S2, E4: Custom Home Design & Selections

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 most of their lives - from restaurants when they were younger to their wildly successful frozen pizza company, Dogtown Pizza. The design of their kitchen was a top consideration because they enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family.

Another design priority was creating a warm, welcoming great room. They envisioned a light-filled space with a clear view of the outdoors. They came into the process with some clear ideas of what they hoped to achieve and provided our design team with inspiration photos of the look they hoped to achieve.

At Hibbs Homes, we use an online tool called CoConstruct to clearly communicate with our clients. In the case of the Schapers, Meredith used CoConstruct to share home design photos she'd collected. The photos gave our design team a starting point to work from while we guided their budget and selections process.

Custom Home Selections & Finishes

Value Engineering Your Home Design

We also had a chance to talk with Lydia Huffman, our interior design partner in Salt Lake City, about how you can get the look you want within your budget by value-engineering your home's design. We discuss how different material choices and even the shape of rooms may impact your final budget.