Entries Tagged as 'Window Coverings'

Tone It Down

November 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cute house, but could use some home staging to remove a few (or more) items from each room.  Let’s start with the knotted curtains. [Evansville, Indiana]

cluttered too much stuff visual distractions Evansville Indiana home staging needed house for sale photo knotted curtains

Removing the cat tower is a priority in this room.

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Not ready for buyers.

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Dinner for two.

cluttered too much stuff visual distractions Evansville Indiana home staging needed house for sale photo dining table

Three pillows.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Other US Cities

Pretty Colors

November 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bright colors will spruce up any home.  Including fixer-uppers like this one.

dirty gross neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

We’re crossed our fingers that the floor color is a custom stain.

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Pretty blue.

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Pretty red.

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Pretty pink.

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Pretty yellow and green.  With knotted curtains.

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Pretty awful.

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Got dust?

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They enclosed the patio.  How nice.

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Tags: Flooring · Roof · Landscaping · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Cabinets · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Siding

A Farewell To Arms

November 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The body parts keep piling up in real estate promotional photos.

An arm here.  [In this Thanksgiving themed photo, it could have been a turkey leg; instead we’ve got a turkey’s arm.]

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An arm there.  [The curtains are terrific.]

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Another one here.  [Plus a dog.]

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And yet another arm here.  [Nice purse rack.]

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And now buttocks!  [The lady apologized for being behind in her housework.]

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Double the fun.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Hung With Care

November 13th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Window drapes add personality to a house.  Here are some ideas for your home.

Scallops.

ugly outdated old window drapes curtains treatment Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Tassels.   With the ceiling fan turned on high, she can get the tassels to twirl in opposite directions.

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Limp Noodles.

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Beef Jerky.

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Vintage.  From a 1971 Mesa, Arizona home.

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Bright & Beautiful.  [Lake City, Florida]

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Ceiling Fan · Other US Cities

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

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Staging assistance needed, please.

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

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

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

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This bedroom is half tidy.

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

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The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

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

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Before dining room, with furniture.

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

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

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

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What happened to the flooring?

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Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

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It could have looked worse.

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They gave up on the paint.

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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.

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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

It Has Wainscoting

November 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let’s start with the positives about this Evansville, Indiana home:  it has wainscoting.  And at least they didn’t do one more twist to knot the curtains.  And for that, we thank you.  Now about the fan, the dog, the cords on the floor, the cord on the ceiling with foil (!!), that damaged wall, the dream catcher, and the dirt.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Pets · Family Photos · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

NBA Basketball Season Has Started

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Who will be the best basketball team this year?  The Miami Heat?

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The Phoenix Suns?

Phoenix Suns NBA basketball blanket used as window curtain bedroom Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

At least they only twisted the curtain instead of knotting it!

Phoenix Suns NBA basketball blanket bedroom Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Or the Boston Celtics?

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Hanging By a Thread

October 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rods, finials, and hooks are now passé when it comes to hanging window treatments in 2014.  The hot new trend this season is using wire or rope to hang your drapes and curtains.

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Here’s another view.  Tres chic.

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And to really go all out, tie knots in the curtains to combine two hot trends: knotted curtains and hanging by wire!!

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes

Well Balanced

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Perfectly stacked.

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Black fabric vertical blinds were all the rage back then.

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So too was covering your computer and printer with plastic.

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The kitchen.

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Fine dining.

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Accordion folding doors separate the dining room from the family room.

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Grandma rolls her own doobies!!  Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box (lower right of photo).

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Now why didn’t I think of that?!  Stacked nightstand tables!  Clever.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Grandma's House

Humble Humboldt Home

October 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Not quite finished home for sale in Humboldt, Arizona.  Drywall missing from the walls and ceiling.  This is the kitchen.

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Cabinet doors are missing but there are stainless steel appliances.

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Another view of the kitchen.

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The dining room.  Imagine hosting dinner parties here with friends under the glow of the chandelier.

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The bathroom toilet is the same one used on the International Space Station?  The can of ant & roach killer doesn’t instill confidence.

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This is the master bedroom upstairs.  At least the drywall was installed.

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This place has ants and roaches and now flies too.

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This is the master bathroom.

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This is the view looking down the stairs.  Plenty of shelves and wall space to display your knick knacks.

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Downstairs again to the living room, the only room with painted drywall.

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Bonus room!

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage