02May
Colour Coordination Tips from Top Designers
Design & Decor

The colors you choose for the interior of your house will set the mood and spirit in your home. And, coordinating the colors in your home will make you feel comfortable and create a sense of peace and harmony.   Applying good color flow throughout your home is an excellent way to achieve balance and connection from one space to another.  Choosing the perfect colors for you home is also an important decision.  One common suggestion for choosing your color palette is to use the colors from a favorite object in your home: a painting, the couch, or a piece of pottery.   Then, when choosing coordinating colors throughout your home, it can be helpful in to visit your local paint store or search online expert advice.  Below are several colour coordination tips from top Canadian designers Sarah Richardson, Jane Lockhart, and Debbie Travis.

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Colour coordination tips from top designers

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27Apr
Upgrades for your new home that pay on Resale
Home Improvement

Building a new house gives homeowners a chance to create a home that reflects their unique style, specific needs, and true personality.  But, owners must be careful that the choices they make will pay on the resale, when the time comes to sell.  When choosing options for a new home, stay neutral, particularly when it comes to the higher end items such as countertops, cabinetry, and flooring. Personalize easily modified things like wall paint colors and cabinet hardware. Several upgrades for a new home that consistently pay on resale include the kitchen area, high-end flooring, lots of closet and storage space, quality windows and manufactured stone veneer or brick for the exterior.

Kitchen Upgrades

Building a new house

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17Apr
Five Tips to Create Your Dream Closet
Design & Decor

A dream closet is a sanctuary for today’s busy professionals to dress, relax and prepare for the day or evening. And while a dream closet should provide organized, trouble-free access to the occupants clothing, shoes, and accessories, the room should also be stylish, cozy, and reflect the user’s personal style. More importantly, a dream closet should be designed as a retreat to contemplate and prepare for a the new day or a special evening out.  Below are five tips on how to create your dream closet.

Illuminate the Closet with Decorative and Practical Lighting

Create your Dream closet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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

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29Feb
Advantages of Owning a Townhome
Savvy Buyer

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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.
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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.

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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.

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