Entries Tagged as 'Knives'

Keep Out

November 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

These Hallstead, Pennsylvania sellers want buyers to keep out of the bedroom. [Thank you, KG, for sending these photos]

Pride of ownership.

No sign needed here. Buyers may be inclined to keep out of this bedroom too.

This bedroom has a lovely view out the window. You’ll have to trust us.

Creepy knives.

Happy birthday to all of us.

The living room. The chair has little booties.

The living room as seen from the front door. The sellers felt it was important to cover up the nice flooring with a rug.

The holiday canned food drive is off to a roaring success.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Kitchen · Knives · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Killer House

October 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

KNIVES!! The photographer made sure to make the knives shiny & bright so buyers would get the point(s). The tag line for this Bisbee, Arizona home: “Take a stab and check out our home. We’re a cut above the rest. Our list price was just slashed.”

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Tags: Kitchen · Knives · Other Arizona Cities

Little Joy In Little Rock

July 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Please join us on a tour of this Little Rock, Arkansas home.

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It features a spacious master bedroom with custom window drapes. The sellers are getting ready to hang one of those trendy barn door sliders.

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A bonus room off of the master offers endless possibilities.

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A sunny and cheerful bathroom.

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The kitchen is so big, it takes up TWO rooms.

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The back of the house features an enclosed patio. With all that extra plywood, you can invite friends over to play board games.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Knives · Other US Cities · Patio · Siding · Staging · Window Coverings

Home Improvement Needed

July 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments

First impression when you walk into the house.

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Help.

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Not any better from this side.

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Fine dining.

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Home office.

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Remodeling in progress.

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Just needs tile.

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Two closets!

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Crafts room.

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Another room of stuff.

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Handy workbench.

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Lots of shade here.

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More shade over here.

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And over here too.

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It’s a carport.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Knives · Living Room · Office/Den · Patio · Phoenix Homes

The House That Peterbilt

May 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rumor has it that a new season of Hoarders TV show will begin May 28th on Lifetime!  Keep an eye out for any announcements.

Meanwhile, this Tempe, Arizona home is on its way to qualifying someday for Hoarders.  The walls are covered.  Next is the floor.

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Peterbilt banner.

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It’s a banner crop!  Peterbilt, Zildjian, and Pearl.

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The kiddies have free access to the liquor!!

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Pearl jam!

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He is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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It’s no surprise the kid’s room is filled with stuff.

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What 5-year-old needs a TV that big or at all in his bedroom?

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The tidiest room of the house.  Notice how the bedroom window goes to the family room from the earlier photos.

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Hat collection.  Because everyone needs 30 hats.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Once the kids are liquored up, they can grab a knife!

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Quick! Fill that empty space on the wall.

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Too bad there’s so many visual distractions in this home.  The kitchen, the floors, and the rooms like very nice.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Hats · Kitchen · Knives · Refrigerator Magnets · Staging · Tempe, AZ Homes

New Season of Hoarding: Buried Alive Started Last Week

November 6th, 2013 · 4 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.

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Cluttered bedroom.

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The home office looks well organized.

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Oh, look!  Another home office!

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

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Lots going on in the kitchen.

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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.

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Fine dining.

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The back patio is a great place to entertain.

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The back yard is in-tents (intense).

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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We look up to admire the pot rack!

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

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The knives are certainly handy.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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Warm kitchen.

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Bright kitchen.

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

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

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You can never have too many hangers.

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Dead tree out front?  Perfect for Halloween.

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

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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