Quick Patio Upgrades just in Time for Spring Entertaining

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 9, 2018


We Arizonans are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. Whether you want a place to sip your iced tea in style, or you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, we have you covered. These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out.

Geometric Outdoor Rug
Geometric Outdoor RugTurn your patio into an outdoor room with the addition of a geometric patterned outdoor rug.

Succulent Garden
Succulent GardenAdd a visual focal point to your backyard with a succulent garden. Believe it or not, these gorgeous displays are easy to maintain. Plus, they do best in full sunlight.

Patio Dining Set
Patio Dining SetIs a lack of quality patio furniture holding you back from inviting your friends over for a barbecue? It might be time to upgrade your patio with a new patio set. Hint: Choose an easy-clean, weather-resistant style that will stand up to the Arizona sun.

Grilling Station
Grilling StationHave you been looking to get rid of that old grill you hide in the back of the house to hide from guests? Whether it is just a new grill or adding a grilling station to your backyard it will make all the difference in hosting events- big or small!

Come visit any of our Shea Homes® 35+ model homes across the Valley to get more backyard inspiration!

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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

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 3, 2017

Can you believe it’s almost spring?
Spring Fun in ArizonaAs 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, is a great example of how light and open spaces can make your home feel more welcoming and bright.
Light and Open SpacesCelebrate spring with this multipurpose room, found at Desert Ambition, that combines bright blue tones with an open space for activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Multipurpose Room for the Whole FamilyBring life back to your living room with yellow and blue accent colors. This living room at 24 North not only has bright accent colors, but also allows plenty of natural light to flood the space to create an airy, relaxing feel.
Accent ColorsThis strategically positioned bedroom, at Inspire at Estrella, not only allows you to look outside at the beautiful spring landscape, but it also reflects the season with its open layout and combination of blue, white, and green hues.
Take in the Spring Landscap in this Strategically Positioned BedroomThank you for joining us as we say goodbye to winter and spring into spring. If you would like to share your design transformations and fresh, new looks – tag us in your photos using #sheahomesaz! For more information about our communities and more design inspiration, visit our website at: http://www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/

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Plan before you plant.

by Shea Homes Colorado on May 26, 2016


Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to strategize for the growing season to come. To help guide our Shea homeowners in all their upcoming gardening adventures—especially those who have recently moved into a new home that needs a few final landscaping touches—we’ve gathered the helpful links below.

BackCountry Model Front

Your first stop is actually very close to home at Shea Homes’ Pinterest Plan Before You Plant board.  Container gardening is a smart choice if your yard is small, or maybe you just need some color and texture for your porch or patio. Chances are good that you’ll find a terrific solution from these 121 Container Gardening Ideas or these suggestions that focus on heat- and drought-tolerant succulent container plants, complete with instructions on propagating from the mere pinch of a neighbor’s plant. (Talk about economical.) If you long to grow a bit of your own food, but don’t want to lose a chunk of your yard, try vegetable container gardening.  You’d be surprised how much yield you can get from small spaces. Wondering when it’s safe to plant those veggies? Keep this planting guide handy, and you’ll know not to plant your tender peppers and eggplant until June 1.

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

March 11, 2016

  The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring. Swap […]

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Spring Family Fun

April 21, 2014

  Are you always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy? Spend some quality craft time this spring with your little ones and make some memories you will never forget. These Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Happy Hooligans won’t be hopping down a bunny trail anytime soon, but they will be cute decoration […]

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