Home Building Process: Pre-Construction Home Planning

The first steps in building your custom home Before putting the shovel to dirt, you will make a few important decisions that will shape the construction and design process. Hibbs Homes works closely with you to guide these decisions so your project is well planned and executed. Pre-construction is the first, and most important, part […]

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Roofing with a Lifetime Warranty

In the latest home building trend, shake, slate, and asphalt shingles are offering a lifetime warranty Many people refer to their homes as the “roof over their head” so its no surprise that roofs are an incredibly important part of a home. Not only does it literally and figuratively top off your home’s style, it also […]

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Climate change & sustainability forum at White House

By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes This week, I was honored to participate in a briefing with the White House Administration on climate change and sustainability. As a leader in energy efficient high-performance home building, I was invited to share how climate change is affecting real estate and housing, and to share my thoughts on how […]

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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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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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Why We Inspect at Each Stage of the Home Building Process

Growing up in the building business, I was always reminded to “build it as if it were your own.” Working during my high school years as a laborer, and even for years in my own building business, you get to see things that during the flurry of normal construction activity sometimes might otherwise go unnoticed. […]

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Expert Tip: Consider BIBS Insulation

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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Family Builds Their Perfect Home For Less Than Buying

The Derner family lived in a home that suited almost all of their needs, but the biggest problem they had with the home was the location. The couple no longer worked near the area they were living in anymore, so they knew it was time for a move. They looked and looked for a house […]

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Stranded Bamboo Flooring Adds Modern Look & Durability

The energy efficient renovation project we completed in Olivette, MO includes a lot of high performance features in home design and materials. From Geothermal heating to Energy STAR fixtures, many of the pieces of the remodel will be focused on greater energy efficiency for the homeowners. Another large component of this remodel includes the eco-friendly […]

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20 Ways to Easily Add Curb Appeal

Many of our clients are tasked with selling their old home as they prepare to move into their new Hibbs Home in St. Louis. For those that are looking to sell their home quickly, we have a few tips that may be of help. The outside of your home is your first impression to those […]

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Update: St. Louis Home Building in 2015

  By: Kim Hibbs I’m often asked – is this a good time to build a new home? My answer is always yes, but I also offer the following thoughts to set the proper expectations. While it’s always a good time to build a new home, there are challenges builders haven’t faced in many years. […]

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Home Design Planning Tips for Various Lifestyles

When building your dream home, functionality and design go hand and hand. One may think that it is time to design your home is once your have begun the building phase. The actual time to sit down with your designer is before breaking ground on your home. This is because designers think about details and […]

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The Science of Building Exceptional Homes

Advancing High Performance Home building at the Owens Corning Certified Energy Expert Conference 2015 By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes It never seems like there is a good time for a business trip. Demands at the office and in the field always keep me running at home, so the thought of adding a trip can sometimes […]

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Quality subcontractors is the key to a strong team

By Kim Hibbs, CGP, Hibbs Homes You have a beautiful new home that you absolutely love. You’re happy and your builder is happy. Before you heap too much praise on the builder, take time to thank his subcontractors. As I see it, a builder is only as good as his or her subs. Why the […]

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Five Home Renovation Projects with the Best Returns

Each year Remodeling, publishes their Annual Cost v.s Value report that looks at the most common upscale and mid-range home improvements, and outlines which home construction projects get the most return on your remodeling investment. The data takes a broad view of the national averages, but also drills down to the cost versus resale value of […]

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