keep it from tipping backward?

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Staging

Holiday Inn Wants Their Towel Back

January 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Our reader Karen sent us these photos of an Aberdeen, Maryland home. Here’s evidence of a stolen Holiday Inn towel! Shame on them.

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The other bathroom has a busy look. Let’s remove all the stuff on each side of the shower.

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Which looks twice as bad when it’s reflected in a mirror.

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Yes, it’s a game room, but the rifle could go, as well as the Pepsi clock and life preserver.

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When you enter the house, you see visual clutter. Clear out the foyer.

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Nice home. Just needs tidying up here and there. Moral of the story: present your home in the best manner and don’t steal hotel towels.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Entry · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging · Weapons & Firearms · Wood Paneling

Gnome Chomsky Was Here

January 14th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Did you know that Gnome Chomsky, the famous linguist and philosopher, has a winter home in Sun City, Arizona?

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Tags: Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Staging

Everything Is Here

January 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Concentrated clutter.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Calgary Stampede

January 8th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Thanks to our reader Helen for sending us these photos of a Calgary, Alberta, Canada home. Helen is nervous about the antlers falling down on someone while they sleep.

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Perhaps this is the mother-in-law’s room? Sweet dreams, “Mom.”

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In this cowboy-inspired home, we’ll see several bedrooms and bathrooms. Here’s a cluttered bedroom/bathroom combo.

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Over the bathtub, it reads “Save a horse, ride a cowboy.”

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Another view of this bedroom.

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Another cluttered bathroom. With exposed vanity storage. A heated towel rack with towels missing. An exposed incandescent light bulb directly over the bathtub. And a thick wood frame over the sinks with no mirror. The frame reads “howdy.”

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This is embedded into the floor.

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This bathroom has two showers. So when the cowboys come home from a hard day of roping cattle, they can take showers at the same time and reach around for warm towels.

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Another cluttered bedroom with exposed ceiling.

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It has its own kitchen.

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Here’s another bathroom. A dustpan is available near the toilet.

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The shower looks like this.

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The bathroom is also the laundry room. The mirror is there so the cowboy can admire his hat while he pees.

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Here’s the main kitchen with a million bottles on the shelves. Looks like they spent big money to add Venetian plaster to the ceiling.

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What are all of those bottles? And why are the kitchen cabinet drawers and doors missing?

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Yes, that’s John Wayne on the back of the chair.

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Cluttered bonus room.

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More antlers and clutter.

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And we finish with another bathroom. Sure to upset 50% of buyers and please 50% of buyers, the toilet seat lid is completely removed. Yee haw!!

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Kitchen · Other International Cities · Safety Issue · Staging · Taxidermy

Messy Start To the New Year

January 5th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The house wasn’t ready to go on the market, but they did it anyway.

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There’s a dining area in the back corner.

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First impressions.

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Spittoon!

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Staging · Window Coverings

Knot a Good Way To Start the New Year

January 3rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

This is knot how you should treat window curtains in 2017.

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We hope this stupid trend finally stops in 2017.

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Not even fancy lace curtains make it look any better.

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Please stop abusing innocent drapery material.

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Tags: Make It Stop · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

Tanks For the Memories

December 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is the last day of 2016. On the scales of years’ past, how will we finish 2016? Will we need to fish for good memories or will we carp about bad ones?
Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t forget to watch the new season of Hoarders on A&E on Sundays, including January 1st.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Christmas Is Over, Valentine’s Day Is Next

December 30th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Christmas was five days ago. These sellers were so excited about Christmas.

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And they are getting excited for Valentine’s Day! (And Easter too?)

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Knotted window curtain?

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Easter lilies?

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Dark bedroom with tiger bedspread.

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Where’s the M&M Man’s left hand?

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Another cluttered room.

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Home salon?

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So much to put away before selling.

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The foil keeps the stove clean.

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Another dark bedroom. Happy New Year!

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Window Coverings

Scary Bunks

December 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The top bunk looks awfully close to the ceiling fan blades!

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Scary.

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How about these scary looking bunk beds?!

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(yes, we know those are storage shelves)

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Staging