While renovating your backyard may sound like a fantastic idea, getting a project started can be more difficult than you think. For example, as stated by the City of Orillia website, a city-issued building permit is always required when you build the following:
Orillia, Ontario is a vibrant community located in Simcoe County between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Featuring wildlife, beautiful beaches, rich history, fantastic museums, and more – Orillia is the place to be this summer.
Are you ready to dive into the home of the future? Smart homes are no longer reserved for The Jetsons but are available for everyone! Discover how you can upgrade your home with new innovative gadgets.
A child’s bedroom is the ultimate place to get creative with interior design and decorating! It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold, brave, or magical as you want. Whether your child is a little princess, superhero, explorer, or detective, we’ve found some design ideas that will help inspire you to create the bedroom of your child’s dreams:
Having a small backyard isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While you may not have all of the room that you want to create your dream outdoor oasis, you can still maximize the space you have and create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
With the warmer spring weather and tax refunds rolling in, many homeowners and renters are looking to start fresh, and for some, this means moving into a new home!
It’s never a good idea to list your house before taking the time to de-clutter, renovate, and strategize your presentation. Why? Well, you should always put your best foot (house) forward – to impress buyers and to persuade them to submit a competitive offer that doesn’t undervalue your home.
Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, spring’s arrival each year is inevitable. And with rising temperatures, a thawing ground, and the budding of colourful flowers, it’s practically impossible to dread the longer and brighter days upon us.
At Bradley Homes, we love learning about new cultures and trends in home design. Interested in the art of Chinese Feng Shui, we’ve researched some very interesting and promising changes anyone can make to their new home - in attempts to increase the positive energy, serenity, and luck in their living spaces.
You’ve bought your first home! Congratulations! That’s no small feat!
At Bradley Homes, we know what the current buyers market is like, and if you’re a millennial investing in a new home, we’re incredibly proud of your accomplishment, and we want to give you a warm welcome to the homeowners club!
So, you’re buying (or thinking about buying) a new home. That’s fantastic news! How exciting!
However, we understand that for those buying a new home, there are many fears that can make you feel stressed out and worked up. So, while we highly suggest doing some yoga, maybe some meditation, and taking a relaxing bath, we have also collected a list of helpful things that will ensure you can stay as cool and calm as possible when shopping for a new home.
At Bradley Homes, we care about our homeowners, which is why we build high-quality new homes within cities and towns that are vibrant, community-driven, and close to local attractions that are fun for the whole family!
Paint can do wonders in transforming any room in your office, home, or business. Colour can make your living or working space feel warmer, brighter, more mature, more festive, or completely Zen – depending on the shade and feel your colour of choice promotes.
The winter season is upon us, and at Bradley Homes, we care about the safety and security of the families and individuals who live in our communities. So, to prepare your home for the cold, we’ve created the following list of items to consider while working to maintain your property this winter:
Unique homes that fit your wants and needs
As a potential new homebuyer, we know what you’re going to say:
“I just don’t want the same home as everyone else.”
For as long as we’ve been in the business, we’ve heard potential homeowners say that phrase time and time again – and we get it. That’s why we work hard to assure buyers that at Bradley Homes, our architects and designers develop many different, unique, and stylish model options for our diverse clientele.
If you and your family are headed away on an extended vacation, it’s important to consider the realities of theft. To ensure your new home is protected in your absence, we’ve compiled a list of tips to keep your Bradley Homes home secure while you’re away from your property:
Saving for a new home can seem overwhelming and impossible, especially for millennial’s and young families just starting out. Navigating the homebuyers market is complicated, but the more you research, the more informed you’ll be, and the less scary it will seem.
Dedicated to providing current and future residents of Barrie and Innisfil with the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision, we’ve outlined some tips on how to save for a new home:
If you’ve moved into a new house and can’t wait to show it off to your friends, family, and peers, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a housewarming party!
Below we’ve listed the seven most important party-planning steps that will make your first new-home kick-off an absolute hit with all who attend!
It is generally believed that new homes will cost buyers more than purchasing a re-sale home. However, that is not always the case.
Older homes do not comply with modern building codes and may require costly renovations and more frequent maintenance checks (windows, roof, wiring, plumbing, asbestos removal, etc.). Older homes may also be more expensive as they tend to be located in central downtown hubs, whereas newer homes are built farther away from downtown cores, on undeveloped lots of land.
If you’ve ever moved into a new neighbourhood, you know that while it can be slightly intimidating to meet new neighbours at first, knowing those who live around you can make life a lot more enjoyable, convenient, and comfortable. That’s why we encourage all of our Bradley Homes families to get outside and to meet each other!
Buying your first home can be a scary, confusing, and intimidating process – but it shouldn’t have to be. At Bradley Homes, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our mission is to make buying a home as exciting as the day you move in!
One of the common questions we hear from Canadian buyers is: Are all homes created equal? And it’s a great and important question to be asking.
A house is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make in your life – so asking questions is necessary, and getting answers to those questions is the key to making an informed financial decision.
Simple ways to refresh and revitalize your property this summer
As a homeowner, you should take pride in both the interior design of your home and in the exterior curb appeal of your property. Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to maintain it’s foundation and to guarantee that if you ever decide to sell, your beautiful property will be in high demand.
So – you’ve bought a Bradley Homes home, and you’re getting ready to make the move.
Congratulations! We’re so excited to have you!
However, we know that in addition to excitement, you’re also likely stressed out about packing, getting everything organized, and how your children will adjust.
At Bradley Homes, we enjoy getting to know the families who come to live in our communities. We also enjoy providing our residents with helpful tools that will make life in your Bradley home more fulfilling, fun, and enjoyable for all!
Growing together as a family
Gardening together can be a fun and rewarding experience for your entire family. This is especially true for families who have recently moved into a new home and are just getting started on making their new space feel more like home.
Moving can be exciting, but it can also be scary and overwhelming for small children.
The most intimidating part about moving with children is the unknown of how they will react to the news and cope with the change. At Bradley Homes, we understand that moving your family and your life can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve collected some helpful tips on how to make both yours, and your children’s transition into a new home easier.