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Popular Spring Paint Colours For 2019

Spring Paint Colours 

This is the time of year when a lot of people are wanting to make a change and refresh their homes. Whether that’s with a fresh coat of paint, some nice new furniture and the list goes on. 

Today we’ll go over some of the popular spring colours for 2019. These are just the top colours that designers have chosen, but you can always be as creative as you like. Because we all have our own style. 

However, when you’re preparing to sell your home, it’s good to stick to some of the colours on this list. Or to make sure your home has very neutral wall colours, making your home fresh and bright. 

Spring Colours For Your Home 

Hazelnut 

A warm and inviting shade for your walls that also goes very well with almost everything. This is  a neutral colour that gives your walls a refresh and a modern feel. 

Lilac Grey 

Such a classic colour and so perfect for spring. The Lilac Grey is a warmer and an alternative to grey. You’re adding a little extra touch and keeping it classic with this gorgeous mix of lilac and grey.

Wooden Shades

Earthly shades are very popular for spring 2019. Mushroom greys and fern inspired colours. These colours are suppose to give your room a naturalist feel. 

Hunter Green 

This colour is intrinsic in nature and brings us back to that naturalist feel. It’s more bold than the other colours, so you want to make sure that you have just the right room that will showcase this colour at it’s best. Hunter green is also timeless and can work seamlessly with right furniture.

Pale Pink 

Pale Pink is compatible with many other colours make it very versatile. Get creative and mix different accent colours with pictures and pillows. Consider shades of grey, they goes nicely with pale pinks along with yellows and white.

Pewter

Another alternative to white walls is pewter. This is a great neutral colour that will brighten up any room. With a mix of grey and beige, it’ll go nicely in almost every room in your home.

Contact Me Today 

Let’s start looking at homes in the neighbourhood you’ve been dreaming of and let’s find your dream home. You can reach me by email at info@loriv.com or directly at 905-330-2002. I’m looking forward to working with you. 

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Design Trends for 2019 Kitchen

Design Trends for 2019

Design trends for 2019 are here and it’s the time of year when a lot of people are starting to think about making some changes to their home. Today we’re focusing on the kitchen. Refreshing your kitchen to make it feel new again can make such a difference. Listed below are some of the popular kitchen design trends for 2019.

Matte Black Cabinetry 

This is a trend that’ll be making it’s mark in 2019. You’ll start to see this very modern twist to kitchen cabinets. And another trend that often goes along with this is eco-friendly materials.

Modern kitchen
Modern kitchen
Concealed Vent

What a great way to achieve a seamless look with your vent. This works with traditional and modern kitchens. 

Wood & White 

There’s defiantly something great about clean white or wood cabinetry, it can really open up your kitchen. And it goes so well with natural wood accents. This looks great in smaller kitchens but can also look fantastic in any size kitchen. 

Wood and White Kitchen
Wood and White Kitchen
Industrial Countertops 

It seems that 2019 will be there year for industrial countertops and we can see why. They change the look of your kitchen almost instantly. And you’re able to use a number of different materials to achieve this look. 

Handmade Tiles

Having a unique look to any room in your home is wonderful and can really show your personality. Try handmade or organic tiles, you’ll have something that no one else will. 

Use of Wood 

Wood panels, or countertops or floors can create a very warm look. Whether you choose to use a lot or a little, you’ll be making a statement, creating a unique and warm space.

Bright wooden kitchen
Bright wooden kitchen
Digital Technology 

In the 21 century we have a seen a lot of advancement when it comes to technology and those advancements just keep coming. And our kitchen appliances are catching up. You can now get almost anything to target your needs. Some examples are, wifi-enabled espresso machines, wine fridges that dispense wine, the possibilities are truly endless. 

Contact Lori VanDinther 

With so many possibilities and the market gearing up for Spring and Summer it might be time for you to give me a call or email me. We can go over your wish list and find your dream home. 

Protect Your Home Against Break-Ins

Our homes are our most valuable possessions. We do everything we can to keep them safe and sound. Yet, we all hear local news stories about residential break-ins, where thieves would steal jewelry, cash, silverware, laptops, expensive electronics, etc. Sometimes even in broad daylight! It’s not a pleasant sight, to see your home was broken into, and your valuables gone. What’s even more troubling is homeowners not doing enough to prevent it.

Protect your home from break-ins
Protect your home from break-ins

In this post, we’ll go over some most common home security options and a few general tips to help deter the thieves, and keep your home safe and secure.

  1. Get a home alarm system – this is essential protection that will thieves away or at get them caught. You can either get a professional company to come out, evaluate your needs and setup a home security system, that can be monitored live. Alternatively there are home security systems such as Nest that can be setup easily and would save you thousands.
  2. Cover windows so that nobody can pry in and see what you have inside. Plus it gives you privacy. You’d be surprised how much you can see into people’s homes from outside on a dark night if their windows aren’t covered.
  3. Lock all doors and windows, garages, sliding doors and sliding windows too. Make sure to use the door stopper if you have one. For sliding doors you should definitely have one. Of course, all your doors and windows should be in good condition.
  4. Don’t keep keys under floor mats or flowers pots. Thieves will look there first. So that’s not a good idea to put anything there.
  5. Lock your jewelry, expensive stuff and valuables in a home safe or in a bank’s safety deposit box. Just don’t let it sit around your bedroom. If someone gets in, that’s the first place they’ll go look.
  6. Don’t post your travel plans on social media accounts (eg. check-ins, pictures of valuables, announcing you’r going on a vacation). By letting everyone know you’re not home, you’re risking someone going there to try and rob you.
  7. Light up your house well. Shady business is less likely to happen if the area is well lit. Make sure you have all corners of your house lit up and have motion sensors to activate lights if someone approaches.
  8. Get a guard dog if you can. Nothing stops the bad guys like a good guard dog.
  9. Always look who’s knocking. Check through the peephole so you’re not in for a nasty surprise. Today you can also get video door bell which brings it up on your smartphone, even if you’re not home.
  10. Eliminate hiding spaces around outside your house where thieves can hide eg. untrimmed bushes, old cluttered sheds. Keep your property clean and secure with very little hiding spots.

Do you have any recommendations or tips to help homeowner keep their property and valuable secure? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

This real estate advice was brought to you by Lori VanDinther, Burlington RE/MAX sales representative and a team lead of Team VanDinther. As a long time resident of Burlington, Lori has been helping home owners buy/sell their property. Contact Lori VanDinther today for all your Burlington real estate needs.