Entries Tagged as 'Wallpaper'

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

You’ll Find a Little of Everything In Massachusetts

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brockton, Massachusetts home filled with lots of everything.  Busy wallpaper.  Cluttered dining area.

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Mismatched kitchen appliances.  White oven/range & a black microwave (above photo) and now a stainless steel dishwasher here.

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Cluttered dining room.

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From another angle.

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The photo suggests that the closets are too small in this house.

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Attic bedroom.

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From another angle.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Attic

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

Not Fired Up About These Three Fireplaces

July 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ugly fireplace in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Plus cheap, dirty carpet.

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Check out this fireplace in Chandler, Arizona.  It certainly makes a statement.

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From another Hot Springs home.  It’s more of a heater than a fireplace, but still not pretty.  All that plywood and the bric-a-brac!  Very rustic.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other US Cities

Two Wallpaper Patterns In One Room

July 1st, 2014 · 7 Comments

Your lucky day.  You get two wallpaper patterns instead of only one.

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper

Wood Paneling Wallpaper

June 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Take two outdated home decorating techniques (wood paneling and wallpaper) and combine them into one!  Wallpaper with a wood paneling pattern!  Brilliant.  [San Antonio, Texas]

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The wallpaper is sagging on the walls and peeling on the ceiling.

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There are similar problems in the next two rooms.

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The wood paneling wallpaper reminds me of this wood paneling carpet I saw in 2008.  Here’s the blog post.

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Tags: Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Dead In 5 Hearbeats

June 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cluttered home office.  The poster reads American Legend Sonny Barger presents Dead In 5 Heartbeats the movie.  Sonny Barger is a leader of Hell’s Angels.  A movie was made about him and filmed in Arizona.  Sonny also played Lenny the Pimp in the TV show Sons of Anarchy.

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Tags: Staging · Tile · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Wallpaper

It’s All About Me

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments

The sign over the door reads, “It’s all about me.”  It’s also about staging your house to sell and appealing to the widest range of buyers.  Shabby chic might not work for most buyers.  Is it an antique store or a home?

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Why is there a document shredder next to the dining table?

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The bric-a-brac wall is not something today’s buyers hope to see.

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All these shabby chic items looked so cute in the store.  She just had to buy them.  But then she bought too much.  She felt she had to display everything.

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There’s a certain charm to the furniture, but too much of the same thing (peeled paint) starts looking like neglect.

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There’s something fishy about this bathroom.

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Now the kid’s room is filling up with visual clutter.

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The wallpaper’s a bit much.

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The basketball theme wallpaper looks like Tyvek home construction wrap.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Bedspread

No Cleaning Supplies Used Here

May 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The mirror is included with the house.

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Dirty walls.  Dirty floors.

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Decades of neglect.

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The dust and dirt accumulated over the years.

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The living room probably has lots of living bacteria.

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Dirty hands on the bathroom wall.

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Dirty hands on the kitchen cabinets.  And yet a sink is nearby.

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Great place for a breakfast table.

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This space is supposed to be a “dirty laundry” room not a dirty “laundry room.”

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The pantry where food is stored.

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Vintage telephone niche and slot for when phonebooks were thinner.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window · Laundry Room

Amazing Bathroom

May 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Buyers will shell out money to get that shell wallpaper border.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper