Entries Tagged as 'Carpet'

House of Mirrors

October 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Blast from the past.  Mirror tiles and orange carpet!!  [Superior, Arizona]

old outdated vintage mirror tiles on wall orange carpet Superior Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Other Arizona Cities

Well Balanced

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Perfectly stacked.

stacked well balanced folded blanket sheets hallway Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Black fabric vertical blinds were all the rage back then.

ugly old black fabric vertical window blinds shades office cluttered Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

So too was covering your computer and printer with plastic.

ugly old black fabric vertical window blinds shades office cluttered plastic cover on computer Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.

ugly cluttered kitchen dining table Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Fine dining.

ugly cluttered kitchen dining table Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Accordion folding doors separate the dining room from the family room.

old outdated ugly accordion style folding doors wood paneling family pictures Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Grandma rolls her own doobies!!  Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box (lower right of photo).

cluttered bedroom red metal window blinds Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now why didn’t I think of that?!  Stacked nightstand tables!  Clever.

cluttered bedroom stacked nightstand tables Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Grandma's House

Cosmetic Fixer

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The tree provides ample shade and is visually pleasing.  So far, so good.

ugly half dead mulberry tree concrete parking pad stairstep crack in exterior wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Spacious living room.

ugly dirty old stained carpet living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The kitchen is a chef’s dream.

ugly old original kitchen cabinets painted pink ripped torn damaged vinyl flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The flooring adds character to the house.

ugly old original kitchen cabinets painted pink ripped torn damaged vinyl flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Shag carpeting feels so good on bare feet and toes.

ugly old dirty orange red shag carpet fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The mirror helps reflect more light into the bedroom.

dirty walls bedroom mirror fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Custom-built bookshelves compliment this bedroom.

bookshelves dirty old stained yellow carpet bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The mold & mildew are included at no extra charge.

bookshelves mold mildew dirty floor fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper

Carpet Stains

September 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The pathway to home ownership?

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean carpet Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Mike kept spilling his drinks from the kitchen to the sofa.

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean carpet spills Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

You’d think dark carpet would hide dirt and stains.  Wrong.

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean dark green carpet Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It seems to be holding up well.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean carpet Brockton Massachusetts homes houses for sale real estate photo

Be sure to tip toe on the carpet.  If you dare.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean carpet Brockton Massachusetts homes houses for sale real estate photo

The padding has worn out.  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

dirty gross old filthy stained unclean carpet Hot Springs Arkansas homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other US Cities

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

Walgreens plastic bag collection hoard dirty messy Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

More plastic bags in the laundry room.

Walgreens plastic bag collection hoard laundry room dirty messy Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

A few more plastic bags in the living room.

plastic bag collection hoard living room dirty carpet messy Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

messy room bug zapper American flag on the floor Christmas tree two refrigerators Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

messy cluttered dining room table Oreck vacuum cleaner box Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The cleanest room in the house.

messy bonus room Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

messy bedroom closet plastic bags shoe rack coming off the wall Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

messy bedroom dirty soiled stained carpet Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

messy cluttered bedroom Christmas present wrapping paper Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

Macramé In Hot Springs

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

One of our readers seemed shocked to see macramé in a recent post.  So here’s another one for you, Tim.  In Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Enjoy.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Other US Cities

The 44-Year-Old Virgin Carpet

August 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Built in 1970.  Original carpet!  And wood paneling.

1970 44-year-old original vintage carpet orange red wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

1970 44-year-old original vintage carpet orange red wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The colors of the 1970s.

1970 44-year-old original vintage carpet orange red wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo brick

The bedroom carpet is looking a little worse for wear.

1970 44-year-old original vintage soiled worn carpet blue bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

wet bar cannon eagle statue neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The roof on the addition is buckling.

unpermitted room addition roof is buckling damaged bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Pink Parfait

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

Slip covers on the couches!  Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.

plastic protectors slip covers couches sofas ugly outdated pink carpet drapes Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

The table to the right of the sofa is crooked.  Please straighten it.  Thank you.

plastic protectors slip covers couches sofas ugly outdated pink carpet Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.

ugly outdated pink carpet worn out stairs Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s.  What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.

ugly outdated Euro style kitchen cabinets kitchen fake plastic vines ivy Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Pretty in pink.

pink bedspread carpet bedroom Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Contain Yourself

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The gorgeous green carpet.  The luxurious green couch.  The comfortable green chair.  The coziness of the room.  Contain yourself, buyers!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

ugly old outdated green carpet beat-up sofa couch cluttered living room Hot Springs Arkansas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Ugly Décor · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Grandma's House