Entries from May 2011

Family Photos For Everyone To See

May 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Three homes with too many family photos on display.

Dozens of family photos, but what really got our attention were the dirty walls!  Don’t the kids ever wash their hands?  Did mom ever wash the walls?

dirty handprints walls stairs too many family photos cluttered poor home staging Phoenix

Please pack them away before selling.  The photos, that is.

too many family photos cluttered poor home staging Phoenix house real estate photo

Perhaps the little girl could put down her toy and help mom put away the photos.

too many family photos cluttered poor home staging Phoenix house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Two Old Kitchens Not Worth Saving?

May 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Sometimes old kitchens have a lot of charm and are worth preserving.  We’re not sure about these two kitchens.

Built in 1955.  Time for an update.  Tiny oven; forget a turkey, you’d be lucky to fit a cornish game hen in it.

old outdated kitchen oven 1955 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Built in 1959.  Looks sad.

old outdated kitchen oven 1959 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep

May 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, but she found a few deer in the yard.

yard garden statue Little Bo Peep deer Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard

30-Year-Old Wet Bar

May 30th, 2011 · 11 Comments

This dark, dreary, dusty wet bar was probably created in the 1980s and untouched ever since.

old ugly dark dreary dusty outdated wet bar black paint Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: 1980s · Wet Bar

Tell Me Why

May 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Tell me what these four home sellers were thinking.

Tell me why there’s a skeleton in the photo.

skeleton doll on shelf orange wall paint Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Tell me why there’s a copy machine box in the shower.  Doesn’t look very Sharp.

Sharp copier copy machine box in bathroom shower Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Tell me why there’s a Pepsi soda machine on the patio.  Overkill?  Product placement?

Pepsi cola soda machine on back patio Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Tell me why they put yellow stone throughout the entire home (yes, every room has this stone; there are photos of it in the kitchen, hall, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.)

yellow natural stone floor tile flooring throughout home house Phoenix Arizona photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes

Saloon Doors Are Making a Comeback?

May 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Think saloon doors will ever come back in home design?

outdated saloon doors kitchen dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

Home Staging In NM, MO, & MT

May 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Gallup, New Mexico.  Is it a family room, a dining room, or a crafts room?

clutter confusing room purpose poor home staging Gallup New Mexico house for sale

St. Louis, Missouri.  Is it a living room, a Christmas card display room, or a storage room?

old wallpaper carpet mirror tiles poor home staging St Louis Missouri house for sale

Nebraska Cornhusker fan in Billings, Montana.

Nebraska Cornhusker fan items on display home office Billings Montana house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Office/Den · Wallpaper · Other US Cities

Missy Kitty & Miss Potty Visit the Jersey Shore

May 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sent in by one of our readers.  She was really impressed by this New Jersey’s home’s tiger/lion/elephant painting and the two cats sitting behind the assistive toilet/potty chair.

cat assistive portable toilet tiger painting living room New Jersey home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Other US Cities

Filth & Social Decay In London

May 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments

What is this world coming to?  Totally disgusting unsanitary unhealthy unsafe living conditions in a London flat.  Someone actually lived there.  This is the bathroom.

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A cleaning crew was hired to handle this messy bathroom.  Imagine the smell.

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The clean up job is amazing.  Too bad the floor was ruined from filth & neglect.

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Tags: Bathroom · Safety Issue · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other International Cities

Lack of Curb Appeal

May 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Rusty power pole right in the front yard of a Phoenix home.

ugly poor curb appeal rusty power pole in front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Rusty roof in Pensacola, Florida.

ugly poor curb appeal rusty metal roof Pensacola Florida home house photo

Bright yellow & green paint colors on a Rochester, New York home.  Might appeal to University of Oregon alumni.  Go, Ducks!

ugly poor curb appeal yellow green exterior paint Rochester New York home house photo

The broken fence gate won’t excite many buyers at this Phoenix home.

ugly poor curb appeal broken gate chain link fence in front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Fence or Wall · Other US Cities