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4 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 21, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Looking for a few easy ways to celebrate Earth Day that doesn’t involve planting a tree or leaving the comfort of your own home? Here are a few ways to embrace energy efficiency this Earth Day. You’ll be doing the planet a favor, and helping your budget too! So give yourself a double dose of green this weekend by checking your home to make sure it is a lean, mean energy efficient machine!

Seal Air Ducts

Check for cracks around windows, doors, and electrical outlets that are located on an exterior wall.

Prevent Leaking

Check sink, dishwasher and refrigerator water lines for leaks or deterioration and replace any items that appear worn. Check water heater or rust, which may indicate a leak.

Check for Cracks

Using incense or a smoke stick can help you find smaller cracks. Watch where the smoke goes to see if any air is escaping your home.

Add weather stripping

Putting weather stripping around doors and windows can save you 10% on your heating and cooling bill and prevent energy from being wasted.

Want to go even further? Update your light bulbs to LED and install a low-flow showerhead. Mother earth will thank you!

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3 New Bathroom Trends for 2017

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 7, 2017

 

Wanting to spruce up your home and make it as welcoming as possible? Your bathroom, while often underappreciated, receives a lot of traffic and can make or break the overall feel of your home. Check out these 2017 bathroom trends.

Neutral Bath Colors

Neutral coloring
White, off-white, and grey walls are the most popular bathroom colors for 2017. The Shea model home pictured above fits right in, with dark grey cabinets and light grey walls that nicely complement the white countertop and linens.

Distinguised Vanity

Distinguished Vanity Space
Create a sleek, individualized look in your bathroom by dividing your wide vanity into two distinct spaces. You can do this by placing individual mirrors and light fixtures above each sink. Add an accessory between the two and you’ll give your bathroom a more distinguished look.

Tile Accents

Ceramic tile accents
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect balance between getting every room to work together and not being able to tell when one room ends and other begins. There are very few features that say “bathroom” like ceramic tiles on the walls! As in the Shea model home pictured above, the tiled backsplash and shower accent matches the color scheme of the house while keeping a bathroom feel.

 

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The Grand Opening of Shea Homes’® new luxury gated community in Gilbert, The Reserves, may not be opening until May 6, but the excitement has been building for months. The much-anticipated release of The Reserves four, single-story floor plans has arrived. Here are a few highlights, and you can now access plans and options on our website here: http://www.sheahomes.com/community/thereserves/.

Residence 1
Residence 1Residence 1 is a four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, designed for the modern, active family. A study (great for use as a spacious home office) separates the master suite from the other three bedrooms. The gourmet kitchen opens up into an expansive great room, great for promoting family togetherness. The enormous four-car garage provides plenty of room for cars, bikes, sports gear, and more.

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Spring Open House Tour at Verrado

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 17, 2017

Verrado Spring Open House - Visit this WeekendYou’re invited to join us at Vallarta at Verrado from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th for our Spring Open House Tour, where you will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem for scrumptious eats from onsite food truck or cool treats from the gelato cart (while supplies last). If you need a pick-me-up before you get started on the tour, stop by the Verrado Coffee Company for a cup of joe and a map of the community. If you have some extra time, nestle into one of the comfy café seats and get to know the neighbors.

Verrado is housed in Buckeye, Arizona and gives homeowners a “small town” lifestyle near the big city, with 72 acres of lakes, a resort-style pool, nearby nature trails, a golf course and a 29,000 square foot Village Center. The Vallarta community offers three floor plans – in duplexes or triplexes – all great for those looking for a spacious home with minimal upkeep. Homes within the community are Energy Star 3.0 rated, Environments for Living guaranteed, range from approximately 2,137 to 2,548 sq. ft. and are priced from the low $250’s.

For more information about the community and each of the floor plans, visit: http://verrado.com/builder/shea-homes/

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Spring into Spring with Open Spaces and Bright Colors

March 3, 2017




  Can you believe it’s almost spring? As the weather starts to warm up, nothing says “welcome to our home” quite like letting the great outdoors in. If it’s not quite warm enough yet, you can bring the outside feel into your home with open spaces and bright colors. This kitchen, at Ambition at Eastmark, […]

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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Awards Show

February 24, 2017




  In honor of this Sunday’s must-watch awards show, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nooks, perfect for watching, gathering, and relaxing on this special night. Don’t forget the popcorn – and maybe some awards show BINGO cards! Like a bright, open feel? Kick back and relax on this comfy couch at Carino Villas […]

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

February 17, 2017




  It’s February 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 […]

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Open House at Vallarta at Verrado

February 2, 2017




You’re invited to join us at Vallarta at Verrado from 12 to 4 p.m. on February 3, 4 and 5. This beautiful community in Buckeye, Arizona gives homeowners a “small town” lifestyle near the big city, with 72 acres of lakes, a resort-style pool, nearby nature trails and a 29,000 square foot Village Center. Come […]

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Can’t Miss Design & Décor Trends for 2017

January 20, 2017




It’s a new year which means it is time for new design trends that can be used to refresh your home and make it your own. Without further ado, we give you the top design and décor trends for 2017: 1) Neutral Palate with a Splash of Color In addition to using neutral colors such […]

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

January 13, 2017




Now that the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us are hungry for change and a fresh start. A new year is the perfect place to implement new habits & routines to live the life you have always wanted and to reach the goals that you have set. These new habits usually include […]

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