Entries Tagged as 'Window Coverings'

Fireplace Fails

May 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments

In most homes, a fireplace is a selling feature. Here? A missed opportunity by the sellers.

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This Casa Grande, Arizona fireplace protrudes from the wall.

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Tags: Clutter · Fireplace · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Furniture Included

May 3rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

The seller is leaving couches for the new buyer.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Minor Details

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Please even out the window blinds. It’s crooked.

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Please fix the shower curtain.

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Please help the fallen-over chair. Thank you.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Shower Curtain · Window Coverings

Built-In Media Niches

April 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments

It was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s to create massive built-in entertainment centers or media niches. Back in the day when TVs were narrower and also when big TVs were very deep. But nowadays, most of these media niches are functionally obsolete. Today’s TVs are wider and shallow.

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This TV actually fits in the niche. But the surrounding niches only encourage home owners to become collectors. Future hoarders?

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Sometimes they are used only to display items.

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They can also be demoted to secondary status. The knotted curtain gets full priority in this room.

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Or completely ignored. They’re also great dust collectors.

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Entertainment/Media Niche · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

Feeling Partially Blue

March 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Somewhat blue bedroom walls.

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Another messy bedroom.

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And another disorganized bedroom, ‘though slightly better.

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Another view.

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And then the kitchen.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Paint · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

Houston Humdinger

March 26th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Houston, Texas home. Weed eater in the left corner. TV is on. Fishing poles.

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As we pan to the right, we see dirty walls and doors.

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Living room and dining area. The custom window drapes will stay with the house.

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Master Chef Junior candidate entering the kitchen.

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Family room.

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Check out the ceiling in the bathroom.

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Dirty walls and clutter in the hallway.

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Another bedroom.

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Fresh paint needed.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Fan-tastic Home

March 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Fans are prominent features in this home.

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Having a fan in a real estate photo tells buyers that the house does not cool off properly.

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Another fan. Window air conditioners also tell buyers that the house is too hot. Or does not have central air conditioning.

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Foil! And hats!

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Another fan and another window air conditioner plus foil.

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Same room, same fan, more clutter.

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Another window air conditioner but no foil or fan?

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Yep. This house has no central air conditioning.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Hats · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

Knot Bad In Detroit

March 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Our reader Tyson stayed in this Detroit, Michigan condo via airbnb, despite it having knotted curtains. Pointless decoration. Why block the view of downtown? And it would take too long to unknot each panel. (sigh)

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Tags: Make It Stop · Other US Cities · Window Coverings

Creative Window Treatment Options

February 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

You can use paper as a window curtain.

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Or a blanket.

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Or a towel.

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Or a bed sheet.

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Or tissue paper. Endless possibilities.

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Tags: Bedroom · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

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