Thursday, April 3, 2008
Room for Improvement: Home Office
Some people like having a matching design throughout their home, but it may not be as easy as it looks. Tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado helps one women complete her home's decor with a stylish, yet practical home office.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement we're helping our homeowner Erelyn transform her husband's office into a space that compliments the rest of their home's decor."
Martin Amado: "So what don't you like about the room right now?"
Erelyn: "It really doesn't match with the house. My husband complains that he doesn't have a room of his own since I've pretty much taken over the house."
Martin Amado: "All right, so let me get to work, and we'll surprise you and, of course, your husband at the end as well."
Martin Amado: "Luckily, we already have great furniture to work with in the office. The only things that are missing are the final touches and accessories to pull the room together."
Curtain rings give window treatments a more contemporary style, but you don't always have to use the clips that come with it. If you remove them and install these pin-on hooks instead on the back of the window panels, it gives the window treatment a more professional look.
When you first walk into the office, it appears congested because we have these two furniture pieces right next to each other, so the solution is to move the file cabinet to the center of the window, and, that way, the room will appear more spacious.
Martin Amado: "Now here's a great tip. If you love to collect items, and you don't know how to display them, invest in these beautiful cases, and, that way, it just enhances your overall home's decor."
An inexpensive way to add wall art in a room is to go ahead and simply frame some poster prints.
Martin Amado: "All we need now is the rug, the chair and we're done."
Martin Amado: "I think we're done."
Martin Amado: "This morning, Erelyn wanted to give her husband Carlos an office space that was functional for him but decorative enough for her, and we accomplished that for a budget of under $500."
Martin Amado: "Are you ready? Here we go, come on in."
Erelyn: "Wow, this looks amazing. What a difference."
Martin Amado: "Now, I know your husband Carlos couldn't be here cause he's working, so, hi, Carlos, this is all for you, so I hope you like it."
Erelyn: "He's going to love it."
Martin Amado: "Thank you so much, and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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