Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Room for Improvement: Habitat for Humanity - Living Room
A special Room for Improvement tonight as makeover maestro Martin Amado helps a new Habitat for Humanity homeowner spice up her living room.
WSVN -- Muriel Johnson achieved her dream of home ownership thanks to her hard work and the assistance of the Habitat for Humanity program. So, the mission on today's Room for Improvment is to turn her brand new house into a home by giving her a free room make over. Let's go meet her.
Martin: "Knock, knock, knock. Room for Improvement."
Muriel Johnson: "Hello, Martin. It's so nice to see you. I've been waiting for you."
Martin: "Excited about today?"
Muriel Johnson: "Yes."
Martin: "Let's go see your home."
Muriel Johnson: "The furniture in my living room I brought from the other place that I was living in. So it's not new. I just want it to be bright. Brighten it up."
The problem with the look of the living room right now is that we have no focal point. We have an entertainment center over here and a couch over here, and the room looks totally disconnected.
But that's all about to change in one day with a new layout and, of course, brand new furniture.
Martin: "The first step when it comes to decorating is paint. At the moment, these white walls make the living room feel unfinished, and we don't want that. So, once again, we enlisted the help of Ricardo from Total Home Improvement. Thanks for helping us out."
With the painting done, we can now dress up the windows, which is the second step in creating a beautiful backdrop.
It's always good to put the panel on the rod before placing the bracket. That way you can see if the panel is going to be too high or too short.
Muriel's brand new furniture just arrived.
El Dorado and City Furniture agreed to help us out with this Habitat makeover by donating the furniture Muriel needs to pull the room together.
It's always good when any large furniture in a room is a neutral color. Because that way it works with any toss pillow you add on it to change the entire look of the room.
Before, Muriel had the television in an old entertainment center underneath the window. But now we have a beautiful armoir we can house it in thanks to City Furniture.
This morning a mismatch of hand-me-down furniture and white walls took away from the new home Muriel worked so hard to get. Now it reflects a beautiful ambiance from the moment you open that front door.
Martin: "One, two, three."
Muriel Johnson: "Oh my, gosh. Gorgeous. Oh, this is sopretty. This is beautiful. I love everything."
Martin: "So, on behalf of WSVN, we want to say thank you to you guys, and to you as well for letting us be a part of this home makeover with you. So enjoy your house with much health and happiness."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Martin Amado's Website: www.martinamado.com/stylist