London activities for your whole family to enjoy.

Warmer weather is just around the corner, and with spring already here, it is the perfect time to get your family out of the house to enjoy some quality time together! Create memories with your loved ones while having fun at some of these London activities your whole family will enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trails
London offers over 20 walking, biking and hiking trails in and around the city and dubbed the “Forest City” for good reason. Getting outdoors in London and connecting with nature is easier than you would think. If your interests include hiking, running, mountain biking, or you just enjoy going for a stroll, you may be surprised to find that you can accomplish many of these activities locally.
Meadowlily located just a short drive from Sunlight Heritage Homes: Old Victoria on the Thames site is a 3.1 Km walking/hiking/running trail containing marshes and floodplain woods along the Thames River, old fields, shrub thickets and mature woodlands on higher, rolling land, and some active and retired agricultural fields making it one of the most visited trails in London.

Boler Mountain
A year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking, the Treetop Adventure Park and more! During the green time, you can enjoy brunch at the Patio Restaurant. Enjoy outdoor yoga or join the adult volleyball league.
For more information: https://www.bolermountain.com/

Covent Market
Located in the heart of London since 1845 nestles in the West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. The market offers fresh products, gourmet foods, unique gifts, seasonal outdoors farmers market, and events. It is renowned for its luxury fashion and beauty stores as well as award-winning restaurants and theatres.
For more information: https://www.coventgarden.london/

Storybook Gardens
Fun for all age’s family-friendly fantasyland built in 1958. The 20-acre attraction is where all your beloved magical and imaginary characters come to life and attractions are themed around nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Some seasonal activities feature themed play-structures, sand and water play area, and an interactive splash pad. The fun continues with amusements parks, music shows, stage presentations and puppet shows. Subject to admission fees and parking is free.
For more information: https://www.storybook.london.ca/

East Park
A recreation and entertainment facility Located just minutes from downtown London. Featuring an 18-hole executive golf course, with a driving range and 2 mini golf courses. Add to that London’s best waterpark including 7 waterslides, a water climber with a tipping bucket and large splash pad. Have a picnic on the grounds that can be rented for groups. Go-karting, batting cages, rock climbing, bumper cars and more. Parking is free and you only pay for what you play. Fun for all ages and activity-dependent.
For more information: https://www.eastparkgolf.com/

The Factory
Canada’s largest indoor family fun centre has a wide variety of top indoor attractions, high ropes, rock climbing, virtual reality, arcades and more. Creating endless fun things to do for the whole family. And if you’re moving to London, The Factory also offers Summer Camps for your little ones.
Check them out: https://thefactorylondon.ca/

London’s Children Museum
Provides children and their grown-ups hands-on learning experiences in a distinctly child-centred environment. Part of the London community for over 40 years, the Children’s Museum is where more than 80,000 children and their families visit each year to dream and play. The museum encourages curiosity and experiences that stimulate creative spirits and encourage innovative thinking. If you have an aspiring anthropologist, the museum also offers the Dinosaur Galley, jam-packed with activities they can enjoy.
For more information: https://www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca/

Elson House
The Elson House is a historical museum located on 481 Ridout Street, London, Ontario. Built 1834 by the Harris family, the house is a fine example of Georgian and Regency architectural styles and has remained virtually unchanged since the last century.
For tour and operating hours: https://eldonhouse.ca/

Fanshawe Pioneer Village
An open-air museum established in 1959 and located in the Fanshawe Conservation Area in London, Ontario. Get a closer look at London’s bygone days, then head to Fanshawe’s open-air Pioneer Village. There is often something cooking at the old family home of famed local artist, Paul Peel (1860-1892).  Watch the forge and bellows in action while observing the Village blacksmith crafting items for use on-site or for sale at the Denfield General Store. And don’t forget to stop by the Pioneer Village Café.
Fun for all ages.
For more information: http://www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca/

The Rec Room
Conveniently located approx. 10 minutes from Sunlight Heritage Homes Foxfield Trails Community.
The Rec Room is the place to let go, be playful and experience something new and exciting. Canada’s premier “eats & entertainment” hotspot. With Canadian-inspired cuisine, virtual reality, arcades games, live entertainment, and more. The Rec Room is the ultimate gathering place to grab a pint, host an event, or just play. Fun for all ages.
And don’t forget to enjoy some shopping later at CF Masonville Place!
For more information: https://www.therecroom.com

Find your perfect London home at Sunlight Heritage Homes.
For more information please visit us: Foxfield Trails & Old Victoria on the Thames

The City of London

Are you looking for a new city to explore or some new and exciting things to do?
Look no further then City of London!


London is a city in Southwestern Ontario. London is approximately 200 kilometres from both Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan; and about 230 kilometres from Buffalo, New York.

London is known in the region as the centre of health care and education, being home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals.  The city also hosts a number of musical and artistic exhibits and festivals.

London offers so many wonderful options for social enjoyment, relaxation and entertainment. Residents of London have easy access to shopping, dining, hospitals, a major highways such as HWY 401 & HWY 402. It also has an international airport, train, and bus station.

London is home to a number of local Sports teams such as the Western Mustang Football team and the London Knights Hockey team. The city also offers a range of activates from water parks to renaissance festivals and more! Don’t forget all the local amenities people need such as the local, Tim Horton’s and Farmers Market.
Not into the hustle and bustle of shopping around town? No problem!
There are lots of hiking trails to explore that are sure to calm your pace and bring you back to nature. There are a few local conservations that you could pack a picnic and spend the day.

Sunlight Heritage Homes is currently selling and building 2 story detached Homes in London, Ontario. So, let’s explore some of the amazing things that the City of London has to offer.

Check out our newest model home in the link below!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1mPoeHqjnk

Come check out the City of Woodstock for yourself!

Thinking of setting down roots in Woodstock?
Check us out at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/
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5 Reasons You Should Consider Building a New Home

 

 

 

You’ve decided it’s time for a change. There are so many homes on the market and you are overcome with options, however, you simply cannot find a home that meets all your standards and expectations. So what do you do? You settle for a home that’s the closest to what you want, leaving you in regret, thinking of that home that could have been. But wait… There is a way you prevent this, a way to get everything you want, without sacrificing your needs and wants.

Here are 5 reasons as to why you should consider building a new home.

Firstly, this is one of the most important factors people take into consideration when they are purchasing a home; location. People are forced to either sacrifice the home they wanted, because it was in the wrong location, or sacrifice the perfect location, which is unacceptable. When you build a new home, you are in charge of the location, and this can reduce compromises, such as being farther than you’d like from work.

Secondly, a new home is a blank canvas. The future of your home is put in your hands. Will the kitchen have blue cabinets? What kind of back-splash would the bathroom have? Hardwood or tile? It’s all up to you; you get to design your home exactly how you’ve always dreamed it’d be. Not to mention, it is a lot easier to renovate a new home from scratch as opposed to renovating an existing home; additionally, existing homes can hide many surprises, and not the good kind. This can include things like, not being able to remove a wall, thus meaning you cannot achieve that open layout you were hoping for, or spending money somewhere else like fixing the electrical because it was done incorrectly; which takes money away from where you could have spent it on customizing your home.

Thirdly, when building a new home, there is a very low possibility that you will be taken by surprise since you will see the building process of your home, the moment it is built up from the ground. For this primary reason, you will know that your home is being built correctly, as well as the added advantage of being able to have all your questions answered throughout the entire process.

Next, having a new home means it is all new, and under warranty. For example, there is a likelihood that when purchasing a used home, many things need to, or soon will need to be replaced. This can get pretty costly, since replacing things such as roofs, windows, appliances, water heaters, and who knows what, can be expensive. These components of your new home should initially feature the latest building materials and designs, offering years of comfort before ultimately needing replacement…

Lastly, new homes built today are far more energy efficient than homes built even 5 years ago. For instance, why would you settle for energy-wasting , single-pane windows when you could purchase a new home that offers double and even triple-pane windows. More windows means more light after all, thus slicing dollars off of your electricity bills.

Now it is your choice as to what kind of home you would like to purchase, however these are just a handful of advantages that are associated with building a new home.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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The Maddox – Model Homes

Located in our newly released, Fox field Trails Phase-4 community, is our Maddox model.The Maddox is a brand new elevation situated in London, Ontario, with an elegant as well as modern floor plan, featuring 4 bedrooms along with 2-1/2 bathrooms totaling to a square footage of a whopping 2802 SF.

The main floor is an open concept layout displaying a dining room, living room, breakfast area as well as a kitchen along with a walk-through pantry. The living room is open aloft featuring elevated ceilings which allows for a grand fireplace and large windows for more light to bypass, and perhaps allowing a luxurious 2-tier chandelier to swing from the ceiling.

Additionally, what makes this house so special is the impressive glass features that it possesses. When you step through the front doors, you are greeted with an office inclusive of 2 large panes of glass that are both clear and frosted for privacy when needed. On the second floor en-suite, there is a gorgeous walk-in shower with 2 glass walls not to mention, a free standing tub giving you the ability to soak in a nice hot bath after a long day of work.

When you purchase one of our new homes, (Which now all include an asphalt driveway), you will receive $20,000 design center credits, and to find out about more great features this house holds, visit our website and talk to our agents in order to get your dream Sunlight Heritage Home!

Contact one of our agents at: 226-271-2260

Adding Style To Your Home On A Budget

It is not always necessary to spend thousands of dollars to give your home a stylish touch. There are many ways you can decorate your house when you are on a budget, and it can look even better than some of the furniture stores you see today.

Some suggestions include: shopping second hand, seeing what family members have that they do not use, garage sales, antique stores, and more.

If you are hoping to redecorate your home but you are on a tight budget then don’t worry about hiring someone to come in and help you. There are some awesome sites on the internet such as Pinterest, that have lots of DIY ideas that allow people to create fabulous items on a low budget, which you can also personalize to your own liking, that can end up looking like they’re right out of a furniture magazine. You can also see room design ideas online as well, which can be very helpful. This is also where your family and friends can come in to assist with the helping of moving items and building them, which overall can become a fun experience for everyone.

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You could even hold a party to help you with the efforts of painting, laying tile, or anything else you have in mind. Friends and family are always willing to come and help with a design and/or decor project and if you provide the food and drinks then they usually will never say no.

When you are on a budget it is hard to find the best pieces and you have to be flexible. You can shop at second hand stores and find really nice furniture, paintings,
rugs, and more. Sometimes what you may find will need a bit of love but they make for great pieces. If you are willing to shop used, you will be surprised at some of the awesome items you can find at these places that you can use that will make your home look fabulous!

You can go to furniture stores and find defective furniture that is still brand new for very low prices. Some of the furniture might have a scratch that is barely noticeable at an excellent price.

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When you are on a budget, you have to think cheap but be creative and it can look like you paid a good penny for it.

Tell us about some of your success stories for adding style to your house on a budget, we would love to hear about them!

Top 10 Kitchen Upgrades!

 

Over the years we have gathered what most people are wanting to incude in their future home Kitchens.

Here’s our Top 10 Upgrades to include in your Kitchen.

1.  Extended/Raised Breakfast Bar– This adds some character to your Kitchen along with a space for yourself of Kids to have a quick breakfast or casual lunch/dinner.

2. Pot & Pan Drawers- What better way to get all of your pots and pans in one area and to keep them organized!
3. 36″ Upper Cabinets- with our standard being 30″ this is a great and simple upgrade to help you get that grand look in your kitchen.  Although this photo shows the upper cabinets with soffit and detailed crown molding,  you can still see the difference in the actual cabinet height.
4. Crown Molding – Finish off those extended 36″ Upper cabinets with a sleek crown molding.
5. Microwave Upper Shelf- Usually our Kitchens dont come with a shelf to include a microwave if you are not getting it as a Over The Range Unit.  This is a great space saver and a unique touch to your kitchen.
6. Corner Pantry – Maximize your Storage Space with this built in Corner Pantry.
7. Deep Cabinet Over Fridge- This will frame your fridge nicely and allow you to get better access to the cabinet above as it will be flush with your fridge and not so far back.
8. Quartz Counters- Selecting Quartz over granite will allow you to get a more consistent pattern in your stone.
9. Soft Close System-  Softclose door hinges and drawers glides are a must have.  This allows you to shut doors and drawers with one push and no slamming.
10.  Light Valence & Under Cabinet Lighting- This will add that extra light and brightness into your kitchen.  Highlighting backsplash, the light valence finishes off the look of your cabinetry and hides your under cabinet lights.
This list is also printed off in our design centre kitchen for you.  We hope you enjoyed our must haves for kitchen upgrades!
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