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Five DIY Ideas for Your Arlington, VA Home

5 DYI for bathroomsIt’s almost time to say hello to 2013! Whether you are staying inside your Arlington, VA home or celebrating out on the town, we are ready to help you ring in the new year with five DIY home repair ideas.

Clean up dirty grout

Grout has the ability to make floors look grungy, even if the tiles are clean enough to eat off of! To quickly clean grout, wash the area with a wet washcloth, combine baking soda and water to make a simple paste, apply the paste to the grout, wait a few minutes, and scrub, scrub, scrub with a toothbrush. For deeper stains, it may be easier to call our professionals for this residential interior update. We can remove and and replace your grout to give you a sparkling clean kitchen or bathroom floor.

Remove dated wallpaper

It’s time for your 80’s wallpaper to come down as we ring in the new year. Stripping wallpaper takes time and is a messy project, but we guarantee it will provide a terrific update for your Arlington, VA home. Find your putty knife and drop cloths and let the wallpaper removing begin!

Freshen up with paint

It’s amazing to see what interior painting can do in your home. If you have any areas that seem dark and you’re dreading the long winter nights, you can easily brighten up your home with light-colored paint. Not only will it make the room feel bigger, it will also transform the aesthetic of the room for a very low cost.

Replace an old faucet

Maybe you’re tired of looking at the same bathroom faucet every single morning as you brush your teeth. Although it may take a few hours, every homeowner can learn to replace their existing fixtures for a subtle transformation. So, turn off your water supply and get started!

Get rid of the popcorn ceiling

If we’re ringing in 2013, it’s time to get rid of the dated popcorn ceiling. It’s a messy job and requires a fair amount of time, scraping, and sanding, but the smooth and modern results are worth the work. You’ll be amazed at the contemporary feel of your home once the popcorn ceiling is a thing of the past.

Those are just a few ways you can start off the new year with a handy home repair. If you would feel more comfortable leaving the work up to us, or you’re too exhausted from counting down at midnight, Benchmark Painting & Carpentry is happy to provide expertise in any of these areas. Whether you’re in Arlington, VA or Boca Raton, FL, please contact us online or call us at 301-949-1100.

Written by: Tiffany

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