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One of the most exciting aspects of buying a new-build home is being able to choose the design features and finishes that reflect your style. Whether you have every design element envisioned or you could use some professional advice, our team of experts at The Design Center are committed to helping you bring your design dreams to life.

To make your trip to our Austin design studio as enjoyable as possible, we’ve reimagined and renovated the entire space. Now, you can walk through our kitchen models and choose the right features, fixtures and finishes for you, with thousands of samples and styles on display. “I love that we’ve created a boutique space that gives our customers an intimate and personalized experience for their visit,” says design center representative Kristal Webb. “The design center is filled with so many new styles and ideas that are installed throughout the space; it’s sure to give each homeowner a fresh outlook on how they imagine their home, and get them excited about the quality and features that Empire offers. There’s something for everyone.”

Read on to see our best tips for making the decor process as seamless as possible, and walk through this new and improved space with our virtual tour below.

How to Prepare for Your Design Appointment

Helpful Resources

To ensure that your design appointment goes as smooth as possible, be sure to utilize the resources that are available to you — beginning with our blog. From design trends and style guides, to what’s really worth splurging on in your home, our thorough collection of blog posts has it all.

Our Model Homes

Want other opportunities to garner inspiration for your home’s design? Tour our beautifully decorated model homes across the Texas region. Each has a unique look and feel that will help you distinguish what you like, and what features and finishes you want in your home.

The Virtual Tour

Take a walk through Austin’s beautiful Design Center below — where the journey of bringing your home to life begins.

For more information on the design experience at Empire Communities, click here.

Visit The Design Center

10961 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

By Appointment Only

Mon-Fri: By Appointment
Sat & Sun: Closed
Holidays: Closed

T. (512) 346 7034


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Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Hi! We are your New Home Specialists. Ask us about updates on our release, model home openings, special incentives and other Empire communities information.

T 647-372-0619