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
Rescue overstuffed drawers from chaos—and your dresser top from its destiny as a drop spot for junk. Clutter coach Chip Cordelli makes an open-and-shut case for how to do it.
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.