Entries Tagged as 'Knives'

New Season of Hoarding: Buried Alive Started Last Week

November 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Hoarding: Buried Alive TV show on TLC started its new season last Wednesday.  A new episode is shown tonight (it features a very dirty kitchen and a home with a rat infestation).

This Phoenix home isn’t quite at that level, but sure to scare most buyers.

They have plenty of toilet paper in the bathroom.

unfinished bathroom drywall walls exposed wiring junk piles ugly Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered messy disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

The home office looks well organized.

cluttered messy disorganized junky office poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale wood paneling

Oh, look!  Another home office!

cluttered messy disorganized junky office poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

This bedroom looks inviting.  Inviting people to touch the exposed electric wiring.

cluttered messy disorganized junky bedrooom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale holes in walls

Lots going on in the kitchen.

cluttered messy disorganized junky kitchen poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

By the way, they are selling it as a short sale.  I hope the bank recognizes the effort they put into getting the house ready to sell.

cluttered messy disorganized junky kitchen poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Fine dining.

cluttered messy disorganized dining room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The back patio is a great place to entertain.

cluttered messy disorganized back patio poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The back yard is in-tents (intense).

cluttered messy disorganized back yard tent Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Knives · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Refrigerator Magnets · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

June 26th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It’s a visual smorgasbord in this Mesa, Arizona kitchen.  A little of everything thrown in.  We’re going to take a closer look, panning from left to right and sometimes down and up.

The light over the kitchen island looks a bit dusty.

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

Good thing there aren’t earthquakes in Mesa.  Otherwise, bye, bye, spices.  The photographer’s thumb got in the way.

cluttered visually distracting too much stuff kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo spice rack

There’s some kind of crank thing on the kitchen island.  If I’m not mistaken, it’s a grinder of sorts and could be an ice crusher.

cluttered visually distracting too much stuff kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo ice crusher

They rag-rolled the kitchen cabinets.  The world’s smallest Tibetan prayers flags are hanging on the chair.  Lots of visual distractions here.

cluttered visually distracting too much stuff kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo prayer flags

We look down to admire the faux paint technique on the cabinets.

cluttered visually distracting kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo ugly sponge painted rag-rolled cabinets

We look up to admire the pot rack!

cluttered visually distracting too much stuff poor kitchen bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo pot rack

It’s hard for your eyes to focus on one part.

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

The knives are certainly handy.

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

[Read more →]

Tags: Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Knives · Pot Rack · Cabinets

Unique Take On Home Staging

March 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Some home staging can be so exact and minimalistic that it comes across as cold, sterile, and fake.  These sellers decided against that staging technique.

In the office, they went for the rooted-in look.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic office poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

In this room, they went for a versatile look.  It’s a bedroom, it’s a storage room, it’s a …

cluttered messy disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

In the living room, they went for the night look…

poor real estate photography too dark no flash living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

…AND the day look!  It shows off the room’s different personalities.

cluttered cramped living room poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

In the bedroom, they wanted to show how much room there is for hoarding.

cluttered bedroom too much boxes stuff poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Warm kitchen.

cluttered kitchen no cabinets poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Bright kitchen.

cluttered kitchen no cabinets poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Need shelves in your bathroom for toiletries?  Remove the drywall and use the noggings as shelves!!

 bathroom drywall removed using noggings as shelves for toiletries Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They wanted to emphasize that the garage can be a multi-purpose room.

cluttered junky filled up cramped garage too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

You can never have too many hangers.

too many hangers 100s hoard in laundry room messy garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dead tree out front?  Perfect for Halloween.

dead mulberry tree in front yard dirt dumb real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Knives · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

She Showed Us Her Drawers

June 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Thank you for sharing your knife and eating utensil drawer with us.  It’s well-organized.

knife eating utensil drawer open real estate photo picture Sun City West Arizona home house

[Read more →]

Tags: Knives · Other Arizona Cities

Kitchen Clutter

April 9th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Making a first impression in Chula Vista, California.  Total cost to clear it out: $0.

ugly cluttered messy counter top kitchen poor bad home staging Chula Vista California house

Knives are creepy.  How many do you really need?  From a Phoenix kitchen.

ugly creepy knives on the wall kitchen poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

Collections of coffee mugs, grape clusters, and refrigerator magnets.  But at least the counter is cleared.  Glendale, Arizona.  Total cost to clear the walls & fridge: $1 for a tube of spackle.

coffee mug cup grape cluster collection refrigerator magnets kitchen poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Knives · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Taters & Cheese Balls & Cheez-Its

April 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Taters!  In North Platte, Nebraska.

taters potato box kitchen North Platte Nebraska home house for sale real estate photo

Cheese Balls!  In Phoenix.

Utz cheese balls container kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Cheez-Its!  In Peoria, Arizona.

Cheez-It box kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Knives · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

How Many Coffee Cups Do You Need?

June 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Small coffee maker means about 2 cups each for 2 people.  25 coffee mugs on the wall.  Enough for 12 days without washing dishes!
Knives and utensils out in the open plus the mugs tells buyers this kitchen doesn’t have enough storage space.

too many coffee cups on display hanging on the kitchen wall home staging Phoenix house

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Knives · Collections

Coke vs. Pepsi

March 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This Apache Junction, Arizona seller sure loves his Pepsi (check out the hoard on the kitchen counter), but he secretly drinks Coke (see the Coke can on the table?).  Busted!  He’s waiting for the home stager to arrive?

man in real estate photo cluttered kitchen Pepsi Coke cans poor home staging Apache Junction

The office is a fright.  Holy knick-knacks.

cluttered office poor home staging Apache Junction Arizona house real estate photo

Totally embracing the Southwest theme design in the living room.

Southwest décor design furniture cluttered living room Apache Junction Arizona home house

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Office/Den · Knives · Other Arizona Cities · Refrigerator Magnets · Exterior · People In Photos

Best of Worst Home Staging – Round 2 – Section 3

March 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Best of Worst Home Staging Photos Top 20 - Round 2 - Section 3

Five candidates of the top 20 for your vote as Worst Home Staging Photo. You are allowed one vote per day. The top 2 of this section will move on to Round 3 on Monday.

TITANIC: Vote for me! Oh, deer, we’ve got taxidermy, a model ship in a fish tank, TVs on!, orange carpet, painting of the top of a pottery vase, nutcrackers, macramé, and more.

080107e.jpg

BLUE BEDROOM: Vote for me! I’ll feel even more depressed than I look if you don’t vote for me. I’ve got stuff and cables hanging all over.

080215e.jpg

AN APPLE A DAY: Vote for me! It’s applemania!

080216d.jpg

CAPE COD: Vote for me! I’ve got crabs! And a harpoon! And a shark head! A nautical theme is the best way to fit in with the Phoenix desert.

Cape Cod beach décor shark fin harpoon clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house

GAME OVER: Vote for me! I’ve got a winning rec room, complete with exposed rafters, an old pool table, a model ship, junk piled on the bar, a hanging weed eater (left side of photo), 6+ bar chairs, and crazy paint design on the column.

080123c.jpg

Vote for your favorite Worst Home Staging photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Monday morning.

What Is Your Favorite Worst Home Staging Photo?
Titanic
Blue Bedroom
An Apple a Day
Cape Cod
Game Over
  
pollcode.com free polls

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Knives · Worst Of

One Item Ruins the Photo

January 6th, 2011 · 6 Comments

The brain needs only one second to form an image and impression from a photo.  If the eye focuses on the wrong item, the mental image is set on that one item.

Do you notice the bedroom or the NASCAR blanket?

NASCAR blanket car 88 Dale Jr. on bedroom wall poor home staging Pensacola Florida

Do you notice the big room or the red rug?

big round red rug living room poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

Do you notice the vaulted ceiling and stacked stone fireplace or the big elk head?

big elk head antlers taxidermy poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

Do you notice the cozy room or the plastic orange tree?

ugly plastic orange leaves tree poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Knives · Rugs · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Taxidermy