Park City Home Building Blog


Tips to Find Tax Credits for Net Zero Homes

July 22, 2024

Financial Incentives & Tax Credits for Net Zero Homes Many homeowners are interested in making their existing homes more energy efficient not only to reduce their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint, or the amount of carbon compounds their home emits. For some homeowners that means upgrading their existing properties, while others decide to …

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April 2024 SkyRidge Sip & Stroll Open House

April 2, 2024

Save the Date… Hibbs Luxury Homes is excited to announce we’re hosting another sip & stroll event at one of our high-performance custom homes in SkyRidge! Tuesday • April 23, 2024 • 4-6p SkyRidge Mountain Community 12022 Gemini Wat Daniel, UT 84032 Enjoy drinks & light apps with gorgeous views & experience the unparalleled advantages …

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Kim Hibbs Lifetime Delegate to NAHB

February 29, 2024

Kim Hibbs Elected Lifetime Delegate to NAHB We are excited to congratulate Kim Hibbs, Founder and CEO, on his election as a Lifetime Delegate to the Leadership Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Kim’s commitment to excellence and leadership in the homebuilding industry have earned him this designation, which allows him to …

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Should I Build a New Home for Retirement

Should I Build a New Home for Retirement?

November 21, 2023

Why Building a New Home for Retirement Makes Sense Planning for life post-retirement is an opportunity to build a lifestyle that reflects your unique tastes and aspirations. And deciding how to spend your newly found free time opens up a world of possibilities. Another important consideration when transitioning into retirement is where you’re going to …

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Do green homes have a higher resale value?

Do Green Homes Have a Higher Resale Value?

November 14, 2023

Do Green Homes Have a Higher Resale Value? Green home building is more than just an industry buzz word, it is a body of home construction techniques and practices that are gaining importance for home builders, homeowners, and homebuyers. Beyond benefits to the environment, building a green home is about crafting homes measurably more energy-efficient, …

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SkyRidge Sip & Stroll Open House

September 7, 2023

Request a Tour of One of Our SkyRidge Projects! Learn More About SkyRidge Lot 185

Season Five Facebook Live Bonus Episode

Value Engineering Your Custom Home Design

July 12, 2022

Bonus Episode: Value Engineering Your home’s Design The one question on everyone’s mind lately is what does it cost to build a new home? For the most part, that cost is up to you! Finishes, complexity, land, and timing have a major impact on what you ultimately pay for your dream home. However, having the …

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The Four “L’s” That Impact Your Home’s Price

February 1, 2022

New Home Construction Costs & The “Four L’s” If you’re considering building a custom home, you may be wondering how much it is going to cost. Because you have control over so many aspects – from location to floor plan to finishes – the cost to build your dream home is largely dependent on how …

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What Makes a High-Performance Home Different?

September 29, 2021

What Makes a High-Performance Home Different? If this is your first time building a new home, you may be wondering what exactly is a high-performance home? Put simply, a high-performance home is built with a reliance precision, superior processes, and the high-quality materials. Sometimes called sustainable or green homes, high-performance homes are measured and compared …

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Modern Architecture Styles for Custom Homes

Modern Home Architecture Trends

July 29, 2021

Quick Guide to Modern Custom Home Architecture Styles What is your vision for your dream home? That is the first question we ask homeowners because a custom home always starts with a vision. A well-built home is important to all of our clients, but the decision to build a custom home isn’t always inspired by …

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Five Luxury Must Haves When Building a Home in 2021

March 24, 2021

2021 Luxury Home Building Must-Haves Designing and building your new home from scratch is an exciting and rewarding process that give you the opportunity to build the your dream home to your exact vision and specifications. Whether you choose to work with an architect to create a floor plan from scratch or decide to modify …

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Luxury Custom Home Design Must Haves: Outdoor Living

Home Design Must Haves: Luxury Outdoor Living

March 16, 2021

Outdoor Living Must Haves When Building a Luxury Home Building a home in a luxury mountain community or overlooking bluffs and rivers lends itself to design a home that beautifully integrates the indoors and out. Over the last year, we have a shift in our client’s priorities and outdoor living has become a central feature …

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How to Find the Right Architect for Your Custom Home

October 26, 2020

It’s safe to say we all have our own ideas of what the perfect home looks like. Choosing to build a custom home means you can bring those ideas to life by having an architect incorporate your vision into your home’s design. The key to reaching your home design goals is finding the right architect. …

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Why Contemporary Architecture Costs More – And Some Tips to Help You Save!

October 13, 2020

Why Modern Architecture Costs More to Build… and Ways To Save! As you begin designing your custom home, there are a lot of questions you’ll want to ask about function – number of bedrooms, bathrooms, cars in the garage, and more. The other big question you’ll need to answer at the beginning of your home …

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A Guide to the Sugar House Neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah

October 7, 2020

The Salt Lake City area is home to a wide array of neighborhoods, sure to suit a range of lifestyles and preferences. Yet, there are few quite like Sugar House. This eclectic little neighborhood has so much to offer to those looking for something a little outside the norm. From mom-and-pop shops to gastropubs, Sugar …

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Mountain Living Hikes Near Salt Lake City, UT

3 Can’t-Miss Fall Hikes Near Salt Lake City, Utah

September 23, 2020

Northern Utah may be best known for winter recreation activities like skiing and tubing, but there is plenty to do outside when snow isn’t on the ground too. Many of these outdoor activities also offer easy ways to stay busy while adhering to social distancing guidelines. One of our favorite ways to get out and …

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2021 Luxury Home Design Trends Forecast

September 11, 2020

Preview 2021 Luxury Home Design Trends & Get Inspired for Your Custom Home Selections Process Building a custom home with Hibbs Homes means you can be as hands-on with your new home’s design and construction process as you choose. Maybe you’ve been planning your dream house for decades, like the clients we built the award-winning …

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5 Tips to Create a Healthier Home for Baby

September 9, 2020

When it comes to baby-proofing your home, safety is often the first thing to come to mind. For most, that means installing safety latches, locks on cabinetry, and baby gates. However, there’s much more to it than that! It’s also essential to ensure your home promotes optimal health for your baby, from improving the air …

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Must Haves for New Home Construction

The Ultimate List of “Must Haves” When Building a New Home (Updated!)

September 2, 2020

When working with your custom home builder, you have a chance to create the house of your dreams. There are so many major details you’ve probably already thought of – your ideal kitchen cabinets, the layout of your master bathroom – but what about the finer details? These 14 “must-haves” when building a custom home …

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Your Guide to Smart Home Technology While Building

Your Guide to Smart Home Automation

September 1, 2020

The Definitive Guide to Smart Home Automation Smart Home & Automation Options to Consider for Your Custom Home. Building a custom home is an excellent opportunity to integrate the latest home technology and add an extra bit of luxury to everyday living. Over the last two decades since we started building, custom homes have become …

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3 Benefits of Working With a Realtor When Building a New Home

August 5, 2020

While building a custom home is a dream come true for many, navigating the process can be a little tricky. Having the right team by your side can make all the difference. An experienced home builder is obviously a must, but choosing a good realtor is just as important. Not only can they work with …

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5 Ways the Pandemic is Changing Home Design

July 28, 2020

Home has taken on a new meaning and importance for all of us since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As our homes turned into our offices, movie theaters, and Friday night date spots, we started to see where we needed more counter space for food prep or where we needed better lighting to work …

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3 Things to Know About Relocating to Park City, Utah

July 22, 2020

  Thinking about relocating to Park City, Utah? Hibbs Homes has got you covered with three things you need to know! While many people consider the area to be a tourist destination filled with luxury and vacation homes, it’s so much more! Many agree that the quality of life in Park City is second to …

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Universal Design Principles for Aging in Place

The Latest Developments in Home Design for Aging In Place

June 24, 2020

Designing Your Dream Home for Aging in Place Our team has had the pleasure of building dream homes of all sizes and styles over the last twenty years. We have seen a lot of design trends comes and go, but some have staying power – like Universal Home Design. We’ve seen a growing number of …

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Trends We Love: Multi-Generational & Homestead Living

June 10, 2020

When designing and building a custom home, it’s essential to plan for the future. Incorporating flexibility into your home design allows it to grow with your family as your needs change. Part of those changes may be caring for aging and elderly family members, which has become more and more common over the years. This …

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12 Home Design Trends for 2020

May 27, 2020

As a custom design-build firm, our team at Hibbs Homes knows that good interior design isn’t just decor and furnishings. A truly magnificent home design starts with the architectural elements. Features like the home’s layout, as well as the materials, shapes, and textures used throughout set the tone for the rest of the design elements. Keep reading for twelve of our favorite home design trends for 2020.

Why Build in the Silicon Slopes Area?

May 20, 2020

If you’re familiar with the Salt Lake City, Utah area, chances are you’ve heard about Silicon Slopes. What sets this region of Salt Lake City apart from the rest? We’re glad you asked! Silicon Slopes sits nestled along Utah’s mountainside and is on its way to becoming the tech hub of Salt Lake City. Many …

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What is a High-Performance Home? The Difference is Measurable.

May 8, 2020

Our High-Performance Homes Are Built Above Code & Exceed Energy Efficient Standards by 40-60% As Missouri’s Best Energy Efficient Custom Home Builder, we rely on two of the nation’s most rigorous measures for energy-efficient building: RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System and the EPA’s ENERGY Star home building standards. By using these quality measures as a …

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How High Performance Homes Focus on Water Conservation

April 22, 2020

Using high performance home design practices, Hibbs Homes makes it a point to make efforts to improve water conservation in the homes we build.

How Smart Technology Reduces Your Energy Bills

April 15, 2020

We’re halfway through April and Earth Day is just around the corner. In honor of the occasion, we wanted to share the benefits of using smart technology in your home. While smart home features are convenient, they also help your home run more efficiently and reduce your energy bills – which is great for the …

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Dream Home Design Worksheet

Get Your Dream Home Design Worksheet

April 14, 2020

Dream Home Design Worksheet Building your custom home is a fun and exciting process! After all – you are building a home personalized for your lifestyle and goals. Our number one focus is making sure you have the best experience bringing your dreams and design ideas to life. You may have an exact idea of …

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Building a Better Thermal Envelope

April 10, 2020

Green construction experts at Hibbs Homes share how they’re making Proud Green Home St. Louis even more energy efficient. Just like the computer you are reading this on, the technology that keeps your home humming is always evolving. With the introduction of design innovations and due to basic wear and tear, a home’s HVAC system …

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3 Questions to Ask About Your Builder’s Home Warranty

April 6, 2020

Building a new home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make. In addition to getting the most out of your investment, you also want to protect it. That’s why it’s important to ask about a potential home builder about their home warranty before signing with them. A clear understanding of what is covered under the warranty will ensure there …

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Designing a Home Office in New Home Construction

Designing Your Home Office for Productivity

March 24, 2020

Designing Your Home Office for Productivity With so many of us working from home these days, good home office design has become critical to productivity and sanity! As a custom home builder, one of the first things we do when we meet with a client is to sit down and talk to them about their …

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Tips for Hiring a General Contractor to Build Your Custom Home

March 9, 2020

When hiring a general contractor to build your custom home, it’s vital to do your homework. Ending up with the wrong general contractor or home builder can be a costly headache, but taking the time to research professionals in your area will help you in the long run. Not sure what to look for during …

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Top 7 Luxury Home Features of 2020

February 12, 2020

Today’s custom homes have more luxury features than ever before, and it’s no surprise these features have become must-haves when it comes to building a new home. As a custom design-build firm in St. Louis, Hibbs Homes makes it a point to listen to our homeowners, and the top luxury home features they request most …

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5 Tips for Baby-Proofing Your Home

January 22, 2020

Have a new arrival on the way? Before you know it, your baby is going to be crawling throughout your home, so it’s important that your home is ready for a baby on the move. Aside from the basics such as checking smoke alarm batteries and compiling a list of emergency phone numbers, there are …

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Building a Home in 2020? Here are 4 Things You Need to Know.

January 2, 2020

If you’re planning to build a custom home in 2020, you have an exciting year ahead of you. One year from today, you could be in the home of your dreams – and we hope that we’re the builder that helped you get there. As you start your planning, here are 4 things that you …

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10 New Home Features Evert Pet Owner Needs

10 New Home Features Every Pet Owner Needs

December 18, 2019

10 New Home Features Every Pet Owner Needs Pet owners everywhere can agree that our furry friends are more than just a pet – they’re a part of the family. And when building a custom home, many pet parents are opting to make their home pet-friendly by adding special features for convenience and fun. With …

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Mastering the Perfect En Suite Bathroom

August 6, 2019

Things to Consider When Designing the Master Bathroom in Your Custom Home When it comes to the loo there are only a few things that are appropriate to bring up in polite conversation, and a well designed bathroom falls squarely into that category. When buying and selling a house, behind the basic structure and kitchen, …

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Design & Build a Custom Home with Unique Finishes

Tips for Selecting the Perfect Paint Palette for Your Home

March 21, 2019

You hear it all the time; the most important rooms of the house are kitchens and baths.  That is true and backed up by survey after survey, but if you don’t have the money for a full kitchen or bath remodel but still want to improve the look and feel of your home we recommend …

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8 Luxury Backyard Ideas to Elevate Your Home's Design

March 20, 2019

When it comes to building a brand-new custom home, the luxury design details aren’t limited to the interior of the home. Incorporating those elements into the home’s exterior design and backyard are just as important. Here are eight of our favorite luxury backyard ideas to elevate your custom home’s design and create a space your …

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The Best Luxury Home Features in 2019

March 6, 2019

Over the years, Hibbs Homes has built our fair share of luxury homes. While each home is customized to suit our client’s needs, there are some features that continue to make an appearance time and time again. Though 2019 will see changes in the top luxury home features, we’re confident some features will continue to …

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5 Important Safety Items For Your Home

January 16, 2019

When it comes to home safety, we all want to believe we have nothing to worry about. The truth is, an emergency can happen to anyone, at any time, which is why it is important to be prepared. Having the right safety items on hand will go a long way in preventing or minimizing an …

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Building Healthier Homes: Indoor Air Quality

December 4, 2017

Building Healthier Homes by Design How the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home Impacts Your Health New parents know all too well the weight of responsibility and overwhelming love that leads to middle-of-the-night checks on little ones – just to be sure that their little chests are rising and falling as they sleep. It is …

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Low Maintenance Home Building

Easy Living: Key Features for a Low Maintenance Home

June 8, 2017

You commute to work. You struggle to fit in workouts where you can. Your teenager is 30 hours into the science fair project that would never end. Our lives seem fuller than ever – and our hours more scarce. For that reason, we work with our clients to build low maintenance homes – ones that will …

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Expert Tip: Consider BIBS Insulation

August 30, 2015

As a green home builder, we often rely on something called BIBS insulation to help us build better high-performance homes. On our YouTube channel, you can find a video of our crews insulating BIBS insulation a custom home being built in Chesterfield, Missouri. It’s been one of our most popular videos, so we wanted to share …

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