When Robert and Lucy Anzelone say they wanted to enhance the entertaining options in their home in the Salisbury area of Westbury, they didn't go shopping for accent pillows or comfy chairs. They chose to turn a storage room into a poolroom with a bar and stone accent wall. Robert Anzelone, 48, a salesman, did the design work, and he turned to his father, a retired contractor and electrician, for help and pointers. "We didn't want another place for guests to sit and just watch television," Anzelone says. "We wanted a room that would be bold, that would make a statement." Total: About $13,000 (Anzelone estimates he saved $15,000-$20,000 by doing the work himself.) -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen
LAMINATE FLOORING, $800.
From The Home Depot, Westbury.
CUSTOM LAMINATE SHELVING, $330. This is pine covered in black, high-gloss laminate ($300) that looks similar to Formica and is held together with a special glue ($30). “It was such a headache that I let him do it,” Anzelone says of his father. Laminate pieces supplied by Wilsonart International, Hicksville.
LG FLAT-SCREEN TELEVISION, $500. Because he didn’t like having exposed wires, he requested a digital converter box small enough to be hidden. TV is from P.C. Richard & Son, Levittown.
MIRRORED GLASS, $150 (for two). Used as the back of the shelving, these add interest to the bar area. From a shop in Astoria.
CEILING FAN, $300. From The Home Depot.
PAINT, $50 (two cans). One can each of Behr Haze and white. From The Home Depot.
STARBURST MIRROR, $150. From HomeGoods, Syosset.
ETCHED-GLASS FRENCH DOORS, $1,000 (for two). From The Home Depot.
SUPPLIES, $1,150. Includes dentil and shoe molding, baseboard and Sheetrock ($1,000) from The Home Depot; six glass shelves ($150) from a store in Astoria.
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES, $700. From The Home Depot.
PLUMBING and HEATING SUPPLIES, $500. Anzelone’s work was inspected by a licensed plumber. (April 2012)
ANDERSEN WINDOW, $400.
From The Home Depot.
COUNTER, included in $330 for “laminate shelving,” previous photo.
BAR STOOLS, $150 (for three). From Target, Westbury. (April 2012)
POOL TABLE, $3,200.
From Century Billiards & Gameroom, East Northport.
DECORATIVE WALL OPENING, included in other pricing. Anzelone wanted to give the room a more open feeling, without adding an additional door. Materials from The Home Depot.
ACCESSORIES, $500. These include books, barware, liquor, monogrammed candles and monogrammed glasses. Stores include Bed Bath & Beyond in Westbury, Pier 1 Imports in Carle Place and Marshalls in Westbury.
RED GLASS ACCENTS, $80 (for two). From Pier 1 Imports. (April 2012)
HAND-PAINTED CHINESE CHARACTERS, made by Anzelone. He researched his name, Lucy’s name and “good fortune” (pictured) on the Internet and then painted them freehand. (April 2012)
STONE ACCENT WALL, $1,800.
“It took me three nights of continuous work to get it done,” Anzelone says of his favorite thing in the room. He said he especially likes how the accent lighting bounces off individual stones. “Every stone has its own look and texture.” Materials from The Home Depot.
ANIMAL-PRINT SLIPPER CHAIR, $198. From Pier 1 Imports. (April 2012)
Robert and Lucy Anzelone in their new room. (April 2012)