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.

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 center section of the cabinets holds a built-in refrigerator and icemaker. It is topped by a Caesarstone quartz countertop complete with a Kohler trough sink and faucet.

Additional Amenities

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.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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