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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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Your Guide to Navigating an Open House

by Shea Homes on February 28, 2017

Part of the excitement of house hunting is going to open houses. From sunny breakfast nooks where you can picture yourself sipping a morning cup of coffee to finding the master bathroom you’ve been dreaming of; this is your chance to get an up-close look at what may become your new home. But when everything is set up correctly, a well-staged home can steal your focus away from the things that might be potential deal breakers for you. To keep that focus and find the house that works for you and your family, it’s important to have a game plan going in. Consider making the following tasks and questions part of your open house repertoire. 

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 full advantage of outdoor living. Here are a few of the latest popular new home features that let homeowners enjoy Arizona living to the fullest.

Courtyards
CourtyardsCourtyards add expanded living space, give your family more room to spread out, and provide multiple entertaining spaces for kids and adults. With the right furniture, a fireplace and maybe a stocked bar, you’ll find plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

Casitas, Ramadas and Cabanas
Casitas, Ramadas, CabanasIf you like to entertain, casitas, ramadas and cabanas are great ways to transform your backyard into the ideal party spot. Throw in a flat-screen TV or two, and you can alternate between watching the big game and cooling off with a dip in the pool.

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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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2017 Sneak Peek: What’s in Store for Shea Homes® Arizona in the Coming Year

December 30, 2016




  It has been a busy year for us here at Shea Homes® Arizona. We opened four new communities: the modern gated community of 24 North in North Phoenix, the beautiful Carino Villas condominiums in Chandler, the luxurious Vantage condos in Ahwatukee, and the Shea 3D community Ambition at Eastmark in Mesa. And while it’s […]

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What to Expect on a New Home Site Tour

December 11, 2016




When you’re ready to build your dream home, there are a lot of big and exciting decisions to make. The first major step in making your new home a reality is scheduling a home site tour. This may seem a little intimidating at first, particularly if you are new to the home building process. But […]

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You’re Invited: Experience Modern Gated Living in North Phoenix

December 9, 2016




  If you haven’t yet visited our newest Shea Homes® community, 24 North, you are in for a treat. This modern gated community in North Phoenix is ideally located near the I-17 (Flagstaff ski trip, anyone?), schools, shopping and restaurants, as well as extensive trails in the nearby Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve. Plus, private yards […]

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5 Thoughtful Things We Do to Reduce Sound From Condo to Condo

October 21, 2016




  Before planning the construction of our Shea Homes® condos here in Arizona, our leadership team toured west coast condo communities and met with construction professionals to understand any challenges and how-to best approach building a condo community buyers will want to be a part of. One of the biggest challenges noted during these tours […]

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Join Shea Homes at the Eastmark Home Tour in Mesa This Weekend

September 30, 2016
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  Interested in learning more about the award-winning community of Eastmark in Mesa? The #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona (2 years in a row!) is hosting a Home Tour Weekend October 1-2 from 10AM – 5PM.

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