The Art of Custom Podcast

Season 3 Starts in April 2021!

From finding land to designing the perfect kitchen to what to expect on moving day, The Art of Custom is a home building podcast made with the homeowner in mind!

Each week, we give you an all-access look at the process of designing and building a one-of-a-kind home. We will introduce you to some of the best and brightest in custom home building and offer insight into every step of the building process!

Our goal is for you to walk away inspired and with all of the information you need to make building your dream home an easier and more rewarding journey.

If you're considering building a custom home or are a home design + building enthusiast, get ready for Season 3 coming this Spring! 

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The Art of Custom Podcast with Kim Hibbs

Podcast Show Notes & Resources

The Art of Custom Podcast with Kim Hibbs

S1, E1: The Art of Custom Home Building

In the first episode of the Art of Custom, we discussed the difference between home builders and how that will impact your options when building a home. See show notes & downnload our worksheet on choosing the right builder

S1,E2: The Art of Architecture

In this episode, we sat down with award-winning St. Louis architect Jeff Day to discuss designing a custom home.

Have you wondered how to get your dream home design ideas out of your head and onto paper? He’ll share his approach to bringing those design ideas to the surface, and how to fold them into the custom home design.

S1, E3: Finding Land to Build Your Custom Home

In this episode, we talk about one of the most important steps in building a custom home: finding the right lot. See the show notes and download our most current lot report!

S1, E4: Construction Lending for Custom Homes

In this episode, we take on one of the most important components of the custom home building process – construction financing. With help from construction financing & appraisal experts, we will demystify the process and provide answers to some pressing questions.

S1, E5: A Tale of Two Houses

In this episode of The Art of Custom podcast, two former clients shared their experiences of designing and building their custom dream homes.

Two couples share their visions for their very different homes – and how they partnered with their builder and architect to bring them to life.

The Custom Home Construction Process | Art of Custom Podcast

S1, E6: The Art of Construction

Dreaming of building a custom-crafted, lifestyle-inspired home? This episode will prepare you for the active construction process. See our show notes and download our process document!

S1, E7: The Art of Green Construction

In this episode, we discussed the benefits of building green – both to the environment and to your bottom line budget – with green building author and expert Matt Belcher.

S1, E8: The Art of Custom Home Design

New construction & interior design experts Melissa Gray and Tina Wolff talk about the art of interior design. Download our dream home design worksheet & see our show notes!

S1, E9: The Art of Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation and security experts talk about current and emerging technologies available to automate entertainment, lighting, appliances, security, and more. Access our show notes & smart home guide!

S1, E10: Designing a Home for All Seasons of Life

Using the principles of Universal Design, you can build a home that is safe and comfortable for everyone regardless of ability or age. See our show notes & download our aging in place guide!

S1, E11: Developing a Construction Budget

We are talking about one of the most important elements of the custom home building process – the budget. Download our construction budget comparison sheet & see our show notes!

Custom Home Construction Site in St Louis, MO

S1, E12: Choosing a Custom Home Builder

In our final episode of Season One, we are sharing actionable tips to help you takes the first step in building your custom home. Download our guide to questions to ask your home builder and see show notes!

Custom Home Clients in St Louis, MO Rick & Meredith Schaper

S2, E1: Meet Rick & Meredith

We’re back! In Season 2 of The Art of Custom podcast, we are taking a deep dive into the custom home building process, following along with clients Rick and Meredith as they build their dream home in St. Louis’s Historic Dogtown Neighborhood. See show notes & downloads!

Prohibition Era Items Found in Dogtown Cistern

S2, E2: A Newsworthy Discovery Unearthed in Excavation

In the second episode of the season, Rick and Meredith have begun excavation on their custom home in the Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis, MO. Find out about the newsworthy discovery during excavation and how they were handled!

Framing of a high performance home in stlouis, MO

S2, E3: Framing at the Schaper Home

In today’s episode of The Art of Custom podcast, we go out on a framing walk with the Schaper family. Listen in as they see their custom home vision start to take shape for the first time.