Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Room for Improvement: Master Bathroom
Many people use the new year as a time for change. One South Florida mom would like to make more time to pamper herself. In tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado shows us how to turn a master bathroom into a relaxing retreat.
WSVN --For many, taking a bit more time for yourself will be a resolution for the New Year. So, for today's Room for Improvement, we are turning this plain bathroom into a spa retreat for a very deserving mom who juggles family and her career.
Martin: "Hey, Debbie. Who is this?"
Martin: "Smile already on his face. Let's go see the space. What would you like the design of the bathroom to resemble at the end for you?"
Debbie: "I want some place I can relax at the end of the day, where I can spend time for me."
We already have this nice paint color on the walls. It's a cool blue, and it works perfectly with a candle Debbie has already. I'm going to use it as the inspiration to create a coastal, modern feel for the bathroom. This will be a perfect place to relax.
The bathtub is the focal point of the bathroom, but at the moment, it honestly doesn't stand out.
I'm creating a romantic enclosure, and to do that I'm taking a simple cafe rod and drilling it to the ceiling. From that, I'm suspending a curtain panel.
A decorative tassel is the finishing touch.
The blue on the walls reminds us of water, and the beige in the panels reminds us of sand -- a day at the beach.
I wanted to come up with something different for the windows as opposed to window treatments. As I was shopping, I found these iron panels, and I loved them off the bat.
Once I place them in front of the windows and the light shines through, it's going to create a box light effect and, at the same time, frame the window nicely. Perfect fit. It looks like it was custom made for the space.
When you have white cabinets and white sinks, one way to add color is through the accessories. So, these not only give us added texture, but it enhances the overall experience in the bathroom as if we were staying at a luxury hotel.
Towels embellished with beads and tassels, although they look great, are not too practical to use in a bathroom every day. But, if you go ahead and use them as accent pieces while layering towels, they add another dimension and another decorative element to the space.
So, the finishing touch is a wicker basket with some rolled up towels, lotions, body washes and some sponges, so that Debbie can have the ultimate spa in her own bathroom. Now, she can pamper herself more often in 2007.
We found a spacious bathroom this morning, but it was far from resembling the sanctuary it has now become. By playing up the blue paint from the walls in a coastal design, we have created a relaxing retreat for Debbie under $600.
Martin: "One, two, three."
Debbie: "I love it. It's so different."
To all the Channel 7 viewers -- as you can see, even a bathroom can be turned into something special. I hope you can implement some of these ideas in the new year and, as a result, get a new you. Happy New Years, folks. I'll see you next time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Amado's Website: www.martinamado.com/stylist