Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Room for Improvement: Guest bedroom
Have an extra room in your house and don't know what to do with it? How about turning it into a perfect guest bedroom? Our makeover maestro show's us how in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- The summer is the perfect time for out-of-town family and guests to come visit. So, of course you want that spare bedroom to look its best, and, on today's Room for Improvement, we'll help a homeowner achieve just that in one day.
Martin: "All right, Barbara, talk about a tight squeeze in here."
Barbara: "The area is so crammed, they can't even walk in here."
Martin: "What would you like to see at the end, when the space is done?"
Barbara: "I would like to brighten up the room. It's kind of boring in here."
Homeowners sometimes make the mistake of going to a furniture store and buying all the pieces that come with the set. So what happens once it arrives home? There's just way too much furniture for the room, making it appear even smaller.
One way to avoid that is to actually take measurements of all the pieces before purchasing them. Hint, hint. Now, luckily, in the case of Barbara, we do have a second option for her.
Perfect fit. So, by placing the chest in the closet, we freed up more space in the bedroom, and now this becomes our version of a professional organizing system.
Martin: "Immediate change."
So now we found a new home for the dresser, right in front of the bed. I'm just not too crazy about all these hard lines around the furniture, so one way to fix that is to replace this mirror with this round one, and, that way, we just personalize it a bit more.
Martin: "All right, so now you guys tell me what's missing in the bedroom? Hint, hint artwork. Let's go get it."
Barbara wanted some additional color in the room, so we're giving it to her through the accent pieces.
And the final touch is a selection of magazines for your guest's leisurely reading and even some travel candles just to create that perfect relaxing retreat.
Martin: "This morning the bedroom was cramped with too much furniture and was basically uninviting, but now we've created the perfect home away from home for under $1,000."
Martin: "Turn this way, walk forward. Notice there's a lot more room to walk now, so that's a good thing."
Barbara: "I'm not bumping into anything."
Martin: "At the count of three you can open your eyes. One, two, three."
Barbara: "Oh, my gosh! Wow, this looks like a different room. I love it."
Martin: "Well, thank you so much for letting me do this for you. For all the viewers out there, thanks for watching. This is another Room for Improvement, until next time."FOR MORE INFORMATION: