The Cambridge

The Cambridge is a 1 Car Garage  home. This 3 bedroom home is 1406 SqFt and features an open concept main floor plan and 2.5 baths.

CambridgeThe Cambridge model we offer in our Foxfield Trails Neighbourhood is welcoming with the front porch and front door with the long glass pane in the centre of it to allow for wonderful sunlight to shine into your home. There are many more way to make the exterior of this home stand out from the rest. you could add some exterior pot lights to provide a more lighted path at night or for a more clean appearance to the exterior or to highlight specific areas or materials. The addition of some great chairs for the porch would look great and provide seating for your morning coffee outside while watching passersby. Could even install a screen on the one side of the porch for privacy ans/or to add a living wall for flowers or herbs.

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As you enter the Cambridge you are walk into a dropper foyer that has a great closet that is handy for shoes and jackets. The powder room is located just after the foyer and then you walk down the main hall to enter into the open concept kitchen, dining & living space. The kitchen is a L-shape which is great for working in, however you could add an island for more cabinet and counter top space. The living room is a great space with two windows located at the back to bring in sunshine. The dining space is large for a good sized table and has a sliding patio door which is great if you like to bbq as it is close to the kitchen and the table.

Cambridge Main FloorSome great additions to this home that could make it feel even greater would be the addition of changing the tile out to hardwood or laminate which will be warmer on your feet and look fantastic. There are many colours and styles of both laminate and hardwood to choose from at our Design Living Centre.  Adding railing to the stairs going upstairs would look rich and add some openness to the home.

Main HallWhen you make your way up the staircase to the second floor, there are 3 bedroom, a main bathroom, linen closet and laundry room located off the upper hallway. The laundry room contains space for a washer and dryer. If you are someone that likes the laundry tubs you could get a stacked washer/dryer unit and add that laundry tub (*they are great for many uses!).

Cambridge Floor PlanThe Master Bedroom is a grand size that allows for large furniture or a seating area and has a fantastic walk in closet and it’s own ensuite with a shower. The vanity in the ensuite is a large 60″ with a single single. There is the option to add a second sink for a hers and his if preferred.

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The other two bedroom upstairs both have closets of their own that can be used for storage or clothes. The main bath room on this level contains a single vanity, toilet and tub/shower.

For more information on the Cambridge or any of our other models  please visit https://www.sunlighthomes.ca/communities.html .

Boost Your Confidence with Funky Accessories

When it comes to visual image, the human eye would rather see things differently than what the mind has established. This means that to create a contrasting look on the outside world, deviate from the ordinary and enhance the plain and simple to a “funkier” outlook.

Basically, to be funky is to be chic, trendy, and up to date in an exceptional mode: you try to make something unique and fashionable out of an ordinary concept. When you are able to enhance the look of a typical fashion and create a contemporary interpretation, you have created a funky look.

Achieving a funky look is as easy as 1-2-3. All you have to keep in mind is to use different brilliant and vivid colors, various patterns, and cool accessories to create an appearance that is 100% unique and creative.

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1. Stylish Seating

Most stools, especially plastic stools are sturdy and useful but they look absolutely plain and most people leave them in the background. The best way to transform them into fantastic pieces that you can admire, incorporate trendy designs that give a funky look.

Try painting your stool with bright colors like pink or yellow and decorate it with artistic designs. Or you can cover them with seat covers for a more comfortable look. To do this, measure and cut a piece of foam to fit the seat and then cover the foam with a piece of fabric large enough to tie the ends together below the seat.

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2. Shock of color

Whatever you want to express with your personality; whether you want to go bohemian or western, the rule of the thumb is to use colors that will put more detail into your home.

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For instance, you could paint the wall in your living room or sitting area bright red and adorn it with an artistic window frame of brass and wood.

If you have a super plain sofa, perhaps gray or tan, give it a funkier look by using pink and orange throw pillows. Adding some palm fronds brings a whiff of nature into a cozy area.

3. Turn plain pillow covers into little works of art

For a good night’s sleep, use pillows that cradle the head and please the eyes too. After all, they are the last things you see before you drift away to dreamland.

Keep in mind that the main idea of being funky is to create a fashion statement by transforming the plain and simple into an innovative look.

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The bottom line is that creating a funky look, whether at home or through your appearance can be really fun. It gives you a sense of freedom from the limitations set by the norm of society. Deviating from the conventional is a good way of revealing the real you.

Make your own decisions and buck the stereotype! Being funky can be fun!

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

The Bristol

The Bristol is a 1.5 Car Garage  home. This 3 bedroom home is 1711 SqFt and features an open concept main floor plan which is great for entertaining.BRISTOL

The exterior of the Bristol is welcoming with the brick up to the second level, and the vinyl that replicates wood for a rich and warm feel. There are a variety of selections of brick to choose from along with siding colours, aluminum colours, window trim colour and even door colours in our Design Living Centre to reflect the person you are into this beautiful home. You have the ability add more windows to allow more light to shine into the house during the day as seen on the plan below.

As you enter the home you are greeted by a welcoming foyer that showcases the great staircase to the second floor of the home. Past the foyer you enter into the main hall which is open to above for nice high ceilings that could house a great eye catching chandelier. The mudroom located off the garage and next to the main hall contains a closet that can hold jackets and muddy boots from great adventures outdoors. There is also a quaint powder room for guests to use when they visit.

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The open concept Kitchen, Dining and Living areas are great for interacting with family and/or friends as someone could be cooking and the other watching TV in the living room and still have a wonderful conversation. The living room could even be more fantastic with the addition of a glowing fireplace for cold nights or to relax in front of after a hard days work. The Kitchen is usually the heart of the home so it features a linear wall of cabinetry and an island that could be extended so that stools could be added for people could sit at to help cook or for great conversation. Stainless steel range hoods, back splash, industrial style faucets and pendants over the island are all items that can be added to this kitchen.

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As you make your way up the staircase to the second floor that overlooks the foyer you have one great Master Bedroom with a walk in closet and ensuite and two other bedrooms for kids or guests. The Master Bedroom is a wonderful size for a King bed to curl up into at night. The Master Walk in Closet can house a large amount of shoes or any other collection of treasured items! The ensuite features a double vanity which gives lots of counter room for accessories or products. The tub/shower is wonderful to take a luxurious bath in or you could switch out the tub for an enclosed glass shower.

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The other two bedroom upstairs both have closets of their own that can be used for storage or clothes. The main bath room on this level contains a full sized vanity, toilet and tub/shower. The laundry room is located on this floor which is handy so that no one has to travel down the stairs with piles of clothes to clean and bring back upstairs again. This is a win for everyone!

For more information the Bristol please visit https://www.sunlighthomes.ca/pdf/bristol-foxfield-trails.pdf

Decorating with Flowers and Plants

Have you stood in a room and felt like it was missing something? Most likely it was something so simple as fresh flowers and/or plants. You will be amazed at the difference a tree, plants and flowers can do for your room.

You might not be a big flower lover as some people are not but if you are,  then you might want to look at decorating your room with fresh plants that bloom flowers. There are hundreds of different indoor flowers you can choose from that will brighten up your room and look absolutely fantastic. Some indoor blooming plants that look nice are Geraniums, Orchids and Christmas Cactus.

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If you one of the people who do not like flowers you are in luck as well because plants come in a variety of colours but even the simplest every day green plant gives a fresh and energizing burst of colour. Some really good indoor plants you may want to consider looking at for a few different reasons are succulents, cactus and air plants.

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You can find indoor trees and tall standing plants that will make a big difference in your home also. Vines and hanging plants are an excellent way to spruce up a room too.

When you have time check out your local nursery or garden centres to see what they have because when you bring your chosen plants home you can dress them up with decorative pots, sand, rocks, glass or little figures. You will be surprised at what some places actually carry!

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When you decorate with flowers, plants, and trees it also changes the mood of the room. Plants are known to provide a calming effect on you and make you feel great.

Plants are not only great for decoration but for their calming effect and the fact they  add oxygen into your home and remove toxins. So, not only are you decorating your home by making the rooms beautiful with nature but you are taking advantage of the natural benefits plants have to offer.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

How to Create a Zen Style Bathroom

Homes now come with en-suites almost as large as the master bedrooms themselves.  So why not turn that space into a  place where you can relax, unwind and want to finish the end of your days there.

Here are a few photos of our favorite ZEN STYLE Washrooms.

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We hope you enjoyed these beautiful washrooms.  Ask us how to make these a reality in your future build.

 

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Creative and Affordable Ideas to Bring your Living Room to Life

Your living room is the room in your house where most of the living takes place. It’s where your family gathers to watch television, read, and generally unwind and relax after a busy day. It’s also the room where company gathers during parties and holidays. But you’re struggling to come up with decorating ideas and strategies for it, and you worry that your budget isn’t big enough to do the job justice. But with a little planning, creativity, and ingenuity, your living room can be a relaxing environment where you can unwind or entertain with comfort and ease.

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Consider pulling pieces you have in other rooms into your living room to use. A short, double-sided dresser can easily become a buffet when a table runner and an arrangement of candles, vases, jars or a colorful flower centerpiece is placed on top.

Use your furniture arrangement to define functional areas. Strategically placed floor rugs, lamps and furniture can create zones in your home. You can arrange your seating to take advantage of a focal point, such as a television, picture window or a fireplace. You can also find affordable component pieces that combine functional storage with fashionable decorating lines. Tables with drawers and shelves add valuable, and a simple desk doubles for homework, household management, bill paying and filing.

When accessorizing your room, remember that less is more. Choose neutral colors and accent with colorful textured throws, rugs, and other decorative and artistic elements. Keep the balance of your room in perspective. You don’t want to overwhelm a small room with large, bold pieces, nor do you want to place smaller, neutral pieces in a large room where they’ll get lost.living 1

If you’re working with used furniture, try distracting from worn upholstery or a faded finish by using colorful toss pillows or table runners. Bright curtains can distract from a faded carpet and breathe new life into an old room.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Ideas for Accent walls In Your Home

When it comes to choosing an overall paint color for your home, We have lots of options for you to choose from.  While most of the standard colors being neutral, that doesn’t mean that you cant opt for a bright and bold accent wall.

Customizable options are always available to you, here we have shared some ideas of different accent walls.  Or ways you can bring color into your home.

This Peacock blue wall adds just the right amount of interest into this space.  Also it helps bring out the teal colors in the dining table chairs.

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Now this looks like a wallpapered wall doesn’t it?  Wall paper costs can get very pricey so why not try the DIY approach.  Paint your wall a darker grey tint and simply using a stencil and metallic paint to create a pattern. This space is definitely one of my favorites.
Accent walls don’t always have to stay focused on bedrooms and living spaces.  Why not be original and bring it into a kitchen.  I recently used Chalkboard paint in a cottage project.  While contributing to the rustic feel of the space this can be fun and allow family members to write down the menu for the week or include funny drawings or quotes. 
Built in shelving units that frame a fireplace always change the look of a room.  How about painting the back wall of the shelves to tie in with your overall color scheme.  This adds the perfect amount of interest to this space. 
Which accent wall was your favorite?  DO you have any other interesting ideas for accent walls using just paint? Let us know in the comments below.
**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Fun Ways to Display your Favorite Photos

Photos of family, friends and favorite places add a touch of personality, style, flair, and jazz to any room. Sometimes however it’s difficult to think of inventive and creative ways to display your treasured pictures.

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First you need to take a good look at the photos you want to display. One of your favorite photos might be a large group picture, but it may not actually display well when hanging on a wall. Save that one for the scrapbook and look for pictures that have vibrant images that convey a message or a thought.

Older photographs can be brought to life with the advances in photographic reproduction technology. If you have a favorite old photo that’s fading, or has been damaged or crinkled through the years, take it to a photo shop to have it restored and reprinted. You might even be able to do this yourself at home with photo imaging software. You might want to consider added a special effect, enlarging or cropping the photo differently to add a new perspective to a familiar photo.

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Mixing frames of different styles and sizes can be fun, but takes some planning and forethought. Lay the framed photos on a tabletop or the floor and rearrange until you find a workable arrangement, then employ a friend or family member’s help when measuring and preparing to mount on the wall. Have your level ready to be sure that a picture that looks straight actually is straight.

Photos don’t have to be limited to the walls. Tabletops, desktops, bookshelves, and your family entertainment wall unit are all great places to add a picture frame. Even a dressing screen can make a clever and unique backdrop.

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You can even decoupage photos onto a table lamp base or mirror frame for an added jazzy effect. And by using fabric transfer sheets, you can even transfer a favorite photo onto a pillowcase, wood or wall hanging. Old window or door panes are a unique and cute idea to display pictures; gives it a bit of a rustic feel. This is also a great way to hang a collage on the wall or cork board above your desk or in your office. Individual laminated photos can be affixed to magnets to put on the refrigerator and other metal surfaces in your home.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

How to Clean Your Hardwood Floor

It is easy to build a house using concrete and steel, but it is quite a challenge to do so using wood. You might wonder why this is so, when wood is, perhaps, one of the most common building materials there is around.

This is because, unlike concrete, wood is an exhaustible resource. Meaning, if nobody plants trees, then it’s not likely that we will get any hardwood. And since most of our forest are starting to get depleted, then it is likely that the availability and cost of hardwood would continue to rise over time. Thus, our hardwood floors deserve the best treatment, if we are to expect longevity and stability from them.

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So how do we clean our hardwood floors to ensure that they last long enough for the next generations to enjoy and benefit from? Here are some tips you might want to consider.

First, when cleaning your hardwood floor, make sure that you use a broom that explodes at the ends. A broom with too fine bristles won’t trap the dirt and will only have it accumulate within the little cracks and creases.
Over time, this will damage your flooring and eventually cause wear. You won’t be able to notice the changes until the damage becomes apparent. Surely this is something you want to avoid.

Second, do not use oil based soaps to clean your flooring. There are cleaning liquids made especially for hardwood floors that won’t cause damage to their finish. Remember that a finish is what shields your hardwood floor from wear and spills, so must always check if the coat is still thick enough to serve its purpose.

Third, do not leave standing water or wet rags on your hardwood floor. If this is too late, you can choose to either sand the affected area or replace the plank where the damage has been done. But if the water has just been these for a short while and your finish is newly done, then you have nothing worry about. Just wipe the wet area with a soft dry rag and you’re good to go.

Cleaning your hardwood floor requires diligence on your part, because, well, hardwood floors deserve to be maintained properly. They bring stability and sturdiness to your living space. The least you can do is to make sure it is cared for properly.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. 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 and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Favourite Christmas Trees

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is only a few days away! Yay! It’s sad to say but it most likely will not be a white Christmas as some or most of us are hoping it will be. With with only a few days left here are our top 10 trees we have found to be most inspirational for this festive time of year. Everyone should be able to find a tree in this list that is a favourite whether you love modern, themes, rustic, traditional or super creative

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Just had to include this fun Harry Potter themed tree for all those fanatics out there!

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☆ White Christmas Wonderland ☆ rustic:

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Gold, Black and White striped polka dot Modern Holiday Christmas Tree by Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com:

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Hope you enjoyed. Share with us which one was your favourite or send us a photo of your tree!

!!!Merry Christmas Everyone!!!