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Bringing your home’s vision to life has never been easier with Empire’s new VEO Design Studio platform that’s offered in Houston. It allows you to select your preferred colors, styles and materials all at the click of a button — literally — helping you transform a house into your home. How does this design tool achieve this, you ask? We’re breaking down everything you need to know, and the handy ways that you can use it below.

A Personalized Experience

Upon entering into the platform, you have a chance to tell us a little bit more about yourself. Perhaps you’re living with a pet and would prefer a certain type of finish on your floor, or maybe you have three teenage kids at home who each want a space of their own. By answering a few simple questions, the VEO Design Studio platform is able to get a better sense of what you’re looking for and make product suggestions that suit your lifestyle. Our designers can then preview this to get a better feel of your needs and tastes — all to better assist you at the Design Center.

Keeping You Within Budget

The next module that homebuyers see is the monthly payment calculator. Here, buyers can establish a preliminary budget, determine how much they can afford to spend at the Design Center on upgrades, and understand how it affects their monthly payments. They can also compare the prices of finishes and styles, giving them an indication of how much upgrades might cost. Want to explore this capability a bit further? Take a look at the video below.

Helping You Identify Your Design Preferences

In the next step, homebuyers can gather all of the inspiration they need to make informed decisions about what finishes they want implemented into their home. The model home viewer allows buyers to virtually tour our models and get a sense of what our design options would actually look like in a home. While they sift through photos, buyers can indicate what they like by saving an item to their wish list and adding notes. Our designers can then see what the buyer likes online, well before their design appointment begins. Homebuyers also visit any our model homes in person to get further inspired.


The VEO Design Studio Platform was designed to make your homebuying journey as seamless as possible, helping our design team bring your dream home to life. It’s one of the things that we do best, and one of the features that set buying a home with Empire apart.


Looking for some design inspiration to get a sense of what you like? Take a peek at our Get the Looks showcasing Modern Rustic Style or Spanish Modern Style instead.


*The VEO Design Studio Platform is available to prospective homebuyers prior to contract. 


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Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


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