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Benefits of Net Zero & Green Homes in 2017

By Kim Hibbs, Certified Green Home Builder To be green, or not to be. That is one question among the many you will have to answer when building your custom home. But what does it really mean to build or live in a green home? The most obvious answer would be a sustainable home that […]

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Custom Home Tour: Webster Groves House

Learn more about this project by Webster Groves Home Builders Hibbs Homes By Kim Hibbs, Home Builder in Webster Groves & St Louis Area Today, we’re sharing a video tour of a custom home we built in Webster Groves, Missouri. Active House is the first international residential building certification that primarily focuses on post-construction sustainability […]

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Floor Plans for Family Life: Open Concept

Casual open design floor plans continue to dominate custom family home designs By: Kim Hibbs, Home Builder When it comes to new home building and home construction design trends, none has held on so long as the open floor plan. And for good reason – an open floor plan offers families more flexible entertainment options, and […]

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3 things that make a luxury home luxurious

By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes – St Louis Luxury Home Builder What sets a luxury home apart from some of the larger, high dollar homes in developed communities built along the hems of golf courses and in the quiet corners of St Louis suburbs? While the answer to that question may fall into the nebulous […]

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New Homes: Tour this Custom Home in Chesterfield

Learn more about this luxury home built in Chesterfield MO In 2015, we began work on this expansive custom home in Chesterfield, Missouri. The luxury home was designed and built to the vision, lifestyle, and taste of our clients. The exterior of the home features a combination of brick, stone, and siding. On the left of […]

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Hibbs Homes partners to develop unique new home community in Eureka

Hibbs Homes & Payne Family Homes partner to offer both custom and pre-designed homes on 1- to 3-acre wooded lots in scenic Meramec Valley Two leading local St. Louis area home builders have announced that they will partner to provide homeowners with a variety of homebuilding options at The Forest at Pevely Farms. Community home builder […]

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Designing your custom home for your life

Exploring home design opportunities to create the home that suits your lifestyle by Kim Hibbs Home life has changed tremendously in recent years. Everything moves at a faster pace. Families that can live in a home on a single income, or with professional help to maintain and upkeep their property are a rarity these days. More […]

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Eight Design Ideas for Building Multigenerational Homes

Designing your home’s floor plan & features to accommodate parents, adult children & others under one roof. Once seldom seen, an increasing number of Americans are living with more than one generation under one roof after years in a single-family household. Reasons range from financial to comfort to alternatives to nursing homes. In fact, a 2012 study found […]

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Choosing the Right Windows for Your Custom Kitchen Design

Finding the perfect window for your luxury home renovations Cabinets, back splashes, and countertops may get all of the glory when it comes to remodeling or planning a kitchen for a new construction home. However, with the kitchen being the heart of most homes, we believe that lighting – especially natural daylight for energy efficiency […]

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3 Bad Home Design Decisions to Avoid When Building

Decisions, decisions. The best and worst part of building a custom home is that every aspect of the home’s design and materials is left up to decisions. It’s what we love about being a custom home builder and a key ingredient to building the best home for the best value, but a lack in guidance […]

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Three Years Later: Life in Active House USA in Webster Groves

On the eve of Earth Day, the owners of one of North America’s most energy efficient homes share their experience living in this unique home. Three years ago, hundreds of people lined up to view a one of a kind home built in Webster Groves. The home, built by Hibbs Homes  and designed by Jeff […]

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Kitchen Trends Watch: Combining Kitchen Cabinet Colors

While a classic white finish continues to be the most common choice for kitchen cabinets, that doesn’t mean you can’t play around with colors or even a combination of colors for your cabinets. One of the latest kitchen trends is to embrace a two-color combination, using the different colors to draw one’s eyes to one […]

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Ways to Reduce Winter Fuel Costs

Tips From the Experts: How We Make St. Louis Energy Efficient Homes By Kim Hibbs, 2016 President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA) As temperatures drop during the winter, home fueling costs often increase. Reducing fuel costs can involve both short-term and long-term solutions and range from simple, inexpensive changes to […]

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Let the sun shine in: tips for maximizing natural light

Letting natural sunlight into your home has a whole host of benefits, both for your health and for your energy bills. Sunlight exposure is essential for good health; as it provides us with much-needed Vitamin D, which promotes wakefulness, better moods, a stronger immune system, and much more. Lack of sunlight exposure can lead to […]

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Hibbs Homes announces new commercial construction firm, led by Jan Hibbs

For immediate release Hibbs Homes, a nationally-renowned green residential construction company in St Louis – is proud to announce the launch of Hibbs General Contracting. The new commercial construction company, will be helmed by CEO Jan Hibbs. This new company, a part of the Hibbs family of companies, will focus its work on light commercial […]

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