Every corner of your home is a design opportunity just waiting to happen. From an untouched room, to a blank wall, to a window sill, these spots can always have a little extra TLC put into them. One section of your home that shouldn’t be neglected is your stairway. Often it’s the centrepiece of your home, or one of the first things people see when they enter, so it’s important to make sure your stairs reflect your design perspective. From the railing you choose, to the steps themselves, to the decor around it, your stairway is a great place to have fun with the decor and express your own personal style. Here are some super chic stairways we found (and love!) for inspiration.
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:
The satisfaction that comes from preparing a home-cooked, delicious meal is like no other. Not only can you pat yourself on the back for a job well done, but you can smile knowing you’ve given your close friends and family something they enjoy. Want to take that level of contentedness to the next level? Grow the produce you use in your recipes in your own backyard! Growing and maintaining your own vegetables and fruits can be very satisfying, as well as a great activity to keep you outdoors and active all summer long, not to mention eating well! Here’s a look at some great and easy options to include in your edible garden this year.
It’s no surprise that new releases at Upper Mount Pleasant cause such excitement – it’s an incredible neighbourhood that anyone would be lucky to be a part of! Being able to call Upper Mount Pleasant home means getting to be a stone’s throw from some of Brampton’s best spots, lushest parks, as well as a community of friendly neighbours. We’re excited to make you feel at home by building a wonderful family residence for you to make your own. Here’s everything you need to know about our upcoming release.
With the Easter long weekend about to begin, there’s lots to look forward to. First and foremost, the chocolate of course, but also the time spent with family! There’s also something that combines both of these things that makes Easter weekend so special: Easter egg hunts! A classic tradition for Easter weekend, an egg hunt is an exciting activity for kids to take part in and for parents to enjoy. There are lots of places around the GTA where Easter egg hunts and days of springtime family fun are being hosted. Here’s a rundown of some hunts taking place close by.
The weekend hasn’t arrived yet, but let us set the scene for you. It’s Saturday morning, and you’ve blissfully been permitted a sleep-in after an extra busy week. The coffee’s brewing, the toast is just waiting for its avocado companion, and your weekend reading (the newspaper’s culture section or the latest US Weekly) is ready for you to read at a nice and slow pace. All that’s missing? The perfect nook to relax in for an idyllic Saturday morning. Here are some breakfast nooks to inspire you while you sip.
March 20th marked the first official day of spring, though we’re still waiting on that spring weather to arrive. It continues to be a little frosty out there, so we haven’t quite escaped winter yet. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start getting ready for spring and summer! While it may seem too early to start your gardening for the year, there are actually lots of plants that thrive in early spring, or that you can plant now so you will have summer blooms. Here’s a look at what plants, flowers, and vegetables that can be planted now!