Fences

Hello Sunlight Family,

With the warm weather approaching most of our new homeowner’s may be looking to get their yards fenced.  As long as final grading has been completed and you have received confirmation,  there is nothing stopping you.  This weeks blog post, we’ve decided to share a few different looks and ideas for inspiration. There are tons of different styles out there based on the amount of privacy wanted.  Here are some photos of our favorite looks.

We hope you’ve considered out inspirational photos helpful for your next fencing project.

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Adding Visual Interest

Adding Visual Interest To Your Home

There is so much more that can be done to your newly built Sunlight Heritage Home, than what the brochures have to offer.

For starters, decorative wall molding and wainscoting.  Sunlight Heritage Homes offers all of these decorative accents to be added to your home.  If this is something you are interested in, just ask our decor consultants on the day of your color selection to help come up with a design to be quoted.  If its up a stairway or main focal point in a bedroom, you can never go wrong with adding this feature to your home.

Second Feature that you can add to your Sunlight Heritage Home would be Decorative Ceilings. Where do i begin, there are tons of options when it comes to ceilings.  Simple paint can even make a big difference.  Why not opt for a moody bold color for your ceiling people seem to always forget about that fifth wall.

If your plan chosen already comes with vaulted ceilings, why not add to the original beauty of it.  By adding exposed beams or wood paneling this will have all of your guests oohing and awing.

Tray Ceilings or Coffered ceilings.  The options are endless when it comes to these types of ceilings.  If you went with a dark tone on your walls why not continue that color up to the molding part of the coffered ceiling.  This creates a stunning visual effect.  Adding texture by wallpapering the inside squares is also a beautiful design tip!  

We hope you enjoyed this post and that we have inspired you to add some of these visually appealing details to your homes.

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                        ** Sunlight Heritage Homes does not offer wallpaper or provide wallpaper installations.  Photos are used for inspiration only ** 

Chris Ribeiro- Site Supervisor

SunlightMaster PMSlo#9AE201Chris Ribeiro, the youngest of the Sunlight Heritage Homes sons runs a few of our construction sites as site supervisor.  Don’t let his young age fool you, Chris knows everything and anything you need to know when it comes to building a home.  On site, he ensures your home will be built exactly how it should be.team-chris

Managing multiple homes can be a tad stressful but Chris always manages to have everything under control.  Chris would be the one that takes our homeowners through their framing walk through making sure their homes are being built just as they should be.  He also is the last face our homeowners see before possession, as he completes the Pre-Delivery Inspections of the homes with them.

Chris leaves our homeowners feelings happy and excited for their move in date.

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Today we would like to thank Chris for all of his hard work and long hours to help make Sunlight Homes run as smoothly as possible.  His dedication to the company wont go unnoticed.  We see everything that you do and appreciate it all.

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Our Top 5 Designer Pet Peeves

Our Design Centre experts know how to size up a room at first sight.  Not only can they visualize what the bones of the home will look like in the end result.  They can also fully furnish spaces and envision exactly what the room will look like with furniture.  We thought we would share these common mistakes that happen every day when it comes to interior decorating/design.  These are the little things that we notice immediately!

Poorly positioned art– This has to be my number one pet peeve! I cant stand seeing art poisoned to high.  it should be eye level and not all the way up the wall. To be safe the best height to hang your art would be 57″ front the floor.  If it’s over a sofa or bed remember to hang it about an arms width above the back of the sofa.wrong art
Floating Rug- This is when your rug is too small for the space.  Make sure when rug shopping that you find one that extends to under each piece of furniture in the seating area. This brings the seating area into one and will give you that complete look.  You don’t want it floating on its own in the center.

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Matching Everything– Matching furniture sets whether it be for the bedroom, living or dining room.  Rooms that have been purchased from a single source always give the feeling that its missing something and lacking in character.  We encourage you to take your time when furniture shopping.  Pick pieces that compliment one another, similar to how you would choose your wardrobe pieces.

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Skimpy Curtains- What is worse than having no curtains?  Curtains that are too short for the window itself.  It is very important that you measure correctly and let curtains touch the floor.  Also another tip, hanging your curtain rod as high as possible under crown molding for example, will help you achieve the look of a taller ceiling.drapes shortVS high and long

Clutter or Bare Spaces-  Make sure you have enough in the space but not too much.  I prefer to use large pieces when it comes to styling accessories instead of having multiple smaller nick knacks everywhere.  You want to make sure that everything is balanced, it definitely will make the room look more put together.Before VSafter

We hope that our top 5 designer pet peeves will help you on your next home decorating adventure.  

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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year!

 

Color Of the Year- 2017

Benjamin Moore has released their color of the year and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  Color of the Year, Shadow 2117-30.  We are loving the undertones of deep purples in this tone.  Some color pairings that would look great with Shadow would be different shades of purple, greens and ivory’s.

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Usually when picking out paint colors there is some sort of inspiration behind it.  This can come from anything from the outdoors, floral’s and even the latest fashion trends.

Here are some examples of the color inspiration pulled from floral’s and how it can be used in a space and the end result.  
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We also area loving their entire 2017 color palette.  These are our Top four Benjamin Moore 2017 Colors 

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First on our top 4 would be Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20.  This color is extremely on trend right now.   The deep blackened blue is a very masculine tint reminding us of a well tailored suit.  This color would look fantastic with metallic accessories, lighter blue’s, silvers and golden tans.  This color is seen over and over in cabinetry and built in units.  Bye Bye White Hello Deep Navy’s!

Here are some inspiration photos using Gentleman’s Gray.

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Second on our list would be Knoxville Gray HC-160.  Another dark and moody color in blue family.  This color would look fantastic on an exterior all siding home it would instantly update the look.  Or why not paint interior doors?  Change your hardware to the popular bronze or matte gold, this would become a conversation starter for sure!  Another look i love is using this moody color in a powder room, accenting with bohemian reds, porcelains and golds.

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Third on the list Dinner Party AF-300.  Although i do think that this next color is extremely bold to be used as a main all over wall color. It is very sophisticated with deep red and black undertones.  I would absolutely use this color in small doses. Wether it be used on the front door of a home, or used in a DIY project re finishing an old piece of furniture.  Another dramatic touch would be to paint the backs of a bookshelf for that daring focal point in a room.

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Last but not the least Benjamin Moore’s Wet Concrete 2114-40.  A Classic and elegant choice! This color can be used anywhere in a home.  Looking especially elegant in and en-suite master bath. Or customized into a wall paper look with horizontal stripe panels.  A bold move would be to paint out an entire room including ceilings and baseboards.  You can easily bright up the space with light art work, furnishings and accessories.

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We hope you enjoyed our look at our top 4 Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color Palette.

Lilly Cordeiro, Sunlight Heritage Homes

 

 

Whats happening for 2017 paint and Interior Decor?

Sunlight Heritage Homes likes to be updated with the latest and greatest.  We try to stay on top of all the new and upcoming products so that we can offer you the best! Looking into what we think will be the most popular in 2017 when it comes to paint, materials and surfaces.

We loved Pantone’s color of the year for 2016.  The soft of Rose Quartz & Serenity were seen all over when it comes to interior decor.  Right from Pantone’s website some color pairings, Wether it be a soft or a hard surface, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation.

This subtle combination works so well with other tones including greens and different shades of purples, browns, and all sorts of shades of pink and yellow.

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So Whats in store for 2017?
If Spring 2017 Fashion has anything to do with what will be seen in paint colors and design, we are thinking bright bold vibrant colors with some earthy tones.  We cant wait for Pantone’s 2017 color of the year to be announced.
Stay tuned for a future blog post incorporating the new color of the year!

Lilly Cordeiro

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Last week at Sunlight Homes..

Last Friday we said ‘see you later’ to one of our team members who has been with us for just over three years.  Our Lead Designer Draftsman, Philip Coelho.  Philip was such a great asset to the company.

He co- designed our new Design Centre with owner Wilson Ribeiro where we are currently located.  His talent was truly something special,  bringing unique and out of the box ideas into our home designs.  His fresh outlook on spacial design created a different and one of a kind Design Center, that was placed Top 5 Nation Wide!

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We thank you for your years of loyalty and commitment to us.  Thank you for becoming part of the family and someone we will never forget.

We wish you all the best on your future endeavors and couldn’t be more happier for you.  We know that we will be asking for your autograph someday, on a super high profile architectural project!

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Good Luck & All the Best- Your Family at Sunlight Homes

 

Showers

 Showers

When it comes to showers there are so many options that you can go with.  A beautiful option could be all white tiles throughout with a bold framed glass door.

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Or open concept with built in towel rack niches into the drywall. This is such a unique and functional idea.  Instant Storage and extremely appealing to the eye.

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Dual Shower Heads- another great feature for showers.

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Decorative tile can add that wow factor and allow you to really express your style.

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Ask us how to incorporate similar looks into your new home with Sunlight Heritage Homes.

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Fall is here…

shutterstock_153297020Oh fall, one of my most favorite times of the year.  With fall comes the vibrant reds, oranges and yellow tones.  Cool temperatures and pumpkins galore. It also means that winter isn’t too far away so here are a few tips to prep your homes for the fall and upcoming colder season.

Lawn Care

Did you know that grass roots keep growing until the ground gets down to 40 degrees.  So this means it is a great time to feed that grass of yours.  Apply a high phosphorus mix in the fall so that you will have bright green grass in the spring.

Exterior Faucets

You would be surprised as to how many people aren’t aware that water pipes can burst with the drop of temperature.  A pipe that bursts can be both expensive and time consuming to fix.  The pipe that is most likely for this to happen to would be your exterior hose bib. All you have to do is make sure that you turn off the valves. All Faucets that exit your home should have a shut off valve.  Once its turned off be sure to drain out any water that may be sitting in the faucet.

Weather Striping

Make sure to check and replace your weather striping.  Simply do a visual check around your windows and doors It usually needs to be changed every few years.

Furnace

Now that summer is over you will most likely be spending more time indoors.  Breathing that air that is being pushed around your home. Be sure to replace or clean your furnace filter. Not only will it help the quality of air but will keep the furnace running in tip top shape.

Some other important tips to keep up with…

  • Clean and inspect your dryer vent
  • Check that carbon monoxide detectors are working properly
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors

 

In Kitchener, You Can Stay Close to Nature and Get the Urban Benefits

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Do you long for a pollution-free, natural environment, but can’t live without the conveniences of the urban lifestyle, despite the pollution?

This is a problem that plagues many people living in areas that are rife with pollution. It’s practically hell for people with health problems like asthma, made even worse by the long-distance that needs to be traveled for getting the medications for managing one’s health. A trip to any place in such an area practically feels like one of those quests shown in many fantasy adventure/horror games.

But, if such video games (or should we say situations reminding you of them?) are not your thing, then you must check out the grasslands, an area situated in Kitchener. Like the name says, it’s all grass and greenery, and the air is safe and fresh, so no need to worry about breathing in any pollutants.

And the best of all, you don’t have to walk for miles for the simplest of things. We have made sure that you don’t have to faint flat on your face by the time you get to your destination.

https://www.sunlighthomes.ca/kitchener-grasslands.html