Arizona

Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 19, 2018

 
It’s January in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take full advantage of outdoor living. Here are a few of the latest popular new home features that let homeowners enjoy Arizona living to the fullest.

Courtyards
CourtyardsCourtyards add expanded living space, give your family more room to spread out, and provide multiple entertaining spaces for kids and adults. With the right furniture, a fireplace and maybe a stocked bar, you’ll find plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

Casitas, Ramadas and Cabanas
RamadasIf you like to entertain, casitas, ramadas and cabanas are great ways to transform your backyard into the ideal party spot. Throw in a flat-screen TV or two, and you can alternate between watching the big game and cooling off with a dip in the pool.

Putting Greens
Putting GreensWhy should you have to drive to a golf course or Top Golf to improve your game? With a backyard putting green, you can work on your stroke any time the urge strikes. If you have tweens or teens, this is a great way to get the kids off their phones and into some outdoor activity time.

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2018 Home Design Trends

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 12, 2018

 

So what’s in store for home design in 2018? Here’s a quick guide to some of the hottest home design trends for 2018, and some new home eye candy from our very own Shea Homes® communities.

Spa Inspired Bathrooms
Spa Inspired BathsEverybody is dreaming of resort-inspired bathrooms and we think you deserve your own paradise located conveniently in your home. This master suite in our Latitude at Cantilena community in Peoria features the ultimate spa bathroom. Relax and indulge with light tones of gray and white, recessed and pendant lighting, and a dream shower with soothing rain shower head. 

Mixed Metallics
Mixed MetallicsMetallics are in, and there’s nothing wrong with mixing your silver, brass and gold. But we do advise you to splash it around a room versus making it a dominant color. There is such thing as overdoing it! 

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 5, 2018

Happy New Year - Resolutions for your home in 2018Life gets busy, complicated and hectic. In this New Year let’s all make a resolution to slow down and make our lives simpler. Let’s create a little change in our homes without spending a lot of time and money. Shea Homes® put together a few ideas to help you simplify and perhaps create something new and different for your home (and for you) in 2018.

Rearrange Your Living Room

Has your furniture been placed in the same way for years? Moving your furniture around could make your living room or any room in your house feel like a brand new space in your home.

Use the “Fancy’ Dishes

Let’s get crazy this 2018! We all have that dishware we store in a box or somewhere up high all year long for special occasions, only touching the table a few times a year. Why not use that “special” dishware that makes you so happy? Do it for you!

Make your Bed

There are actual studies proving that making your bed every morning can make you happier. Establishing a routine every morning by waking up and making your bed will make the overall room look more put together, and will also have you starting your day off by being productive, and efficient!

Start a Donation Box

After the holidays we always find ourselves with more than we had before. Instead of wasting a day cleaning out each room, make it a quick hour clean up with everyone designated to a room. If you forgot you had it, donate it! After you do one New Year sweep of the house, keep the tradition of donating alive by having a donate box that everyone at home can utilize all year long.

Separate with Baskets

No one enjoys separating out their own dirty clothes from lights, darks, and hand wash — much less their entire family’s laundry. Let’s skip a step this year by having a separate basket for each load of wash, or buying a sorting hamper with multiple compartments. Make each person responsible for separating their own clothes and make laundry a quick 1, 2, 3!

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The Color of the New Year

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 21, 2017

Ultra Violet - Pantone Color of 2018Every year, Pantone Inc., a company best known for its standardized color matching system, announces the color of the year, based on what it believes will be the year’s “it” shade. This coming year’s hue is ultra violet or more specifically, PANTONE 18-3838. On Pantone’s Instagram, they announced the bold color saying, “Pantone’s Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”

According to Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, in a New York Times article, this complex and introspective shade of purple “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Eiseman continued, “It’s also the most complex of all colors, because it takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed — blue and red — and brings them together to create something new and extraordinarily beautiful.”

Show your life and home some love this year by adding a pop of this rich and inspiring tone throughout your home.

Learn more about the color of the year here:

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

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Holiday Outings in the Desert

December 15, 2017




The holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season! Las Noches de las Luminarias Through […]

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

December 8, 2017




Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and […]

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New Homes in Gilbert Now Open!

December 1, 2017




The last of Shea Homes® three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona is open! Compass at Recker Pointe offers 3 innovative, two-story homes with large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious bedrooms. These courtyard villas are stand-alone homes with private backyards and a shared tumbled paver auto court. These homes range from approx. 2,088- 2,197 sq ft. […]

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Shea Homes® Receives Marketing Award for Azure Paradise Valley

November 22, 2017




On November 8, the inaugural SAMM award ceremony was held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley. Shea Homes® was honored with an award for Best Community Sales Collateral for its new Shea Signature community, Azure, Paradise Valley. The SAMM awards recognize the valley’s very best sales and marketing achievements […]

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Shea Committed to Giving Back

November 17, 2017




The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an organization Shea Homes® Arizona holds close to our hearts and this past weekend our family, friends, and co-workers gathered to celebrate and honor those touched by blood cancer at the Light the Night Walk in Phoenix, Arizona. Leading up to the walk, members of the Shea Homes Arizona […]

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Honoring our Heroes

November 10, 2017




Today, we gather to honor, thank and remember the women and men who have defended our freedom and country, those who have selflessly served to keep us safe. Today, we remember to celebrate and to thank our heroes every day. The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona show […]

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