Monday, November 28, 2005
Room for Improvement: Den
All work and no play. If your home office lacks inspiration, maybe it is time for a little brainstorming. In tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado shows us how to make your space multi-functional.
WSVN--On today's Room for Improvement we're working on a den right that's right off of the living room, you'd normally use it as a place to relax in and kind of hang out, but the homeowner is actually using it as an office, and it's not working very well for her so let's go help her out.
Martin: "Room for improvement -- Hi how are you?"
Martin: "So basically tell me why this space is not working for you at the moment."
Jeniffer: "It's flat looking I think, it's a decent space but I don't know how to put it together, so that is a working space."
Martin: "Alright Jeniffer so do you trust me with your space?"
Jeniffer: "Absolutely...have at it."
Martin: "In an office, having a clutter-free environment is essential and right now, there is too much happening on this desk, we need to fix it."
Martin: 'I found this small writing desk which is the perfect piece to hold the printer."
And since Jeniffer doesn't have enough work surface on the desk, I found her this gateleg table, which is actually three pieces in one.
I am taking apart this floor screen and hanging the individual panels on the doors so that way Jeniffer has another surface to actually display her photographs, but before that I gotta paint the frame.
I found this bamboo panel and thought wouldn't it be a great idea to if we actually use it to display Jeniffer's photographs even more, so I am gonna put it right up here and then these 8 by 10 frames are gonna go right on it.
Martin: "Now to hold the picture frames in place I am just using a simple s hook."
Martin: "I think we have the office space down, now we just need to worry about the den space over here, Jeniffer has some awesome pieces right over there in the living room, let's go get them."
Martin: "Alright so I am thinking maybe one chair, possibly two are gonna go in the den and definitely this end table. One last photo and our one day makeover is complete."
The den space was not being used to it's full potential when we found it this morning. But now it's both a functional room to work in and a decorative space and a decorative space to relax in for a budget of less than $1,200.
Martin: "One, two, three: Wow, oh this is awesome, I see why you call it the wow factor."
Jeniffer: "This is cozy and nice."
Martin: "The room now captures Jeniffer's sense of style and creativity and is a perfect backdrop for her love of photography. I'll see you guys soon."
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