Multigenerational living may be a new development for our society, but it has long been practiced in other cultures. Creating this type of household structure allows families to come together under one roof to face the many trials of life such as raising a child, caring for elders, single parenthood, and the high cost of living and housing.

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Energy Efficiency and Your Home – Infographic

by Kayla Kody on January 27, 2016


Energy Efficiency has been a huge buzzword in the home building industry lately. The team here at Shea Homes of Charlotte compiled this infographic to help those homeowners, and home buyers, who are energy conscious navigate the waters… or should we say the currents?


Energy Efficiency Infographic

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5 Ways to Make Memories into Décor

by Shea Homes on September 17, 2015

Take memories and turn them into decor with these ideas.Creating memories is what life is all about. Memories remind us of the important people and places we hold dear to our hearts, filling our lives with happiness and joy. We anxiously await the coming of the “next big thing” in our lives: our first job, marriage, the birth of a first child, or that epic vacation we’ve been dreaming about taking for years. Yet, when the occasion finally arrives, the whirlwind of emotions, conversations, and excitement can make it seem like it passes by in a second. When we revisit these moments the following day or week later, we can’t even remember what hit us!

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

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One way to keep the memory of these momentous occasions top of mind is to forgo boxing away high-school diplomas, baby photos, travel souvenirs, and other keepsakes to collect dust in the attic and instead, put them in places of honor in your home! From shadow boxes to displays of sand from the exotic beaches you’ve visited, we’re sharing 5 DIY home décor ideas.

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5 Kids Home Study Spaces

by Kayla Kody on September 14, 2015


Now that school is back in session, it’s time to hit the books! So, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite kids study spaces in our homes that can help parents, and kids!

 1. Drop Zone
Drop Zone

With drop zones backpacks, shoes, and coats all have a place, and you can customize them however you like. The best part? If all goes as planned, clutter and mess won’t even make it past the entryway of your home. No more lost backpacks…or at least less lost backpacks.

2. Teen Loft

Teen Loft in our Alpine

A mini study for your kids. Stock the drawers with hanging files, healthy snacks, arts & crafts supplies, and anything else they need to get the job done in one place. You might even get to reclaim your kitchen counter.

3. Bonus Room Built InsBonus Room Built In

Bonus rooms can be for work and play. This gives your kids the best of both worlds, a nook for them to get work done in their favorite room, and any mess with be quarantined in here. We give this idea an A+.

4. Bedroom Study Cove

Bedroom Study Cove

A kid’s bedroom should be their getaway, so giving them a quiet place to read or study right off of their room, like this study cove, is a great way to entice them to do their schoolwork. Make it super comfy with bean bags and fun wall décor and you might even get extra credit.

5. Rec Room Retreat

Rec Room Study Area

Adding desks to the cabinet layout in your Rec Room can give this room some added value. Your kids won’t mind heading to this more secluded place with everything they need to tackle homework.

Want more home ideas? Take a video tour of our model homes or explore on houzz and pinterest!

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Open Houses with a Charity Twist!

January 27, 2015

What’s better than a Catered Open House? A Catered Open House that Benefits Charity! Shea Homes of Charlotte’s two Rowan County neighborhoods, Miller’s Grove and Castlebrooke Farms, hosted open houses last Saturday. Everyone was invited to tour the models and move-in ready homes in both neighborhoods while they enjoyed catered food. While we were happy […]

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Shea Homes of Charlotte Receives Best of Houzz 2015

January 21, 2015

Shea Homes of Charlotte Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award! Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World. We have been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than […]

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8 Fun Christmas Traditions from Our Families to Yours

December 18, 2014

  1. Passed Down Story Time – “My mother read my brothers and I the story “The Night Before Christmas” every Christmas Eve when I was growing up from an old and tattered book which she had for many years.  There are pages covered in crayon scribbles, torn corners and signs of use through the years.  When […]

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