Monday, May 1, 2006
Room for Improvement: Office
Out with the old, in with the new. Tonight, our makeover maestro has a dual challenge. He not only has to clean up a neglected home office, he has to turn it into a functional work space. Here's Martin Amado with tonight's Room For Improvement.
WSVN--A home office shouldn't remind you of being at work it's quite the opposite. You want to create a pleasant environment that compliments the rest of your home's decor and the that's our goal on today's room for improvement.
Martin: "So tell me about the space? You save it with yourself and your husband?"
ADRIANIA: "It's very messy. I would like a pleasant place. Organized and just look nicely decorated."
Alright, we already have a desk and book case to start with to make the room function as an office but it's still missing all the decorative elements to make it look more attractive.
Computer cables are not the most attractive thing to look at when you walk into the room. So the first step it let's rearrange all the funiture.
Look at all the space we gained just be rearranging the furniture. Let's begin to decorate.
Black and white photos can add a vintage style to any decor as if it's been collected over the years, but if you happen to have a color photo just take it to your local copy store and you can achieve the same look.
All the colors of the room came from this rug.
Decorative shoeboxes will help hide all the clutter and cds in the bookcase.
A decorative label commonly used for scrapbooking is a great way to keep things organized and know what's in the box.))
You can make your own inexpensive wall art by taking some poster prints and some frames. Total cost for this project around $11.
A beutiful buffet lamp instead of a typical on you would find at an office supply store really adds a touch of elegancy to the space.
Some books to finish off the coffee table and we are done.
This morning the focus of the room was computer cables and basic office furniture. Now it's become an attractive space not only to work in but to showcase the many collectibles from thier travels. All for a budget of under nine hundred dollars.
Martin: "When I count to three you can open your eyes. Here we go. One, two, three."
Adriania: "Oh, my god. Look how beautiful."
Sean: "Look at the difference."
Adrinia: "This is an amazing surprise."
Martin: "So there you do. When you surround yourself with the things you love and you create a home office that reflects your personal style even a task such as paying the bills becomes a bit more enjoyable at least we hope. I'll see you guys next week.
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