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.

Sunlight Heritage Homes

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.**

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.

 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY COLOR PAIRINGS

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016?from=topNav

Color of the Year 2016 - Color Pairings and Pallettes
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

Sunlight Heritage Homes