Houzz Your Eye for Design? This Online Tool Will Help You Prepare To Design Your Dream Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 21, 2014

To better prepare our customers for their design studio appointments, we have recently joined the popular, online platform called Houzz! So what is Houzz, you ask? Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start of finish. Essentially, we’d call it the realistic Pinterest for new homeowners. You CAN get the features you see in our photos! Here’s how:

On Houzz, users are able to create their own ideabook, which is a place for users to store and categorize their favorite photos by style, trend, color and room! You can flip through photos of all our communities and models, in addition to photos of other Houzz users’ (aka HOUZZERS) Shea Homes; read questions submitted by other HOUZZERS and responses answered by Shea Homes professionals; read thorough reviews and even write your own review about us! Plus much, much more!

Do we have your attention? If so, sign up for a Houzz account now! Here is a chart of the quick and easy steps!


To look at this graphic in more detail, click here: “How to HOUZZ

We are also so excited to announce a new feature that we will be launching on our Houzz profile in the very near future! Here is a simple outline of what you can expect:

The Idea:

Utilize our SheaHomesAZ HOUZZ account to aid buyers in selecting their personal interior design style based on 5 style categories predetermined internally.

The Program:

The main idea was to keep new buyers excited about their new home. So HOUZZ will be used as a tool for homeowners to look through options we offer based on what other homeowners selected. We have made it easy for them to discover their personal style because we categorize the homeowner photos for them.

Additionally, homeowners can see the name of the option as well. While review the photos if they see an option they love, they can write it down and bring that with them during their Design Studio Appt.

How will it work?:

We will upload images of completed homes, prior to key release, showcasing the home’s style. We would like to showcase cabinets, countertops, flooring, and grout. Therefore, the best images will be of the main hub of the home (i.e. kitchen/great room). The images will be placed in their corresponding design style, based on that buyers design studio selections.

Prospective/New Buyers:

Prospective/New buyer(s) will have the option to view the Ideabooks on HOUZZ to better determine their own personal style based on options that we offer. This can aid in keeping the buyer(s) excited and help set expectations for the Design Studio appointment.


The ideabooks that we will offer are based on popular house styles, such as Contemporary, Eclectic, Modern, Traditional and Transitional. We will provide links to these ideabooks in the near future so that you can look through photos and get an idea of what designs you like best for your Shea Home!

To learn more about HOUZZ and/or to get a better understanding of what it is, check it out at www.HOUZZ.com

P.S. Please follow follow Shea Homes AZ on HOUZZ, and feel free to write a review about us, at www.Houzz.com/sheahomesaz!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

A E Harris August 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

This ideaaa could be an important break- thru to evolve “Tract” housing developments into respectable design. There is now the cookie cutter dough from coast to coast and border to border – from Shea to KB to you name it developer. As an architect – I get nauseous each time I must drive by.
There is absolutely no substantive difference from a wind-blown Maine coast design to the searing desert of California and Arizona.
Contrasting 1×4 outline corners, 3 in 12 to 12 in 12 roofs with contrived geometry, and on and on….
Please get some architects “in charge” of design and let them, not the construction super determine the designs. They can work together to improve designs to at least be indigenous and still respect the mass production you must have.
You can LEAD the buying public into a more intelligent environment.


Shea Homes Arizona August 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your feedback. Shea Homes has a team of architects continuously working to diversify designs. We agree that things have become too cookie cutter and hope other builders and developers will begin working toward the same goal.


Jeff Cobble September 9, 2014 at 5:20 am

I am a huge fan of Houzz, I actually have gotten a lot of decorating ideas for my home there, everything from handmade rustic shelving to hot color pallets for wall paint!


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