Entries Tagged as 'Fireplace'

Fireplaces Aren’t Important Selling Features

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments

These Gainesville, Georgia sellers could care less about their fireplace, so they blocked it with a sofa, not realizing that buyers would want to see it.

fireplace view blocked by sofa couch poor home staging Gainesville Georgia house for sale real estate photo

Over in Lake City, Florida, the sellers desecrated their fireplace with outdated faux paint treatment.

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Tags: Staging · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Uninspired Fireplaces

May 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does this fireplace soot your needs?

sooty dusty neglected cluttered fireplace hearth Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Wood you prefer this one?

ugly old outdated fireplace wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a more traditional look?

ugly old outdated brick fireplace carpet Casa Grande Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a modern look?

orange modern stand-alone fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a minimalist look?

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Cluttered two-way fireplace.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Cluttered on the other side too.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

These Bars Are All Wet

May 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wet bars used to be all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They haven’t been included in new homes for over 20 years.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Here’s a NASCAR-themed wet bar.

outdated wet bar corrugated metal façade NASCAR theme wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Wet Bar

Before & After Mesa Short Sale Renovation

April 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $110,000.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  Once renovated, the house sold for $180,000.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Dining Area.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project dining area room Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Dining Area.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project dining area room Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Fireplace.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Fireplace.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

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Before Back Patio.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Back Patio.

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Before Back Yard.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Back Yard & Patio.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After

DJ, Spin That Record

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments

DJ equipment blocking the view of the fireplace.  Just like a record needle, buyers might skip this house.

DJ equipment turntables mixer speakers basketball family photos blocking the view of the fireplace cluttered Chandler Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

Fake Fire

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

One of our readers sent us this photo of a Cape Girardeau, Missouri home.  The fire adds warmth to the room.

artificial fake digital photoshopped fire in fireplace Cape Girardeau Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Challenge Accepted?

March 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Are you up to the task of taking on this house?  Let’s look at the positives.

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It has reverse osmosis drinking water filtration!

dirty neglected dilapidated damaged kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It has a fireplace!

stone fireplace surround missing ugly flooring dirty ceiling fan fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It comes furnished!

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Hmmm.  What’s positive here?  Bacteria cultures?

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It has shiny doorknobs.

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It has air conditioning!

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It has newer plumbing!

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It has a tiled shower!

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It has mold throughout!  [the house description does say it has mold throughout the house]

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It comes with a home security system: two rifles!

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It has a swimming pool!  And a solar clothes dryer!

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It has an additional cooling system: an evaporative cooler!

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Tags: Bathroom · Pool & Spa · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Weapons & Firearms

Before & After Glendale, Arizona Remodel

February 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  An investor bought it for $49,000.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Back Yard.  Once fixed up, the house was sold for $169,000!

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Back Yard & Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Back Yard & Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Family Room & Fireplace.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Family Room & Fireplace.  They removed the wall to create a great room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front yard exterior curb appeal Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front yard exterior curb appeal Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Bathroom.  No before photo was available.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Fireplace · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Canadian Fireplace

February 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Our reader Helen was intrigued by this unique fireplace in a Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada home.

odd unique unusual interesting retro vintage orange metal fireplace Regina Saskatchewan Canada home house for sale photo

Located in a basement rec room?

odd unique unusual interesting retro vintage orange metal fireplace Regina Saskatchewan Canada home house for sale photo

The kitchen looks 100% vintage.  Late 1970s?  Orange countertop, wallpaper accent, dark cabinets with buckle handles.

vintage late 1970s kitchen orange Formica countertops dark cabinets wallpaper Regina Saskatchewan Canada home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Other International Cities

Unique Fireplace

January 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

Found at a 1979 home.  Moroccan-themed fireplace?

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

unique fireplace surround design look Moroccan tile accents 1979 Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes