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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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

 

 

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.

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Lilly Cordeiro

Sunlight Heritage Homes

 

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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