My Ideal Kitchen

Last fall we were able to make a huge improvement to our kitchen by having toppers added to extend the cabinets to the ceiling and by having the cabinets refaced. We also classed up the kitchen with under cabinet lighting. But there are still some things I’d like to cross off our list to make the kitchen my ideal kitchen, well, at least for this house. 

Check out my pinterest board to see my kitchen inspiration. 

kitchen cabinets

Countertops, a backsplash, new overhead lighting, and a new sink are still on our to do list. I’ve always been drawn to the faux marble countertops (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– we don’t live in a granite countertop house) and white subway tile backsplashes. I’d also love a white apron sink but I don’t want to have to go through demoing our newly spruced up cabinets. And you all know the current florescent light above our kitchen island is my arch nemesis. So I’d love to add some pretty pendant lights and recessed lights.

In a perfect world without budgets, I’d love to upgrade our appliances– like with some shiny stainless steel top of the line LG appliances.

I also would love to upgrade the flooring. The previous owners used a low quality wood laminate, and after 5 years it’s already chipping and separating in some spots. I’m loving the faux wood ceramic tile I’ve been seeing around blogland lately. 

my ideal kitchen

Recently, LG Studio announced its partnership with renowned decorator and product designer Nate Berkus for its high-end LG Studio kitchen line earlier this year. LG Studio chose to partner with Nate as a result of their shared commitment to living with what is well thought out and well designed, without sacrificing personality. His unique skill set complements LG Studio’s plans to continue delivering premium appliances built with sophistication and functional elegance in mind.

Timeless sophistication is the signature of the LG Studio Collection, a beautiful complement to the advanced technology that elevates the entire series. As the artistic advisor to the LG Studio Collection, Nate brings his celebrated style to LG’s premium appliances. His sophisticated yet accessible style resonates strongly with homeowners, and he is recognized amongst them as an inspirational expert on kitchen remodeling and design.

Nate and LG Studio have teamed up to help homeowners create their signature kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, but for many, it’s one of the most difficult rooms to design. His expertise and insight will provide consumers with useful feedback to help them create their most beautiful kitchens. The LG Studio Signature Kitchen with Nate Berkus focuses on a kitchen web series in which Nate responds to kitchen remodeling and design-based questions from his and LG’s social communities in the form of personalized videos, some of which were shot during a live event at the LG Studio Kitchen in Manhattan last week. Nate also filmed five exclusive videos offering insight and expertise on various design trends, including achieving a well-appointed kitchen, summer in the kitchen, layered design, entertaining in the kitchen, and technology in the kitchen. Visit LGStudioKitchen.com to watch Nate in the kitchen sharing his expert design tips and insights! 


“My Kitchen Needs Nate” Contest 

Beginning June 19 and extending to July 31, consumers are encouraged to enter the “My Kitchen Needs Nate” contest in which the winner will receive a Nate Berkus designed and remodeled kitchen that incorporates LG Studio appliances. Contestants are asked to shoot a video of themselves in their kitchen, noting the personal inspiration point they want Nate to incorporate in his design and why they’re excited about LG Studio’s line of appliances. LG Studio and Nate will choose the winner based on the following criteria: compelling design opportunity, quality of LG Studio appliance-based answer and visibility of kitchen space. Once the renovation is complete, renovation episodes, tip videos and images capturing the renovation will be posted to LGStudioKitchen.com and shared across LG and Nate’s social properties. 

Readers may submit video entries at LGStudioKitchen.com for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances.

Does your kitchen need Nate and the LG Studio line of appliances? Send LG Studio a video and tell them all about it. Make sure to include the following:

  • You are the star. Make sure you’re in your kitchen and that LG Studio can see a 360° view of it.
  • Tell LG Studio your story. Describe for them the design elements that matter most to you. NOTE: They’re going to see a lot of videos, so make it great!
  • Tell LG Studio what you love so much about LG Studio appliances 
  • Enter the My Kitchen Needs Nate contest for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances


LG Studio Product Information The LG Studio line provides an uncompromising approach to design and function, delivering an enriched cooking experience for today’s home chefs. The full kitchen suite has been designed with seamless integration in mind, highlighting clean lines and delivering a timeless feel that serves as the foundation of a signature kitchen.

LG Studio’s bold, sophisticated look complements any personal style, and its innovative, intuitive technology supports kitchen passions or pastimes. From built-in mega-capacity refrigerator-freezers to cooking appliances and dishwashers, LG Studio’s signature style includes premium stainless steel, distinctive door handles and knobs, LCD touch screen control panels, as well as radiant interior LED lighting – all helping to achieve a refined, sophisticated look.

LG Studio appliances are among the handful of elements in any kitchen that are of the utmost importance, and Nate Berkus understands this. That’s why he recommends LG Studio as a key ingredient in designing a signature kitchen that reflects homeowners’ tastes as well as lifestyle through the years.

Learn more about the LG Studio Collection here

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