Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

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Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

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Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

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We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

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Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

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Sorry again for the nudity.

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Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

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Here’s another view of this room.

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All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

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The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

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Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

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Wonderful life. Fun.

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He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

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It’s Christmas year ’round.

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The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

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Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

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Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

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Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

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He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

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The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Home Office

July 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Our reader Sarah wants to know why there are office chairs at this Wilmington, Delaware home. With laminate flooring, they probably roll around very well. Let’s hold a staff meeting and ask the cat if he knows.

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Same house, different room. With a view of the ocean.

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Tags: Dining Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a tour of this Phoenix home. Lots to see.

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Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

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We step back from the dining room into the family room. After noticing the ceiling damage, remember the red vacuum handle, the blue folded rug, the aluminum pan (right side middle), and the plastic chairs. They will help orient you as we move about the house.

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We step back again and shift to the left. Lots of dust. That stereo and yellow telephone are old.

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Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

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Crack in the corner of the room.

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We step back again. There’s the wall crack. And now we see the aluminum pan.

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And when we look down, there’s the folded rug.

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Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

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Now let’s visit the kitchen.

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Original cabinets. House built in the 1950s, likely.

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Help wanted!

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Old flooring.

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Here’s a bedroom.

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We turn to the right.

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And to the right again.

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Another bedroom.

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And now a visit to the living room. With more ceiling damage.

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We look to the right.

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And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

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We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

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Total rehab needed.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Clowning Around In Canada

May 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to two readers who sent this photos, M.L. and Jennifer. A house of clowns in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, not far from the town of Ontario. Enjoy!

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The sellers collected thousands of clowns.

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Everyone loves clowns.

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Especially buyers.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Other International Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Before & After Remodel

April 15th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Before Kitchen. This is a very modest renovation. My guess is $20,000 spent on renovations. It was purchased for $100,000.

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After Kitchen. The remodeled house sold for $154,000.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 2. There was no Before photo.

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Before Dining & Family Room.

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After Dining & Family Room.

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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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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not Wonderful

March 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Multiple items. Multiple patterns.

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Overly decorated living room.

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Assault on the senses.

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Visual distractions.

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If buyers could see past the stuff and notice the high ceilings and nice flooring.

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Too much furniture for a small space.

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Giant bed.

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Too much going on.

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Themed bathroom. Looks very small.

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Again, too much furniture for a small space.

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Less is more. Hint hint.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Howl You Rate This House?

March 6th, 2017 · No Comments

There’s a wolf at your door. Watch out!

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When you step out of the wolf bedroom, you might trip over the extension cord. The staging in this house is bananas.

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Minimalistic kitchen with no upper cabinets or counter space or dishwasher.

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Looks like they replaced the original counter and sink since the “new” one doesn’t line up properly. With all those hair care products and toiletries, you’d think the mirror would not be on the right of the vanity and that there would be better lighting.

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Another bedroom.

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And one more.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Taking a Step Back

February 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Looks like someone took a step back and missed the toilet when peeing.

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Now we’re in the kitchen.

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We then step back into the dining room.

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And then we step back into the living room.

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More holes in the laundry room.

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Another room for improvement.

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Pine tree air freshener saves the day.

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Someone please help this house.

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Tags: Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Window

Shrine of the Times

January 29th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Thank you to our reader Kelle for submitting these photos of a Montrose, Pennsylvania home. Here you can see a shrine created by the seller.

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Cluttered dining room.

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Another shrine on the left?

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Cluttered kitchen.

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A fan-tastic bedroom.

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The dog and cat are trying to ignore the peeling ceiling paint.

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The tidiest room of the house.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

Before & After Remodeling

December 10th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Before Kitchen. Purchased as a short sale for only $60,000.

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After Kitchen. After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1. Without the rifles.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom. The original room was expanded.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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