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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ideas for Pre–Spring Cleaning

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ideas for Pre–Spring Cleaning

February 23, 2018

A February thaw teased the Remodelista editors with visions of spring—and spring cleaning—this week. And why not? With a little sleuthing, the mundane can be elevated to magnificent. See our editors’ favorite design-worthy dish soaps, trash cans, and tips for patching and painting nail holes.

Goodbye, Nail Holes

A tiny patched hole can be covered with paint the same color and finish as the wall. Apply it with an artist’s paintbrush or a cotton swab. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, from DIY Paint: Designer Michaela Scherrer Mixes Her Own Shades of White.
Above: A tiny patched hole can be covered with paint the same color and finish as the wall. Apply it with an artist’s paintbrush or a cotton swab. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, from DIY Paint: Designer Michaela Scherrer Mixes Her Own Shades of White.

Nail holes, begone. How to get back to pristine walls? For advice, Margot turned to Albert Ridge of Ridge Painting in NYC. See more in this week’s Remodeling 101 post.

White Ceiling Socket Lights

A Ceramic Lampholder is €\135 at Zangra in Belgium.
Above: A Ceramic Lampholder is €135 at Zangra in Belgium.
“Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the hardest to find,” writes Alexa. “Take lighting, for example, where it can be a challenge to find unobtrusive, classic modern ceiling fixtures.” She sourced her 10 favorites, ranging in price from $4.35 to $287.87, in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Display-Worthy Dish Soap

Fer à Cheval Liquide Vaisselle Savon de Marseille is made without dyes, of Marseille soap; €4.50 at La Trésorerie.
Above: Fer à Cheval Liquide Vaisselle Savon de Marseille is made without dyes, of Marseille soap; €4.50 at La Trésorerie.
Cleaning should be a pleasure, says Julie, who discovered “a new crop of woodsy, herbal, and lavender-scented all-natural dishwashing liquids.” See them all in this week’s Trend Alert post.

Vipp Pedal Bin

The Vipp \2 Gallon Pedal Bin is a classic bathroom waste bin. It’s \$\289 at Vipp.
Above: The Vipp 2 Gallon Pedal Bin is a classic bathroom waste bin. It’s $289 at Vipp.
Alexa sleuths sources from a bath in SoHo, New York—proving that the “bright white Scandi-inspired bath never gets old.” See more clever storage and organizing ideas in this week’s Steal This Look post.

Let There Be Light

Above: A home’s original basement level openings had been removed in a previous renovation. Brooklyn-based architect Elizabeth Roberts restored them so a master bedroom now opens directly onto the backyard. See more in this week’s Architect Visit. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors add a new dimension—and welcome light—to nearly any room. And no matter the size of your windows, they’ll always look lovely if they’re sparkling clean. See The Secret Ingredient to Make Windows Shine Bright Like a Diamond.

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