House Calls

House Calls

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

Tips to create a bedroom that will grow with your daughter

Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post

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

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    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.

    House Calls: A laundry quandary

    House Calls: A laundry quandary

    The laundry room also serves as the go-to entrance for a family.

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

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

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

    House Calls: From empty to intimate

    House Calls: From empty to intimate

    A Bethesda couple seek help with turning a big family room into an intimate space.

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

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

    A reader in McLean has a blank slate, and she needs help filling it.

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