outdoor living

Backyard Landscaping for Your New Home: Five Questions to Ask

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 24, 2018

 

Whether you’re considering a new Shea Home, are in process of planning the outdoor living space for your new home, or you just want to spruce up your current backyard, we’ve got you covered. As a Shea Homes® homeowner, you have a few options when it comes to designing your backyard. Let these questions guide you toward a backyard that truly suits your lifestyle.
The Reserves Residence 4 PoolResidence 4 from The Reserves at Cantilena

  • Do you want to landscape before or after you move in?

If you’d like to move in with the backyard finished and ready to entertain, our sales team will connect you with talented landscape architects we partner with to craft your dream space and roll all associated landscaping costs into your new home mortgage. Otherwise, depending on the guidelines from your Homeowners Association, you could wait a few months to get a feel for the space and decide how you’d like to personalize your yard later.
Compass at Recker Pointe BackyardAltair model from Compass at Recker Pointe

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 19, 2018

 
It’s January 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
RamadasIf 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.

Putting Greens
Putting GreensWhy should you have to drive to a golf course or Top Golf to improve your game? With a backyard putting green, you can work on your stroke any time the urge strikes. If you have tweens or teens, this is a great way to get the kids off their phones and into some outdoor activity time.

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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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4 Tips to Cooking up a GRILLicious Summer BBQ

by Shea Homes on July 1, 2016

summer-bbq
Rising temperatures and sunshine-filled days make the summer months ideal for an outdoor BBQ. It simply doesn’t get much better than inviting friends and family over to relax outdoors, pouring some refreshing beverages, and catching up while you fire up the grill in true grill-master fashion. Yet, not all of us perform well when the pressure (or grill) heats up. In fact, some of us might be weary of firing up the grill with friends, because we just don’t really know what we are doing – How long do I cook the burger? How do I tell if it’s done?  

To help you with the skills and “know-withal” to stay cool and collected as you entertain, we’ve compiled some of the juiciest grill secrets found around the web, and amongst our grilling tools, to help you navigate a long summer of grilling ahead.  With July 4th celebrations rapidly approaching, make sure to pin and share these tips with friends.

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Lights, camera, Reunion

February 2, 2016
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  Next time you see a family smiling, assembled in well­-coordinated outfits, maybe standing beside the lake at Reunion a master plan community by Shea Homes, take a look to see who’s on the other side of the camera. Chances are it’s Holly Pilz, Reunion resident and up-­and­-coming family photographer. Owner of Holly Jean Photography,  Holly found […]

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Shea Homes Brings Revolutionary Designs To New Home Market

December 22, 2014

  What is Shea3D™ Have you ever toured a model home and found that you love the second-floor layout, but wish you could reconfigure the first floor to accommodate how you live life? Shea3D™ offers three different first-floor options: outdoor, entertainment, and kitchen lifestyles. You can select the first-floor option that best matches your individual […]

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Top Five Can’t Miss Design and Décor Trends

July 3, 2014

What a fun time it is for decorating our homes! With such a variety of looks and designs trending, it’s easy to find inspiration from nearly any decade. Our Interior Designers from the Shea Homes Arizona Design Studio are experts in helping homebuyers decide on just the right combination of interior flooring, fixtures, paint, etc. […]

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