Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Room for Improvement: Bathroom Makeover
When it comes to decorating, the bathroom is often the most neglected room in the house. But with a few simple steps, you can easily go from cold to classy. Here's Martin Amado with the proof in tonight's room for improvement.
WSVN -- We all love surprises and on today's Room for Improvement, we're making another one happen! This time, we're helping a wife surprise her husband by giving their bland master bath a refreshing new look! We're so sneaky -- I love it!
Martin: "Hi Linda, so nice to meet you! Let's see the space!"
Martin: "Linda, so does your husband have any clue? He has no idea. Wow. So this is it. Huh? Why do you want to do this for your husband?
Linda: "We're having a sweet sixteen party next month and I want to make sure the house is neatly decorated."
Martin: "Luckily, the room is already painted, we just need to focus on those final touches that will turn the master bath into a haven! Of course, easier said than done."
Martin: "Who says you can't get a workout while decorating huh?"
Martin: "Having a master bath this large is obviously a nice bonus, but having so much space, can also make it appear cold and not very intimate … but all that is about to change!
Martin: "The first thing I'm going to do to bring is add some fabric -- these sheer tab top curtains help frame the tub and give the room a 'wow factor'. Plus it's a really nice romantic touch."
Shower stalls, for the most part, aren't too attractive so I'm using the same panels here to help hide the shower doors. Now here's a great tool tip. Use a tension rod that has a suction cup on the end because that way it adheres very well to the tile."
Martin: "Time to load up the room."
Martin: "As opposed to doing just one towel on a bar, try doing an assortment. Because that gives you that five star hotel feel."
Martin: "Linda has a nice vanity area here, perfect for a vanity tray! I could've bought one, but why not create one! All I did was take a wall mirror and I bought some furniture gliders and I'm simply hot gluing them to each of the corners."
Martin: "Even with all the accessories we've added, this space in the center still feels somewhat empty…the solution a floor screen with cutouts."
Martin: "And now you can officially call this space a master bath."
Martin: "The best thing the master bath had going for it this morning was its spaciousness, yet it was also a drawback since it made the space feel cold, but on a budget of less than $1,000, we've managed to turn up the heat, so let's hope the sparks fly when Linda and her husband see their new master bath! Let's have Linda take a sneak peek first!"
Martin: "Come on in. Ok. One two three open them.
Lisa: "Oh my gosh. This is beautiful. Wow, This is beautiful. He's going to love this."
Martin: "I have a surprise for you."
Lisa: "Oh. Oh no."
Robert: "What you do man?"
Martin: "Hi Robert. Surprise. I'm from Channel seven's "Room for Improvement." It's a makeover session in one day, compliments of your lovely wife Linda. What do you think?
Robert: "This is beautiful you guys -- ha ha ha. Oh my God.''
Alright guys enjoy OK? Well we pulled off another surprise and exchange of course, they have a beautiful master bathroom that appeals to all the senses. Mission accomplished. I'll see you guys next week.
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