The Art of Custom Podcast

Season 3 - Now Streaming!

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, follow along as we take you through the process each week.

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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 Schapers have worked in the St Louis food industry for …

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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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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, 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, 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, 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.