07Apr
April Home Checklist
Home Improvement

It’s April. Sunlight warms your winter-weary yard and shines through your home’s windows; spring is here.  Soon, this welcome sunshine will beckon you to declutter, clean and maintain your home so that it is ready for a carefree summer.   A good first step is to organize and upgrade your cleaning tools: buy a new broom, and a fresh bottle of cleaner, new gloves. Next, to help with the decluttering process, set aside two large boxes; labeled donate and sell.  Below is an April home checklist, to assist you in the task of preparing your home for warmer weather.

Your April Home Outside Checklist

April Home Checklist

Read More
30Mar
Using Pops of Color in your Home Decor – Just in Time for Spring!
Design & Decor

Spring is here.   The daffodils and crocuses are popping through the muddy, frozen ground, the redbuds are radiating from their branches, and the bright morning sun and the sounds of songbirds are slipping through your windows; awakening you to a new day. As springtime washes over the landscape with a rainbow of colors, consider reviving and refreshing your indoor space by sprinkling pops of color throughout your home.   A few hints to consider when adding a splash of springtime to your decor are to follow the 6:3:1 rule; room color accents should be only 10 percent of the room’s color.  Use fresh, uplifting spring colors, such as rose, pinks, lilac, light blues and green and buttercup; and, flow the colors from room to room. Also, use items that are easy, replaceable, and ideally inexpensive.

Below are five tips for using springtime pops of color to freshen up your home decor:

Add a Few Colorful Accents Pieces

Color in your Home Decor

Read More
23Mar
Five Tips for Getting your Garden Ready for Spring
Home Improvement

Spring is just around the corner; the days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up. It’s time for gardening enthusiasts to prepare their gardens for spring. Below are five tips for getting your garden ready for spring.

1.Clean up the Yard and Garden

Getting your Garden Ready for Spring - image1

Read More
15Mar
March Break Staycation
Communities

March (or spring) break vacations should be a time for relaxing, recreation and rejuvenating.  A time to get away from the stress of day to day work and school and have fun, positive family time.  Traditionally a vacation involves traveling away from home, which can be exciting but also exhausting and expensive.  An alternative to all the tedious planning and packing is a March Break Staycation: a vacation spent at home taking day trips to local attractions. Fortunately, if you live in or near Woodbridge, Newmarket or Bowmanville Ontario, there are many wonderful activities, events and adventures to fill your staycation week, regardless of your age and interests.

March Break Staycation Ideas in Woodbridge:

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Sugarbush- maple-syrup- festival

 

Read More

11Mar
Add Touches of Spring Decor to Your Home
Design & Decor

Spring is the time for rejuvenation–not just in nature but in your home as well. Once you’ve completed the tough task of spring cleaning, the pleasures of refreshing your home’s feel will make you and your family feel shiny and new. At Falconcrest Homes we believe your home should reflect the best version of you. With these spring decor design inspirations we hope to help you make your home into cheery and refreshed atmosphere to make even more lasting memories in spring 2016!

Bring The Outside In

 

nyf-5

There is nothing like using nature’s wonders to add touches of spring to your home.

Read More
29Feb
Advantages of Owning a Townhome
Savvy Buyer

BLOCK 9

Should you buy a townhouse?  A townhouse is a multi-level home, with a small plot of land, connected to adjacent homes by a common wall. Typically the owner pays monthly fees and is a member of a homeowner’s association.  The homeowner association is then responsible for maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the exterior of the townhouse and shared areas. These townhomes are a good choice for people who don’t have the time, skill, or desire to do the tasks required to maintain a single-family structure.  Or for those that travel for extended periods of time and can’t worry about the upkeep of their homes. However, for those who don’t mind doing the exterior maintenance, landscaping and snow removal, a freehold townhome, which does not have a monthly fee, could be your best choice. Several other advantages of owning a townhouse include:

  • Financial Benefits – often less expensive than single-family structures.
  • Ownership of a small plot of land.
  • Safety and Privacy – the shared walls between units create a more secure neighborhood, yet the private entrance gives a sense of seclusion.
  • Location – townhouses are frequently close to the excitement of the city center.
Read More
22Feb
Entertaining Tips that Deserve an Oscar
Community & Lifestyle

Falconcrest Homes believes that your home should be a place of beauty and comfort to create lasting memories. With these luxury entertaining tips, Falconcrest Homes helps you take an average dinner party and upgrade it to a high-end event.

http://whatsgabycooking.com/wp-content/uploads/MATT_ARMENDARIZ_GABY_FEEDSUPPER_022.jpg

The Guest List & Seating Arrangements

An upscale soiree requires more planning than an off-the cuff get-together. Your guest list will allow you to create the perfect seating arrangements for the evening. An official invitation that advises a ‘cocktail dress code’ will set the tone of the event. You can even suggest black tie to give the party an extra special twist. Crafting or buying place cards not only looks classy, but makes the evening run more smoothly. To keep conversation lively during dinner, seat each guest between someone they know, or someone you feel they would enjoy conversing with. It’s the little details that make entertaining high class.

Read More
Task Lighting
21Feb
Five Tips for Optimal Kitchen Lighting
Design & Decor

Five Tips for Optimal Kitchen Lighting

 

The heart of today’s home is the multi-functional kitchen. A place that bustles from before dawn to after sunset; where people cook, do homework and bills, read the paper, visit with friends and family and just relax.  Optimal lighting is an important design consideration in creating a friendly, functional and efficient kitchen.  Five tips that will help you optimize your kitchen lighting include making a detailed plan, proper task lighting, clever ambient lighting, minimum use of accent lighting, and appropriate decorative lighting.

Read More
12Feb
Romantic Decor Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Design & Decor

Valentine’s Day is the perfect romantic holiday for beautifying your home and surprise your beloved one by creating the perfect atmosphere. Falconcrest offers stunning and simple-to-do décor ideas to prepare your home for the romantic holiday.

More than your average bouquet

 romantic decor ideas

Fancying up the usual bouquet of flowers is an easy way to make a statement in your home. Florals instantly create a warm, inviting atmosphere in the home. Put a twist on your typical arrangement with some inexpensive additions. Those heart-shaped hard candies that grace the store shelves every time this year are–let’s face it—not that tasty. In their array of muted blue, pink, yellow however, they are actually quite lovely. A transparent vase filled with the candies that match your chosen bouquet give an extra stylish and unique touch to the classic floral arrangement.

Read More
05Feb
Luxury Living in the Natural Setting of Summervale
Summervale in Bowmanville

Luxury Living SummervaleSummervale—the new suburban community which offers a collection of towns, semis, and detached single homes is located in the quaint community of Bowmanville, just east of Toronto. These newly constructed homes with modern floor plan layouts and high quality features offer the lifestyle of luxury in a natural setting of rich Ontario heritage. The closeness to beautiful flowing streams, forest and rural landscapes offers serenity, as well as an active lifestyle.

Luxury Living SummervaleThese family-inspired homes are surrounded by work and school opportunities. Bowmanville is also a commuter community with easy access to Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering and the Greater Toronto Area. Everyday life amenities are minutes away. Parks, schools, shopping centers, and restaurants provide the conveniences your family will love. Head north into majestic cottage country with ease to experience a beautiful natural getaway close to home.

Read More