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 Curb Appeal To Your Home

Adding Curb Appeal to your home is something that can easily be done.  Here are some tips on how you can accomplish this.

  1. Manicured Lawn- this is very simple way to make your home stand out. 
  2. Paint the Front Door & Trim Most exterior paint will cost you approximately $30 a gallon. Painting your home can definitely add some brightness and revive your house. Pick a bold color that makes your house stand out!
  3. Install new house numbers- If your house doesn’t already come with the house number built into it.  Purchase some new numbers to spruce up the curb appeal. Try to match your new house numbers with the finish that is on your exterior light fixtures. 

  4. Plant a Tree- Planting a tree is one of the most common ways to add curb appeal to your house. Before you plant a tree, consider how big the tree will get and how it will affect your house, make sure that you have enough space for it.
  5. When buying new exterior light fixtures, consider both the style of your home and the function of the lights.  Look for fixtures that have the same mounting system as the current ones that you have to save yourself some time. We hope you found some of these tips useful.

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Prepping Your Yard For Spring

Happy first day of spring everyone, we thought we would share with you some tips on how to prep your yard for spring time. Hope you enjoy!

Initial Prep Work

  • Wait for Snow to complete thaw
  • Rake your yard to remove twigs, leaves and other debris

Seeding

  • Identify areas of your yard that look thin or patchy
  • Mix soil or compost with a bag of seed
  • Use a rake to break up the ground in patchy areas
  • Spread the soil and seed mixture across patchy areas

Watering

  • Water your lawn long enough for water to reach plant roots
  • Avoid watering for short periods of time on a frequent basis

Mowing

  • check your mowers oil and replace if necessary
  • Have your lawn mower blades sharpened
  • Lower the blades to remove old dead grass

Mulching

  • Buy high quality mulch
  • Add fertilizer to new plants and shrubs before mulching
  • Lay mulch around trees, bushes and gardens

We hope you have enjoyed.

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Mrs Horman’s Story

We had the pleasure of working with Mrs Horman who had traveled all the way from Thunder Bay!   When Mrs. Horman came in for her color selection i was very curious as to how she had found out about Sunlight Homes, being from Thunder Bay.  She quickly responded that she is originally from Woodstock, that is where all her family is.  She wanted to move back and be around her family.  She had noticed new townhomes being built so she immitiately contacted one of our representatives that she seen on our signs. Homeowner

Mrs Horman went with Our Unit C Model in our townhouse homes in Woodstock- Villages of Sally Creek.  When asked why she chose to go with this unit Mrs Horman said mainly, the views! Who wouldn’t want to look at these view everyday?  I couldnt agree more.

 

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With the large windows facing the golf course tons of natural light pours into the living space.  With the help of myself, one of Sunlight’s Decor Consultant’s, we thoughtfully planned out all of her finishes to make sure everything would work well with her existing furniture.

The model chosen being and inside unit we thought adding extra lighting in the kitchen area was very important.  Under cabinet lighting and pot lights throughout will truly brighten up the space.

She kept her finishes neutral, light and bright.  Her plan is to bring in colors of blues etc with her furniture and accessories.

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Thank you Lynda for purchasing your home with Sunlight Heritage Homes.  We couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in your life.  We hope to get some beautiful photo updates from you of that view!

Lilly Cordeiro

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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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Condensation

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With the colder months approaching some homes have problems with the windows sweating on the inside.  This can happen on any home brand new or older.  If this problem is happening to you then you have a humidity problem.  Your humidity level is a bit too high.  The ideal percentage that your homes should stay around should be 50 to 55 percent humidity.  If your humidity is higher than that your windows will become dehumidifiers and condense water that is in the air, until your humidity level inside drops to the 55 perfect range.

With newer homes they are usually built much more tightly than older.  This can be good for many reasons.  However one bad side effect is that the moisture cant escape as easily.  First thing we would recommend would be to buy an inexpensive hygrometer to monitor the humidity indoors.

condensation-on-windows-1147765It could also be that your new home is still drying out. New concrete, wood and other materials usually take about 12 to 18 months to dry.  This is something that you can’t control, but on cold evenings you can open your doors and let that warm humid air out for at least 10 minutes.

Lilly Cordeiro

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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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The Miller Family

The Miller’s

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The Miller family is close to home for Sunlight Heritage Homes.  As Mr. Miller works for Sunlight on site alongside our site supervisor, Chris.  When they decided they wanted to build a brand new home, no other builder came to his mind of course.  With Mr. Miller on the inside he sees everyday on site the craftsmanship that we put into our quality homes everyday.

 

 

When we asked how they decided on the ‘Iris Model’.  Functionality was the main word she used.  They loved how everything was open concept and the perfect layout for entertaining.  It wasn’t too big and the perfect size for their starter home.  They loved the large ensuite washroom and double sided walk in closet.

“We loved that we could work with Philip to customize the kitchen to include a walk in pantry and more cabinet space. After considering all the options, it was the perfect layout at the best price. We’re most excited to be first time homeowners and to see our home coming together from the ground up. It’s exciting to know that every little detail has included us so the house will really reflect our tastes”. –Sapphire

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When it came to the day of their color selection.  The appointment went wonderfully as Mrs. Miller came into the appointment with ideas of what she already had envisioned for their home.  This is something at Sunlight Homes that we highly recommend future homeowners to do.  That way in the end you will get exactly what you came in hoping for.

For the exterior they chose one of our most popular boards, blue/grey with accents of black which looks extremely sharp on any of our models.

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The same color scheme continued indoors, with a white and bright kitchen and paint kept grey neutral.

Thank you so much Scott and Sapphire we couldn’t be more excited for you both and this new journey in your lives.  Welcome to the Sunlight Family 🙂

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The London Model is ready to be yours!

THE LONDON

The London Floorplan brings great character to the neighborhood, its contrasting exterior becomes the focal point of the street in a good way.  There are laminate floors throughout the main, with a light and bright kitchen it really sets a serene tone to the home.

This contemporary home is kept clean and simple with its interior finishes.  Bring in your personality and color with your décor! Contact us today for your viewing.Construction Photo- Framing Stage Front Elevation

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What The Villages of Sally Creek has to Offer!

The Villages Of Sally Creek

The Villages of Sally Creek is a master planned community located on 230 acres of rolling hills, nestled in the northwest corner of Woodstock, Ontario. Located with 30 minutes of London, Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. Residents can remain in the same community as their lifestyles evolve.

The Villages of Sally Creek provides something for everyone, including a fully-equipped community center with future indoor pool, sauna, exercise facilities, greenhouse solarium. The games room, library and computer lab, crafts room and workshops are available on site and exclusive to the residents here within the adult lifestyle neighborhood of the Villages. There is also the conjoining Sally Creek Golf Course, which opened in the fall of 2008 and provides an enjoyable and challenging golf opportunity for all golfers.

Walking trails throughout the Villages and nearby parks make a perfect playground for all families. Taking scenic strolls, jaunting out on a bike tour or engaging in an easy-going ski venture, these well maintained nature paths are part of the beauty evident at The Villages of Sally Creek and surrounding area.

Take a look at a few photos!

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