Thursday, April 2, 2009
Room for Improvement: Guest Bedroom
Moving into a larger home will leave you with new extra space. Tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado is helping one woman design her new spare bedroom.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement, we're turning a spare bedroom into the perfect guest suite, and of course, we're doing it without spending too much money. Let's meet the homeowner."
Martin Amado: "All right, Suzzie, so tell me about your space that we have right here.
Suzzie: "Well, as you can see, it's pretty bare, and I just moved in from a townhouse a year ago to the big house, and I just didn't have enough furniture."
Martin Amado: "So I have some ideas already in mind for the space, so let me get to work, and of course we're going to surprise you in the end."
Martin Amado: "As you can see, right now, all we have to work with is a bed and an armoire, so we definitely need additional elements to make the room cozier and functional, but first up let's tackle the painting."
Martin Amado: "If you have smooth ceilings, its a good idea to use painter's tape to ensure that you get an even, straight line."
Martin Amado: "All right, the painting is done. We went from a pale yellow to a much warmer tone, still keeping it neutral so it appeals to everyone that might be staying in the room. Now, let's rearrange the furniture and start decorating."
Martin Amado: "I'm a big fan of using upholstered headboards because it gives you something nice and soft to lean up against, especially if you're reading a book at night."
Martin Amado: "Now, I know sometimes people feel that using solid sheer panels can make a room appear dated, but these, with pattern on it, just gives the entire bedroom a more contemporary look."
Martin Amado: "And as you can see, we kept the bedding in a solid color, so that it appeals to anyone that may stay in the room, just like we did with the paint."
Martin Amado: "Now, I'm going to write directly on the wall with this marker ... Not. I had you going. I'm actually going to take these vinyl letters and transfer them directly onto the wall."
Martin Amado: "So this is super easy to install, just remove the backing and then rub the surface of the letters using this applicator."
Martin Amado: "And the finishing touch to make your guests feel at home is a bench for some comfortable seating, and I even added a luggage rack to make it super convenient for them. I don't think they're going to want to leave. I hope Suzzie likes it."
Martin Amado: "This morning, Suzzie's guest bedroom was not very inviting. but by sticking to a neutral color scheme in the paint and bedding we designed a space that's both comfortable and stylish."
Martin Amado: "At the count of three you can open your eyes. One, two, three."
Suzzie: "Oh, my God. I'm not going to want to leave this room. They're going to have to go to my room."
Martin Amado: "You're going to have to switch rooms."
Martin Amado: "Thank you so much for letting us do this for you. To all the viewers at home, thank you so much for watching. We'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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