House Calls

House Calls

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

House Calls: Arlington empty-nesters get an updated living room

Illustration By JULIUS Goyanko For The Washington Post

The couple want to redesign an area now that their daughter has moved out (and taken her cat with her).

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    House Calls: Arlington empty-nesters get an updated living room

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    House Calls: A come-in-and-chill-out foyer

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    House Calls: A bold basement makeover

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    House Calls: Picture a brighter living room

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    House Calls: Mixing the old with the new

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    House Calls: A beach vibe for a family of five

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    House Calls: Sizing down the situation

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

    House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

    House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

    A Rockville couple wants to update a porch that has become a dumping ground for firewood and recyclables.

    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

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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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