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Designer Cameron MacNeil and H&H style editor Stacey Smithers reveal easy ways to transform a guest room into a big boy's bedroom and a small nursery into a cosy den. Learn their tips for customizing Ikea closet units with paint and panel moulding, incorporating a dark accent wall and keeping floor space open for play.

Read Stacey's blog post about this makeover, plus take a video tour of this home's kitchen.

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Boy's room: Vinyl windows, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Pax wardrobes with Ballstad Doors and birch interior, Odda bed with drawer storage, Stuvva bookshelf (on wall) painted black, PS LED wall reading light, Nyponros duvet set, throw, Premiär map, Ribba frame for fish poster, all storage boxes and drawer inserts, Ikea; all clothes, The Children's Place; blind and cushion sewing, Tonic Living; fabric paint for cushions, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242) and Off-Black (57), Farrow & Ball.

Den: Window, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Ektorp sofa and ottoman in Sandby slipcover, Ikea; pillow and blind fabric, Designer Fabrics; canvas, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball; all sewing, Tonic Living.

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5:10

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In This Episode

Small Main Floor Makeover

Homeowner Helen Dewar explains how she turned the narrow 15 by 30-foot main floor of her family's townhouse into a functional space for entertaining. See how she maximized natural light by removing upper cabinetry and added colour with elegant wallpaper, yellow-painted doors and striped fabric. Plus, learn how she squeezed in extra seating for guests with a narrow kitchen island and custom dining table.

Functional Boy's Room

Designer Cameron MacNeil and H&H style editor Stacey Smithers reveal easy ways to transform a guest room into a big boy's bedroom and a small nursery into a cosy den. Learn their tips for customizing Ikea closet units with paint and panel moulding, incorporating a dark accent wall and keeping floor space open for play.

Donna Dooher's Holiday Recipes

Lynda Reeves and Toronto chef Donna Dooher prepare a holiday feast with a roast turkey, simple stove-top stuffing and savoury Irish soda bread. Print out recipes for the roast turkey, stuffing and Irish soda bread, plus two additional recipes from Donna Dooher for potato flan and apple pie.

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Boy's room: Vinyl windows, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Pax wardrobes with Ballstad Doors and birch interior, Odda bed with drawer storage, Stuvva bookshelf (on wall) painted black, PS LED wall reading light, Nyponros duvet set, throw, Premiär map, Ribba frame for fish poster, all storage boxes and drawer inserts, Ikea; all clothes, The Children's Place; blind and cushion sewing, Tonic Living; fabric paint for cushions, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242) and Off-Black (57), Farrow & Ball.

Den: Window, Elite Series Ambassador Windows, Ply Gem; Ektorp sofa and ottoman in Sandby slipcover, Ikea; pillow and blind fabric, Designer Fabrics; canvas, DeSerres; wall colour, Pavilion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball; all sewing, Tonic Living.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:10
Released: November 26, 2012
Channel: Home Tour