Monday, June 23, 2014

A little kitchen update


Jon and I are going on 2.5 years in our house and I keep telling him I never want to move. This house has our ideal floor plan, we have room to grow, and we love our neighborhood. We've come a long way since we moved in (listing photos here) yet I feel like there is always something to be done. Joys of home ownership huh? We've painted every single room, built a beautiful deck in the backyard, installed hardwood floors downstairs, and lots of other little cosmetic things. One of my biggest dislike about our house from the get go was the kitchen. I love the lay out and the fact that I can be cooking or working in the kitchen while I entertain people in my family room. It's the cabinets that kill me. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful cabinets...but not me. I've always had a vision of an all white kitchen and tying in pops of colors I have throughout my house. Well... that dream died when we bought a house with black granite and I am way too cheap (or just sensible!) to change that. The day has finally come. I've convinced Jon that having white cabinets will increase my happiness 100% and probably improve my cooking skills. He agreed! Our house is currently a dusty mess and under construction, I can't wait to show you the end result!

So was our kitchen....

What it looks like this morning...

And my inspiration...

Check out all of my inspiration on Pinterest!

One thing I do love about our kitchen is our big LG refrigerator.  I can't help but to think how beautiful it is every time I see it. And yes I think appliances are beautiful. LG recently announced their partnership with Nate Berkus... THE Nate Berkus...who is the artistic designer behind their new LG Studio Collection.
Timeless sophistication is the signature of the new LG Studio Collection, a beautiful complement to the advanced technology that elevates the entire series. From touch screen LCD technology to sleek handles, knobs, and stainless steel, the LG Studio Line delivers gorgeous design creating an enriched cooking experience for all.


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
www.LGstudiokitchen.com
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10 comments:

Lindsay Ropella said...

OOhh I can't wait to see the after pictures!! My husband and I just finished a complete kitchen remodel in our home we bought last summer. We have a pretty small kitchen and it still was a huge job but so so worth it! We actually had cabinets like yours and decided to hand paint them white. I LOVE white cabinets! :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

I was so excited to see you painting your kitchen cabinets because we are going to begin painting ours next week! I've been reading tutorial after tutorial to get prepared
. Hope you will share some tips along the way :)

jessi bridges said...

Are you doing it yourself or having someone paint them? my mom just had hers painted. We're doing ours ourselves. But I can't figure out if we need to sand them first or not because I guess it depends on the type of cabinet you have. Oi. I've had a color picked out for months, we just haven't gotten around to it! Can't wait to see your's finished! Maybe it'll inspire me to get going on ours, like this weekend ;)

julie @ a hopeful hood said...

i love the in-progress photo! my husband and i just put in new (to us) cabinets, a new floor, and a new backsplash. yayyy renovations! :)

Krystal R. said...

So So cool!! Love seeing your updates and I have always hoped you'd do another house tour sometime for those of us who found you via house hunters so I cant wait to see your beautiful home and kitchen in porgress :)

Carolyn said...

Can't wait to see the after pics! :)

Kait @ Mrs. DIY and the tennis guy said...

I have a white kitchen and I will never go back! LOVE white kitchens. :) My dream kitchen is white cabinets, butcher block counters, and yellow and turquoise accents. Can't wait to see it!

Jessica said...

I hope that it turns out okay. I am sure that it will look AMAZING!

Amanda said...

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE RESULTS!! :)

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