Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

World’s Smallest Dining Table

April 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

world's smallest tiniest dining table Christmas Santa Claus hats Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

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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.

bathroom bathtub with mirrors around it frosted windows kiss Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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.

cluttered living room The Last Supper blanket used as window curtain drape bicycle dream catchers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV.

cluttered family room TV is on Arizona Cardinals poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the dogs.

cluttered family room Cardinals poster two dogs pets on couch sofa Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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

cluttered kitchen flyswatter hangers knotted curtains drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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

just one lifetime won't be enough time for us faux painted wall vinyl flooring coming up dining room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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

To Buy Or Two Knot Buy?

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

This home’s kitchen does offer cabinet space and counter space.

kitchen cabinet face missing exposed sink clutter on counters fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

I love U too.  Now clean up your room!

cluttered bedroom I heart U teddy bear leopard print bedspread diaper box Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

USA! USA! USA!

cluttered bedroom USA cheap bedspread Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Knotted curtain!  Made of plastic?

knotted curtain drapes plastic tablecloth dining room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Another knotted curtain!  Christmas tree was still up when the house was listed on January 15.

knotted curtain drapes Christmas tree still up on display January 15th Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

That little shed is for the water heater.

vinyl siding water heater shed Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · Siding · Bedspread

Wallpaper Delight

April 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

What a treat.  You get two wallpaper designs in one room.  Double the fun.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern kitchen turn up hole in wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Put a freezer there to cover up the hole.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern kitchen turn up hole in wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Amazing dining room.

ugly outdated wallpaper design pattern dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper

The Aim Is a Little Off

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The poor photographer had a rough go at this house.  Let’s see if we can offer advice.  How about not taking a close-up photo of clutter?  It serves what purpose?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up of the back of a chair pile of boxes junk Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We want to see the dining room.  You’re too far to the left in this shot.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture dining room two water jugs fan Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Well now you’re too close to the table.  How about stepping back?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

No, further back! [sigh]

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get.  Let’s move on to the kitchen.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Again, you’re too close!  Any why show the junk pile?  Let’s step back and shoot to the left.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen junk pile Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens?  Now the cabinets are warped.  Please try again.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture fish-eye kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[sigh]  I think we’re done here.  Thank you.  You can leave now.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography

The Battle of Home Staging

March 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments

One of our readers is not pleased with the visual distractions in this $900,000 Battleground, Washington home.

cluttered office Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Nice kitchen, but cluttered counters.

cluttered kitchen counters Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Cat and lots of furniture.

cluttered family room cat pet cage Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Dark photo makes it hard to focus on the room’s features.

cluttered dining room Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Another dining room.

cluttered dining room Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Office/Den · Pets · Dining Room · Other US Cities

Short Shrift

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale.  Little attention or care paid to housekeeping or house cleaning.

very messy chaotic disorganized junky sloppy cluttered bedroom unmade bed clothes short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

A slice of life.  Pizza, not pizazz.

very messy chaotic disorganized junky sloppy cluttered dining room crutches Jesus is Lord sign short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

Short on available counter space and storage.

very messy chaotic disorganized junky sloppy cluttered kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

Methinks that garage is completely full of stuff.

poor curb appeal garage door broken damaged dead grass photo taken from inside a car short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography

Like a Dream

February 4th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Rodney, for finding this rental on Craigslist.  It is an explosion of angels & whatnot.

over the top gaudy too much stuff angels cherubs decorations décor bad poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

If only they had evened up the window sheers.

over the top gaudy too much stuff angels cherubs decorations décor bad poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

It doesn’t say if the house comes furnished.  Or dusted.

over the top gaudy too much stuff angels cherubs decorations décor bad poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

It does say that prospective renters will be required to have a “baground” check.

over the top gaudy too much stuff angels cherubs decorations décor bad poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

And also that the neighborhood’s “environment is upscalled.”  Rodney, I know you want to live here, so I’ll gladly write you a reference letter.

over the top gaudy too much stuff angels cherubs decorations décor bad poor home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room

Before & After – Empty vs. Furnished

January 31st, 2015 · 10 Comments

One of the most common questions when sellers consider selling their homes is, “Will my house look better furnished or empty?”  The answer is usually “it depends.”  As we’ve seen many times on this blog, furniture & furnishings can make or break a home’s appeal.  Today we have a great example to compare empty versus furnished.  However, the Before photo is probably the furnished one; the After photo when empty.

Empty Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Dining Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Dining Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Master Bedroom.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Master Bedroom.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Bedroom.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Bedroom.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Hallway.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Hallway.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After

Before & After: $43,000 Price Increase

January 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought it for $101,500.

before after remodeling project renovation bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Bathroom.  The house then sold for $144,500.

before after remodeling project renovation bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

Before Dining Room.

before after remodeling project renovation dining room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Dining Room.

before after remodeling project renovation dining room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

Before Kitchen.

before after remodeling project renovation kitchen Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Kitchen.

before after remodeling project renovation kitchen Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

Before Front of House.

before after remodeling project renovation front yard exterior Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

After Front of House.

before after remodeling project renovation front yard exterior Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo fix-n-flip

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Before & After