Entries Tagged as 'Flooring'

Carpet Joy

August 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creative duct tape transition from tile to carpet.

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The feeling of carpet on bare feet is…

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Traffic patterns.

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dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper traffic pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What fun to entertain guests at this dining room.

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Was, Is, & Will Be

August 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This was a bathroom.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

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This is a bathroom.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

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This will be a bathroom.  [Des Moines, Iowa]

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Remodeling · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Pieces of Wood

August 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wood paneling in Houston, Texas.  Got an awkward section to panel?  Doesn’t matter.  Cover it somehow.

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Tags: Carpet · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

cluttered visually distracting dining room table too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

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Everything, including the rack.

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Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs

Happy Hour Starts At 4

August 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hang tight at the wet bar.  I’ll be back in a flash.  Had to get more limes.

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Wet Bar

X Marks the Spot

July 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Caution!!  Be careful walking on the floor of this Trenton, New Jersey home.

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Watch out in the bathroom too!

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Tags: Flooring · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Foreclosure · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Before & After Glendale Renovation

July 18th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Before Family Room.  An investor bought this Glendale, Arizona home for $131,000.

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After Family Room.  The remodeled home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Carpet and paint give you the best return on renovation, especially an emotional reaction from buyers.  From “Oh, no” to “Oh, yes.”

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Floor Fail

July 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Uh, that’s noticeable.  Shoulda fixed that before selling.

vinyl floor peeling missing torn up out kitchen fixer-upper El Mirage Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Vinyl flooring is not that expensive.  For $200, could this flooring be replaced and gain the seller $2,000 more in price?

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Peel-n-stick fail.

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Stained Beyond Recognition

June 23rd, 2015 · 5 Comments

You know it’s really really bad when you can tell where furniture used to be.

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Filthy carpet in the next bedroom.  It’s not an isolated incident.

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And again in the third bedroom.  How many years or decades did it take to achieve this level of filth?  Gross!

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Air Conditioner Missing

June 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The air conditioning unit is gone.

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The kitchen needs help.

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New drapes, outlet cover, flooring…

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New tile, please.

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New window please.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Siding