With temperatures that have breached 40 degrees and sun-filled days ahead, we think we can officially say summer has arrived. You prep your calendar for summer social events, and your wardrobe for the season, so why not your home too? While it’s often a season to get out of town, it’s also always nice to enjoy your home this time of year. Whether you’re luxuriating outside in the sun, or relaxing and lounging indoors, there are some things to check off your to do list to get your house good and ready for summer. Here’s what to think about.
2017 has been a memorable year for the Paradise Developments team. From renovations at our new office, to all our new communities, it’s been an exciting year. Most recently, our High Point community in Brampton had a huge release, as did our much-anticipated Whitby Meadows – the largest choice of new homes ever introduced in one community. Upper Mount Pleasant in Brampton, as well as Impressions in Kleinburg have been progressing as well. Here’s a little update to see where we’re at with these communities as 2017 wraps up.
The best thing about our Whitby Meadows community is that you have a choice. A choice in builder, a choice in home, and a choice in lifestyle. If you choose a Paradise Home there are even more great things to choose from. From finishes to design, you get to decide how you want your dream home to be built. One of the biggest choices you’ll make is whether you want a classic or a contemporary home. Both are stunning in their own right, but which speaks to your aesthetic, lifestyle, and perspective more? We’ll help explain the difference to make your decision a little easier.
When you think of Whitby, you think of small town charm. While there is no lack of charm in this lovely community, that doesn’t mean Whitby is sleepy. If anything, it’s the opposite! The population has been on the rise, with a 5.2% change reported between 2011 and 2016. Being a 30 minute drive from Toronto definitely has its benefits. On one hand you’re just a short ride away from a bustling city centre, but on the other, you’re just far enough away to enjoy the peace, quiet, and sense of neighbourhood that only a close knit community like Whitby can provide. It’s this community that makes Whitby such a great place to live. We spoke to some of Whitby’s most beloved small businesses and asked them what it is that they <3 about Whitby. Here’s what they had to say:
Nothing holds your hand, drags you to the shower and says “it’s time to roll out of bed and conquer today” like an encouraging mug of hot coffee – or iced coffee, if you’re into that. Luckily for us, Brampton feels the same way about caffeinated beverages, and proof of that lies in the fact that our city has so many cafe options to choose from! Here are ten places that will give you that zing you’re looking for!
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.
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:
If you’ve taken a look at the City of Brampton calendar of events, then you know there’s a lot to look forward to. The temperatures are finally starting to climb and the sun is showing its face more frequently, meaning summer is really on its way. With the summer season upon us, not to mention Canada 150, Brampton has a lot going on and a lot to offer in the way of things to do. This weekend Brampton is going to kick off their social summer with the annual CeleBrampton. Here’s what to look forward to.
When we scroll through Instagram looking for design inspiration, certain types of pictures really start to stand out. There are the #IHaveThisThingWithFloors shots, the #IHaveThisThingWithPink pics, and of course the #DreamKitchen moments that we all aspire to. If these trends teach us anything, it’s that there are so many design moments in both our homes and our lives just waiting to happen! You just have to look for them, and make the most of those moments. One of our favourite types of design pics to find on Instagram are the spectacular #sidetables. Here are 12 bedside table moments we wouldn’t mind waking up next to.
In case you somehow missed the memo, spring is the time to get organized. The phrase spring cleaning? Yeah, that’s where it comes from. In the winter, when it’s cold and your main concern is just to get cozy as soon as possible, it’s easy to let your home’s cleanliness fall by the way side, and for clutter to creep up. From your kitchen, to your closet, to your garage, every corner of your home could use a little sprucing up come spring. Want a great place to start? How about the garage?
Not only does this week mark the arrival of (semi) consistent warm weather, but it’s also the first long weekend of the summer! If you’re a hostess with the mostest you’ve probably been counting down the days to the much-anticipated 3 day weekend. It’s your first chance of 2017 to host a fun barbecue for your friends, where you can (hopefully) gather outside and enjoy the weather. Luckily this weekend, although a mixed bag, looks like it will have a couple days of decent weather. Assuming things stay somewhat balmy, here are all the necessities you’ll need to throw the best long weekend BBQ ever.
For over 40 years Paradise Developments has been building the perfect communities and homes for you and your families to grow in and make new memories together. One of our most popular communities, Impressions, is one such community, and the good news is there’s a NEW RELASE this SATURDAY MAY 13th at 10 am sharp! We’ll be releasing new lots for our 38′ and 44′ detached homes. Here’s the scoop!