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You’ve decided to move in with your significant other, which means you are going to experience many lifestyle changes that are new and exciting. One of the most overlooked aspects of moving is going over your need for items in your separate living spaces before merging into one home. The steps after deciding what moving company to work with, and what area you’re looking to move to (try checking out the happiest city in the U.S.), and ensuring you have enlisted help the day of your move, is sorting through each of your belongings to determine what to keep, what to donate, and what to upgrade with a newer product for your combined home. Although it is exciting to figure out what lighting fixtures will look best in your home and picking out paint colors, it’s better to cross off the initial steps to moving before looking too far ahead. It can be challenging to decide what items fit into which categories, especially if you are known to save a lot of things throughout the years but buying a home or an apartment allows you to start from scratch and decide what items are truly valuable to you and your significant other, or what can be left behind.

Tranquility at Sage | Livermore, CA

What to keep:

Depending on how much space you have at your new home, you can gauge how many items are practical to keep. If you don’t have the option for storage, you may have to limit the number of items you actually bring with you and store any other items at a friend or family members home until you know if you can accommodate miscellaneous pieces. Any items that you use on a daily basis are items that would be practical to bring. For example, work clothes, toiletries, bedding, pots and pans, and non-perishables are all items that would be immediately relevant to you, and easy to pack. For things that will require a moving truck, split up the furniture you and your significant other have, deciding between which items fit your color scheme, and mutual aesthetic desires for your shared space. Additionally, you’ll want to keep any family photo memories and passed down decor because they are irreplaceable items that might not always be something you need to see but are something you want to continue to have in your life.

Sienna Plantation | Missouri City, TX

What to donate:

Generally, anything that isn’t overused and isn’t something you are bringing with you can be donated. To put it into perspective, if you haven’t used something within the past year, it probably isn’t a product you need. It’s understandable that seasonal items are more so used in their optimal time (for example: Halloween costumes, patio furniture, a grill, and specialty pots and pans), but if you went a whole year without using a product for any season (unless it is a family memento  or a special piece of jewelry), it’s safe to assume you can donate it. Your instinct would be just to move everything from one place to the other because you don’t want to feel like you have items in your possession that you just don’t want. However when you’re going through your belongings, take a moment to think if you really use the item, or if someone else may benefit greater, whether you donate to your local thrift store, like Salvation Army, or maybe a family member or friend.

Synergy at Sage | Livermore, CA

What to buy new:

Depending on your current living situation you may need all new furniture, half and half, or maybe just a piece or two; either way, you are going to want long-lasting and durable furniture for your transition as a couple. Buying new is the fun part! Make a list with your significant other and decide what furniture stores you want to make a stop at after figuring out what pieces are needed for your final move. Deciding ahead of time is crucial, that way you aren’t waiting weeks after moving in for something like a couch or a bed frame. If you don’t have time to shop in store, there are plenty of places to find quality furniture online. This way, you can continue sorting through your homes, while also purchasing your needed items online.

Once you’ve responsibly sorted, packed and moved to the home of your dreams, you can be at ease that your items are neatly organized and readily accessible. Then, you can think about things like adding a swimming pool (see tips and tricks for this here), getting a pet, or joining in on some fun community events!

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Peek Inside The Painted Sky Ranch Models At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 28, 2016

 

If main floor living is on your wish list—as it is for many—this post is for you.  Shea Homes® is pleased to announce that three new ranch models are open and ready for touring. The photos below offer a sneak peek at what you’ll see on your visit to the Painted Sky Collection at BackCountry™.

The new Painted Sky Collection by Shea Homes includes three ranch plans—Daybreak, Stargazer, and Indigo Mist—with exceptional appeal and livability. Sizes range from 2-5 bedrooms, 2.5-4.5 bathrooms, and approximately 2,221-3,540 square feet. All three plans are available in two elevations with warm, character-rich exteriors. Entertaining is often a priority for families seeking a ranch home, as is space for out-of-town guests. The Painted Sky Collection delivers nicely with large, well-designed kitchens with eating bars, open-concept living, patios, and options for finishing basements with extra bedrooms and entertainment spaces. Prices range from the upper $500s-upper $600s.

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Choose the elevation that suits your style. High Plains Territorial, shown here, or BackCountry Ranch.

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A Grand Opening worth the (small) wait

by Shea Homes Colorado on July 7, 2015

 

Crazy, rainy spring weather pushed it back a week, but the two new, Shea SPACES model homes made their debut at a Grand Opening on June 27. Mother Nature is always the wild card in home construction, but thankfully, winter was fairly easygoing. Nonstop spring rains were the only hitch in a generally very smooth process.

At the Grand Opening, visitors were enthusiastic about the modern architecture, open plans, meticulous finish work, and inspiring décor by award-winning HRi Design, seen in these photos.

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Exterior of the model 3554, which offers 3-4 bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom and bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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Strategic use of natural light makes every room more beautiful and livable.

 

 

 

 

 

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A main floor study, upstairs loft, and 3-5 bedrooms make the 3507 plan a favorite with growing families.

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When the kitchen, dining and living areas flow, so do the parties.

 

 

 

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Homework, bill paying, working at home…there’s room for it all in this generously sized study.

Of course, photos can never fully do a home justice—the walkthrough is the true test of whether a home feels right for your family. So what are you waiting for? Grab some directions, and head over for a tour soon. Hours are Mondays from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information on SPACES at Reunion and what we’re up to at the Colorado division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.

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Reunion, then and now.

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 20, 2015

 

Hard to believe, but it’s already been 13 years since Reunion was established.  Back in 202, Shea Homes’ master plan was inspired by the former agricultural area’s prime location – rural and peaceful, yet an easy drive into vibrant downtown Denver.  For the more than 1,500 families who live there today, Reunion has fulfilled on its promise of providing the very best of urban and suburban living.

Join us as we walk down memory lane; the photos below show how our community has grown!

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This monument to Reunion’s agricultural past still welcomes guests and residents – but with a little more surrounding foliage nowadays.

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Taller trees make everyday walks a little more beautiful.

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The 2005 Kite & Flight Festival attracted a few intrepid flyers among our early residents, but check out the large crowd spotted at our 2014 Movie Night.

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New architecture at Reunion shares in the current aesthetic for clean lines with mid-century echoes.

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Today’s home decor leans toward cooler colors, stainless and other man-made materials and away from natural wood and warmer tones.

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Back in 2005, a walk around the lake was nice… but now the tall grasses and cattails create a lovely perimeter.

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Today, with multiple parks, 10 miles of trails, 8 acres of lakes, a 21,000-square-foot recreation center, community events, and an adjacent golf course, Reunion residents have countless opportunities for fun and connection.

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