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The Art of Custom Podcast
28 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Bonus Episode: The Hibbs Homes Story
We've hit a milestone - 20,000 downloads! Since a number of our listeners are new to the podcast, we are releasing a bonus episode to introduce ourselves! In this episode, we hear from president Kim Hibbs about the journey he and wife/vice president Jan Hibbs have been on since founding the company is 2004. Hear about why we build the way we do and why we love this industry! Learn more about who we are and how we build at HibbsHomesUSA.com
44 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
S4, E10: The Art of Outdoor Living
More than 2/3rds of homeowners say their outdoor living spaces have taken on a new importance over the last year, according to an October 2021 survey by the New Home Trends Institute. With outdoor living becoming such an essential part of every home's design we wanted to wrap up this season's deep dive into everything design by talking about the new essential living spaces. This week we have a current custom home client joining us in studio, Lisa Valenti. Lisa's design background and her amazing home design made her a perfect fit for this discussion. We're also bringing back friend of the show Brenda Gage from Seattle-area builder JayMarc Homes with some very cutting edge custom spaces that integrate the outdoors and in. For more design inspiration and custom home building resources, check out our website www.HibbsHomesUSA.com
45 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
S4, E9: The Art of Basement Design
Media rooms, playrooms, and other recreational spaces usually find their home in the lower level. Our basements are where many of us feel free to let our imaginations soar when it comes to design and usage. If you're in the process of building or renovating a home, you've likely been thinking about what to do with this space. We have Paul Hamtil of Hamtil Construction and Tony Pratte from The Sound Room joining up to talk about all of the different ways we can use the lower level and how to approach building and designing to make it feel like a natural extension of those above grade living areas that get most of the design love. For show notes and more information, visit us at HibbsHomesUSA.com
27 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
S4, E8: The Art of Flex Spaces
From work to play, many of the rooms in our homes have started to pull double duty. Creative and productive spaces are taking center-stage in today's episode. We're bringing back one of our premiere Utah home building partners, Lydia Huffman of LH Designs, to discuss home offices and flex spaces. We will go through a variety of unique and practical design considerations and help you get the most of the those productive spaces in your home. Get inspired! Check out our floor plan library at https://hibbshomesusa.com/
41 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
S4, E7: A Place for Everything: The Art of Organization
Whether it is indexing by the colors or the rainbow or defining your organization style using a bug, home organization is a huge trend right now. An “Instagrammable” pantry doesn’t happen in a day, and many of our custom home clients are planning ahead and building their organization strategy right into their homes. To help prepare you to build an organized home we are talking to Lindsey Wolski, a recent client of ours who has taken her custom home organization to social media and is making quite an impact. We also have one of St Louis’s leading experts in closet design and organization, Jennifer Williams the founder and president of St Louis Closet Company. See pictures of the Wolski home and more at our website HibbsHomesUSA.com
45 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
S4, E6: Better Together: Entertaining Spaces
With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us are thinking about those spaces where we will gather with friends and family to connect and celebrate. Many of our clients who are in design right now are planning intentional spaces in their homes where they can spend time with their guests, so we wanted to bring in some experts on creating gathering spaces. We are welcoming Amie and Kory Hannah to the show to talk about their experience in designing Air BnB spaces and to share their interesting story about flipping and preserving historic homes in the greater St Louis area. LISTEN NOW!
24 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
S4, E5: Wide Open Spaces: The Art of the Great Room
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the great room is the brains of the operation. The open great room is here to stay, and it is the true center of a home's design. A thoughtful design for the great room starts with a great designer and a great builder. Two of our Utah building partners, Jason Ledyard and Bill Van Sickle, sat down with Kim Hibbs to talk about all of the pieces and parts that make a great room, well, great! Get Inspired! Check out our floorplans and more at HibbsHomes USA.com LISTEN NOW!
26 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
S4, E4: The Art of Bedroom Design
In the quest for a good night’s sleep there is one essential element that will predict your success and that is the design of your bedroom! Everything from the materials on the floor to the layout of the space to the windows are important components to creating a cozy space that is as inviting at the end of the day as it is invigorating at the start. And in today’s episode we talk to some of the experts in creating the best bedrooms. Joining us in studio again are Ann Fritz and Anna Entringer from the Hibbs Homes design team, and special guest Meg Minicky Lead Interior Designer at Olive + Opal Interiors in St. Louis, MO. Dreaming about your dream home? Get more inspiration at HibbsHomesUSA.com
27 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
S4, E3: The Art of Bathroom Design
It is one of the few places some parents can get complete solitude and it is the one room where anyone can unleash their inner Pavarotti. Today we're talking about the art of bathroom design. From powder rooms to en suites, the basic designs of bathrooms have become anything but basic. There are a lot of important elements that come togegther to make an oustanding bathroom that is as functional as it is relaxing and inspiring. To help us deconstruct this important space, we have Hibbs Homes custom home design team members Anna Entringer and Ann Fritz on the show to share their expertise, talk about bathroom design trends, and share stories about specific custom home projects that feature outstanding bathrooms.
35 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
S4, E2: The Art of Kitchen Design
Your kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home, and sometimes our clients design an entire home around having a spectacular kitchen. Whether you’re a professional chef or professional at ordering carry-out, you won’t want to miss this episode where we take a deep dive into the fundamentals of kitchen design. You’ll hear from the experts on how to make the most of your kitchen and make it work for you. See more inspiring kitchen designs and start planning your dream home at HibbsHomesUSA.com
46 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
S4, E1: The Art of Exterior Home Design
We are back for season four of The Art of Custom! This season, we are going to take a deep dive into the details and decisions that elevate any home's design. In this season, we are going to go room by room to discuss the elements that make your home functional, comfortable, and beautiful. To get things started, we are going to start with exteriors. We will talk about the architecture, windows, materials, colors, and more that make your home a stand out. Listen along as we discuss the art of exterior home designs, and get inspired by visiting our website at HibbsHomesUSA.com
64 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Season 3, Episode 10: Living in Your Dream Home
You've heard about the home building process from experts from around the country. So we wanted to turn the tables a bit, and share with you what it is like to build your dream home. In today's episode, we go through the home building process step-by-step and share with you what some of our past clients had to say about turning their vision into their forever home. We would like to give a final thank you to our sponsors this season, Pella Windows and Doors and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Show room. We are busy planning for season four, which we will kick off in fall of 2021! See you then! 1CDAcskqU3Ib2j1DB9hm
31 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Season 3, Episode 9: Designing Your Home for All Ages & Stages
Planning a home that will be comfortable no matter where life takes you doesn't require a crystal ball. In fact, you don't have to drastically alter your design vision to make your home more accessible at all stages of life, it just requires a little bit of design know-how and a building team who can help you finesse your plans. Today, we're speaking with two of those universal design experts and sharing one story about how adaptive home design can make a world of difference.
29 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Season 3, Episode 8: The Art of Smart Home Technology
Almost every home has a smart device of some type, but what makes a home truly “smart”? Today, we are talking with the smart home technology experts about how to make your home more convenient, accessible. And safe using connected smart home technology! Learn what the industry does to help keep your home from aging out as new technology comes along and how custom home builders work with low-voltage electrical, sound, and AV equipment suppliers to create a high-tech home.
42 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Season 3, Episode 7: The Art of Custom Home Design
Details are at the heart of custom home building, and sometimes the details can be a little intimidating for our clients. Today we're talking about all the the finishing touches that make your custom home one-of-a-kind. Joining us are in-house designer Anna Entringer and one of our design partners from Utah, Kiley Blackwell. Later, Stephen Landcaster from Pella Windows and Doors talks to us about windows and doors and their impact on your home's efficiency and design.
40 minutes | May 25, 2021
Season 3, Episode 6: High-Performance Home Building
In part two of our series focusing on everything between the studs in your custom home, we talk to experts who weigh in on green construction techniques, benefits, and ways you can measure just how well your home is built. Listen now toyour primer on high-performance home building.
30 minutes | May 17, 2021
Season 3, Episode 5: The Art of Custom Home Construction
It's time to get down to business and start turning some dirt! Today we're talking all about construction and all of the challenges and opportunities that come along with building a home that has never been built before! Our Director of Construction, Chris Pedigo, and Marketing Director, Melody Meiners, join Kim in the studio to get into the details, expectations, and some of the unexpected parts of building a custom home.
41 minutes | May 10, 2021
Season 3, Episode 4: The Art of Construction Budgeting & Financing
For most of us, our homes are the most significant investment we will make in our lifetime. Building a custom home is one of the best ways to get the most out of your time living there, and we want to make sure you get the most financial value from your home. Today, Kim talks to a few experts who can help you figure out how to make sense out of the dollars and cents in your construction budget. Drew Padgett, our senior estimator at Hibbs Homes will start things off by talking about how to make the most of your allowances and some of the terms you'll run into while building your new home. Later, we're joined by Trisha McConkey, one of our lending partners in St Louis, and Ace Allak from People's Home Equity in Northern Utah. Trisha, Ace, and Kim will demystify the construction lending process and help you get an idea of what to expect when you begin the construction financing process. Listen to previous episodes and download our Construction Lending Guide by visiting www.ArtofCustomPodcast.com
42 minutes | May 4, 2021
Season 3, Episode 3: The Art of Architecture
You've found your land, you have your builder - now it's time to start putting pen to paper to turn your vision into a design. Working with an architect to design your dream home is one of the most exciting parts of the custom home building process. And today we're talking to two of our architect partners about how that process works. Jeff Day, a leading high-performance architect in St Louis, and Jamie Walker, a leading designer and architect in the Northern Utah region, join us on today's show. Get some insights into what's coming in home design, the evolution of post-COVID home design, and tips on how to find the right architect for your project. Listen NOW!
25 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Season 3, Episode 2: Finding the Perfect Piece of Land to Call Home
Finding the perfect piece of land to call home can be one of the more challenging steps in building a custom home. But having the right home building team in place can simplify the process and, more importantly, help to ensure you buy the right piece of land for your goals. In this episode, we talk to Jan Hibbs of Coldwell Banker Gundaker in St Louis, MO, and JanaLee Jacobson from Berkshire Hathaway in Park City, UT about the land search and how to find the right land to build on. Jan, JanaLee, and Kim talk about what factors you need to consider when deciding where to look for land, maneuvering the challenges of land scarcity in the current market, and what to consider when designing to get the right resale value.
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