Zach’s Surprise $2,500 Home Office Makeover • Try DIY


– Zach. We are going to help you surprise Maggie with a brand new home office makeover. – [All] Three, two, one. (dramatic electronic music) – No!
– Welcome to Try DIY, the show where we transform
our friends’ forgotten spaces into beautiful new interior,
using the power of DIY. Ariel knows what she’s
doing, and I’m her husband. Why DIY, Ariel? – [Ariel] It’s cool to be
able to do something yourself. Also, rewarding. – [Ned] And it saves money. Each episode, we’re gonna
listen to what our friends need, and then, set them up with the DIY project that’ll help them save
money and be awesome. – Right. This show is about making
our friends awesome. (upbeat music)
(knocking) (light music) – Hello.
– Hi! – [Ned] So let’s talk
about Zach and Maggie. – Ooh.
– Ooh. – Let’s dish.
– Ooh, dish. – So Zach and Maggie. – Zach’s secret girlfriend Maggie. – [Ariel] They’re not new, but
they’re new to the internet. – [Ned] Mm-hmm, they
just moved in together– – That’s a really big deal. – That’s a big step.
– Maggie and I have been dating for two and a half years. We moved in together about six months ago? – It was actually a
really easy transition. I was nervous, but. – What were you nervous about? – I don’t know. – It’s really amazing living
with an angel like me, ’cause I just give you so
few things to be frustrated and angry and upset about. – [Ariel] That’s really
funny, ’cause it sounded like you were gonna say, living
with an angel like Maggie. – Nope.
(Zach laughing) No, I knew it was coming. (laughing) – When we moved in here, this place was not in the best shape. We joked that it was kinda
like a fixer upper apartment. The floors were scuffed and scratched, the walls were this putrid yellow. It’s really been a constant
redecorating of this place. We have a mix of pieces that we bought, and then, things that we
found at thrift stores. – I like neutral colors,
I like the clean space. I don’t like to see a lot of clutter. – She hates clutter.
– I hate it. I hate it. – [Ariel] I saw Zach’s apartment. This is like 99% Maggie. – [Ned] I was like, I don’t
think you need our help. This is beautiful.
– Yeah. – What’s wrong about it? What’s the problem? – So Maggie was in charge of
this room, and the bedroom, and the kitchen and the bathrooms, and then, I was in charge
of the guest bedroom. I pushed to have a two bedroom apartment. I’ve never had a home office,
and so, I was like, yes, finally, I’m gonna have a
place where I can, you know, be productive on the weekends, and work on other creative projects. – Well, let’s check it out.
– Uh-huh. – Let’s go.
– Uh-huh. – So this is our home office.
(dramatic horror music) (screaming) – Maggie has a very particular aesthetic. I just learned what that word means. This room also has everything
that we weren’t quite allowed to put in the rest of the house. So you have all of my
reject movie posters. The original patents for LEGOs. My old boops and bops. – What are boops and bops? – Boops and bops are like, you know, like miscellaneous like knickknacks. – You have a whole box full
of miscellaneous knickknacks that you call boops and bops? – I kinda told her that I’m
gonna take on this room. It’s gonna be my responsibility. – Oh, there’s stuff inside the dresser. – [Zach] Yeah. – [Ariel] Like this is
like craft supplies. – Yeah, I mean, some of this is mine, some of this is Maggie’s. I feel like I’ve let her down. She would never say that,
’cause she’s too sweet. I did a little home DIY. We have our Wi-Fi box. – [Ariel] You have a rug, and
it’s rolled up on the floor. – Yeah. – So Zach was in charge of this room. – All right, all right. Her happiness and her mental
well-being is dependent on calm and order in the home. Having this unfinished room
is just like this nagging little thing in the back of our brains that I know upsets her. – Well, today, Maggie,
as a special surprise, Zach is going to redesign this
entire room with our help. You’re not gonna be able to see
the end until it’s all done. Relationships are about compromise, and so, we’re gonna try and be the glue that holds them together. – I feel like I know what you want. – Yeah, uh–
– I’m gonna make you proud. – We’ll see. – We’re doing nice things for our friends. – Yeah. – Because we’re such good people. – Yeah, we’re humanitarians. – We save lives. – Do you believe in us?
– I believe in Ned and Ariel. (all laughing)
– Fair. (upbeat music)
– We know what Maggie wants. – Uh-huh.
– But I want to talk about what you want. – I need a home office, I have a standing desk that I bought, but I just need to make
it comfortable and cute and somewhere that I can
work on the weekends, and feel like this is a place
that I can be productive. – So you wanna leave work at work, and then, also–
– Come home to work. – Come home to work. – Our challenge is gonna be figuring out how to incorporate all of
these things from our old lives in a way that feels–
– Natural? – Aesthetic.
– Okay. That is not the correct way to, yep. – Yeah.
(Ariel laughing) (upbeat music) So now that you’ve seen their space, what’s the plan for the makeover? – [Ariel] Well, let me tell you. Zach wants it to be an office.
– Right. – So we’re gonna keep that desk in there. Basically, just make the room
look nice around that desk. We’re gonna put the
desk over by the window, we’re gonna put storage on both sides, we’re gonna put a big rug in there. This is the rug that Maggie
has actually already bought, which is great, because
it gives me an idea of the colors that she
wants to use in that room. What are we doing for Maggie in this room? – Maggie loves DIY and crafting, and so, I want it to be an office for me, but I also wanna give her a space for her. She always says that
everything has a home, but I think she would be
happier if we had like, is credenza the right word? – Sure.
– No. – [Zach] Great. – We are going to build Maggie
a fold-down craft table. I think it’ll be really,
really fun for her to have her own little space,
where she can store things that doesn’t have to use Zach’s
desk to work on her stuff. – This is all great, but I’m
not seeing a ton of storage for Zach’s boops and bops. – Well, I’m planning on
getting rid of a lot of that. – Nice.
– Mm-hmm. – [Ned] Well, we can make this work. – We can make anything work. – You can make anything work.
– Pow. (upbeat music) – [Ned] So are you ready
to clean out the room? – [Both] Yeah! – [Ned] It wasn’t freeze frame until Ariel popped her hand up. – So I have, you know,
books, and there’s a lot more where this came from. – First of all, you have two
of “A Confederacy of Dunces.” – Well, that’s just, yeah,
I mean, that’s a good book. – Let’s talk about some of that stuff that they are collecting. – Sure.
– ‘Cause Zach has a whole bunch of stuff that
he calls boops and bops. – (mumbling) version, arguably
my favorite movie ever made. “Spice in my Pocket,” there’s some really good facts in here. I never even watched Star Trek. – Toys.
– Toys. – It’s toys. – This person made Nic
Cage as different Pokemon. – Ay yi yi yi yi. He can boop them, boppa here. (groaning) I’m sorry. I’ll see myself out. What are we gonna do
with the boops and bops? I can’t believe I just said it like that. – Boops and bops. – Maybe we keep the
boops, but we throw away some of the bops. – So I should get rid of my LaserDisc copy of “The Lion King”? – Probably.
– Yeah. – I have a ton of records, and
we don’t own a record player. Maggie actually loves records. She has a ton, too. It’s a Hebrew copy of “Captain
Underpants,” but how fun. It’s backwards. – Actually, Zach asked us several times– – Yeah.
– If you collected anything? – Right, and I’ll tell
you what I do collect. – The answer was yes. – My board game bookcase. But Ariel made me put
it away in a bookshelf. That was actually kind of hard to get to. (groaning)
– You see what I did there? – An ugly Hanukkah sweater
called Llamakah, oh Llamakah? – Well, actually.
– That’s pretty fun, we have matching, a
Christmakah and a Llamakah. – Do you guys have a
box of Christmas stuff? – It’s pretty good.
– Do we have a box of Christmas stuff? How dare you ask me that in my own home. – It was difficult to
get Zach to eliminate some of the sentimental items. – For about five years, I kept every cover of “Entertainment Weekly.” – Zach, what is the plan with these? – I don’t know! I’m learning how to share
my life with someone, and a big part of that is
realizing that this place isn’t just my home, it’s our home. – You could take all of this
and it could be a metaphor for a relationship. – They each have a bunch of stuff from their own individual lives, but now that’s a challenge as to how are they gonna combine that to really make a space together? So Zach, why do you think
you keep all this stuff? – I don’t know. Dumb things give me joy. They always have. Maybe it’s because I’ve always felt weird, and so, I like surrounding
myself with weird things. – You surround yourself with stupid things because you like feeling stupid? Why don’t you surround
yourself with orderly, beautiful things–
– Yeah. – So that you feel really beautiful? – Boom. – Yeah, all right.
(upbeat music) I think my goal for the rest of this video is figuring out ways to marry my old self with our new self. Okay, goodbye “Eternal Sunshine,” goodbye “Lion King” on
LaserDisc, I’m keeping this. This is my old tax information,
that’s probably trash. – What, what, well, wait. By us transforming his guest room, it’s basically gonna
save this relationship. Do they give out Nobel Peace
Prizes for YouTube videos? – I think they do now.
– I think they do now! – Wow, okay, we did it. Empty room. – Okay. Here we go. – Not so fast, Zach, my boy. It’s time for your DIY project. – Oh wow. – So let’s talk about the DIY project. How are we gonna make
this fold-down desk– – Sure.
– Thingy? – [Ariel] The first step
is building the frame. – [Ned] And you already precut the pieces. – I precut the pieces, I
pre-painted the pieces. – Love it.
– I’ve basically done all of them. – Just the way I like. – (laughing) And once we’ve built that, we’re going to put the hinges on, so that we can have
the fold-down tabletop. – Mm.
– Since the front of it is basically unfinished,
because it’s the bottom of a tabletop, I think we
should put something decorative on there, and so, I was
thinking stick-on wallpaper, but you can put anything on there. You can put a piece of art, you could put, I mean, truly, anything you want, and then, the very last thing is we’re gonna put in a safety latch so that when you put the
tabletop up, it stays. – You know what? When you say it like that,
it sounds pretty easy. – It’s not that hard. – Okay, so I just gotta do a right angle, with this on the inside. I have these lined up, I think. I’m so terrified right now. – [Ariel] We’re using power
tools so he needs to be careful. Zach, I feel like, you
give him something heavy, he falls over.
– Okay. Hold on, I’m gonna do this with my body, push it like this, and then, use maybe the drill in my mouth? First incision. (drill whirring)
Holy shit. (laughing) This thing is powerful. I wanna surprise her,
but also, showing her that I’m committed and that
I can rise to this challenge, and be the man of the house
that I was born to be, dammit! (drill whirring sporadically) Work it. Ariel, you wanna come get
eyes on this real quick? (drill whirring)
– There. Nah, totally fine.
– Okay, sick. Then I’m crushing this
thing, get outta here. If you thought that I
was gonna fuck this up, well, then you’re a loser. – Oh my God. Do you think Maggie’s
gonna be proud of you? (drill whirring) – I think she’s gonna assume
that you did most of the work. – Will Maggie like it?
– Hmm. – Yeah. – That looks nice.
– Yes. – [Zach] I am afraid to, if I, I guess you just gotta commit, right? – Yeah, you just gotta commit. Just go for it. – Is this a metaphor?
(all laughing) – It’s a giant metaphor
for your relationship. Oh my God.
(Ariel laughing) You know what they say? Measure once, cut twice. – They don’t say that. – This is a bad position
to be in for a long time for a boy with a bad back. – I’m just hoping I don’t get a boner. – (laughing) What?
– Your wife is right here. Be cool.
– Be cool, man. (drill grinding) – That’s a fun sound.
(all yelling) Nice!
– Look at that. (smooth music) Zach is actually doing pretty well. He is struggling, yes,
but he’s really determined to make it work. Ooh, it’s like fake wood.
– It’s like fake wood. – This is totally–
– That’s Maggie. – [Zach] Maggie aesthetic. And I just peel and stick. Whoa.
– Ooh, wow. – Okay, I’m down, wow.
– It has texture. Nice job.
– That was easy. And this is gorgeous.
– Right? – I know that he was worried about this, but he really stepped up his game. – [Ariel] Zach did a great job. – It’s like a baby changing table. – Except the baby could fall off. – I rolled off the changing
table, and I turned out fine. – Huh. All right, Zach, you did a great job with this folding table. Oh, look at that. Oh, that is really nice. Now, it’s time to put on
the finishing touches, which means we’re gonna
need some montage magic. (Ariel and Ned humming) ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh, eh, oh ♪ – I was a little bit concerned
about certain things. I thought maybe there was
gonna be too much stuff, but I think we managed it. – [Ned] This is like a very special time in their relationship, and now, having this room be completed? It’s gonna really mean something. ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ – [Ned] Okay, we’re
about to surprise Maggie. How are you feeling? – Guys, I feel really good. This room looks amazing, and
thank you guys for all the help and the guidance–
– Of course. – And making this come together. I’m just so happy. – But do you think she’s gonna like it? – I think she’s gonna love it. I honestly, I look at this
room, and I think it’s actually a really beautiful
amalgamation of the two of us. I guess there’s only one thing left to do, and it’s see if she likes it.
– Let’s bring her in. – Yes.
– Are you ready? – Yes.
– Okay, close your eyes. – Okay. Oh, I can see–
– No, no, no, close your eyes.
– Keep your eyes closed. – You’re such a cheater. You’re so bad.
– You’re so mean. Just let her see.
– I wanna see. – Open your eyes–
– In three, two, one. – Wow! This looks really good! I love it! – [All] Yay! – [Maggie] Wow! Wait, it looks so much bigger. – [Zach] So we have a work area for me, so I’m gonna be, you
know, tippity typing away, but also, we wanted this
room to be functional for you, so craft storage.
– Ooh! – And a craft table.
– It’s like a Murphy bed! I’ve always wanted one of those. – [Ned] So that was a DIY
project that Zach did for you. – You made this?
– Mm-hmm. – I had a little bit of help. So what do you think, Maggie?
– I love it. And we’ve completed the house. – [Ariel] Yay! What this room shows is that
you can keep your stuff, your LEGOs, your boops and bops, and it can still look really nice. – [Maggie] You found a way to
incorporate his movie posters. – [Ned] Yeah, there’s still some elements of the beeps and boops. – Yeah!
– Boops and bops. – Boops and bops.
– Ooh! We got a record player?
– Oh, and this is the best. This is a Ned invention. Wi-Fi!
– How did you do that? – Drilled a hole in the back,.
– You guys are so smart. – It was my idea.
– It was my idea. – No, it was my, 100% my idea. – [Zach] You did such an
amazing job with the rest of the apartment, I wanted to do this to show that I am equally as committed to making this home a
fun home for both of us. – Thank you. You did a really good job. – Yeah!
– Yay, we did it! – This room’s great,
’cause it’s got so much of Zach’s dumb stuff in it,
and it makes me inspired that I can bring some of my
dumb stuff into our living room. – Okay. (upbeat music) – [Ned] Ariel’s sister Danielle just moved to Los Angeles, and she is
living in a studio apartment. – It’s very small. When I eat, I sit on the floor. – On the floor? – [Danielle] I mean, it’d be nice if I could show off my place. – [Ariel] We are going to
give her a surprise makeover. – We are secretly here–
– Well, she knows we’re here. – She does know we’re
here, but we’re gonna do whatever we want.
(upbeat music) The thing she loved the most
was the hidden Wi-Fi cords. Like it was my idea, and then, I like– – No, no, that was, I
just, I need you to tell, to tell everybody that it was my idea. – [Zach] Why you guys both trying to take credit for my idea? – No!
(Zach laughing)

Showhomes San Diego on Fox Business News


GERRI: LUXURY HOMES THAT ARE VACANT CAN BE HARD TO SELL. THAT IS WHY MORE COMPANIES ARE HIRING MORE MANAGERS TO CARE FOR THE ONE AND MAKE SURE THAT IT IS APPEALING TO BUYERS. JOINING ME NOW IS ONE OF THE MANAGERS FOR SHOW HOMES, OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF SHOW HOMES SAN DIEGO, LISA. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. I HOPE THAT I’M SAYING YOUR NAME CORRECTLY. OUR NEXT GUEST IS KAL PENN.>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. GERRI: WE SAID, I WILL START WITH YOU. SO WHY ARE YOU PUTTING PEOPLE INTO THESE HOMES?>>THE REAL THING THAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IS HOMEOWNERS GETTING TOP DOLLAR FOR THEIR HOME. STAGING IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. BRINGING UP AN POTENTIAL OF A HOME. WE ARE TAKING TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY PUTTING A HOME MANAGER INTO THE PROPERTY TO ADD THAT ELEMENT OF LIFE TO THE HOME. THAT WE NOT ONLY STAGE OF THE ROOMS THAT BUT WE ALSO STAGE THE PANTRY AND A CLOSET AND GIVE IT THAT LIVED IN FEELING. SO WE ARE KIND OF TAKING THE ABANDONMENT OUT OF A VACANT HOME AND EVEN A STAGED HOME WITH EMPTY CLOSETS CAN FEEL A LITTLE LONELY. HAVING THAT WOMEN ON IN THE PROPERTY REALLY HELPS TO SELL THE PROPERTY AND THE WHOLE MANAGERS LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON AND MUSIC ON FOR SHOWING AND THEY HAVE THE HOME ALWAYS AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE IN THE WINTER OR SUMMER. GERRI: IT OCCURS TO ME THAT IT’S A TIGHT ROPE, THEY WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING GOING ON. WHAT YOU NEED TO SELL AND YOU NEED TO HAVE SOME CASH FLOW?>>IS A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET OUT THERE WHEN YOU WANT YOUR HOME TO SHOW THE BEST. THEY DON’T HAVE THE UPFRONT COSTS AND A PLEASED THAT YOU DO LIKE WHAT SHOWING ONLY. SO THAT OFFSETS THE COST OF THE HOMEOWNERS AND THEY PAY A FEE WHICH REALLY HELPS TO HAVE CASH FLOW. GERRI: YOU’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR SOME TIME. WHAT HAPPENED.>>I GOT A CONSULTING GIG AND WE HAD TO MOVE FAST AND QUICKLY BUT I DON’T WANT TO SIGN A YEAR LEASE. SO WE WERE LOOKING FOR A RENTAL ONLINE AND CAME ACROSS THE ADD AND WHEN I SPOKE WITH LISA IT JUST WORKED FOR US AT THAT TIME. GERRI: HOW MANY HOUSES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?>>WE’VE LIVED IN SIX HOMES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. IT IN HAS ITS PROS AND CONS A LITTLE BIT. SUPPOSE THAT YOU ARE NEVER HOME. YOU HAVE A LOT OF SPACE. AS WE MENTIONED, THE RENT IS ALMOST HALF OF WHAT YOU WOULD PAY FOR A REGULAR HOME. THE CONSEQUENCES ARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT — YOU HAVE A MINOR INCONVENIENCE THAT YOU DON’T KNOW WHEN A PERSON MAY SHOW UP WITHOUT SCHEDULING A SHOWING. GERRI: WHAT YOU PAY IN TERMS OF RENT? IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR RENT IS BELOW-MARKET.>>I MEAN, CURRENTLY WE ARE PAYING ABOUT $2500 AND THOSE HOMES GO FOR OVER $5000 PER MONTH. SO WE ARE SAVING QUITE A BIT. GERRI: THAT IS INTERESTING. YOU’VE MADE IT A LIFESTYLE. LISA, YOU HAVE SEEN MORE REALTORS PICKING UP THIS FORMAT AND THIS STRATEGY. ARE THE PEOPLE CALLING IN AND ASKING HOW TO DO IT?>>YES, SHOW HOMES AS A NATIONAL FRANCHISE, WE HAVE 60 OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE IDEA HAS REALLY CAUGHT ON AND SO WE ARE VERY BUSY AND HAVING ITS POTENTIAL GROWTH IN ITS REALLY A GREAT CONCEPT AND EVERYBODY IS CATCHING ON. GERRI: HOW MUCH LONGER ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS?>>WE ARE GOING TO. THE HOME THAT WE RAN RIGHT NOW IS SOMETHING THAT WE JUST REALLY WANT TO PURCHASE AND SO WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS RIGHT NOW AND WE’RE READY TO GET OUT OF THE PROGRAM. IN A GOOD TWO YEARS. GERRI: IT’S INTERESTING COME I CAN SEE HOW IT WOULD BE FUN TO DO IF YOU’RE MOVING AROUND A LOT. LISA, CALVIN, THANK YOU FOR COMING ON THE SHOW TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU.>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

RENOVATING MY NEW CONDO | Moving Vlog #2



they're coming along the shelves and the rest is all white I'm ready for day two of Reynolds just finishing up my coffee we already had a slight change of plans this morning but that's okay because I've been here getting a lot of things done I actually edited a vlog but besides that I did bunch of like moving things that I needed to do I needed to like finish booking the elevators at my new place and just like different coordinating so I got all of that done and then I'm actually starting to pack I'm getting a little bit anxious about how overwhelming it is and how much I think I'm under estimating its going to be to move all of my stuff my parents are on their way down again this morning because today we're actually starting to paint last night was just like cleaning and prepping so today is gonna be the big day while I'm waiting for them to get down here I'm gonna start clearing out some things in here I have a bunch of old furniture on my balcony which actually wasn't even mine and was already here when I moved in so I just kind of kept it out there I don't use my balcony I don't think I really talked about this but this current place faces and other buildings so if I'm on my balcony people can see me so it's not really a place you want to like go and lounge anyways so I never really went out on there and so now I'm just gonna clear out that furniture it's all dirty and old and like starting to rust does never mind to begin with and not worth any like resale value so I'm just going to bring that down to the garbage room here and I think that'll make me feel better about like starting to clear things out then I'm gonna pack up the rest of my things there's a few more things that I need to bring over so I got like my chandelier delivered here so I need to bring that over I'm really excited to open it up and check it out hopefully nothing arrived broken that's like my big fear and we're gonna dive right in we've been here for a little while and we are making progress what I'm doing right now is my light bulbs that I got for my pendant light switch my dad is working on installing right now they have writing around the ball and when you screw it and even still see that writing so what I'm doing taking a really sharp blade like this and going around like all them scraping it off it actually works being very careful not to scrape the glass so you can see I guess it's hard to really see because it's clear but this side doesn't have any more writing and this side is all about attention to detail we still need to do this to two labels and that's the finished light bulb number rating we have so we're here for day two and half of Renaud's these are some of the updates in here we got the closet all kind of like built-in so there's gonna be two shelves and then the whole things are the shelves here not too much in the bedroom here if that is different over here is where we've made the most improvement so now we have pot lights there and two pennant lights here good morning welcome today for renovations it's coming along but I I feel the way I look like exhausted and so tired and my body is so sore but today is officially move-in day so most of the renovations are done we're just finishing up some things this morning 9:00 a.m. I'm waiting for my internet person to come install I guess this is my first time being here by myself but most of the painting is done we're cleaning up today finishing off a few things and then moving all of my stuff in which is the most stressful part in my opinion but I'll give you guys a quick tour and update of everything so far so starting from the door we have the pendant lights that are up they look so pretty and makes such a big difference in the kitchen and the pot lights are officially installed so there's five of them and this side is all white the walls and then when we move on to this side we have the gray and then the gray follows to here the entryway and the rest is all white everything was like a yellowy cream color before it looked not as fresh and then in here the washroom is just white as well so my new faucet showerhead is being installed later today the shower you won't really notice but this part got redone not that you really care and then in the closets we installed new shelves and new bars in the bedroom here there's not as many updates the walls are all painted white but this wall here so this was what the color was before you can tell it's like so much more cream this wall wasn't painted because it's going to be wallpapered I don't think we're gonna get to it today so this will probably be a weekend project these are the doors that go in the closet so again new shelves and a new bar in the closet here and the doors go back on at the carpets getting ripped up and installed later this week and then these blinds here these are all cleaned they were so gross and they're not that cute I don't love the texture on these blinds they're expensive to replace so for now they're staying I just clean them scrub them it took me so so so long yeah that is about it for updates I'm so excited everything is coming together nervous for the actual move like I said but I'm excited that everything is coming together one more thing I wanted to show you in the kitchen here I cleaned all the cabinets and wiped everything down really really thoroughly so I'm ready to move all my stuff in today but look I got I got new dishes and they're so nice they are like a low plate like this and then they just have a little rim so that is the end of this renovation vlog much more to come in the next vlog I move out of my apartment and go back and clean it and say goodbye and all of that many more vlogs to come I hope you guys all enjoyed I do just want to say a huge thank you to my family for helping me through this move and all of the renovations because they are champions and it was a very tight timeline I should have planned differently but that's what happened so thank you so much to my loving family I am so so so grateful for all of their help and just for everything that I have I'm just so lucky and very grateful so I hope you guys all enjoyed this video thank you for all of your positive feedback and congratulations and everything so thank you so much for your sweet comments I've been reading every single one on these vlogs hope you guys all enjoyed and I'll talk to you guys very very soon bye

My London Flat Renovation | Episode 3 | Including House Tour | Carl Thompson



hi everybody so finally I finished my home renovation project so today I'm going to show you around my front room kitchen dining room area it's all kind of in one and show you off dong I'm also gonna refresh your memory and give you a bit of a home tour and show you my best pieces I have around the house so as you can see what I've done is I've put these um these nice new radiator covers in the smooth Chinese bed out of the way talking to Charlie there he is just chilling out on my new sofa you know just relaxing okay so here I've got a couple of things on top and this is actually my favorite now this is Jo Malone one and it's the battle and neroli basically out in September but I managed to get my hands on a couple and if I could choose one fragrance I'm a whole house smells like forever it would be basil and neroli it is addictive seriously such a nice scent a backup we get and then I have this small side table is from swoon editions of a couple of little pieces on top then what we have is this nice new big fat TV and it's on this piece of furniture is reclaimed wood and it's from a company called little tree furniture so another thing I love about my from room at the moment is these lights is Tom Dixon beautiful okay so let's just sit back sit on the couch and see Charlie here is okay once his belly rubbed okay so now I'm on my couch this is from Lowe's calm it's definitely worth the wait I mean look they're comfy Charlie's on the sofa it's probably not really allowed on the sofa by Len Wein okay let's move on another thing that I bought is this mirror here it's from John Lewis so there you have it there is the sort of front room dining room area much nice than what it was before that's for sure okay so here we are in my kitchen now only a couple of things at different the kitchen I didn't spend much time on this to be honest but one of the things is this tap here kind of I want to stick with a copper the brushed copper theend I've been going throughout and yeah there we have it there's a clock up there because I thought that war was a bit kind of bland and then I've added these awesome antique stalls okay so there is the kitchen dining room front room area and let's go back and have a look at my hallway I know you may have seen this before but if we head off here there we go so this is the hallway and I'm gonna just head off into the spare room which is here otherwise unoccupied but I thinking about getting someone in to rent the room soon so if you could put your applications below that'd be great it's going off into my room to show you some of my favorite things might so here's where I normally get ready so I thought myself down on the bed and here's all my might kind of get him ready crap to be honest and so have a lot of lot of products here I just want to pick out a few my favorite pieces are we're on on a day to day basis so here is my aftershaves love event esprit de Ventus I've also got a couple of Tom Ford's these are from the Salon de Parfum in Harrods I think's on the fifth floor so my two favorite being tobacco vanilla and wild and the war they're beautiful they are only where those on special occasions have a lot of vo5 stuff I use Antonian guy so all sorts of different hair products I have there okay so a couple of things I also use on it on a daily basis these two here so this one here is your Tom Ford's anti-fatigue eye treatment so you just put it underneath your eyes and rub it in with the silver end like this okay and then I have this Tom Ford and it's a conditioning beard oil perfect for you know if you've got a proper beard or just double like myself and you want to keep it in in pristine condition okay so moving on to my wardrobe I don't actually have a wardrobe at these two rails that's a thing they look a bit neater than wardrobes it's one thing I did during more renovation but I just like to pick out a couple of pieces probably the ones are wearing more often than than others obviously it's not winter so I'm just gonna leave the jumpers out there but I love denim so this is one way tonight and this is from Burton's so that's why that's out of the front bomber jackets are all the rage at the moment so I've got a couple here this one is from Zara man really nice haven't seen that anywhere else set Bazaar I have another one here another bomber jacket again from Zara denim jacket that I wear quite often at the moment and then I have actually I'm loving that the granddad collar at the moment so I've got this white one here this is from ASOS I've got this one from Rhys really soft feel to it it's a long long sleeve but you can roll them up it's quite nice okay so well to the other side of the of the row so I've got the my casual kind of clothes there or some shirts etc but then I've got the more sort of formal side of my clothing range which is more suits jacket some formal shirts and just pick out a few of my favorites actually so this one here is excellent for spring/summer windowpane is light gray with the windowpanes light blue and it's by Hawkins and Shepherd so you can buy that online at Hawkins at Shepherd comm great great great suit for a wedding in the summer it's double-breasted as well which is all the rage right now and then okay so my favorite jacket of all time this is stunning and actually David Gandy even thinks is because he's just worn it in his new well man vitae biotics advert if you have a look he saw none I'll forward your link but link below but it's an excellent Ivor from David Gandy and he's wearing this camel 100% Camel cashmere jacket again from Hawkins and Shepherd so there's only going to be 20 of these ever made so if you all do it now they're made to order you'll get it in time for the end of sort of summer autumn time and I'll put the link below and where you can get that but also I want to show you this as well this is a lovely kind of it's a bit of a stone gray color and it's from reefs that again double-breasted by it's perfect perfect perfect if you want to dress up in summer because you can wear this with a pair of white chinos or pair of white jeans as well and it looks it looks really amazing okay so one final thing that I haven't actually shown you yet and that's a bathroom that's quickly going there before I say goodbye to you so here it is here so here's a few things I suppose up a marks we show you a few little products that I use on a day-to-day basis forget these ones because these are for my dog but you know here we've got some a lot the cornerstone razor that I use I've got some shaving oil again from Tom Ford and some facial cleanser from Tom Ford this Tony guy shampoo I use all the time some software all for men at some daily daily face wash and some body wash I love these because this is very minty and the other ones of green tea and limes is very fresh and then finally I haven't used much of this but it's a new product I've got is a therapeutic scalp shampoo it's from Murdoch so you wish you'll be seeing a lot of Murdoch in the future I think of their brand that's gonna be going to be going places so I'm really excited to start using their products as well and take you out and that's think that is time to see you out so back into the rumor say goodbye to Charlie see like dude this proper grumpy Disney okay right I see you out

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if you see the carpet is up from the stairs which is great and everything has been pull up the closet putting bags so all the closets or empty alright and here goes one of the spare bedrooms which is amazing it's so great the floors have started to come down and it looks so so good I mean it looks so good the reason why the floors is this particular color is because this is the color very similar to downstairs and my mom you know she's just one kind of master for sauces and I have to do too much but thus far it's looking so good okay so in here is the other bedroom and the bed is gonna go here and I'm also gonna be painting the walls in here so my mom's walls is flat paint so everything is gonna get a really good coat of satin mm-hmm so everything is gonna get a coat of satin now let me just say I think what I'm gonna do is have my mom for her master furniture in here cuz I'm working on getting her furniture for the master bedroom so we're gonna see how things work out by the time that gets on with the floors and my time I'd get done painting I tell her don't worry about it and then this is the master bedroom in here and then the master closet also has everything pulled out so this is going to be really really good I'm excited about it I think it's gonna look great so the walls right now this is green color and I want to lighten up the space because the room is really nice I just think the color isn't the greatest so here's the quick look at the room and what I want to do is possibly change the light fixture because it doesn't give off a super bright light paint this one color and then paint the wall of color and possibly out of you guys can see there's a little bit of that space I might just go ahead and do everything just a really nice glossy white I'm gonna go look at some paint colors today to figure out what colors the master and what colors gonna be the whole entire house but she has French doors here which is really great the floors are gonna look so so good but I'm also gonna start looking for some furniture in this space to see what's gonna go in here and then yeah I'm excited I have to get some spackle so that way any bit of holes or inglis anywhere I can go ahead and drill them and get them repaired and fixed before I paint or any sort of like you know anything on the wall I can go ahead and patch up before paint goes on to give the wall a really nice clean but yeah so if you notice this is the old color it's giving off this kind of golden peachy color pink it's not that color let me see let me see if I could see the real color it's kind of like if the color is the cantaloupe color that is not the color I'm gonna end up growing Ashura Williams like I said I'm gonna find another color that way it can kind of transform the space let me see if I can show you guys her closet the light in here isn't let me see all right so this is the closet if you guys missed it her closet is from what's her closet from my mom's closet is from California closets for some particular reason my mind wasn't working they came in and did the full measurements and installed to her specifications of what she wanted for her closet when I paint I'm gonna try to fix all of this stuff right here I'm gonna repatched everything up so that way she doesn't have any sort of damage on her wall anything summer fix all of that there's stuff everywhere there's stuff everywhere you guys so my mom plans on retiring and another two to three years and she plans on being home a little bit more I don't think she's really gonna retire cuz my mom likes to work but I think she now that she's gonna be home more she wants to do a little bit more in the house and this right here is the third level downstairs it's like a small loft so here is the space downstairs which I am going to enjoy decorating I think I'm gonna do something a little bit more drastic down here because when you kind of come in you have the door which the doors are gonna get a coat of paint also my mom has been here for over I think over 10 years and the wall color is the same Walker from when she purchased the home and it's a flat paint for the walls to look like this after the 10 years it's really great because you guys already know flat paint just there's no bueno but because she doesn't have any kids I think it was able to last this long so with this space right here I think I'm gonna do something a little bit more personal and intimate down here so it's probably gonna be really really really light and relaxing the biggest thing is when she comes home I I don't want her to feel like she has to bring her guests all the way upstairs if she doesn't want to bring them up there and she doesn't really utilize the space that much so I want her to be able to utilize it the stairs is gonna get all redone and then I'll give you guys another view of the space right here I am so excited she's excited too she's at work right now my mom works all the time so the fact that she won't have to work so much I'm excited so let's go ahead and go to the paint store you guys Oh Oh all right you guys I am really really excited the colors are gonna come out so nice I am really excited what I'm gonna do is kind of tape the colors up on the wall I did get two of each color so I can put one on the dark in and one on the light that way when she kind of walks in she'll see the colors and see if she likes it and then I'm gonna go home and then I'll be back here in like another maybe a week or two weeks and then depending on how you know the colors coming up and then the floors and stuff like that it's gonna take me a little bit to paint cuz she's got a lot of rooms in her house and stuff so it's gonna take a second for me to get everything together but the first thing I want to do is start like spackling the walls like covering everything up well the scuffs in Nixon things like that so when I paint the wall is like really nice and smooth and cleaning everything like that and I clean the baseboards because that's gonna get a new coat of white paint and I think that's it are we doing crown molding I don't know but um my mom so my mom is not into decorating she's not answering any of that stuff whatsoever that's just like not her thing which is fine it's not it's not it's not something that everyone hold up my mom is not into decorating at all whatsoever which is fine like that's not everybody's thing so when I started ask her like what she wanted what color she was like baby I don't know do whatever you want to do so I was like I can do whatever I want she's like yes and I'm like great you know so I'm definitely excited because I said I'm doing a whole lot of stuff so she just asked me for like what was the budget that I needed for each room and stuff like that so it's gonna be slow we're just gonna get done it's gonna be a little slow I took some pictures of the wallpaper I think the wallpaper would be really nice in her master bedroom and then I want to organize her closet this is going to be the end of the video right here I'm gonna go to two furniture stores to go look for something for the master bedroom because she's getting all new furniture in that space and then I have my own personal things that I have to get done and then I'll see you guys I'd probably be back home did I do an intro for this one if I did and I'll do it when I get home but I hope you guys have a really good one I'll see you guys next time alright so I'm in my mom's house and here goes the floor he goes the colors I think that's gonna be so much better than this taupey color this right here is gonna be all white the wainscoting I'm gonna do all white right here it's not gonna be the same thing so this whole thing this and in front of the steps I'm gonna get rid of that okay I'm gonna do all that white going up up and then I'm gonna do a lighter color here you

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first things first subscribe below because this is going to be a free part series on how to renovate your home for spring I personally think it's a great time the change of seasons brings a change of heart and it brings a change of fortunes hopefully time to spring clean your life at will old and in with the new so today I've finally finished renovating my room and the hallway so I'm going to show you those two rooms today because they're completely I'm really happy with them it's going to show you what I've done this is my room and I've totally cleared it out as you can see that's where the Wardrobe was this is gonna be a brick wall and then once that's done I'm gonna get a painter and decorator into the walls and then new carpet stud one of the transformation basically today's just been about getting this brick on the wall cuz this is gonna be a feature wall what you have here is a slim brick I bought it from slim brick block obk all right so here's the hallway this here is a reclaimed wine rack I've got that from little tree furniture and then on top you'll see my Tom Dixon copper lamp I've matched up the the copper with a copper dimmer they're looking up towards the lights your sillies epic Tom Dixon copper shades aren't they beautiful there you go what you reckon you've seen my bedroom you've seen my hallway would you do anything different I'd love to hear from you are so comment below and also you know what I'd like to hear what ideas you have for maybe the second room or the bathroom from my kitchen if there's any really cool brands that you know of that I could use and the next blog is going to be on the bathroom and my spare room so remember to subscribe again and pop back in there say about a week or twos time