How to Make Small Spaces Grand

How to Make Small Spaces Grand

If you live in a small apartment or home and you want to create a feeling of a bigger room there are several things you can do. Two of the biggest things you can do is create focal points and take advantage of reflecting. These two things will give you a bigger look and feel of the smaller rooms.

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Creating a focal point in a small room is key when you don’t want people noticing how small the room really is. When you have a specific focus point the room might be more interesting and seem a little bit bigger.

You can do this by painting one wall in the room a different colour or darker color giving your room an uncluttered gallery effect by the use of a low hanging light fixture and assembling artwork on the wall. This has an opening effect on the room. You do not just have to use paint, you can use tile, wall paper or anything else you can think of.

When you use reflecting to make a room bigger, you will use things in your home that reflect such as mirrors, furniture, metallic pieces, and things that have a shimmer.

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When these items are strategically placed throughout the home or the room they give a feeling of light and more space. A mirror can be placed strategically in a room to reflect the outdoors or even a window or a doorway which makes the room appear much larger than it is and it brings in more light.

If you are trying to take the focus from the small size of a room and make it look bigger then you can take advantage of the use of reflections and creating focal points. Mastering these two techniques can make your home look much bigger.

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**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. If you are interested in more information on them, please visit our website at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/ or view our mls listings in Ontario for current homes for sale. Upcoming projects include new homes in Drayton and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

The Cambridge

The Cambridge is a 1 Car Garage  home. This 3 bedroom home is 1406 SqFt and features an open concept main floor plan and 2.5 baths.

CambridgeThe Cambridge model we offer in our Foxfield Trails Neighbourhood is welcoming with the front porch and front door with the long glass pane in the centre of it to allow for wonderful sunlight to shine into your home. There are many more way to make the exterior of this home stand out from the rest. you could add some exterior pot lights to provide a more lighted path at night or for a more clean appearance to the exterior or to highlight specific areas or materials. The addition of some great chairs for the porch would look great and provide seating for your morning coffee outside while watching passersby. Could even install a screen on the one side of the porch for privacy ans/or to add a living wall for flowers or herbs.

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As you enter the Cambridge you are walk into a dropper foyer that has a great closet that is handy for shoes and jackets. The powder room is located just after the foyer and then you walk down the main hall to enter into the open concept kitchen, dining & living space. The kitchen is a L-shape which is great for working in, however you could add an island for more cabinet and counter top space. The living room is a great space with two windows located at the back to bring in sunshine. The dining space is large for a good sized table and has a sliding patio door which is great if you like to bbq as it is close to the kitchen and the table.

Cambridge Main FloorSome great additions to this home that could make it feel even greater would be the addition of changing the tile out to hardwood or laminate which will be warmer on your feet and look fantastic. There are many colours and styles of both laminate and hardwood to choose from at our Design Living Centre.  Adding railing to the stairs going upstairs would look rich and add some openness to the home.

Main HallWhen you make your way up the staircase to the second floor, there are 3 bedroom, a main bathroom, linen closet and laundry room located off the upper hallway. The laundry room contains space for a washer and dryer. If you are someone that likes the laundry tubs you could get a stacked washer/dryer unit and add that laundry tub (*they are great for many uses!).

Cambridge Floor PlanThe Master Bedroom is a grand size that allows for large furniture or a seating area and has a fantastic walk in closet and it’s own ensuite with a shower. The vanity in the ensuite is a large 60″ with a single single. There is the option to add a second sink for a hers and his if preferred.

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The other two bedroom upstairs both have closets of their own that can be used for storage or clothes. The main bath room on this level contains a single vanity, toilet and tub/shower.

For more information on the Cambridge or any of our other models  please visit https://www.sunlighthomes.ca/communities.html .

Boost Your Confidence with Funky Accessories

When it comes to visual image, the human eye would rather see things differently than what the mind has established. This means that to create a contrasting look on the outside world, deviate from the ordinary and enhance the plain and simple to a “funkier” outlook.

Basically, to be funky is to be chic, trendy, and up to date in an exceptional mode: you try to make something unique and fashionable out of an ordinary concept. When you are able to enhance the look of a typical fashion and create a contemporary interpretation, you have created a funky look.

Achieving a funky look is as easy as 1-2-3. All you have to keep in mind is to use different brilliant and vivid colors, various patterns, and cool accessories to create an appearance that is 100% unique and creative.

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1. Stylish Seating

Most stools, especially plastic stools are sturdy and useful but they look absolutely plain and most people leave them in the background. The best way to transform them into fantastic pieces that you can admire, incorporate trendy designs that give a funky look.

Try painting your stool with bright colors like pink or yellow and decorate it with artistic designs. Or you can cover them with seat covers for a more comfortable look. To do this, measure and cut a piece of foam to fit the seat and then cover the foam with a piece of fabric large enough to tie the ends together below the seat.

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2. Shock of color

Whatever you want to express with your personality; whether you want to go bohemian or western, the rule of the thumb is to use colors that will put more detail into your home.

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For instance, you could paint the wall in your living room or sitting area bright red and adorn it with an artistic window frame of brass and wood.

If you have a super plain sofa, perhaps gray or tan, give it a funkier look by using pink and orange throw pillows. Adding some palm fronds brings a whiff of nature into a cozy area.

3. Turn plain pillow covers into little works of art

For a good night’s sleep, use pillows that cradle the head and please the eyes too. After all, they are the last things you see before you drift away to dreamland.

Keep in mind that the main idea of being funky is to create a fashion statement by transforming the plain and simple into an innovative look.

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The bottom line is that creating a funky look, whether at home or through your appearance can be really fun. It gives you a sense of freedom from the limitations set by the norm of society. Deviating from the conventional is a good way of revealing the real you.

Make your own decisions and buck the stereotype! Being funky can be fun!

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. If you are interested in more information on them, please visit our website at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/ or view our mls listings in Ontario for current homes for sale. Upcoming projects include new homes in Drayton and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

The Bristol

The Bristol is a 1.5 Car Garage  home. This 3 bedroom home is 1711 SqFt and features an open concept main floor plan which is great for entertaining.BRISTOL

The exterior of the Bristol is welcoming with the brick up to the second level, and the vinyl that replicates wood for a rich and warm feel. There are a variety of selections of brick to choose from along with siding colours, aluminum colours, window trim colour and even door colours in our Design Living Centre to reflect the person you are into this beautiful home. You have the ability add more windows to allow more light to shine into the house during the day as seen on the plan below.

As you enter the home you are greeted by a welcoming foyer that showcases the great staircase to the second floor of the home. Past the foyer you enter into the main hall which is open to above for nice high ceilings that could house a great eye catching chandelier. The mudroom located off the garage and next to the main hall contains a closet that can hold jackets and muddy boots from great adventures outdoors. There is also a quaint powder room for guests to use when they visit.

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The open concept Kitchen, Dining and Living areas are great for interacting with family and/or friends as someone could be cooking and the other watching TV in the living room and still have a wonderful conversation. The living room could even be more fantastic with the addition of a glowing fireplace for cold nights or to relax in front of after a hard days work. The Kitchen is usually the heart of the home so it features a linear wall of cabinetry and an island that could be extended so that stools could be added for people could sit at to help cook or for great conversation. Stainless steel range hoods, back splash, industrial style faucets and pendants over the island are all items that can be added to this kitchen.

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As you make your way up the staircase to the second floor that overlooks the foyer you have one great Master Bedroom with a walk in closet and ensuite and two other bedrooms for kids or guests. The Master Bedroom is a wonderful size for a King bed to curl up into at night. The Master Walk in Closet can house a large amount of shoes or any other collection of treasured items! The ensuite features a double vanity which gives lots of counter room for accessories or products. The tub/shower is wonderful to take a luxurious bath in or you could switch out the tub for an enclosed glass shower.

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The other two bedroom upstairs both have closets of their own that can be used for storage or clothes. The main bath room on this level contains a full sized vanity, toilet and tub/shower. The laundry room is located on this floor which is handy so that no one has to travel down the stairs with piles of clothes to clean and bring back upstairs again. This is a win for everyone!

For more information the Bristol please visit https://www.sunlighthomes.ca/pdf/bristol-foxfield-trails.pdf