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The Problem

The living room in Seymour's home isn't working well for her family. They use the 13-by-11-foot space as a mudroom and a place to keep backpacks, sporting gear, shoes, coats, the vacuum and golf clubs. A bulky armoire stores winter coats, umbrellas and pool towels and hides a window that has an unsightly view of the carport. They need a better method of organization and a plan to make this main entry more welcoming.

The Solution

» Make a separate entryway.

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