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.

 

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.**

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

 

 

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

Sunlight Heritage Homes

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

 

The London Model is ready to be yours!

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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 Iris Model Quick Close!

This Iris Model is ready for you to move in! With 1580SF of living space this layout screams functionality.  Laminate floors bring you into a contrasting white cabinet kitchen with dark quartz counters. Spacious master bedroom and dreamy walk in closet.  Located on 89 Yvonne Crescent a lovely greenspace lot, call us today!

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Universities in London, ON

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London (not to be confused with the city of London in Great Britain) is located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Situated near the Windsor city-Windsor corridor, it’s a densely populated city with a population 366, 151, as stated by the 2011 Canadian census. The region is at the meeting point of the Thames. Lord Simcoe was the one who named London and Thames in 1793, and proposed to make it a capital for Upper Canada.

When it comes to studies, it is the hub for Healthcare and education, and is known for hosting musical and artistic exhibits and festivals, which contribute to its tourism industry. Its economic activity, however, focuses on Education, medical research, insurance and information technology.hen it comes to education, London has got more than 20 private schools. The public elementary and secondary schools are governed by four school boards.

For higher education, the city has institutions that specialize in arts, technology, finance and other fields.

Here are some of the known names in higher education in London.

  1. University of Western Ontario: It’s a public research university in London, Ontario. It was established by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron. Back then, it was called ‘the Western University of London Ontario’. In 2015, the University was ranked 201-300 in the world and 7-16 in Canada. Earlier, in 2011, it was ranked 157th in the world, making it seventh in Canada.
  2. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology: One of the largest colleges, it’s located in Ontario, Canada, with campuses located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock. It offers more than 200 degrees, a diploma, certificate and a graduate certificate, along with apprenticeship programs, and has 43,000 full-time, part-time, and online students for each year.
  3. Ivey Business school: It’s a business school that is a part of the University of Western Ontario. It has been officially recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek for having the best full-time MBA Program outside the United States.

The Attractions of Woodstock, Ontario

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If you are going to move to Woodstock anytime soon and feel that your future residence is too mundane (if you are the fun loving type), then you are in for a surprise!

After everything is done on moving into your new home, including getting some well-deserved shut-eye, you can take a tour of the place, and check out our local yearly attractions.

To watch the latest movie or play that has been released, then you can go to the gallery cinemas and theatre for your dose of entertainment.

If you are a player who’s into playing the odds, then you can try your luck at the OLG slots casino. You can play to your hearts content, get the riches and prove your caliber.

Art might be something that appeals the most to you, especially the type that includes animals. Ross Butler studio and agricultural art gallery is the ‘it’ spot for you. The place showcases and hosts the various artworks of Ross Butler, a farmer who happened to be a descendant of United Empire Loyalist John Butler. Ross Butler was also a well-known artist, photographer, songwriter, livestock judge, and a pioneer of cattle artificial insemination, along with being an aficionado at painting, sculpting and writing.

If your kids have a talent for art, then you can enroll them in 4 cat’s art studio. The studio holds special yearly workshops for kids. You can encourage your child’s creativity with some extra help.

But spray’n play waterpark is the one place to be if you want to spend enough time with your family and have some fun. You can splash around in the pool and cool off all the heat that’s on your mind at the moment. It is the best place to be at if you are trying to enjoy without getting tired or breaking into sweat.

You can also check out the Woodstock museum and Art gallery.

Remember that your stay in Woodstock won’t be a complete bore.