Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Room for Improvement: Patio Makeover
If your home has a back yard terrace and you're not using it to its full potential, tonight our makeover maestro is here to show us how. Seven's Martin Amado is helping one woman give her outdoor space more of a homey feel on Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "We're heading outdoors on today's Room for Improvement to transform a patio area into the perfect oasis for relaxing and entertaining now for the summer time. Let's meet our homeowner."
Martin Amado: "OK Wendy, so Room for Improvement is finally here. Tell me about your patio?"
Wendy: "I like the covered terrace. I like the view of the lake and the pool, but its just lacking something. There's no liveliness to it."
Martin Amado: "OK Wendy, so let me make it happen for you and I'll surprise you at the end of the day."
Martin Amado: "Wendy already has a dining table which is perfect for eating outdoors, but what she doesn't have is a place to be able to sit down and relax and enjoy her beautiful view. So the goal is to add more furniture for seating and make the patio multi functional, so let's get to work."
Martin Amado: "Its margarita time."
Martin Amado: "We basically want to create the look of a living room but without walls."
Martin Amado: "This seven piece patio set was a $1,000, but it was well worth it. By separating the individual pieces we created two living areas in the patio."
Martin Amado: "I love these ceramic drums. You can use them as coffee tables, end tables or even additional seating outside."
Martin Amado: "In the past, to create a cabana effect, I've used standard tap top curtains, but if you can splurge, invest in outdoor drapes instead. Its mildew resistant, water repellent, and also high UV tolerant."
Martin Amado: "This mosquito netting over the sofa will totally give this space the wow factor I'm looking for."
Martin Amado: "All right, the seating area is looking awesome. Let's move on to our dining table. Before this area was empty, by placing the dining table here it gives it a better purpose."
Martin Amado: "Even though the new seating furniture that I bought is made out of outdoor wicker and we have a teak dining table, I'm going to show you how to tie it all together."
Martin Amado: "I bought two arm chairs to place at the foot of the table that matches the new seating furniture, and now it all blends together."
Martin Amado: "Instead of adding plants on the patio that require maintenance, I'm making a sculptural element using three bamboo poles, some river rocks and a pot and the final touch is an over scale candle lantern, so that Wendy can also enjoy her brand new outdoor space in the evenings. I hope she likes it"
Martin Amado: "Before Wendy's patio wasn't being used to its full potential, but we stretched our budget by spreading out the new furniture between three areas and now we created a stylish retreat just for under $2,200."
Martin Amado: "Go ahead and open your eyes."
Wendy: "Wow, Wow. It's gorgeous. I love it."
Martin Amado: "What do you like the most?"
Wendy: "I love the colors."
Martin Amado: "We tried to pick up the colors of the pool and kind of bring that over to the accessories and also the furniture. All right Wendy, well thank you so much for letting us do this for you and to all the viewers, we thank you for watching and well see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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