Entries from March 2012

Going Bananas

March 31st, 2012 · 3 Comments

How is that man going to eat all of those bananas and oranges?  This dining room doesn’t have much a-peelOrange you glad you don’t have to clean this house?

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

Before & After Tempe, Arizona Renovation

March 31st, 2012 · 11 Comments

We have a lot of Before & After photos to share with you today.  We hope this inspires you.

Before Front of House.  Tempe, Arizona home purchased from the bank for $73,000.

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After Front of House.  Renovated and was recently under contract for $160,000.

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Before Kitchen.

before after photos pictures renovation remodeling kitchen Tempe Arizona home house

After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.  With dirty, smoke-stained walls and soiled carpet.

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After Family Room.  Not the living room, but gives you an idea of the remodeling.

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Before Master Bedroom.  What the?  Is that roach poop behind the headboard?

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Hall Bathroom.

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After Hall Bathroom.

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After Hall Bathroom.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back of House.

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Before Back Yard.

before after photos pictures renovation remodeling back yard Tempe Arizona home house

After Back Yard.

before after photos pictures renovation remodeling back yard Tempe Arizona home house

Bonus Photo:  Old rickety shed from before.  Torn down during the renovation.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

House of Chaos

March 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Here’s a fun one for you.  Let’s start outside.  Enjoy.

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Crammed full closet in a bedroom.  Shoe rack.

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Another bedroom.

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Time for a new fan.

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The photo’s caption reads dining room.  There is a table and chairs.

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Stick a fork in it, because this kitchen’s done.

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This is the other part of the kitchen.

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There’s no towel rack to hang the towel.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

Mirrors Mirrors On the Walls

March 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

The new Julia Roberts movie Mirror Mirror debuts today.  Here to celebrate the premiere is a Chandler, Arizona home that fully embraces mirrors.

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And more mirrors in the living room!

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And more mirrors in the dining room!

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And of course mirrors in the bedroom!

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Chandler, AZ Homes

Living Room Clutter

March 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

They’re suffocating Winnie the Pooh!  Help!  Save him!

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Another cluttered Phoenix living room.

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Cluttered Chula Vista, California living room.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities

She Loves Justin Bieber

March 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Who doesn’t??!!

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Cloud Cloning

March 29th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Here in the Phoenix area, it’s always sunny.  Most days, nary a cloud in sight.  So perhaps these Mesa, Arizona sellers thought they’d spruce up their real estate photos with fake clouds?

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Same clouds.  Now appearing on the side.

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Same clouds.  Now appearing in the front.

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Here’s another Mesa home with a photoshopped sky.

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And now from the other angle, the same sky!

photoshopped clouds sky fake copied cloned fail busted Mesa Arizona real estate photo home house

On February 10th, we busted another Mesa home with photoshopped clouds seen here.  Is this a trend with Mesa sellers?  Therefore, we are labeling this under Make It Stop.

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Make It Stop

Old Wallpaper

March 28th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Old wallpaper in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Old wallpaper in Pinebluff, Arkansas.

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Ugly wallpaper in Mesa, Arizona.

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Old-fashioned wallpaper in Peoria, Arizona.

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Dark outdated wallpaper in Phoenix.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Arch Nemesis

March 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments

That amateur mural of ruins ruins the room. R U inclined to buy this home?

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Another view, in case you’d like to duplicate it in your home.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Explain This

March 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bucket, ladder, light cord, junk.  Because?

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Tags: Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk