Whether entertaining out-of-town friends, decorating Christmas cookies with nieces and nephews or learning how to create a favorite childhood dish with your grandmother, a kitchen is the heart of a home.

If this special space feels uninspiring or antiquated, there are a few things to consider before you start to dive into a remodeling project.

It may feel like an overwhelming venture at first, but you don’t need to go through the process alone. Liston Design Build can guide, advise, plan and build with you every step of the way.

To schedule a kitchen renovation consultation in St. Louis call Liston Design Build today at (636) 940-9417.


Assess the purpose behind the home renovation. Identifying specific wants and needs with a thorough evaluation will lay the ground for designing your dream kitchen.

Consider the following:

  • How often do you cook, and which kitchen equipment is used the most
  • What other tasks take place in the kitchen beyond meal making
  • Laundry
  • Work items
  • Dinner parties
  • Is there enough storage space

After accessing the layout, what would change in your current kitchen to achieve your perfect space?

With Liston Design Build, a seasoned architect can walk you through key questions, share industry trends and the latest features to enhance the blueprint of your dreams.


With a clear vision established, you’re starting to break down which areas of the kitchen you want to focus on first.

Begin working through the logistics and scope of the remodeling by reviewing these points:

  • Think through each section of the kitchen to anticipate challenges that may come with certain areas
  • Review and compare materials
  • Research local remodeling contractors and determine who will help with what
  • Take measurements and note of the layout, counters, island, cabinets and anything to determine material quantity
  • Keep a running list of potential labor and material costs to find areas to save money

When partnering with Liston Design Build our team will pull an array of material options with style, cost and durability in mind. Before we move forward with any projects, Liston Design Build examines each aspect of the remodel to troubleshoot and mitigate obstacles saving you time and money upfront.


To determine a timeline don’t discount the size and scope of the kitchen renovation.

On average, kitchen renovations take 8 to 10 months to finish with more than half of that time spent comparing vendors and shopping for contractors and products.

Using holidays as a target goal to finish projects is great, but your outline should include room for flexibility.

Liston Design Build professionals will keep your kitchen renovation on pace to ensure your new space is pristine and operational by a specific timeframe.

Now, what are you waiting for?

Your St. Louis dream kitchen awaits!

To schedule a kitchen renovation consultation in St. Louis call Liston Design Build today at (636) 940-9417.