House Calls

House Calls

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

House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

Illustration By JULIUS Goyanko For The Washington Post

Three sets of doors and a staircase make furniture and television placement a challenge.

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House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

Three sets of doors and a staircase make furniture and television placement a challenge.

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

A D.C. couple recently remodeled their bathroom, inspiring them to rethink their bedroom.

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.

House Calls: A living room to fall for

House Calls: A living room to fall for

After a tree fell on their house, a Chevy Chase couple wants help redecorating their living room.

House Calls: Pool room gets a re-rack

House Calls: Pool room gets a re-rack

A Barneseville, Md., resident hopes seating and a fresh coat of paint will get her pool room more use.

House Calls: Lie back and enjoy the lilac

House Calls: Lie back and enjoy the lilac

A toned-down shade of Pantone color of the year Radiant Orchid gives a bedroom a sophisticated look.

House Calls: Kid-free retreat for two

House Calls: Kid-free retreat for two

A District couple needs help with stark walls and mismatched furniture.

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