Josh Braga- Draftsperson & Onsite Laborer

Josh Braga

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Today we would like to highlight one of Sunlight Heritage Homes’ team members.  Someone who we like to call the mini sunbeam to Sunlight Heritage Homes.  A person who carries the positive and cheerful attitude of their father, another member of Sunlight’s team.

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Josh is our in-office Drafts person/On site laborer, a jack of all trades.  He has been with Sunlight Homes for over a year now.  His ability to jump right into things and take on whatever came his way is truly appreciated.  He always has a smile on his face and a laugh that truly brightens up anyone’s day.  His quick learning has been a great asset to our team, we are happy to have you apart of the Sunlight Heritage Homes team.

Thank You Josh for all that you do!

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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 ** 

Interior Collection Boards

Interior Collection Boards

A new feature that Sunlight Heritage Homes has now added into the Design Centre.

‘Interior Collection Boards’ These boards can serve the purpose for solely ideas or inspiration for our homeowners.  However they also give our homeowners the opportunity to select a board to complete all of their interior selections in one shot.  Everything is on the boards that our homeowners would need to complete a full interior color selection.  From kitchen cabinets, counter tops, flooring, paint etc.

Here are some photos of a few of our interior collection boards.

There are several other combinations that can be put together for overall finishing selections.  Just ask your décor consultant to assist you the day of your color selection.

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The Rosedale Model Highlight

Sunlight Heritage Homes are currently apart of an Adult Lifestyle Community.  Here we have Single Detached Bungalow’s for sale.  One of the models we offer is called the Rosedale Model.  

This home says WOW right from the exterior entryway.  The grand stone entry archway welcomes guests with open arms. Bringing you into a spacious foyer entrance, a linen closet near by for hanging jackets and personal belongings.  We love this interior layout.

The kitchen being tucked over on the right hand side allows you to really utilize the space of this home. Cant you picture it already? Center a nice dining table with a framed gallery on that center wall, really tying everything in nicely.

An open concept living area with a stunning grand window bringing in the maximum amount of natural light.  Convenient Walk off porch for relaxing outdoors on those summer nights.

This Master Bedroom is everything you could want, large walk in closet with wrap around L shaped shelving.  The En-suite Bathroom has a double sink vanity, optional glass shower and linen closet.  A Bungalow model that was thoughtfully designed to truly maximize every inch of space.

We hope you enjoy this layout as much as we did creating it.

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Top 5 2017 Design Trends

Design Trends are constantly changing here are the Top 5 Design Trends for 2017.

  1. Terracotta- Yes we said it, Terracotta is making a comeback.  These warm tiles will be replacing the all white tiles that were oh so popular in 2016.  Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces. You can also use this warm earthy tone in accessories and lighting. Can i get one of each please, Love these pendant lights.
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  2.  Cork- Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our large, open plan homes.  You can use cork in coffee table bases and can even use them on entire walls as decorative cladding. Great in a home office, stylish and functional used to pin art and or notes!cork cork
  3.  Upholstered Headboards

    Upholstered headboards are set to replace the wooden plank bed frames currently dominating the market.  They have been really popular in luxury hotels for a while now but now everyone is falling in love with this headboard trend.  There are so many different options when it comes to the upholstered headboard.  Whether you go for neutral color with buttons, velvet or plush.  Headboards are an easy way to update and add that extra glam in a bedroom.headboard

    4. The NOOK

    Homes with nooks and places to simply ‘get away’ will become more popular this year.  With the amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day, there will be an increase and desire to create spaces in our homes that free you of digital distraction.

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    Whether it’s a corner in our bedroom or a nook under the stairwell we can escape to.  From deep sofas with linen slip covers, to over-sized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.  These all scream relaxation!

    5. Jewel Tones

    We all know that pastels, shades of pink and blue are currently the must have colors for interiors.  They will soon be overtaken by vibrant and exciting jewel tones.   Mixing these tones with transparent fabrics will create a lightness element to this trend.  Below shows a perfect example of mixing Topaz, Amethyst, emerald and Tones of Sapphire all in one space.

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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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Cleaning & Caring for Granite Counter tops

Some of peoples biggest fears when it comes to a natural stone countertop is the maintenance it may require.  By following a few suggestions your countertops will last you a lifetime while maintaining that just installed look!

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips!

  1. Avoid using cleaning products with any kind of acid, they may cause de-colorations or scratches on your surface.
  2. Kneeling or standing on your countertops should be avoided, as they could crack or break.
  3. Although placing hot pans on granite wont have the same effect and damage as to laminate counters.  This is still not recommended,  this could cause discoloration and/or cracking.  Always use a protective barrier between any hot object and granite such as trivet or mat.

Granite tends to attract soap scum.  Be sure to rinse them with hot clean water on a regular basis and use a paper towel to dry.  Do not use lime removal products or cleaning products that contain ammonia, as this will affect the seal on the stone.

How to Avoid Chips in your Counters

Chips in granite are not too common however they do happen, and when this happens this is usually caused by banging something into the edge of the countertop.  Take care when you handle heavy pots and pans around your granite edges as these are most prone to cause chipping. If a chip does occur and you find the piece that broke hold onto it most of the time this can be fixed.

Sealers

The use of sealers is a great way to protect your counters and the preservation of your granite countertops. Some granite can be very porous.  What a sealer typically does is fill in natural pores and repel spills on the surface, minimizing the absorption.  By Sealing counters, this gives you time to wipe spills away before they have a chance to sink into your stone. Usually after counters are installed they are sealed however we do recommend a re-application of this sealer every year or more often for some light granites.

 

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Woodstock and St George. 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, Kitchener and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Top 5 Restaurants in Woodstock!

According to TripAdvisor these are the top 5 best places to eat at in Woodstock, Ont.

  1. Finkle Street Tap & Grill –450 Simcoe St. 
    Upscale tap & grill with a classy, comfortable and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Great menu with modern eats, wood fire pizza, daily specials and more 

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  2. Tandoori Knight- 511 Dundas St

    Authentic Indian Food 

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  3. Six Thirty Nine- 639 Peel St

    Casual Fine Dining

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  4. Sushi Cove- 930 Dundas Street

     Japanese Restaurant

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  5. The Banana Leaf- 369 Dundas St

    The many tastes of Thailand.  From sweet to spicy and every spectrum in between.

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Woodstock Townhouse Model Feature

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Our Woodstock town-home’s comes with a stunning golf course view.  Our featured model below is of the UNIT B model.  This layout welcomes you with stunning oak railings leading you into your kitchen.  An open concept L shape kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, quartz counter tops and a eye catching stone back splash.

This model screams functionality.  With your dining area right off the kitchen and beside the living area, it is the ideal layout for entertaining guests.  On those warm summer nights, a walk out feature onto a deck lets you fully enjoy and take in that view!

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