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Total Package: Liston Design Build

This time of the year, it’s hard not to envision backyard barbecues, pool parties and entertaining on the patio. But if your outdoor spaces are not quite ready for a crowd, Liston Design Build can transform them into areas that are both functional and beautiful. With 35 years of experience, the company helps homeowners create their dream spaces, inside and out.

As its name implies, Liston uses the design-build method, which means it works with clients under a single contract to provide both design and construction services. This way, homeowners avoid the hassle of juggling multiple contractors and a separate design team. “Working with a design-build company helps our clients maximize their investment and make good decisions,” owner Keith Liston explains. “It takes the mystery out of remodeling, keeps the design and construction budgets aligned, and ensures homeowners get their spaces transformed as desired.”

A collaborative relationship is developed through each step of the process, starting with the initial design and carrying through to the finishing touches. Open communication with clients is paired with expert skill and craftsmanship. “We offer a true concierge approach,” Keith notes.

One local couple experienced the benefit of this team effort when they hired the company to transform their kitchen and porch. The homeowners wanted to bring the style of their lake house to their home in St. Louis. “The goal was to create a tranquil, relaxing space that overlooks the pool,” says designer Jeanne Liston. Capturing the perfect view from the kitchen to the outdoors was key, and Liston worked closely with the pool and landscaping companies. The end result? A wall of glass doors separates the kitchen from the porch where screen panels and iron rails create an open feel. Keith notes that the design also accounts for St. Louis’ everchanging weather with proper drainage and a waterproof tile floor.

“The space allows for overflow from the kitchen when entertaining,” Jeanne adds. “Plus, it provides a tranquil getaway from the busyness inside.” To create synergy between the interior and outdoor spaces, the colors and finishes of the porch match those of the kitchen. Elements like board and batten siding, stone, wood plank tile flooring, and a stained tongue and groove ceiling come together to make the space inviting. “The kitchen is the heart of the home, but when the weather allows, it’s nice to take the intimate moments shared there outside,” Jeanne notes. “We love to design kitchens that offer easy access to outdoor living spaces. It brings harmony to the home and creates a more communal environment that can be enjoyed throughout every season.”

For Liston, the most important thing is creating great experiences for clients. “As a familyowned business, we take our reputation for exceptional customer service seriously,” Keith says. “We understand that investing in a home remodel is a huge decision. Our mission is to ensure every client feels comfortable, educated and taken care of every step of the way.”

Since the company was founded in 1984, Liston Design Build has helped hundreds of clients create their dream homes through close attention to detail and high-quality workmanship. Pictured on the cover: Part of a kitchen remodel. For more information, call  636.940.9417 or visit listondesignbuild.com.
Cover design by Cydney Moore | Cover photo courtesy of Liston Design Build

Pictured at top: A screened-in porch creates synergy between indoors and out.
Photo courtesy of Liston Design Build