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. By Nicole Sforza
Easy-to-steal storage tricks for small spaces (closets and bathrooms) and larger gathering spots (living rooms and kitchens).
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.