Entries Tagged as 'Wood Paneling'

Opening Day For Baseball

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Hats off to the new baseball season that starts today.  These Surprise, Arizona sellers have taken a lot of hats off for their favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan banner dozens lots of hats caps on display on bedroom wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

They also like the New England Patriots.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan banner New England Patriots bedroom wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Boston Red Sox fan??!?  This one hails from Avondale, Arizona.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan bedspread stuffed animals bedroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Arizona Diamondbacks fan in El Mirage, Arizona.

Diamondbacks baseball fan logo pennant on bedroom wall El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Diamondbacks fan in Glendale, Arizona.

Diamondbacks baseball fan Montero poster on bedroom wall milk producers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

This Phoenix seller loves the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs baseball fan blanket Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Cubs fan in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Chicago Cubs baseball fan pennant Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Surprise, AZ Homes · Bedspread · Hats

Happy 61st Anniversary To the Wallace & Ladmo Show

April 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Wallace & Ladmo Show was a local morning TV show for the Phoenix area targeted to children.  It’s first day on the air was April 1, 1954.  The last day aired was December 31, 1989.  35 years!  I attended a recording in the 1970s with my cub scout troop.  We were thrilled because you got a bag of goodies.

Here’s a Phoenix home for sale that has a photo of the Wallace & Ladmo Show cast!  Fun.

Wallace & Ladmo TV Show cast photo picture on wall of Phoenix Arizona home house for sale ugly couch wood paneling

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs

The Aim Is a Little Off

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The poor photographer had a rough go at this house.  Let’s see if we can offer advice.  How about not taking a close-up photo of clutter?  It serves what purpose?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up of the back of a chair pile of boxes junk Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We want to see the dining room.  You’re too far to the left in this shot.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture dining room two water jugs fan Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Well now you’re too close to the table.  How about stepping back?

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

No, further back! [sigh]

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get.  Let’s move on to the kitchen.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Again, you’re too close!  Any why show the junk pile?  Let’s step back and shoot to the left.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen junk pile Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens?  Now the cabinets are warped.  Please try again.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture fish-eye kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

[sigh]  I think we’re done here.  Thank you.  You can leave now.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture close-up kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography

Before & After Home Remodel

March 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Modest home renovation with a healthy profit margin.

Before Master Bedroom.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $90,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Master Bedroom.  After renovation, the house sold for $155,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Second Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Second Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Den.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Den.  They removed the wall on the left and created a great room.  Photo looking perpendicular to the above photo.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Den.  The wall on the right was removed.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Den.

before after renovation remodeling project den Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Short On Staging

March 24th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Another quality short sale!

dirty cabinet doors cluttered kitchen fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The owners are hoping the bank will let them sell it for less than what they owe.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Therefore, you would think the sellers would present their home in the best possible way.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

After all, they are asking a huge favor from their bank.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Has little Susie been eating the wallpaper again?

little girl eating ugly wallpaper dirty couch sofa living room fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The nicest room in the house.

cluttered family room wood paneling fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Dirty bathroom.  Why would the bank be motivated to forgive their debt?

dirty bathroom walls fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

Wall o’ Mirrors

March 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

There was a time when mirror tiles covered entire walls.  [Houston, Texas]

wall of mirror tiles outdated decoration pink carpet wood paneling wall A/C unit Houston Texas home house for sale photo

It’s a reflection of the times.

wall of mirror tiles outdated decoration orange carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They added faux brick (bric-a-brac) to jazz up the mirrors.

wall of mirror tiles outdated decoration bric-a-brac faux brick family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

I saw this on a Realtor home tour.

wall of mirror tiles outdated decoration Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s used as a background for a bed.

wall of mirror tiles outdated decoration Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Other US Cities

Three Kitchens

February 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Does this Houston, Texas kitchen catch your eye?  Or did you catch some bacteria?

dirty filthy neglected fixer-upper kitchen cabinet doors soiled unwashed hands floor damaged destroyed Houston Texas home house for sale

Can you see this Evansville, Indiana kitchen through all the visual distractions?

cluttered chaotic messy kitchen exercise stationary bicycle bike Evansville Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

Cozy step-saver kitchen in Seaford, Delaware.

small step-saver kitchen checkerboard pattern wallpaper red green paint Seaford Delaware home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Didn’t Make a Great Impression

February 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

These photos were sent in from one of our readers.  She was not excited about this Bullard, Texas home.

wood paneling bathroom photographer man person reflection mirror Bullard Texas home house for sale real estate photo

wood paneling bedroom old carpet clutter Bullard Texas home house for sale real estate photo

wood paneling painted pink wallpaper border bedroom old carpet Bullard Texas home house for sale real estate photo

It’s a squatty potty.

wood paneling bathroom toilet lid seat missing Bullard Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Bedroom · Wood Paneling · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Taxidermy

January 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Use a deer head to hold your Mardi Gras beads!

taxidermy stuffed deer head antlers holding necklaces wood paneling wall A/C unit Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Bobcat gone bad.  Almost qualifies to be featured on the Crappy Taxidermy blog.

ugly bad amateur taxidermy bobcat posing on a rock Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This one looks 100% better.  But perhaps it could be removed when selling.

taxidermy bobcat Congress Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Peoria, AZ Homes · Taxidermy

Yellow Is 2015’s Hot Color

January 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Granite counters are out.  Engineered quartz counters are out.  Concrete counters are out.  Yellow Formica counters are in!!

outdated old bright yellow Formica kitchen counters dark wood paneling saltillo tile floor Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Look for dark wood planks to be the accent accessory for 2015 design.

outdated old bright yellow Formica kitchen counters dark wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Saltillo-like imitation clay tile will be popular too.

outdated old bright yellow Formica kitchen counters dark wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Sharp as cheddar.

outdated old bright yellow Formica kitchen counters dark wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling