Entries Tagged as 'Window Coverings'

Embedded

February 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

This person’s not going anywhere.  She/he turned her/his bedroom into a studio apartment.  It’s a living room and a kitchen and an office too.

cluttered bedroom used as an office and kitchen microwave messy chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the next room, we see boxes with the wording “Paper’s, get rid of” and “burn letters.”  I volunteer to help clear out this room so it shows nicer.  With all that clutter, buyers won’t notice the clean, nice window blinds or large room size.

cluttered bedroom used as storage of boxes and papers messy chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

Short & Not Sweet

January 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale in Gilbert, Arizona.  Notice how the carpet was originally pink in color (where the bed used to be).  And notice the carpet torn up.  And the window “drapes.”

bed sheets used as window curtains drapes bedroom carpet soiled dirty ruined torn short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Dirty walls, cluttered bedroom, camouflage curtain.

camouflage blanket as window curtain drapes dirty walls cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Blankets used as curtains in the kitchen.

three blankets hung used as window curtains drapes cluttered kitchen short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Another cluttered bedroom.  One dirty pillow.

dirty pillow cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Something is blocking the window.  Box of Trix cereal in this bedroom.  Frosted Flakes in another.

window blocked box of Trix cereal cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Video games!

TV video games cluttered living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Where’s the fireplace?

TV video games cluttered fireplace blocked covered up living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Gilbert, AZ Homes

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you, Coors Light.

Coors Light beer picture poster hanging in dining room on display Mesa Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Old Spice.  [these are all actual photos used to promote the sale of a home; photos have not been cropped]

Old Spice body wash high endurance shower bathroom on display Carefree Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Luvs & Huggies.

Huggies Luvs diapers boxes on display stuffed animals Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

Thank you, BMW.

BMW car logo used as window valance on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities

11 Months ‘Til Christmas!

January 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Our reader Fran found this delightful luxury home in Elk Grove, California.  Won’t you take a tour with us?  [click on the photos for full effect]

Let’s start in the bedroom.  Here we see an explosion of color and fabric.  And knotted curtains!!!

colorful tacky window drapes curtains pouf valances on bedframe too bedroom knotted fabric Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Lots of Christmas decorations lift the spirit of the family room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Giant wreath in the living room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look wreath staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas decorations in the bathroom.

too many Christmas decorations bathroom cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Visual clutter in this room.

too many Christmas decorations cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

At least the kitchen counters are cleared off.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas overload.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

The Presidential Suite!

Presidential suite president seal on carpet bedroom staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Rainbow Bright

January 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Interesting rainbow in a North Judson, Indiana home.  ROYGBIV became PYBOG.

pink yellow blue orange green rainbow painted on bedroom wall purple drapes North Judson Indiana home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments

This home needs a lot of help. There are a lot of details to iron out.

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Notice how the refrigerator is missing in the photo above and is now seen on the far right side in the photo below.

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Ugly, dirty cabinets.  Dirty ceiling.  Dirty kitchen.

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

As we pan right, we see two cans of Raid bug spray and a knotted curtain.  Ugh.

messy cluttered junky neglected kitchen ugly John F. Long cabinets knotted curtain two cans of Raid bug spray dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

In the next room, past the knotted curtain, we have to wonder how those books are still standing.

messy cluttered junky neglected family room damaged book shelf dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

At least they are patriotic.

messy cluttered junky neglected family room damaged book shelf dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo American flag

There’s that knotted curtain!  It makes a statement.

messy cluttered junky neglected family room damaged knotted curtain dirty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The bathroom is less cluttered than expected.

outdated dirty dusty bathroom mannequin head fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The curtain rod fell down before the closet shelf did.  Just barely.

messy cluttered junky bedroom trophies trophy collection closet shelf damaged curtain rod fell down fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Dirty air conditioner vent.  Dusty & cluttered bedroom.

messy cluttered junky bedroom dusty fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The living room’s a real treat too.

messy cluttered junky dusty dirty living room piano fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The front of the house.

curb appeal front yard dead bush weeds neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The back yard.

back yard dead weeds patio clutter neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy · John F. Long cabinets

Merry Christmas!!

December 25th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Please join me in singing the 5th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now.  A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve knick-knacks dangling,

wind chimes bird houses knick-knacks hanging on back patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Eleven hats a hanging,

eleven baseball caps hats hanging on wall display bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Ten trophies winning,

ten trophies on display broken desk Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Nine dogs a barking,

nine little dogs boy on tricycle back yard cluttered patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Eight vacuum cleaners,

eight vacuum cleaners on display in one bedroom San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Seven masks a posing,

seven masks on display Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Six curtains knotted,

six knotted window curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Five garden beds…

five raised garden beds weeds back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Four fuzzy dice,

2Pac poster 4 four fuzzy dice deer blanket as window curtain cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Three red tongues,

three red tongues sticking out Rolling Stones Licks world tour poster Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two turtles dead,

two turtles on window sill dirty ugly mop bad roof broken window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And a green chair near a fish tank.

green child's kid's chair next to fish tank dart board stained dirty carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Merry Christmas!

2013’s version is here.

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Roof · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Weeds · Collections · People In Photos · Hats

All I Want For Christmas Is No More Knotted Curtains

December 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Santa Claus, I’ve been a very good boy this year.  I only want one thing for Christmas:  please put a stop to knotted curtains!  Thank you.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It looks ridiculous.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Why spend money on nice curtains only to wrinkle them up?

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

[sigh]

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now parents are getting their kids to do it.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It looks like dirty laundry.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now people are knotting up their shower curtains!!!!  What the ???

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Maricopa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This stupid trend has now spread to Des Moines, Iowa.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Des Moines Iowa homes houses for sale real estate photo

Come on, Des Moines.  Nip this in the bud before your city is infected.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Des Moines Iowa homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain · Make It Stop

Panda Express

December 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Two pandas running around this cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom panda stuffed animals poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen looks cluttered.

cluttered kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Let’s try another angle for this photo.

cluttered kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

This angle’s no better.

cluttered kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Each window has a different covering.

cluttered living room mismatched window curtains drapes poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Nutcracker collection, exercise ball, and other mischief and what-not.

cluttered living room nutcracker collection exercise ball poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Keep Calm & Carry On.  That what the sign over the bed reads.

cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes

No One Will Notice

December 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sponges should be for cleaning, not for wall paint.  Thank you.

cluttered kitchen amatuer bad pink sponge paint walls poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

Not enough storage space in the kitchen?

cluttered kitchen dining room amatuer bad pink sponge paint walls poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

First impressions when you enter the house?

cluttered living room furniture too big poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

Maybe Spider-Man will save the day.

cluttered bedroom Spider-Man blanket used as curtain poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

There are two kids on the bed.

cluttered bedroom two young kids children on bed poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

Organized chaos.

cluttered bedroom red curtain poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

There’s a lot to Gain by Tide-ying up this laundry room.

cluttered laundry room poor bad home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale photo

The seller is going over the home’s upgrades and improvements with potential buyers.

two women ladies one man people in real estate photo picture back yard BBQ Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Back Yard · People In Photos