I’m about three months into my kitchen remodel. I’m very excited about how it’s turning out, and very proud of the fact that most of it has been done by my own two hands on a relatively small budget. But every once in a while I think to myself, “What if…?” What if, instead of deciding to keep with the small footprint of the original kitchen, I had followed through with my original plan when we bought the house and doubled the size of the existing kitchen?
What if I had rearranged everything so that the focus of the kitchen was a wall of windows in the breakfast room, with a sink on that wall? What if I had allowed myself to splurge and create a gorgeous gourmet kitchen like I had originally planned? I’ve collected lots of ideas over on Pinterest, but let’s do a little dreamin’ right here, shall we?
I imagine that my kitchen sink along that wall of windows in the breakfast room would look something like this…
While I love my old wood windows, the windows in that kitchen above are pretty spectacular. I’ll take those! And that salvaged antique sink? I’ll take one of those, as well. And of course, this kitchen in my mind would include color — lots of my favorites all in one place.
Remind you of anything? It’s like a softer version of our condo, with blues, greens, oranges, yellows, and white. I also threw in a soft tan color. It doesn’t seem like I’ll ever get tired of this color combo, whether it’s bright, muted, or anywhere in between. I can just picture all of the main cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Monroe Bisque (4) with a large island painted in BM’s Hale Navy (1). Trim and perhaps the walls would be my favorite white, Behr’s Polar Bear (2). And then I’d throw in accents of green, orange, and yellow, like BM’s Martini Olive (3), Bronze Tone (5) and Marblehead Gold (6). And there would be wood countertops.
I may not have all of the countertops in wood, but I must admit that I very much miss my butcher-block countertops that I had at the condo. There’s just something about the warmth that wood adds to a kitchen that makes it so homey and inviting.
Other design touches would include a beautiful mosaic tile, like this floral mosaic I found on Ebay, and beautiful lighting, like this modern matrix pendant that I’ve had my eye on for well over a year now.
And of course, this kitchen wouldn’t be complete without upgraded appliances, like the LG Studio line of appliances.
LG Studio has partnered with one of my favorite decorators, Nate Berkus, to create this high-end LG Studio line of kitchen appliances, which is not only timeless and sophisticated in its appearance, but also includes advanced technology that elevates the entire series. 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 Signature Kitchen with Nate Berkus
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.
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- 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
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.