Entries Tagged as 'Wood Paneling'

Killed & Mounted

June 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

One less cougar in Arizona.  We’re all grateful for that!  They used the cougar’s blood to stain the lampshade!

dead killed mounted cougar head taxidermy wood paneling stained lampshade Overgaard Arizona home house for sale photo

Add some lights to a deer head.

dead killed mounted deer head taxidermy Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What a great idea for a hat rack!

dead killed mounted deer head taxidermy used as hat rack javelina garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Where the deer and the antelope no longer play.

dead killed mounted deer antelope head taxidermy Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This photo was sent by our reader Rodney, thank you.  Portland, Oregon home with a dead elk and a dead turkey.

dead killed mounted elk head stuffed turkey taxidermy Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

Put the Family Photos Away

May 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Family photos on display when selling is a no-no.

family photos pictures on display bad poor home staging Casa Grande Arizona house for sale

Family photos are visually distracting.

family photos pictures on display bad poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale

This helps sell a house?

family photos pictures on display bad poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Do you want your family photos available to everyone to see on the Internet?  That’s where they show up.  No privacy.

family photos pictures on display bad poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Please put all family photos away when selling.

family photos pictures on display bad poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos

Uninspired Fireplaces

May 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does this fireplace soot your needs?

sooty dusty neglected cluttered fireplace hearth Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Wood you prefer this one?

ugly old outdated fireplace wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a more traditional look?

ugly old outdated brick fireplace carpet Casa Grande Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a modern look?

orange modern stand-alone fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a minimalist look?

wall beams exposed fire damaged fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Cluttered two-way fireplace.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Cluttered on the other side too.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

These Bars Are All Wet

May 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Wet bars used to be all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They haven’t been included in new homes for over 20 years.

outdated beehive fireplace wet bar wood paneling blue carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Here’s a NASCAR-themed wet bar.

outdated wet bar corrugated metal façade NASCAR theme wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Wet Bar

A Work In Progress

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

What?! No second sink?!

bathroom vanity toilet sink damaged vandalized destroyed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Can you make the window bigger?

bathroom vanity toilet sink damaged vandalized destroyed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

That shower seems a bit too big.

bathroom tiny small narrow skinny shower wall vandalized destroyed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

I want the pink insulation instead.

bedroom wall holes damaged yellow insulation vandalized destroyed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The clouds seem so real.

purple bedroom wall holes copper wiring stolen vandalized destroyed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cover up that stain with carpet.

tile removed water stain on floor wood paneling fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Paint · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Vandalism & Theft

Six Murals To Enjoy

April 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Woodsy photo mural.  It’s almost in the shape of Arizona.

forest scene photo mural torn ripped wood paneling fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Some kind of tropical river scene.

amateur painting wall mural tropical river scene butterflies Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s almost three dimensional.

amateur painting wall mural tile trompe l'oeil Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

You’ll feel cooler in the hot Phoenix summer now.

photo mural mountain scene lake pine trees Coolidge Arizona home house for sale photo

The Leaning Tower of Eiffel.

amateur wall mural Eiffel Tower leaning Paris Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Where the buffalo roam.

amateur wall mural buffalo mountain scene cowboys Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · 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

[Read more →]

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

[Read more →]

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

[Read more →]

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

[Read more →]

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