Entries Tagged as 'Fireplace'

Before & After Home Renovation

January 7th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Before Bonus Room. An investor bought this Casa Grande, Arizona house for $71,000.

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After Bonus Room. After renovation, the house sold for $180,000.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Laundry Room.

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After Laundry Room.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Family Room · Fireplace · Graffiti · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Living Room · Mold & Mildew · Other Arizona Cities · Remodeling

Tanks For the Memories

December 31st, 2016 · 2 Comments

Today is the last day of 2016. On the scales of years’ past, how will we finish 2016? Will we need to fish for good memories or will we carp about bad ones?
Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t forget to watch the new season of Hoarders on A&E on Sundays, including January 1st.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Like Father, Like Sons

November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.

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Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.

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The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.

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Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.

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Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.

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This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.

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The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.

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The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.

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What is that?!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Family Room · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Short Sale In Glendale

October 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This Glendale, Arizona home could use a lot of help, starting in the bathroom.

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Handyman special. Complete with nuts, bolts, and tools.

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The toilet might be been here before.

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The family room is used as an office.

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The lamp (with no shade) rests comfortably on the stepstool.

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The front of the oven door is missing in this cluttered kitchen.

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Imagine the fireplace here.

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Two TVs in this bedroom.

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This bedroom is short on flooring. The house is being sold as a short sale, where the owners are asking the bank to forgive their debt in exchange for the owners maintaining the house in good condition.

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Another well-maintained bathroom.

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Newspaper window treatment.

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There could be as many as seven TVs on the patio.

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Great place to hang out and relax.

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The property has a swimming pool.

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More TVs and more newspaper in the windows!

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Patio · Pool & Spa · Window Coverings

Fireplace Inspiration

September 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I want one of those in my house! I’m already digging a pit and collecting stones. And liquids to stain the carpet too.

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Tags: Carpet · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Rustic Charm

August 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

So much to see and take in.

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So much to take out.

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So much potential.

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Tags: Clutter · Drywall Damage · Fireplace · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Fireplace Renovation

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

The sellers haven’t finished painting the fireplace.  They’re more worried about the missing tiles near the kitchen.

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It’s best to finish home improvement projects before putting a house on the market.

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Tags: Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Tile

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

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What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

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Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

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We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

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Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

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Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging

Where Else Wood You Be?

June 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cozy fireplace.  Wet bar.  Wood paneling.  Plush carpet.  Looks like the perfect party place.

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Good times.

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

Short Sale Example

May 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments

There are currently only 277 active short sale listings in the Phoenix metro area.  Thank goodness.  Here’s an example.

Take her.  The dog is begging, “Forget her.  Take me!”

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Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

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Into another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

And another one.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The drawer front is missing.

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The kid is not peeing.  He’s looking at something.  What is it?

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It’s baby chickens!!  With a short sale, you never want to count your chickens before they’re hatched.  The bank has to approve the offer.

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Over in the family room, it looks like the sellers have security cameras set up.  In case someone dares to steal their stuff.

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We pan to the right.

cluttered disorganized messy family room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Deep fryer in the kitchen.

kitchen dirty cabinets door deep fat fryer popcorn maker short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

cluttered disorganized messy dining room table short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Bonus room.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

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The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

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This yard might have a swimming pool.

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Well, at least it hasn’t turned green yet.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Fireplace · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Toys