Today’s Addition Project Completed
By: Ben Erickson
Our master bedroom addition is finally finished and will be featured in a special two-part series on Today’s Homeowner® that will air in October. This unique “restful retreat” incorporates some unusual features and products that are sure to set it apart from the run of the mill bedroom.
Once the Uponor radiant floor heating system had been installed, prefinished wood flooring was laid on top of it. Manufactured by Ua Floors, the 4 ¾” wide Brazilian cherry engineered flooring was installed using wood flooring adhesive. After the adhesive was spread with a notched trowel, a rubber mallet was used to pull the flooring together. Any excess adhesive was then cleaned up with mineral spirits.
The Merillat Classic® LaBelle cherry cabinets consist of floor to ceiling units on each end with countertop height cabinets in the center (view cabinet plans). In addition to providing space for books and storage, the cabinets house a microwave, and a Dacor coffee system that can grind, perk, and dispense fresh coffee—complete with steamed milk—at the touch of a button.
The bedroom also features a NuTone wall mounted video door answering system which allows you to see and converse with visitors at the front door without leaving the privacy of your bedroom.
Interior decorator Diane Berry of Unique Designs, Inc. in Mobile, Alabama, selected the paint colors, furnishings, and window treatments for the room. She also removed the top and drawers from a dresser and installed a lift mechanism to convert it into a custom television cabinet. At the click of a remote, the television rises up from the cabinet at the foot of the bed to provide perfect viewing.
Woven wood shades from Hunter Douglas were chosen for the window treatment with blackout liners installed on the back. Draperies on a wooden rod can be pulled to cover the glass doors leading to the deck for added privacy.
Retractable screens by Phantom Screens were installed on the outside of the glass doors leading to the patio. The screens remain hidden in housings on each side of the door when not in use, but they can be pulled out to allow the doors to be left open when the weather permits.