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.

Sunlight Heritage Homes

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.

2117-30

 

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.  
8d326dfc4f36a33dee1770de8e163596db4f921a7d73c49f672cc594ad76e21c 8efcc30cfe63100fba6ab6d1a13f2da4 

We also area loving their entire 2017 color palette.  These are our Top four Benjamin Moore 2017 Colors 

2062-20 HC-160 AF-3002114-40

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.

87b88b0f27471b7acae13b69cdf3f04b 627ccf3058fd83aa1cb7d7dcdcb0be8d ace76dd94f3db2eff59cc7ef3c8a4305 (1)

 

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.

1586181a497a3c9a6170b31605a53de9 d32aa77ea8d5f61d92aeec45754c5179 7106aea3aee9ee20730475265c1a7d89

 

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.

7c44838dfb7f1733db9cc3ad56ed4a80 eddd498cb46e710c0ba3ea9b18e03920 372c8973ac594ee31cebc15e67320770

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.

8ced7caba9ea72f484290513ecfc112d 922b15c22c19dc4480455157a5b13338 d50e1392cd65916d2a2a977dbd0aaf21

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.

 

unspecified53Capture

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.

Laminate Flooring Ensuite Shower Tile and Border insert Ensuite and Main bath Selections

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

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.

02834e6720557d0494cc487873aa4c13shower doors fc71d16e266326fb-JOLIET-Reath-hi-7076

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.

39822dddd6efa640c718d4f58de9d6a3c4d385376c61dac3292e691a00f8117e21756a74e1d9003eec6673d447fcf226

Dual Shower Heads- another great feature for showers.

4b8b85c02389cf434afe32aaee709641 6de70fa7dd431f4597a77f3383ac6e70 fe2e2a97bb15bad66b674f66c912b233

Decorative tile can add that wow factor and allow you to really express your style.

e5f707c762c6fc3559776a6996e18ef0 9247eb9e2f03c196f38638a1da1bb530f3f93542031ec1c4fc38bd81f842d180

Ask us how to incorporate similar looks into your new home with Sunlight Heritage Homes.

Sunlight Heritage Homes

 

10 Ideas to Save for a down payment for your first home!

Image result for ideas on how to save for downpaymenthttps://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ideas+on+how+to+save+for+downpayment&view=detailv2&&id=F9DBC1382F11F9C31FCFC9875545E56BE4DF5E80&selectedIndex=1&ccid=UtxpLkPr&simid=

Coming up with a down payment of thousands of dollars can be really tough.  Especially if you are already struggling with loans, rent and life overall.  With most home prices being over $200,000 these days banks are looking for 20% down.  That could mean coming up with $40,000 or more.  There are lots of things that you can cut out and temporary sacrifice to get you to that end goal of owning your brand new home!  Here are our top 10 to help make this dream come true.

  1. Make coffee at home versus those daily lattes.
  2. Stick to watching Netflix instead of going out for movies!
  3. Put away those credit cards
  4. Switch Phone plan to the lowest possible
  5. Cut out Cable TV
  6. Use coupons at the grocery store or price match
  7. Sell unused items online
  8. Do you smoke? No better time to quit, not only will your health improve.  Smokers can save thousands a year by kicking the habit.
  9. No more eating out at restaurants.
  10. Swap out that vacation for a staycation.

Remember this may be a tough time but the outcome will be completely worth it!  If your goal is to save 20% calculate it by dividing the price of the house by 100, than multiplying that by 20!

Need additional help saving for that new build.  Contact us at Sunlight Heritage Homes or visit our website www.sunlightheritagehomes.ca

Happy Saving 🙂

Image result for ideas on how to save for downpayment

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ideas+on+how+to+save+for+downpayment&view=detailv2&&id=405753ED53874D0DA0F6769FD805B0B3D7F17895&selectedIndex=47&ccid=hfsSIp7V&simid=607993308102200818&thid=OIP.M85fb12229ed5645e024ce3f4120ace54o0&ajaxhist=0

Sunlight Heritage Homes