Gallery: Six fixes for your home

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  1. Kelley Proxmire had carpet cut specifically to fit the space in her own dining room, making it look larger. Picture: Kevin Allen, The Washington Post
  2. A rehabbed rowhouse that Roslyn Ashford staged illustrates how using a simple chair or two is a better idea than a heavy loveseat. Picture: Roslyn Ashford, Washington Post
  3. Give the front door an unexpected colour, and consider carrying it into the room it opens up to, professional stagers say. Picture: Laura McCaffrey, Washington Post
  4. Tyler Whitmore replaced a dark navy bedspread on a mahogany sleigh bed with a cream coverlet in a restaging. Top photo, Debbie Labonski; bottom,Tyler Whitmore. The Washington Post
  5. A townhouse staged by Tyler Whitmore with the homeowner's furnishings. Work included thinning out books, adding a new light fixture and removing an entertainment unit. Top photo, Tyler Whitmore; bottom, by Anice Hoachlander. The Washington Post
  6. Older bathrooms can have unusual colour combinations; but tile, sinks and tubs can be sprayed with an acrylic, usually white coating that brings the bathroom up to date. Picture: Miracle Method. The Washington Post

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