The Shea Homes Design Studio

Options For Every Lifestyle

Personalize Your Home With Shea’s Design Studio

Your home should be designed your way. At Shea Homes, we want to ensure your vision comes to life, through thoughtful design and personalized design options to fit your needs and wants. Discover what it’s like to build your dream home with Shea. 

  • About The Shea Homes Design Studio

    About The Shea Homes Design Studio

    Personalizing Your Dream Home

    At Shea Homes, we take pride in building and designing innovative homes that enhance people’s lives the moment they step through the front door. Our Design Studio was created to give you the opportunity to personalize your new home as you’ve always dreamed. Each step of the way, our design consultants will educate you on the enhancement selections available, such as paint colors, light fixtures, cabinets, and more. It’s time to stop simply envisioning and start designing with Shea Homes.

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  • Scheduling Your Design Studio Appointment

    Scheduling Your Design Studio Appointment

    The Appointment Process

    • Typically, the Design Studio will reach out to homeowners to schedule an appointment and send a follow-up email to confirm the date and time. 

    • Depending on the homeowner's situation, some might only need 1 appointment to make their selection, while others might need a few sessions to finalize their choices. Please keep in mind the number of appointments varies across our different divisions and depends on each homeowner's unique circumstances.

  • Prepping For A Design Studio Appointment

    Prepping For A Design Studio Appointment

    Understanding Your Design Style

    Understanding Your Design Style

    • Get to know your design style. Before your design studio meeting, take the time to research different home features, fixtures, color palettes, materials, and more. Pinterest and Houzz are great resources for helping you create vision boards for your home, which can help our design experts better understand your style preferences.  

    • We encourage you to bring items to your appointment that will help to show your design style and vision. Items such as fabric swatches, paint chips, and pictures are always very useful tools while making interior selections. 

    • Start thinking about the functionality of your home. Do you have pets or plan to have pets? What about kids? You’ll not only want to design your space for your current family situation, but for perhaps 2-5 years from now. This is especially important to think through when choosing the right flooring in each room of your home. 

    • Visit the model homes in your community and browse the provided option catalogue. Study the options catalogue and make notes while creating a wish list of items you’re interested in or have questions about. If you can’t or don’t wish to visit a model home in person, you can visit and view virtual tours of other models in other Shea Homes neighborhoods.

    • Consider smart home technology. At Shea Homes, we offer SheaConnect™ in our new homes, our suite of smart home features that help you stay connected to your home every day. Our features include: Eero Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo Show, Ring Video Doorbell Elite, Garage Door Connectivity, Kevo or Kwikset Electronic Locks, Honeywell Pro Smart Thermostat, and iDevices Wall Switch.  

    • If you’re building a home with Shea, your Design Studio sessions will take place prior to construction beginning on your home. The first session will likely take between 2-3 hours, so make sure to plan ahead!

  • Design Studio Selection Process and Costs

    Design Studio Selection Process and Costs

    Balancing Your Budget

    • Generally, your Design Studio appointment will start with  our design consultants getting to know you, and your design choices, better. One of our design consultants will sit down with you and walk through your style preferences, home lifestyle, and overall wants and needs for home features. Make sure you come to your appointment with visuals, such as Pinterest boards. This makes it easier for your consultant to understand the aesthetic you wish to achieve.
    • During your design appointment, you will work with a design consultant to select which features and/or upgrades you want in your home such as flooring, cabinets, lighting, paint colors, countertops, appliances, and more. Shea Homes also offers smart home options for those who desire a more connected way of living in your home. Whether you’re interested in saving money with energy-efficient products or saving time with home automation systems, SheaConnect has features to fit your lifestyle needs.


    • Keep in mind that any option that deviates from the standard selection that is included in the house is considered an upgrade and has a cost associated with the option that is selected. These items can be associated with additions or changes from the standard features.
    • When considering your design selections, it’s important to strike a balance between what you want and how much you are able to spend. Before your first Design Studio appointment, make sure you calculate your budget for features and upgrades. Our design consultants will work with you to achieve your dream home while staying within your budget.


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