Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Room for Improvement: Multi-Functional Room
Some of us have a spare bedroom and aren't sure of what to do with it. Tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado shows one woman how to use her space for different purposes by creating a simple, yet modern design.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "It's an all-in-one design on today's Room for Improvement, as we help a homeowner transform an unused bedroom into a multi-functional space great for reading, relaxing and, of course, guests when they come visit. Let's go meet her."
Martin Amado: "Room for Improvement. Good morning, Claudia."
Martin Amado: "And how would you want the room to function for you?"
Claudia: "It's a guest room, so I want it to be something comfortable for the guests."
Martin Amado: "OK, so I think I have some design direction as to what you want the room to look like. Let me get to work, and we'll make it happen for you all in one day."
Martin Amado: "We're dealing with a small bedroom space, which means we don't want to fill up the room with too much furniture, and I have just the solution coming up. We also want to minimize the color of the carpet and play up this blue-aqua color on the walls through the accessories. Sounds easy, right? Let's get to work."
A daybed is the perfect piece to use in this bedroom. It can function as a sofa during the day, and, if company sleeps over, it not only sleeps one; with the addition of a trundle bed underneath two can sleep comfortably."
I found these modern glasses on clearance at the store, as you can see the red sticker is right there, and I decided to turn them into candleholders in the room, and, at the same time, they act like sculptures in the design as well.
Martin Amado: "The solution to hide the pink carpet is an area rug."
Martin Amado: "Some oversized floor cushions here, so that way her nephews can play on the floor and still be comfortable."
And, for the finishing touch, I'm actually taking this box lid, turning it upside down, placing a place mat inside and turning it into a bed tray to hold all the magazines for Claudia.
Martin Amado: "This morning we took our design inspiration from the color on the walls by mixing it up with different tones of blues and creams through the accessories and bedding. We transformed an empty room into a stylish multi-functional space for under $1,000."
Martin Amado: "One, two, three, open your eyes."
Cloudia: "Oh, my God, it looks so good, Martin. Oh, my goodness, I love it. I'm going to stay in my guest bedroom now."
Martin Amado: "All right, to all the viewers, thank you so much for watching, and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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