Entries Tagged as 'Wood Paneling'

It Made an Impression

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic filled with boxes stuff piles master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

bad ugly topiary lion-tail lollipop olive tree branches landscaping nightmare Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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.

cluttered ugly bedroom door knob missing barbell weight set on floor poor bad home staging Rialto California house for sale photo

From Franklin, Pennsylvania.

cluttered ugly bedroom stack pile of boxes poor bad home staging Franklin Pennsylvania house for sale photo

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.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture swimming pool back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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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]

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

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.

ugly old outdated peeling wallpaper ceiling walls fixer-upper San Antonio Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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]

American flag hung displayed wrong backwards in a garage Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

American flag hung displayed wrong backwards in bedroom gay pride flag Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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]

American flag hung displayed in bedroom window as a curtain drapes Jonesboro Arkansas homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

plastic American flag hung displayed in bedroom window as a curtain drapes Wickenburg Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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.

American flag living room nice neat tidy clean old furniture Marshfield Missouri homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

American flag cluttered dining room family photos wood paneling Marshfield Missouri homes houses for sale real estate photo

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)

Liberia flag on display room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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?

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bric-a-brac wall kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper living room poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bedroom peeling peeled paint poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

There’s something fishy about this bathroom.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bathroom peeling peeled paint poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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.

Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood picture photo on dining room wall wood paneling San Antonio Texas home house for sale real estate

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

Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood picture photo San Antonio Texas home house for sale real estate

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

The Dark Ages

May 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why was everything so dark in the 1970s?

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Tags: Carpet · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Lighting · Wood Paneling · 1970s

Pack of Wolves

May 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Is a pack of wolves better than a pack of lies?

three wolves wolf bedspread bedroom staging Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The wolves protect you while you sleep.

 wolves wolf bedspread bedroom staging Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Could be a Husky, but let’s call if a wolf.

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Tags: Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Bedspread

Before & After - Basic Remodel

May 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.  Here’s a basic fix-n-flip with new bathrooms and a new kitchen.

Before Bathroom 1.  The house was purchased by the investor for $87,000.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

After Bathroom 1.  The house was sold for $129,900.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

After Kitchen.  Porcelain tiles that look like wood are very popular today.  6 inch by 24 inch tile pieces.
before after remodeling project renovation photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

After Family Room.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

Before Front of House.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture exterior front curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

After Front of House.

before after remodeling project renovation photo picture exterior front curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house for sale fix-n-flip

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Before & After