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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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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 13, 2017

New Year's Resolutions for Your HomeNow 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 healthy eating and more exercise, but we would argue that home improvement and care is just as important (your home is where you do most of your living after all!). As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home: 

Remove Excess

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! Schedule a day to take a good, hard look at all of the things you own, recall the last time you used them, the likelihood that you will use them within the next six months and the value that they bring to your life and your home. If you find items that haven’t been used in ages, that you aren’t likely to use in the near future and that don’t serve a specific purpose in your life or home, put them in a pile and let them go. This practice is simple, yet life-changing when you experience the mental space that is cleared up by simply decluttering. 

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 8, 2016

Get Social
Now that the excesses of the holidays are over, many of us shift into self-improvement mode. It could be the possibilities represented by the dawning of a New Year. (Or maybe it’s our tight pants!) Either way, now is the time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and more exercise usually top the list. Home improvement is right up there too. As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Lose Weight

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! If you haven’t yet read Marie Kondo’s best-selling de-cluttering book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, order it now. The best $10 investment you can make, and your home will thank you for it. The guiding principle of Kondo’s autonomous Kon Mari method? Keep only that which brings you joy. Simple, yet life-changing.

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