Monday, October 17, 2005
Room for Improvement: Bathroom
When it comes to designing your home, very often the bathroom is the last room. But with a little ingenuity, it is possible to give your powder-room personality. In tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado has some tips on how to make your commode compelling.
WSVN--Alright so you finally get the keys to your brand new home and reality sets in -- what do you do to decorate a huge master bathroom? That's the challenge on today's Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "Room for improvement...Hi Janette How are you?"
Janette: "Good how are you, and this is -- Olivia."
Martin Amado: "I see the rest of your home is decorated but this is like nothing is happening, nothing -- not even paint."
Martin Amado: "Do you have any ideas for me?"
Janette: "Just, something classic traditional nice yet homey and warm."
Martin Amado: "There is a lot of white happening in the bathroom and since we can't replace the cabinets, the mission is to add color through paint and accessories."
Martin Amado: "Ok you know by now the first step right, we are going to paint to warm up the space."
A sunken in tub is a nice bonus, but it doesn't have enough of a wow factor for me, so the trick is to actually use this wood panel to create a divider and a the same time a more romatic space.
Martin Amado: "All I need to hold it in place is a nail bracket."
The next project is to take an electrical chandlelier into a candleleir to place over the tub, in order to do that I am just going to remove all the wiring and all of the components, I am taking a glass bulb and hot gluing it all to each of the arms.
Janet needs a vanity stool for this base and I love the rod-iron base of this one -- I just wasn't crazy about the fabric -- easy fix, take a curtain panel and just reupholster the top. Something as simple as changing out the plastic knobs for these bronze ones will make a big different in tying the cabinets with the new look of the bathroom.
Martin Amado: "All the luxury items when she is taking a bubble bath. Final touch some bubble bath and we are done."
Martin Amado: "One, two, three -- Wow, this is amazing."
Janette: "The baby likes it. This is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful."
Martin Amado: "And there you go, even though many houses in your neighborhood might share a similar floor plan, it's how you infuse the spaces with your personal style that will set your home apart from the rest. Until next week."
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