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how to make your home look beautiful

Looking to get the most out of your home's paint job or just to keep up with its carpentry needs? Then check out our great home tips, and be sure to check back regularly to keep up with our latest tips and tricks.

5 Ideas For A Welcoming Entry

It’s a great feeling pulling up to your home. But when you arrive and see your front porch, do you find yourself thinking, the porch feels a little blah? Would you like the entrance to your home to be more welcoming? We've come up with five ideas to help you have an inviting entry and...
August 6, 2020
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Has Being Homebound Increased Your Honey-do List to Maximum Capacity?

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably noticed that the proverbial honey-do list has increased exponentially since many more people are staying home due to the pandemic. Fix this, get rid of that, refresh the other.  It’s true now, more than ever, that people are stuck inside and taking a more critical look at their...
July 29, 2020
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A note from Benchmark about COVID-19

At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we are committed to the health and safety of our clients, staff, and trade partners. With regard to the rapidly evolving developments of the COVID-19 (The coronavirus), we want to ensure our community that as a business that interacts in people's homes, we have instituted the highest standards of the...
March 17, 2020
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How to Completely Change your Mood With Paint Color

I was standing in front of the tower of paint swatches at my local hardware store, and I wondered if paint color could completely change your mood. So I decided to do some research. I wanted to find out, do colors affect your mood. If so, how? Do colors have an identical effect or response...
August 13, 2019
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Do I Really Need to Hire a Professional Interior Painter? A Helpful Guide

You've poured over interior design magazines, watched HGTV and explored Pinterest for hours and hours. Finally, you've chosen the perfect paint colors for your home. Now comes the harder decision, do you paint it yourself or do you hire a painting contractor? Interior painting projects are exciting because it is the simplest way to create...
July 16, 2019
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Love Your Home in Bethesda, MD

There are so many things to love about living in Bethesda, MD. This family-friendly urban city is full of life and culture. You'll find everything from art galleries, live theater, upscale shopping, and amazing cuisine. With its well known top-rated schools, biomedical-research medical centers and beautiful surrounding residential areas, Bethesda, MD is a sought after...
June 13, 2019
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Exterior Color Palettes for Home

Inviting Colors There are so many exciting new exterior color palettes for your home. Do you like white or light colors? Or are you drawn to medium or dark shades? Do you want a bright happy front door? When choosing the right palette make sure to look at: Your roof color Brick or stone color...
May 14, 2019
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What Color Should I Paint My Ceiling?

Are there rules for choosing ceiling color? The answer, no. Old school interior design thinking was rules, rules, rules for everything. There are visual guidelines to keep in mind to keep your rooms from looking dark and small or stark and to airy. Really though, the sky's the limit when it comes to paint color....
May 1, 2019
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3 Ways You Can Make Your Home Look Beautiful

Your home is a valuable investment and a central location in your life, so you need to maintain it as best you can. And with some quality carpentry and painting work, you can have a home that's fit for a king! So let's talk about what are some basic options that make a huge visual...
October 2, 2018
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Try A New Color This Spring

My crews and I have painted thousands of exterior homes over the 26 years of my career. Frequently we get the remark, “what have I done, I hate that color!” followed by; “what will it cost to paint it a different color?” In these cases, I will show my customer how many gallons it will...
September 5, 2018
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