Monday, July 3, 2006
Room for Improvement: Master Bathroom/Bedroom
If you've ever designed a house, you know it's special when the master bathroom can compliment the master bedroom. In tonight's room for improvement, Martin Amado shows us just because your designing two rooms doesn't mean you have to pay twice as much.
Martin: "Room for improvement...Hi, David. Nice little court yard entrance."
Martin: "So, David. This is the project of the day?"
David: "This is the project of the day so you are here to do a miracle and i hope you do a good one."
Martin: "This is like the last frontier."
Okay let's tackle the bedroom first. It looks a bit dated and there's a miss match of styles everywhere so we want to make it work as one cohesive design. Cute, but it doesn't work in the bedroom.
You might have this similiar probem at home where you don't have room for a finiel because you have a 90 degree wall right here. So a great solution is to use a closet pole socket as an end cap and it helps to give it a finished edge.
As you can see the socket works best with a wood rod. I couldn't find one that was the entire span of the sliding glass door so i bought two and i'm hiding the seam with the center wood bracket.
This replaces the old recliner and for an end table i think we can do much better than a tv tray.
A great tip to go ahead and blend the screws with the wall decor is to take a metallic pen and hit the top of the head with it.
Now, the goal of the bathroom is to make it more of a focal point and to do that i'm using cup hooks, curtain rings and a window scarf. So just stay with me
Some hand towels that pick up on the color scheme of the bedroom. The bubble bath is drawn and we're done.
This morning the bedroom was a mismatch of styles and bathroom didn't live up to it's full potential but after one day we've created two spaces worthy of being called a master retreat. All for a budget of under..
David: "Ithought our room has good enough as it was. Not much could be added. You guys stepped it up a knotch or two.
Abby: "It's beautiful."
Martin: "This is the first part. As you know there's a bathroom to. Close your eyes again."
Abby:"Oh, my goodness"
David:"This is more than what i expected."
Martin: "So as a reminder eventhough a bedroom and a bathroom are two separate spaces in a master bedroom they should really be treated as one. My work is done. We'll see you guys next week."
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