Entries Tagged as 'Wood Paneling'

Family Intervention Needed

August 15th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Four family rooms for your consideration.

What would you remove in this family room to look less busy?

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After the family photos are removed and the curtain unknotted, what else should be done here?

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This one’s too easy: the gun safe, the miniature popcorn machine, the jacket, the dog, the tie-dye towel, the cuckoo clock, etc.

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The vines, the clothes, the macramé.  Anything else?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos

The 44-Year-Old Virgin Carpet

August 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Built in 1970.  Original carpet!  And wood paneling.

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The carpet is 44 years old!  So is the dirt and bacteria.

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The colors of the 1970s.

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The bedroom carpet is looking a little worse for wear.

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Tags: Carpet · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · 1970s

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

It Made an Impression

July 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression.  This is the master bedroom, for example.

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The sellers trimmed their olive tree.  They lion-tailed the branches.  Also known as lollipopping.  It’s a topiary terror.

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Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around.  Thank you, Jayne!

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Three Cluttered Bedrooms

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

From Rialto, California.

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From Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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From San Antonio, Texas.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities

Before & After Home Renovation

June 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With avocado green oven.  They could not sell it as a short sale.  The bank took over and sold it to an investor for $87,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house was purchased for $152,000.

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Before Dining Room & Kitchen.

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After Dining Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen & Dining Room.

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After Kitchen & Dining Room.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Family Room.  Sorry, no After photo available.  Be assured the wood paneling was removed.

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After Bathroom.  Sorry no Before photo available.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Before & After

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.

ugly tacky peeling wallpaper with wood paneling pattern fixer-upper San Antonio Texas home house for sale real estate photo

There are similar problems in the next two rooms.

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ugly old outdated peeling wallpaper ceiling walls fixer-upper San Antonio Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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

Yesterday Was Flag Day

June 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

June 14th is Flag Day.  A day to proudly display the American flag.  Here are some home sellers with their own versions of displaying the American flag.

Wrong!  The flag was hung backwards.  The blue field is supposed to be at the upper left.  [Phoenix]

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Wrong!  The flag is backwards in this Tempe, Arizona home.

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The blue field is in the upper left, so bonus points for that.  But using the American flag as a window curtain is not cool.  [Jonesboro, Arkansas]

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These Wickenburg, Arizona sellers used the flag as a curtain, but at least it wasn’t a real flag.

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It’s not backwards or over a window.  Thank you.  [Superior, Wisconsin]

American flag hung displayed on living room wall Superior Wisconsin homes houses for sale real estate photo

What a difference a room makes.  The living room (with American flag) is neat and tidy in a Marshfield, Missouri home.

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But when you get to the dining room, bam!  Clutter & family photos.  And an American flag.

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Old Glory.  Long may it wave.  [Goodyear, Arizona]

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Hey, wait.  That’s not an American flag.  Oops.  (It’s a flag from Liberia)

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Tempe, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · People In Photos

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

Happy Birthday, Dirty Harry

June 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Yesterday was Clint Eastwood’s 84th birthday.

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These San Antonio, Texas sellers are big fans of Dirty Harry.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities