Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

Shoveling the Sunshine

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

We have so much sun in Phoenix, you have to shovel the excess away.  And dream of Christmas when it’s hot.

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Shovel away!

cow motif collection shovel painted tole Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Holiday Décor

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

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.

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

Before Dining Room.

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

After Dining Room.

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

Before Bedroom.

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

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

Over 36 Cups Per Day

June 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

That’s a lot of coffee mugs.  And lots of visual clutter in this home.

3 dozen coffee mugs cups hanging on displayed on wall lattice fake plastic vine cluttered kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

No shot glass collection?

3 dozen coffee mugs cups hanging on displayed on wall lattice fake plastic vine cluttered kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Another photo of the pink hoodie.

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Half a hoodie in this photo.

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Plenty of visual distractions.

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I see a foot and leg.  And more clutter.

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This bedroom’s not as bad as the others.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Fake Plants & Flowers · Collections · Family Photos · People In Photos

The Dining Room Is Open

May 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Maybe the angel can grant our wish that the dining table was cleared off.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes

1 Vacuum, 2 Vacuums, 3 Vacuums

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

1 vacuum on display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Two vacuums on display in Gilbert, Arizona.  Yesterday we featured a grim reaper with a scythe.  Today we see a scythe.  Should we call the vacuum a grim sweeper?

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Three vacuums.  In a Mesa, Arizona home’s closet.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Toys · Other US Cities · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Before & After Mesa Short Sale Renovation

April 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard & Patio.

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

The Stain

April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The sellers ignored the giant stain.  Perhaps buyers will too, they hope.

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At a different house, two stains and an ink spill.  Like the sign says, beware.

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

World’s Smallest Dining Table

April 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Good luck hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with that tiny table!

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Tags: Dining Room · Peoria, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

Didn’t Get the Memo

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It is highly recommended that you straighten up your house before selling.  And remove visual distractions, like Spider-Man blankets.

Spider-Man blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Repeat…no visual distractions, like Arizona Cardinals football blankets.  Or a bra on the bed.  Or wolf bedspreads.

Cardinals football blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom wolf bedspread bra poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV, clean the ceiling fan blades, and unknot the curtains.  Yes, we see you, Mr. Socks, sitting on the bed.

knotted window curtains drapes TV is on cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please remove kisses and frosting on the windows.  And maybe remove the mirrors from around the bathtub.

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Please remove the vacuum, the shelves (with full encyclopedia set) blocking the window, the blanket blocking the other window.  And the bicycle, the wind chime, and the dream catchers.

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Please turn off the TV.

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Please remove the dogs.

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Please remove the hangers and the flyswatter.  And unknot the curtains.

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Just one lifetime won’t be enough time for us.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Pets · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bedspread