Watching shows like the Jetsons is a funny experience in 2017. When the show was made in the 1960s technology wasn’t particularly advanced – colour TV was a big deal. The home technology presented in the show seemed like it was lightyears away, but actually, it’s happening in the present! Smart technology in every aspect of our lives has come to be a common occurrence. The newest in consumer electronics and technology was put on display at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and the tech being presented was nothing short of awe inspiring. Here’s a look at some of the newest and sleekest available in home technology.
It’s been a busy summer for us! While you were (hopefully) spending some much-deserved time on the beach and enjoying the beautiful summer that we had, we were busy working away on our active projects. From Aurora Trails to CityTowns, there’s been a lot of progress made throughout the summer and we’re so excited to share that with you.
While we hate to see summer go, we can’t help but get excited to welcome fall into our lives with open arms. With the first cool breeze of autumn we’re reminded of all the wonderful sweaters we’ve been wanting to wear, all the pumpkin spice lattes we want to drink, and all the cozy soup we want to eat. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and explore – it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the leaves are changing colour, so every outdoor excursion becomes a great photo opportunity. Our favourite fall activity has to be apple picking – for the fun outdoors, but also for the tasty pies that follow. Here are some of the best places to pick your own apples in the GTA.
The process of getting a new home is quite thrilling. You’ve spent considerable time searching for the perfect place to live, and once you find it it’s hard to contain your excitement. You start daydreaming about how you’ll decorate, the dinner parties you’ll throw there, and the memories you’ll make. But there’s one last hurdle you must jump over before you’re actually living in this dream home – moving day. Some people dread moving day more than a trip to the dentist, but we’ve got 5 tips to make moving day a breeze.
Your spring was spent getting your yard into shape for summer. During the week you’d peruse the Instagram accounts of your favourite design and decor sites to gain inspiration for creating your own outdoor oasis. The weekends were spent gardening and manicuring the yard to get it ready for the big reveal. Summer’s here and it’s time to show off all your hard work! The crowning feature of any backyard of those who love to entertain is the perfect patio set. Here are some we’re obsessed with to give you some inspiration!
In terms of creating a work life balance, we all set out with the best intentions. You plan to separate the two, leaving your work at the office and saving the home for family life. But as we all know too well, this isn’t always practical. Sometimes you may have some extra work that followed you home, or perhaps you’re blessed with work from home days! In these situations, the last thing you want to do is set up a temporary and uncomfortable work space in your dining room. You need an actual space where you can sit down, roll up your sleeves, and get that work out of the way. You need a home office! Here’s some inspiration to help you on your way to designing your very own dream home office.
Ah, the gallery wall!
This home decor trend has really made a name for itself over the last few years, and for good reason. Gallery walls are the perfect excuse to put number of your favourite pieces of art together, rather than having to decide on one big piece for your wall. They’re a great way to show off your personality, and are essentially impossible to get wrong. Whether you choose a themed collection or a random one, if you’re looking to make a bold statement on a wall in your home we suggest trying this trend out.
We’ve mentioned before how much working with hospitals in the communities we build in is important to us, and North York General Hospital is one of those hospitals. Not only are we all North York natives, but the hospital’s transition from a suburban hospital to a regional health centre able to cater to over 400,000 people a year has been truly staggering to watch. North York General has become one of the most in-demand and prestigious health centres in Canada. At Paradise Developments, we wanted to support a priority at the hospital that would benefit patients and the system and as a whole.
The excitement is building! There’s so much to love for the GTA and Whitby is one of those places. This gem shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s got a lot going for it. From green space to community events, it’s a great place to live and raise a family. This is why we’re thrilled to be a part of Whitby Meadows, a community that’s going to bring new life to the area near Coronation Road and Rossland Road.
But first, let us indulge you in some of the details that make Whitby the charming town you’ll want to call home. This is Whitby by the numbers:
Sometimes it’s easy to forget what a beautiful season winter really is. We get caught up in the shivering, the slushy streets, the grey days and come to dread the winter months. But when you’re walking on a quiet snow-covered street, skating on an ice rink as slick as glass, or knee-deep in freshly fallen snow, helping your kids make a snowman, you’re reminded of how much fun the season can actually be. Last time we highlighted some great spots in the GTA to go skating, so today we’ll give you the inside scoop on another winter activity and where you can do it in Brampton: tobogganing!
The winter season drums up a mixed bag of opinions. Some people love those frosty days, while others (literally) hide from them. The best way to approach winter and its below freezing temperatures is to just embrace it! Bundle up, get outside, and partake in all the fun winter activities the season has to offer. Whether you’re making snow angels, skiing on the slopes, or hunting down a warm and tasty hot chocolate, joining in the winter fun some way or another will make the time fly by. Another great winter activity, and probably one of Canada’s most beloved is ice skating! There are lots of great spots throughout the GTA to dust off your skates and hit the rink, but these are some of our favourites.
We’ve seen some great progress on our various projects throughout 2016. It’s so exciting to see the growth in our communities as we create new homes. You may recall that we’ve also had some new releases this year, including some new releases this fall at Upper Mount Pleasant in Brampton! You can see where we left off in our last construction update. Let’s check back in on our projects and see where we’re at with things as 2016 comes to a close!
When choosing decor for your holiday party you can go one of two ways. You can choose traditional accents, or try something totally new – it just depends what aesthetic and vibe you’re going for this year. Both are great in their own way. Traditional holiday decor is obviously classic, you can’t really go wrong. However, modern or quirky decor is a lot of fun and will mix things up. You’ll have to choose traditional vs. new for all aspects of your holiday decor from the tree to the wrapping to the table settings. To give you a head start we’ve put together a collection of lots of different holiday place settings to inspire you.
While the presents under your Christmas tree offer a lot of intrigue, the most exciting gift-opening moments often comes from delving into your stocking. You’re not quite sure what you’re going to find, but it’s usually great, or at the very least unexpected. Stocking stuffers can be anything! Sweet treats, nice necessities, and quirky or luxe little extras. They may not be the biggest gifts you receive on Christmas (unless a diamond ring is hidden amongst the socks), but they’re definitely a lot of fun to open! Here are some ideas for his, hers, and kids stocking stuffers.