Nate's Biggest Challenge
We've seen Nate transform a 319-square-foot Boston studio into a piece of a paradise—and who could forget when he turned the ugliest rooms in America into stunning showcases? Now Nate is tackling a makeover he calls his biggest challenge yet!
In such small quarters, Martha has a unique set of design concerns. For starters, her bed doubles as a sofa, and the bed's trundle is home to her "library" of books. Storage space is at such a premium, Martha even has to stow her lingerie in hatboxes!
Besides storage, Martha's home doesn't have space for other important things—like a stove or an oven. "My refrigerator is the same size as the kitty litter bag!" she says. When Martha wants to entertain, her guests have only two seating options. "If I ever get a date and he's uncomfortable sitting on my bed with me, he can always come into the bathroom and sit on the toilet," she jokes.
Despite her home's petite size, Martha is grateful for every single inch. "This apartment is a gift. There isn't another place on this earth I would rather live in," she says.
Nate sits down with Martha to get an idea of her style and tastes after getting the grand tour. Martha says she would like her apartment to feel warm, and she loves color and pattern—and she needs space for her cats Louie and Prada!
Martha's positive attitude and love for her small home gives Nate newfound inspiration. He's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work.
Watch as Martha sees her new apartment for the first time!
"Oh my goodness!" Martha screams. "Thank you so much. It's so fabulous!" Martha's new home is fit for royalty, with a tented ceiling and wall-to-wall floral curtains in Martha's favorite colors. A chandelier makes the main room feel "regal," Martha says.
Nate had custom floor-to-ceiling closets made for Martha by Lowe's Closetmaid System, so all of Martha's belongings have their own place. And, no more trundle-bed library for Martha—her books sit on brand-new bookshelves.
To add to the "lady's boudoir" feel, Nate added a vanity. "I wanted you to have a place where you could sit down like a princess and put your makeup on and get ready for an evening out," Nate says. And for an evening in, the two new chairs Nate added will make it easier to entertain guests.
One of the best space savers is Martha's new Advantium oven, which is an oven, microwave, toaster and warmer all in one! Lowe's pitched in the Shenandoah cabinets that feature pull-out drawers for maximize storage space.
"Thank you. Thank you so much—a thousand times, Nate," Martha says.
See the designers and companies featured in Nate's makeover.