House Calls

House Calls

Before & After | Design advice to help you make over your space.

Make room for overnight guests in a tiny home office

JULIUS Goyanko For The Washington Post

A Bethesda couple want to create a space where grandkids can bunk.

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    Make room for overnight guests in a tiny home office

    Make room for overnight guests in a tiny home office

    A Bethesda couple want to create a space where grandkids can bunk.

    Reclaim a room originally designed to be ‘kid-friendly’

    Reclaim a room originally designed to be ‘kid-friendly’

    Now that the kids are older, it’s time to bring a dated family room into the modern era.

    Transform a blank-slate basement into a cozy retreat

    Transform a blank-slate basement into a cozy retreat

    A Bethesda family wants to upgrade from bachelor furniture in a recently renovated space.

    Create a cozy seating area in a pass-through room

    Create a cozy seating area in a pass-through room

    A Rockville home’s open floor plan is making it difficult to arrange furniture in the living room.

    Tips to create a bedroom that will grow with your daughter

    Tips to create a bedroom that will grow with your daughter

    House Calls answers a request for a sparkly princess bedroom, without letting it get cartoonish.

    Can’t replace ugly floor tiles? There are ways to minimize their visual impact.

    Can’t replace ugly floor tiles? There are ways to minimize their visual impact.

    House Calls has some short-term fixes for homeowners saving up for a future renovation.

    House Calls: Rethinking a post-renovation living room

    House Calls: Rethinking a post-renovation living room

    This couple isn’t sure how to make their renovated living room purrrfect for them and their two cats.

    House Calls: Remaking a sunny workspace

    House Calls: Remaking a sunny workspace

    A D.C. couple seek a workspace that’s inviting and has storage.

    House Calls: How to make a small living room comfortable and kid-friendly

    House Calls: How to make a small living room comfortable and kid-friendly

    After two coffee-table-related trips to the ER, a Bethesda couple seeks a relaxed, kid-friendly living room.

    House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

    House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

    A Falls Church reader wants to have a cozy corner and an entertainment area in her long, narrow living room.

    House Calls: A door-jammed design

    House Calls: A door-jammed design

    A couple is struggling with furniture arrangement in a family room with doors on every wall.

    House Calls: Comfortable seating for family and friends

    House Calls: Comfortable seating for family and friends

    A Bethesda reader gets help arranging seating and defining the space in her family room.

    House Calls: Bringing comfort to a Broad Run great room

    House Calls: Bringing comfort to a Broad Run great room

    A couple needs help rethinking an oblong seating area.

    House Calls: Updated finishes refresh a period home’s living room

    House Calls: Updated finishes refresh a period home’s living room

    A Herndon couple is ready to make some changes in their 1700s home.

    House Calls: A basement that is an empty slate

    House Calls: A basement that is an empty slate

    A Silver Spring mom moves the pool table out of her L-shaped basement and wonders what to do next.

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