Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Room for Improvement: Pool Table
Today many families are trading their dining room table for a pool table, and, with the right design plan, any room can be fit for fun and games. Martin Amado shows us how in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Nowadays, more and more family members are giving up a traditional room within their homes in favor of a pool table. So you might not have a living room or a dining room, but, hey, you have a pool table. The challenge is making it work, on today's Room For Improvement, as we surprise the homeowner's husband just in time for his birthday.
Martin: "Room for Improvement. Hi, Sonji. The day has finally arrived."
Sonji: "Hi, Martin."
Martin: "Let's go see the spaces. What is it about the space you are not happy with?"
Sonji: "The space is just plain. There's no wow. It's just a box shape, and I want to jazz it a little bit."
Martin: "So, this will be an early birthday gift and a holiday gift as well."
A pool table on it's own looks awkward if you don't place it in the right setting. So, the goal of this makeover is to give this room a lounge bar feel for Sonji's husband Nolan to enjoy. The second thing we need to consider is the living space. It is open to the pool area, so we need to consider both spaces on the overall design.
First up, some curtain panels along these sliding glass doors to give us the perfect backdrop for the lounge feel we are creating.
I'm making the room more functional now by installing a cue rack on the wall, and it's going to add another decorative element as well.
Sanji had these stools before but no table to put a drink on, so, of course, we got the perfect table. A pub table.
This side is done. Let's work on the opposite side.
So, now we have the perfect space to eat, lounge. Happy Birthday, Nolan. Let's work out Sanji's living room.
The living room is looking a little tried and dated in comparison, so let's bring in some furniture for the family room and also new pieces.
We got rid of that old table, and, in it's place, this beautiful leather ottoman that matches the two accent chairs in the lounge area.
So, by switching out some of the furniture from the family room, adding a new coffee table and a new end table the entire living room has a brand new look.
Some fresh flowers to finish off the makeover, and we're done.
This morning we found two spaces that were disconnected from each other by adding just the right pieces to create a lounge feel near the pool table and recycling others to update the look of the living room. We now have the perfect marriage between fun and games and entertaining with style.
Martin: "At the count of three: one, two, three."
Sonji: "You guys did a beautiful job. This looks like a comfortable and relaxed house now."
Martin: "Hey, Nolan. Surprise!"
Nolan: "It looks like a whole different house."
Martin: "An early birthday present, an early Christmas present for Nolan -- thanks to Sanji. Thank you all for watching. This is another Room for Improvement. See you guys next week."
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