Entries Tagged as 'Collections'

Collections On Display

April 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Though not necessarily ugly, collections can be visually distracting to buyers.  They almost force buyers to stare at them and ignore the home’s features.  It then becomes the “doll house” instead of the “house with the beautiful kitchen.”

Doll collection.

doll collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Stuffed animal collection.

stuffed animal collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Liquor bottle collection.

liquor bottle collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Beer tap handle collection.

beer tap handle pull collection on display Sun City West Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Our Readers’ Favorite Bathrooms

March 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three of our readers sent us photos of bathrooms they found intriguing.  Let’s take a look at these special bathrooms.

Red Wings were discovered in this bathroom.  He shoots!  He scores!  Gooooooooooooal!  [Harrison Township, Michigan]

Red Wings hockey themed bathroom urinal Harrison Township Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Our #2 photo might relate to #2.  The sign reads, “Just Breathe, You’ll never have this movement moment again.”  Thank goodness!  “I saw that coming.”  [Celebration, Florida]  [Thanks, Barb!]

bathroom signs I saw that coming just breathe you'll never have this moment again Celebration Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Kerri sent us this shiny bathroom from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

bathroom 1970s vintage shiny wallpaper brown toilet lid cover Albuquerque New Mexico home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Wallpaper · Collections · Other US Cities

The Academy Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

The Big Short, a movie about the financial & real estate crisis?  [I took this photo in a bank-owned house many years ago; sorry for the language]

naughty greedy bank insert house in ass angry home owner wrote on wall foreclosure home house Phoenix Arizona

Bridge of Spies?

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Brooklyn?  [This is as close as I could get to a Brooklyn photo]

glass mural of twin towers New York City Manhattan skyline family photos Phoenix Arizona home house

Mad Max?

beat-up junker cars vehicles in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Martian?

solar system planets shower curtain bathroom Laveen Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Revenant?  [Leonardo got revenge on that bear!]

bearskin rug taxidermy dead bear on wall Christmas tree Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Room?

cluttered junky disorganized bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Spotlight?  [That movie has at least four fans.]

living room collection crosses four fans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Bad Parking · Taxidermy · Shower Curtain

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

cluttered family room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

cluttered dining room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

Washington Redskins pillow next to Native American art not politically correct cluttered room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Good grief.

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More stuff upstairs.

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The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff Spider-Man collection poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Toys

Football Playoffs

January 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Will the Denver Broncos win next week?

Denver Broncos football team collection ceiling fan banner bedspread bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Will the Green Bay Packers win today?

Green Bay Packers football team fan bedspread bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Ceiling Fan · Bedspread

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2015

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Please join me in singing the 6th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now. A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve clocks a tickin’.

twelve clocks family photos cluttered family room Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Eleven medals hanging.

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Ten puppies sitting.

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Nine ducks a quacking.

nine ducks Sun City collection Arizona home house for sale photo

Eight princesses dancing.

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Seven jugs of water.

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Six chairs aplenty.

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Five blobs of paint.

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Four raggedy dolls.

four raggedy Anne Andy dolls bed El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Three brass geese.

three brass geese on wall Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Two turtle doves?

two pigeons on roof pink fascia Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And an old tire by a sparse tree.

old used tire old man trailer Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Merry Christmas!

2014’s version is here.

2013’s version is here.

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Dolls · Afghan Blanket · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Peoria, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

Guitar Hero

December 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s trendy to display guitars on walls as home décor.

guitars hung displayed on wall pet cages Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Does this strike a chord with buyers?

guitars hung displayed on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Or will it create a sour note?

guitars hung displayed on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Don’t fret if buyers think it looks too busy.

guitars hung displayed on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Simply take the guitars down before selling.

guitars hung displayed on wall shelves Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Watch out for the ghoul hiding behind the cabinet!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Collections · Holiday Décor

Dusting Nightmare

November 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments

If I was hired as the housekeeper here, I would turn and walk away.

full lifetime collection of stuff things objects glassware belongings on display Sun City West Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Party Rules

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments

There are party rules.  They are posted on the wall.  Betty Boop will make sure the rules are enforced.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Collections