House Calls

House Calls

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

House Calls: Sizing down the situation

Illustration By JULIUS Goyanko For The Washington Post

Couple wants a more proportional design for a new living room.

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    House Calls: Sizing down the situation

    House Calls: Sizing down the situation

    Couple wants a more proportional design for a new living room.

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    House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

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    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

    A Vienna mom wants a cozy yet chic family room for entertaining friends and playing with her kids.

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    House Calls: Updating a family room

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    House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

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    House Calls: A balcony makeover

    House Calls: A balcony makeover

    An Arlington balcony with some daunting design limitations gets a new look.

    House Calls: Oscar-worthy visual effects

    House Calls: Oscar-worthy visual effects

    A couple of movie buffs need a living room makeover.

    House Calls: From an ascetic to aesthetic master bedroom

    House Calls: From an ascetic to aesthetic master bedroom

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    House Calls: A postage stamp backyard makeover

    House Calls: A postage stamp backyard makeover

    When there isn’t much room in the back yard, it pays to make the most of the space there is.

    House Calls: A living room makeover

    House Calls: A living room makeover

    A new vision, and kid-friendly furniture, for a Bethesda family’s living room.

    House Calls: New life for a living room

    House Calls: New life for a living room

    While Vicki Moyer’s first floor is under renovation, the Columbia resident is dreaming of a new look for her living room.

    House Calls: A patio with coastal style

    House Calls: A patio with coastal style

    A Clarksburg woman wants a patio with a tasteful nautical theme that’s suitable for entertaining.

    House Calls: Reclaiming a son’s spot

    House Calls: Reclaiming a son’s spot

    A child has grown up and moved out, so House Calls turns his vacant room into an inviting guest room.

    House Calls: A bright design for a dark room

    House Calls: A bright design for a dark room

    An Arlington mom seeks a brighter, kid-friendly living room.

    House Calls: Minimalist design for minimal space

    House Calls: Minimalist design for minimal space

    Tight on space and money, this Maryland homeowner needs advice for her living room.

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