A cluttered sunroom is refreshed with contemporary accents and comfortable furniture.
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Kurt and Renee Schmiederer are newlyweds who want a romantic space to enjoy quiet time together. Kurt’s job behind the scenes on film locations takes them both away from home frequently. But when they aren’t traveling, the couple likes to spend time together working on their new home. They have redecorated most of their house, but the space off their master bedroom is the one room they haven’t quite known what to do with.
Host Lee Snijders arrives to help the newlyweds give new life to their would-be sunroom. A handsome but neglected fireplace offers potential as a focal point, but needs a mantel with more presence in the room. The terra-cotta tile floor is cold on bare feet yet inspires a warm and rich color scheme for the new space. The room lacks interior lighting, though lots of windows and French doors provide much natural light. Serving mostly as a catchall for storage, the space currently houses an odd mix of items, including a sofa, unused computer and storage boxes.
A paneled living room gets a modern makeover and becomes a sophisticated and comfortable space.(4 photos)