October 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments
It’s hard to keep a house clean with kids around. Take this Burien, Washington home for example.
That poor, overwhelmed mother.
Thank you to our reader Alanna for sending us these photos.
We could blame it on the kids, but mom’s room is just as messy. Maybe this isn’t a good time to list the house.
Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Toys · Other US Cities
October 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Before Living Room. An investor purchased the house for $124,000.
After Living Room. The renovated house then sold for $180,000.
Before Family Room. It’s a two-way fireplace.
After Family Room. No more dirty carpet.
After Kitchen. They stained the existing cabinets.
Before Dining Area.
After Dining Area.
Before Bathroom 1.
After Bathroom 1.
Before Bathroom 2 Bathtub.
After Bathroom 2 Bathtub.
Before Bathroom 2.
After Bathroom 2.
Before Bedroom 1.
After Bedroom 1.
Before Bedroom 2.
After Bedroom 2.
Before Bedroom 3.
After Bedroom 3.
Before Front of House.
After Front of House.
Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Dining Room · Before & After · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth
October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments
This is a real untouched photo used to promote the sale of a house, just like 99% of the photos shown on this blog. But what is it? It took me a while to figure it out. At first, I thought it was a sink drain with a cigarette butt in it. Then I thought it was a door handle with the end cap missing. But it’s something else. Can you guess what it is? And why did they take a photo of it? [Answer in the comments section]
Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper
October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment
This Buckeye, Arizona seller sure has a lot of stuff.
That’s a lot of items.
So many visual distractions.
It’s hard to appreciate the home’s features.
It’s just as bad outside.
It will take a long time to pack it all up.
Buyers can’t see the pool clearly, but they can see three BBQ grills.
Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Patio · Office/Den · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk
October 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments
It’s almost Halloween. You go on ahead and check out the creepy storage room with the sharp rusty saw just waiting to drop on your head. And then the maniac will hack you with the scythe for good measure.
Tags: Staging · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Weapons & Firearms
October 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments
Chains holding up a bed. Okay, then.
Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Glendale, AZ Homes
October 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments
Treat yourself to a relaxing soak in a hot tub. You deserve it!
Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth
October 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments
It’s the 11th Plague! Swarms of giant ladybugs have invaded Show Low, Arizona. Oh, no!
The original Ladybug (aka Ladybird) rhyme is not so cute:
Ladybug ladybug fly away home,
Your house in on fire and your children are gone,
All except one and that’s little Ann,
For she crept under the frying pan.
Supposedly, the rhyme was written to signify the return of ladybugs to England at harvest time. The people would try to shoo away the ladybugs to save them before burning the crops.
Tags: Bedroom · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities
October 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments
Rods, finials, and hooks are now passé when it comes to hanging window treatments in 2014. The hot new trend this season is using wire or rope to hang your drapes and curtains.
Here’s another view. Tres chic.
And to really go all out, tie knots in the curtains to combine two hot trends: knotted curtains and hanging by wire!!
Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes
October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments
Hot item for Fall 2014: a decorative shovel. Very trendy.
It has a rooster painted on it! And raffia ribbon on the handle!
It elevates this kitchen.
A few days later, we spotted another shovel used as decoration at another Phoenix home. Right in the middle of the living room. Now that’s a true statement piece. Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up. I’m rushing over to Home Depot right now to pick up some shovels and then to Hobby Lobby for acrylic paints, brushes, and raffia!
Tags: Tile · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper