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Empty Nest? Create New Rooms to Roost!

How to redesign after the kids have left home

By Kathy Barnes

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When your grown children take flight and leave your nest, it opens your rooms to new possibilities. Here are ways to use that new-to-you space.

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Guest Bedroom by Amanda Moore

Problem: We don't have a guest room.

Solution: Your kids are grown. It's time that old bedroom grows up, too. 

Transform your child's room into a soothing guest suite with a calming palette. You can find color inspiration in a rug, fabric, or window treatments. Then put on display either curated pieces of your child's artwork, achievements, or collections—or seize the opportunity to finally tailor the room to your own style.

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Guest Bedroom
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