My Kitchen Needs Nate

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We had some water damage to our walls from a leaking water heater which lead to ripping out the floors, which lead to shopping for all new flooring. While that is getting put in (our house is all torn up at the moment) I keep looking at the kitchen everytime we pass by thinking “you’re next”. You’ve seen us re-do some of the rooms in our house but the one I’d love to tackle the most (and the most intimidating) is our kitchen!

We cook a lot at home and my husband loves creating new meals for us, but the functionality and look of the kitchen definitely needs some improvement. I’m thinking of starting with new appliances and then working around that? Either way, new appliances definitely! We are considering painting the cabinets since they are a nice wood just an awful stain color and then replacing the countertops. Finding inspiration is something I love to do and I’ve pulled together some inspiration for our new kitchen (with the help of my husband and boys). Our kitchen is ideally our style and functions perfectly, for not only my chef of a husband, but also for my 2 boys who are living in the kitchen more and more as they get older.


My boys

Someone tell them to stop growing!

lighting / paint / diy / basket / LG Studio appliances / counters / backsplash / cabinet style / hardware / stools

Our ideal kitchen is a modern industrial style. Masculine, with just enough rustic to take the edge off. Our entire house is slowly transforming to this style and feeling more and more like “us”. You can see more of our inspiration and ideas on my Pinterest board.

For appliances we’ve been looking at the LG Studio line. Oddly, my boys love looking at appliances while we’re out running errands and products from the LG Studio line have caught our eyes. My husband and the boys love all the features like the LCD touch panels and radiant interior LED lightning and I love that 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 any kitchen passions or pastimes from built-in mega-capacity refrigerator-freezers to cooking appliances and dishwashers.

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 taste as well as lifestyle through the years. 


Learn more about the LG Studio Collection here.   

Speaking of Nate Berkus, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s kitchen needs his expertise! LG Studio announced its partnership with renowned decorator and product designer Nate Berkus for its high-end LGStudio 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 LGStudio’s plans to continue delivering premium appliances built with sophistication and functional elegance in mind.

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 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 p
ersonal 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 and shared across LG and Nate’s social properties. 

Readers may submit video entries at 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


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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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  1. My kitchen is in need of a make over . When we first moved in to our home my kitchen had 7 different shades of paneling over the years we have tried to remodel our self but it looks awful I have no counter space and I have holidays at my house with the whole family. Please help thanks Debbie

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