Entries Tagged as 'Fireplace'

Updated Fireplace

March 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Contemporary design?

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Or contempt-ary?

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Charleston Fixer-Upper

March 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Great opportunity at this Charleston, South Carolina home.

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See?  The kitchen already looks better from this angle.

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Stainless steel appliance included.

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The seller is giving you options:  Fireplace or big screen TV in the corner.

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Remodeled bathroom with new sink and toilet.

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Paint paralysis.  Blue or tan?  Tan or blue?

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(sigh)

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The brand-new front door should count for something, right?

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Room addition!  That’s a bonus feature!  Don’t look at the roof.

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Tags: Roof · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Unique Fireplace Surround

March 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Not quite a beehive fireplace.

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Tags: Tile · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Nine Fireplaces

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cluttered fireplace.  We get to check off a lot of categories with this photo:  clutter, family photos, fake plants, taxidermy, lighting, dirt/dust, stuffed animal, staging.  Aside from the can of bug spray, can we burn everything else in the fireplace?

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Dinner is served!!

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Each brick was painted with care.  Will buyers care?

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How in the world did they get the blue paint on the wall?!

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The yellow and brown splotches on the stone wall match the yellow and brown stains in the carpet!

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From a 1948 home in Payson, Arizona.

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From a 1970 home in Congress, Arizona.

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From a 1972 home in Mesa, Arizona.  We had a fondue set in that color.

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From a 1988 home in Mesa, Arizona.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Taxidermy

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

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Yowza.

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Good grief.

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What happened?

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Good grief!

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???

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Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

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Licensed contractor was used here, right?

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Help.

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Careful!  There’s no railing!!

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Ugh.

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Lead-based paint disclosure?

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That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

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It does have a wrap-around porch.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Attic

Stonewalling

January 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Adding stones to a wall is a decorating style chosen by a few.

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Two-toned stone is another option.

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Dark grout was used to make the stones “pop.”

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They’ll finish the wall after their next tax refund check arrives.

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Floating Fireplace

January 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The fireplace is hanging in the air!  At a 1976 Coolidge, Arizona home.

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Groovy.

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Tags: Fireplace · Other Arizona Cities · 1970s

Careless Sellers Could Care Less

January 10th, 2014 · 16 Comments

Why bother offering home staging advice?  The sellers just don’t care.

What is that black water in the bathtub?  Dirty toilet too.

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This is the cleanest room of the house.

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They have a fireplace!

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Fine dining.

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Oh, look, more junk outside.

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Junk yard.

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There’s a security camera by the front door.  They don’t want anyone stealing their precious belongings.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy

Fireplace Surround Gone Mad

December 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Glendale, Arizona sellers built a media niche around the fireplace so they could display their collectibles.  Everyone must have sprained necks from twisting their heads to watch TV.  Notice the knotted curtain too.

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You’ll have to look very close to find the fireplace.

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Here’s how this room looked in 2010 before the current owners got their hands on it.

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Tags: Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After · Entertainment/Media Niche

Before & After Mesa Home Renovation

December 14th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased for $68,000.

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After Kitchen.  The house sold for $147,000 after renovation.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They opened up that wall.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.  Nice results with new lighting.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room, looking the other direction.

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Tags: Tile · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Before & After