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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Plants for the Homes

Air Filtering Plants

Florist Mum and the peace lily took the top spots when it comes to air cleaning.  They are both effective at removing amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and ammonia from the air.  Recommendation is having at least one plant per 100 square feet of space. 

The Snake plant is another really popular air-purifying house plant because they’re beautiful and basically impossible to kill — the perfect option if you’re a neglectful young adult.

The Bamboo Palm -This air-purifying palm thrives in shady indoor spaces so it’s a great addition your bedroom or bathroom, especially if you’re going for tropical ~island~ vibes.

Dumb canes come in a variety of beautiful multicolored leaf patterns and they’re super easy to grow and keep as house plants. But they’re actually called dumb canes because of their poisonous effect when eaten, which can slur or stop speech and even close the throat and be fatal in large quantities.  So please make sure to keep them away from young children and pets.

 

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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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.**

Jabbaribar Family Story!

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Mr. and Mrs. Jabbaribar moved here four years ago from Iran.  Mr. Jabbaribar works as a technician and Mrs. Jabbaribar as a hairstylist.  They have one young boy who is just starting school, they were both very excited to be buying their first home together.

When asked why they chose Sunlight Heritage Homes, Mrs. Jabbaribar responded that they searched online and Sunlight was one of the top builders that appeared.  When they went to visit the model home they fell in love and decided to purchase ‘The Preston’ model.  They also really loved the unique exterior and modern feel the home had.

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For finishes they kept everything neutral with dark woods with grey undertones.  This couple brought along with them photos for inspiration.  Being very visual, this helped them envision what their kitchen would look like with a two tone design.  Light Kitchen and Dark Island.   A cohesive color scheme beginning with the exterior of the home and brought throughout.  Lot 149 Kitchen Counter

Congratulations again on the purchase of your new Sunlight Family Home, from our family to yours.

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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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The York Model Quick Close

ExteriorThis York layout is built and ready for you and your family to move on in.  Its edgy exterior will definitely catch your eye.  With 1580SF of living space, welcoming entryway and a spacious kitchen finished with stunning quartz counters.  Floor to ceiling tile shower In the ensuite to you to end your day in relaxation.  Located at 1848 Foxridge Crescent just minutes away from a university and local shopping mall.  Call us Today!

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The Bristol Model Quick Close!

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This Bristol floorplan is built and ready for you to move in!  An eye catching modern exterior with 1711sqft of living space.  Luxurious 12×24 ceramic tile welcome you into the home with black iron spindle railings throughout.  Laminate flooring through an open concept kitchen, dining room and spacious living room.  A Sunlight Heritage Homes community that we know you will love. Call us today for your private viewing!

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