Entries from September 2010

Three Bedspreads

September 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Matchy matchy in Paterson, New Jersey.

matching floral bedspread window drapes curtains Paterson New Jersey home house photo

The quilting bee accidentally did LSD?  Phoenix home.

crazy wild pattern bedspread quilt Phoenix Arizona home house bedroom photo

Popular in the 80s and 90s, another bedspread from Paterson, New Jersey.  Is the window blind upside down?

outdated 1980s 1990s bedspread bedroom Paterson New Jersey home house photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Three Kitchens On Review

September 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Three kitchens that are trying to win over buyers.

Step-saver kitchen for sure.  Not a lot of upper cabinets, seems cramped, and where does the refrigerator go?

ugly tile cramped small kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Red is an energetic color that supposedly stimulates the appetite but ends up suppressing a buyer’s appetite for this home.

very red paint kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Someone thought it was cool to make the cabinets look old and tired and dirty.

old tired dirty looking kitchen cabinets ugly faux finish Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Paint · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Three Bathrooms

September 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Toilet tank cozy!!  It keeps the water warm, right?  Or absorbs tank sweating on high humidity days?  Paterson, New Jersey home.

toilet tank cozy bathroom Paterson New Jersey home house real estate photo

The toilet’s a bit too close to the sink.  Would your knees touch the sink?  From another Paterson, New Jersey home.

bathroom toilet too close to sink Paterson New Jersey home house real estate photo

Looks nice and all, but where do you put the soap?  From a Paradise Valley, Arizona home.

bathroom sink poor dumb design Paradise Valley Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities · Paradise Valley, AZ Homes

More Graffiti

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Three more examples of graffiti.

Hoodlums broke into this vacant home and tagged it.

graffiti inside vacant foreclosure home Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

Sure to scare away buyers.  What impression does it give buyers about the neighborhood?

graffiti block wall front yard Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Practically graffiti considering the amount of scribbling here.

graffiti scribbles writing on closet doors Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Fence or Wall · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft

Sports Theme Bathroom

September 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

You have to hope potential buyers are Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, or Phoenix Suns fans.  A little too taste specific when selling.  Does this make it a Cardinal sin?

sports theme bathroom clutter poor staging Arizona Cardinals Phoenix Suns

Things you don’t want to hear in a bathroom:
“It’s the bottom of the 9th and bases are loaded.”
“Swisheroo for two.”
“He goes for the Hail Mary pass and the crowd goes wild.”
“He’s going for the extra point.”
“He missed the rim by a mile.”
“Foul ball!”

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

John Wayne Lives On

September 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Here’s a shrine to John Wayne.  At least it wasn’t for John Wayne Gacy Jr.

John Wayne shrine memorial photos home staging decoration Phoenix Arizona house

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes

Classic 1950 Phoenix Home

September 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

I visited this home this week and thought it was really cool.  Vintage 1950s in pristine, immaculate condition.  Same owner for 56 years.  You can tell she cared for her home.

Hall bathroom with hanging swag lamps and velvet flocked wallpaper.

1950 vintage bathroom hanging swag lamps lights velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona

The wallpaper looks brand new.

1950 vintage bathroom velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house

The master bathroom has yellow wallpaper.

1950 vintage bathroom velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house

Retro window drapes in the dining room (seen here) and living room.  Believe it or not, not one speck of dust.

1950 vintage window drapes curtains dining room Phoenix Arizona home house

Vintage 1950s kitchen with Thermador range.  Gotta love those wide coils.

1950 vintage kitchen Thermador range wide coils Phoenix Arizona home house

Well maintained kitchen after all these years.

1950 vintage kitchen Thermador range wide coils Phoenix Arizona home house

The kitchen, however, has lattice & vine wallpaper on the ceiling.

1950 vintage kitchen lattice vine ivy wallpaper on the ceiling Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Mold & Mildew · 1950s · Grandma's House

New Season of Weeds

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Help the unemployed.  Hire someone to remove the weeds.

weeds poor landscaping curb appeal front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Must not be a priority for this seller either.

weeds poor landscaping curb appeal front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Weeds

Rock & Roll Man Cave

September 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Dude.

man cave guitars rock roll albums stereo equipment Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Before & After Phoenix Remodel

September 28th, 2010 · 11 Comments

A lot of Before & After photos to share with you today.  This home was purchased in April 2010 from the bank and quickly transformed & sold again in July 2010.

Master bathroom before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bathroom

Master bathroom after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bathroom

Front yard before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona front yard

Front yard after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona front yard

Hall bathroom before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bathroom

Hall bathroom after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bathroom

Kitchen before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona kitchen

Kitchen after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona kitchen

Kitchen after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona kitchen

Kitchen before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona kitchen

Kitchen after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona kitchen

Master bedroom before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bedroom

Master bedroom after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona bedroom

Patio before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona patio

Patio after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona patio

Swimming pool before.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona pool

Swimming pool after.

before after remodeling renovation photos fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix Arizona pool

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper