Funky and Functional Family Room
Host Joan Steffend and designer Todd Pinzuti add form and function to a family's oddly-shaped family room.
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The Mayer-Weesner family needs help. Parents Kari and Jim lead very busy lives with two young kids. They have a great home, but the room they use the most is the least functional. The elephant in the room is the giant built-in fish tank. The homeowners have tried to cover it with a large map, but the disguise just doesn't cut it. Further complicating matters is that the room's layout is limited. It has an odd, rectangular shape because it used to be the breezeway to the garage. A mudroom and a half bath lead into this space, which makes it an easy catchall for extra furniture and clutter.
Host Joan Steffend and desinger Barbara Sculati combine fromal elegance with a casual feel to create a room for under $500.