Our full-service design center is project-central for your new home. Once you’ve selected your site and floor plan, you’ll meet with our design consultant in downtown Charlottesville to begin personalizing your new home.
You can see how different combinations work together so there are no surprises when you move in. And because quality comes standard with every Southern Development home, there’s no pressure to “upgrade” – just a helpful design expert working with you to make your new home a reality.
Your Design Center – Where your vision comes to life.
To simplify the selection process, we’ve assembled a full range of high-quality design options into one convenient showroom. From the latest trends to classic styles, this is where your individual vision emerges. Our consultant will walk you through your choices – interior and exterior, fixtures and appliances, cabinets and countertops.
Your new home’s design will come to life during your initial selections appointment with your design consultant. You’ll choose everything from new hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets to locations of tv and internet lines. Come prepared with design inspirations and questions to get the most out of your one-on-one appointment with your consultant.
This is where you see it all come together! Your design consultant will have your selections prepared as you walk in for your final appointment, showing all of your personal choices laid out together for easy and cohesive viewing. You’ll be able to make any last changes before authorizing all of your new home’s interior and exterior selections during your final meeting. Once authorized, the rest is up to us, while you get to sit back and enjoy!
We are committed to making the personalization experience enjoyable and to help you create a home that’s just right for you!
The Included Features Tour will be lead by our expert Design Center Manager, Anna Posner where she will teach you about the array of included or additional finishes that you have to choose from in our Design Center to make your own unique home!
We hope that by becoming more familiar with our state-of-art Design Center, that this will give you the tools to help you make the best possible selections during your future one-on-one Design Center appointment!
This smooth, natural stone is a timeless choice, offered in 17 different varieties. Luxurious and unique, each slab being quarried directly from the earth provides a one-of-a-kind natural countertop choice.
Quarried from Schuyler, VA, this sought after material provides a non-porous natural surface for you to set hot pans directly onto due to its metamorphic nature and lack of sealant needed. Being the most dense natural stone counter surface, it will never harbor bacterial growth.
We are proud to offer 16 of Silestone’s most popular quartz countertops, composed of 93% Natural Quartz, the second hardest stone next to diamonds, making it extremely hard and resilient with Bacteriostatic Protection against bacterial growth. It is also highly stain, scratch and heat resistant. This product is a terrific choice for anyone wanting low maintenance in a variety of luxurious finishes to choose from, whether it’s a solid color or a richly patterned color with more depth, we’ve got it.
Cultured Marble and Granite
Choose from ten varieties, offering easy maintenance with integrated sinks should you choose this in your bathroom.
Manufactured by Formica, we’re proud to offer the 180 FX laminate with 5 foot runs layered on top of durable plywood. Our laminate sheeting is glued to plywood or particle board substrate. Choose from six different finishes offering the look of upscale marbles and granites at a fraction of the cost.
Choose from over 50 cabinet selections with finishes ranging from natural to espresso and a variety of painted cabinet options of your choice. Our premier cabinets offer a hand glazed finish to highlight the intricate details of the cabinet style, ranging from traditional to contemporary.
All cabinets come with full extension, soft-close drawers with dovetail joinery, indicative of quality craftsmanship.
We offer four different kitchen layouts: Classic, Chef, Gourmet and Entertaining, providing convenience with interior drawer organizers, roll trays, trash bin pullouts, spice racks, pots and pan drawers, and more to simplify time in the kitchen. Pull-out shelves and drawer organizers mean dishes, glassware, pots and pans are at a comfortable level for easy reach.
We offer a wide range of engineered, solid, and laminate wood flooring products from the top manufacturers in the industry.
1. Engineered Wood Flooring: Choose from our 25 various engineered wood products, ranging from on-trend wide-plank rustic finishes to more classic oaks, bamboos and even the exotics of Brazilian Tigerwood and rich mahogany, we have something for everyone!
2. Solid Wood Flooring: We have 10 varieties of solid wood flooring, from light to dark and small plank to larger plank, we have it for you!
3. Laminate Wood Flooring: We also have 10 varieties of laminate wood flooring, offering commerical-rated, scratch-resistant flooring perfect for pets and low-maintenance living in a variety of styles!
Tile is a great option for high-moisture areas like kitchens or baths. Select from 48 different porcelain and ceramic tiles ranging from classic finishes to on-trend options like faux wood porcelain tiles. Traditional sized 12″x12″ tiles and more contemporary 12″x24″ or 6″x24″ are available.
Commercial rated, scratch resistant laminates are perfect for pets and options range from sleek and modern to rustic.
We offer a variety of vinyl floor styles from leading manufacturers to provide easy maintenance in high-moisture areas like laundry rooms if you prefer vinyl to tile.
With more than 180 choices, you’re sure to find a carpet to match your personal style. A wide array of patterns and colors in styles ranging from classic cut pile, to Berbers and friezes are available. Choose from industry leaders such as Mohawk, Shaw, DixieHome and Dreamweaver. All carpets have met the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Certification for very low emitting VOCs.
Our compact fluorescent lights use 75% less energy than incandescent lights while providing the ideal output. Dimmers are available as a personal choice should you wish to have total control over your home’s setting, whether you want it upbeat or calming – the choice is yours!
We offer a range of pendant lights to complement your style, from on-trend industrial Fresnel pendants to more classically inspired pendants. Whatever your vision is, we can help achieve it!
Our designer will work with your personal style to achieve the look you desire through accent lighting such as chandeliers and vanity lights. The choice is yours from traditional to contemporary – we’ve got it!
We’re proud to partner with Moen, a leading manufacturer of faucets that come with a lifetime warranty and motion-sense for convenience while cooking. Our designer has narrowed down the choices so that we offer the top trending and most popular faucets for your convenience while selecting the perfect choice for your new home!
We partner with Buhl Electric to offer you the best expert advice on all technology needs, from full security systems to entire home surround sound systems and conduits. Customers get to choose the exact location desired for phone, data and television outlets during one on one meetings with our consultant. We offer included home technology packages, and even have central vacuum systems for cleaning ease.
All of our homes include GE dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves. Depending on the kitchen layout you desire, we can offer a variety of GE appliances to service the kitchen of your dreams!
One of our most popular appliance choices available is the GE Advantium Wall Oven, serving as both a convectional oven and microwave depending on your needs for entertaining! In addition, we’re proud to offer the GE Cafe and GE Monogram series appliances for the ultimate chef in the family! These are considered some of the top appliances in the industry!
We offer 9 different Refrigerator choices that our Design Consultant can help you select based upon your needs, as well as several laundry appliances from which you can choose. Whatever your needs, our Design Consultant will walk you through the facts to ensure you’re getting the most up-to-date information in order to make an informed decision that suits your lifestyle!