Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Room for Improvement: Bathroom
You wouldn't think Darth Vader would have much to do with interior decorating. But, in tonight's Room For Improvement, a bathroom is the battle between good and evil. Here's 7's Martin Amado with proof that sometimes you must use the force to be fashionable.
WSVN) -- In a neighborhood not so far away...
Windows were boring...
Vanities were bare...
And bathtubs were bland...
Martin: Room for Improvement. Hi, Erica.
Erica: Good Morning.
Martin: OK, Erica. I love your home, but what is this doing in -- right here, when you first walk in?
Erica: I've been trying to get rid of this for years, but it's part of the family. It's my husband's.
Martin and Erica walking towards bathroom.
Martin: What would you like the master bath to look like at the end?
Erica: I want it to be warm. I want it to be a nice retreat to go to.
If Keith can have his Yoda right there in the foyer, then Erica really deserves her master bath as a sanctuary. The painting is already done, which is great for me. It's just missing all the final touches to pull the look together.
The first tip of the day, I give Erica and Keith all the credit: they used the same color but two different paint finishes on the walls to create a striping effect. Basically, it's a flat and a satin, and it really creates a nice backdrop in the bathroom.
So our window treatments are up. Now let's focus on making the bathtub a romantic enclosure.
Now, the tub becomes a nice focal point in the bathroom, and it was all done with window treatments.
Darth Vader: Impressive. Most impressive.
Martin: This vanity stool needs a bit more color, and it's also seen better days. I found this one curtain panel on clearance, and I'm going to re-upholster it to give it a brand new look.
Go ahead and layer your towels for a more luxurious look.
Princess Leia: Help me, Martin Amado, You're my only hope.
Whenever you have small wall art, and you want to make more of a statement instead of hanging it on the wall, go ahead and lean it on a sconce instead -- more impact.
We're done, and I think someone is already waiting to use the spa. This is for you, Keith.
Han Solo: Don't look now, but I think someone is admiring your handy work.
We had a good start this morning with the painted walls, but everything else still needed a bit of help. With window treatments and accessories, we finally have a master bath retreat in one day. Final budget less than $600.
Erica: It's beautiful. It really warmed everything up.
Martin: This is a space you both can enjoy.
I understand you have a fascination with Yoda?
Keith: No, not at all.
Erica and Keith's master bathroom took eight years to complete from start to finish, but, yeah, who's counting. The point is it's finally done. I'll see you guys next week.
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