Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Room for Improvement: Reception Area
Spending more time at work than you do at home? Why not turn your office into a cozy retreat for both you and your clients? Tonight our makeover maestro is going to show us how to do just that with some simple furniture.
WSVN -- We all want to be surrounded by a pleasant environment at home and especially at work since we spend most of our day there. So, today's Room for Improvement is going to tackle an office reception area to create an inviting atmosphere for both clients and employees from the moment they walk through the front door.
Martin Amado: "Hi, Maria."
Martin: "How are you?"
Maria: "Good and you?"
Martin: "Very well, thank you. So what type of business do we have here?"
Maria: "We are a personal injury law firm."
Martin: "OK, and why aren't you happy with the space the way it looks right now?"
Maria: "It's not very welcoming to our clients. Most of our clients that come in, you know, are hurt and injured."
So we have two spaces to tackle today, we have this foyer and the waiting area. First up, let's clear the room.
Martin: "I call this the caterpillar."
So now, we can cover up this industrial carpet with a more beautiful area rug, but, before I do that, I am going to lay down this non-slip pad first since we are dealing with a high traffic area.
Martin: "It's sticky."
If you want to create this similar look in your home, just use the armchairs from your dining room. It gives you the same feel.
Martin: "Here, come closer. Dead on."
Martin: "Ahhh, feels just like home. I love it, but we have more work to do in the foyer, so let's get busy."
Now notice, because we're dealing with a room that doesn't have any windows, I'm actually using wall art that has a view in the image. This way it gives me an illusion that I'm actually looking through a window."
Martin: "So, the final touch is a really nice business holder and some chocolates for the clients while they're waiting."
Martin: "This morning the reception area appeared cold and empty, but now, with brand new furniture and a cozy sitting arrangement, we created a setting that reminds you of home all for a budget of under $2,200."
Martin: "Here we have, of course, Maria from this morning and Spencer, who's the owner of the law firm. So I hope you guys like it. At the count of three, here we go, one, two, three. Open your eyes."
Spencer: "Oh, my God, you have got to be kidding."
Maria: "Are we in the same place?"
Martin: "Yes, it is."
Martin: "Enjoy your new space."
Martin: "Thank you guys for watching, and remember this is another Room for Improvement. That's right, Room for Improvement, until next time."
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