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3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers

Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along. 

Bumper pool table and dartboard in basement
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The Palutis Family Basement: After

Michael now has a space to call his own—void of stuffed animals and crayons—where he can play a game of darts or bumper pool.

To buy: Factory Light No. 7, $289, schoolhouseelectric.com. Jonathan Leather arm chair, $350, worldmarket.com. Bar Room pool cue holder, $118, wayfair.com.

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