The Tupling Family

Mr & Mrs Tupling Decided they would like to move to Woodstock to be closer to their family.  When they started their search for their future home they came across Sunlight Heritage Homes.  They loved the detached bungalows Sunlight offers as they have nice large windows through out, letting in tons of natural light.

When selecting their Lot, they picked one where the front of the house will look out onto green space with trees as they are avid bird watchers and lovers.  

They also loved how Sunlight Heritage Homes were willing to adjust and customize the interior of their floor plan.  By changing the stairs to better accommodate their needs, this made their home perfect for them.

The day of their color selection they brought along their daughter and family friend to help them in process. Most of the decisions made were based on the whole families array of dogs and whether certain materials were better for them such as laminate over hardwood. A breakfast bar was added to the island with the grand kids in mind. A customized L shape Kitchen to allow for easier conversation flow while cooking. 

They were surprised as they thought they would be leaning towards more of a grey color scheme when in fact they ended up going with more browns.  Color will be brought into the home with pops of color using area rugs with brilliant blues and chairs with white and yellow combinations.

We sincerely enjoyed working with the Tupling’s and wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives.

Sunlight Heritage Homes

Decorate with Wallpaper

wallpaper1One of the biggest problem areas in a room is a large blank wall that stares back at you as you enter. These walls create a feeling of emptiness within a room, and sometimes act to disrupt the flow of color and design that’s already in place: or they do not fulfill their potential of creating visual impact in a room.

Wallpaper is an inexpensive and popular way to decorate walls and bring them to life. Depending on the size of the wall, its coverage, and what image it wants to portray, wallpapers lend versatility to a room and allow for your creativity.

 

Working with wallpaper is easy when you know how to do it, and here some tips.

Preparing a Room for Wallpapering

Wallpaper disasters occur because proper preparation of the wall is not taken seriously. Like when painting a wall or upholstering a couch, a significant amount of time must be dedicated to the preparation of a wall. This extra time spent will save you time and trouble in the long-run.

Measure your wall and purchase wallpaper that will cover the entire surface of the wall (allowing for error and pattern matching). Cut your wallpaper into manageable sized strips when you are ready to use them.

To prepare the wall for wallpapering, remove any switch plates, wall fixtures, and socket covers. Clean the wall thoroughly to remove any dirt and/or mildew, and let it dry completely. Search the wall surface for any holes, depressions, or bumps: these may be repaired using a drywall compound or spackling compound. Apply the compound, smooth it as much as possible, and let it dry thoroughly. Sanding is then required to smooth the surface to make it as easy as possible for the wallpaper to adhere to the wall. Then prime your wall with an acrylic adhesive which is recommended by a wallpaper expert. 

The Act of Wallpapering

Once you’ve primed your wall with the adhesive, decide how you want to hang the wallpaper. Go in the direction (right to left or vise versa) that is easiest for you. Cut your wallpaper strips allowing for pattern matching and a small amount of waste at the bottom. Starting from top, apply the wallpaper to the wall.  You may want to precut the holes for the switches, other openings, etc. (being very exact with the measurements to avoid error) or cut them as you proceed to hang the wallpaper (the easiest way).  Either way you must be precise!
Amateurs often end up with the problem of small air bubbles under the wallpaper, or uneven attachment to the wall. Resist the temptation to use a plastic smoother as it may tear the wallpaper or leave marks if used with improper pressure. Instead, use clean soft cloth and apply gentle pressure with the hand, or a light flexible rubber flap – much like the one used to clean windows.

Designing with that Wallpaper

Wallpaper provides an opportunity for colors and patterns to be incorporated into a design. The appearance of a large wall may benefit from wallpaper with patterns or stripes to break their overwhelming size. Use vertical stripes to add height to the room, and horizontal ones to create the illusion of a wider space. Another option is to incorporate a dual design – using a striped pattern on the upper half of the wall and a solid or floral print on the lower portion to create interest.

Use borders near the ceiling to create visual interest and give the illusion of height to the room, as it calls attention to the ceiling.

When using wallpaper in more than one room of the house, you have the option of creating fluidity between two rooms without having to use the same wallpaper. The fluidity may be achieved by staying different tones of the same colors, contrasting colors, or similar patterns.

Building the Room from the Wallpaper

When designing an entire room, wallpaper create a nice visual palette with which to work. Wallpapers, because they provide various color and pattern in their designs, may create a central mood in the room (formal, informal, etc.); the source of a color scheme (from the colors in the wallpaper); and even a pattern that will flow throughout the room (floral patterns, stripes, or dots).

Wallpaper provides a great opportunity for design ingenuity. Don’t be afraid to use the wall to its full potential – either to enhance the design of the room or build an entire room around it.

The Fairway Model Feature

The Fairway- Villages of Sally Creek 

The Fairway Model is featured in our Sally Creek Adult Living Neighborhood.  This two bedroom two bathroom bungalow style home starts at a low cost of $360,400.  With a stone and brick exterior combo that truly adds to its visual appeal.  Upon walking into the home a large tiled foyer greets you, with optimal space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first bedroom located right off the foyer with its own bathroom and closet.  This bathroom has a dual entry, foyer entry and bedroom entry making it convenient for guests.  As you make your way into the house, a mudroom with laundry is located to the right of you attached to the double garage.  An open concept L shaped kitchen to your left with a centered island and granite counter tops.  Engineered Hardwood in the living area is another feature that comes with this home.  You have the option of four color finishes. 

The master bedroom is located right off the living room with a large walk in closet and
en-suite bathroom.  In the en-suite you get a double sink vanity and tiled shower with optional glass enclosure.

Let us know how we can make this model your future home.

Sunlight Heritage Homes