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

Design & Build a Custom Home with Unique Finishes

S2, E4: Selections That Make Your House a Home

S2, E4: Custom Home Design & Selections Download: Dream Home Design Worksheet We’ve made it through excavation, framing, and foundation and today we’re talking with the Schapers about their design inspiration and the vision for their home. The family begins making decisions about their kitchen appliances and master bath design. Design Priorities & Inspiration The …

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Energy-Efficient Home Builders in St Louis, MO

S2, E5: High-Performance Mechanical Systems

S2, E5: High-Performance Home Systems Download Your Guide to ComfortBuilt Certified Homes We are making progress on Rick and Meredith’s new home construction in St. Louis, MO. Now that framing is complete and their home has really taken shape, we are going to talk about the mechanical systems in the home and how they impact …

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S2, E6: Building a New Home in a Historic Neighborhood

S2, E6: Building a New Home in an Historic Area Download Your Guide to ComfortBuilt Certified Homes In today’s episode, we’re on-site at the Schaper’s custom home building project in the historic Dogtown neighborhood on the western edge of St. Louis, MO. Hibbs Homes has a lot of experience building new homes in neighborhoods where …

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Owens Corning insulation benefits for building your custom home

S2, E7: High-Performance Insulation 101

Season 2, Episode 7: High-Performance Insulation 101 Download Your Guide to ComfortBuilt Certified Homes In today’s episode, we’re talking about the most important element of any custom home – insulation. As a high-performance home builder, Hibbs Homes knows that insulation and your home’s thermal envelope are key decisions in the process of building better homes. …

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Hibbs Homes Tour Our St Louis Custom Homes 38

S2, E8: Building a Healthier Home by Building Green

Season 2, Episode 8: Building a Healthy Home Download FREE Guide: How Much Do You Save By Building Green? In today’s episode, we’re thrilled to welcome Gene Myers of Thrive Home Builders in Denver, Colorado. Gene is a gifted and passionate green home building expert. Every Thrive home is built Zero Energy Ready, LEED Certified, …

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Operation Finally Home St Louis, MO

S2, E9: Operation Finally Home St Louis, MO

Season, 2 Episode 9: Operation Finally Home Download FREE Guide: Universal Design for All Seasons of Life Today, we talk with Rusty Carroll of Operation FINALLY HOME – an organization that builds mortgage-free custom homes for deserving veterans. Learn more about their mission and the way they work with home builders across the country to …

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S2, E10: Closing in on the Finish Line

Season 2, Episode 10:  New Home Walk-Thru Download FREE Guide: Green Home Building Savings Walk-Thru at the Schaper Home Construction Project In today’s episode, we check in on the Schaper project and walk through the home with the family. With only a few weeks out from move-in, the design is coming together and their multi-generational …

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Energy Efficient Home measurement for Hibbs Homes

S2, E11: Building Verifiably Better Homes

Season 2, Episode 11: Verified Green Homes Download FREE Guide: Green Home Building Savings In today’s episode, we’re talking about how homeowners can verify the energy efficiency and performance of their home utilizing the RESNET Home Energy Rating System. Similar to a Miles Per Gallon sticker on a new car, the rating system allows buyers …

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S2, E12: Building Trends in Utah’s Mountain-Style Homes

Season 2, Episode 12: Modern Mountain Building Trends Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder The Schaper project in St. Louis continues, but, as we deal with slowdowns related to COVID-19, we wanted to continue the conversation and to take the opportunity presented by project delays to highlight another great builder. In today’s …

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S2, E13: The Journey of Designing & Building a Custom Home

Season 2, Episode 13: Designing & Building a Dream Home Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder All season long, we’ve followed Rick and Meredith Schaper, owners of Dogtown Pizza, through their journey of designing and building their dream home in the historic Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis. As our team was hard …

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Custom Craftsman Home in Dogtown, MO Built by Hibbs Homes

S2, E14: Life in Their Dream Home

Season 2, Episode 14: Life in Their Dream Home Download FREE Guide: Questions to Ask Your Home Builder In this final episode of Season 2, the Schapers tell us about moving day and life in their brand new custom home. They reflect on the home building journey and share what life is like now that …

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