Shea Design Studio: Getting Started

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 30, 2011

In the video posted on Facebook earlier this week, Melissa, from our Design Studio, talked about getting started designing your home.  Her most important piece of advice to homebuyers was to choose the look of their major purchases first.

While some people may be really excited to pick out their fixtures and accents, the best place to start is with  flooring, cabinetry, and counter tops.  These are some of the largest financial selection you’ll make in the design studio and selecting  these items first can help establish your palette of colors and textures for the rest of your home.

These photos will give you another taste of some of the choices available in the the Shea Homes Design Studio.

For counter tops, there are choices ranging from Granite and Engineered Stone to Ceramic Tile and more. What’s more, each counter top type comes in a variety of colors to fit your style.


Flooring is one of the biggest decisions. Choose from traditional tile, recycled bamboo, carpeting and more. Stay tuned for our future Design Studio blogs and videos for information about tiled medallions for entry ways and back splashes for the kitchen!



Cabinetry can be a great way to tie in a color from your counter tops or even furniture.  Choose from a variety of woods and stains. 

Over the next few months, the Design Studio will continue to offer tips and information about designing the home that is right for you and is a big part of the journey.  In the mean time, we’d love to hear from you.  What are some of the things you dream about picking out or things you loved choosing when you designed your home?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Janie Gore August 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Can you please give me the name of the carpet used in theRidgewood models at Baker Ranch, Plan two.


Sheri Troy August 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

Hello Janie,

Thanks for your inquiry regarding Ridgewood at Baker Ranch! I’m happy to pass the email address you provided onto our Community Representatives onsite at Ridgewood. They will be happy to get in contact with you regarding your questions about the model homes. If you would like to stop by Ridgewood at Baker Ranch to learn more in person, they are open 7 days a week at: 50 Morning Glory in Lake Forest, CA. The office number for Ridgewood is: (949) 916-4100. We appreciate your interest in Shea Homes, and hope to see you soon!


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