Friday, March 8, 2013
Room for Improvement: New Dining Room
Leisa Williams / Mailyn Mederos
Moving from a smaller home to a larger home can propose some design challenges when it comes to filling up a space, so tonight our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, is here to help one homeowner do just that. Let's watch the "befores" and "afters" on Room for Improvement.
Martin Amado: "All right, Nancy, I love your home, but I understand it didn't look this way when you first bought it, correct?"
Nancy: "Not at all, it was very different. We just finished painting and moving from a smaller apartment. I need more color."
Martin Amado: "The pressure, the pressure. So you know how this works. You can go about your day and get to work and we'll surprise you at the end."
Martin Amado: "We already have a good head start in Nancy's dining room with this nice table. However, the entire space still feels quite empty. First up in the agenda is a brand new light fixture."
Martin Amado: "A standard chandelier height above a dining table is between 30 to 36 inches. Now, that depends on how big the room is and how tall the ceilings are. In this case, I'm having the electrician install it 40 inches above the table because we do have a slanted roof in nancy's dining room."
Martin Amado: "While the dining table is out of the way, let me take advantage and place down the area rug."
Martin Amado: "By mixing the wood back chairs with an upholstered one at the head of the table, we have a more elegant dining setting."
Martin Amado: "Always make sure the bubble is in the center."
Martin Amado: "It's not a dining room unless it has a mirror."
Martin Amado: "And the final touch for the dining table is to create my own centerpiece. For that, I'm using a small votive inside this beautiful purple sphere, and then I'm placing both elements inside a hurricane glass."
Martin Amado: "This morning, Nancy's dining room only had a table. She wanted something clean and modern. By using purple in subtle ways and adding some accent pieces, we now have a space that is ready to receive her guests."
Nancy: "Oh my God. It's gorgeous. It's beautiful. More than I expected."
Martin Amado: "All right, so another satisfied homeowner for Room for Improvement."
Nancy: "Yes, absolutely."
Martin Amado: "Thank you for letting us do this for you. Many years of happiness and health in your new home. To all you guys at home, we thank you for watching, and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.