Interior Designer & Author Nate Berkus on Kitchen Rennovations

Interior Designer & Author Nate Berkus on Kitchen Rennovations


CH.>>YOU’RE SO WELCOME.>>OVER TO LELAN.>>>KITCHEN REMODELS A KNOWN TO BE EXPENSIVE. BUT GETTING THE DREAM KITCHEN YOU WANT CAN BE EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE THAN YOU THINK. WHERE T SPLURGE ON THE HARDEST WORKING ROOM IN THE HOUSE. MY COHOST, YOU WERE THERE BACK IN FEBRUARY.>>THAT’S SO FUN. BY THE WAY, I HAVE NOT HAD A BISCUIT SINCE LEFT YOUR TOWN. I ATE LIKE A HAD TWO WEEKS TO LIVE IN NASHVILLE.>>COME ON BACK AND WE’LL FEED YOU MO BISCUITS AND GRAVY, OKAY?>>NO, NO, I NEED A BREAK.>>GOOD TO HAVE WITH US IF YOU WOULD, TALK ABOUT THE DREAM KITCHEN. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS?>>I LIKE TO CALL IT EXCUSE ME, A FOREVER KITCHEN. THE THING IS YOU WANT TO AVOID TRENDS WHEN YOU’RE BUILDING THEM IN YOUR HOME IT’S SO MUCH EASIER TO ERROR ON THE SIDE OF CLASSIC BUILDING MATERIALS RATHER THAN GO WITH THE TREND YOU’LL GE TIRED OF TEN YEARS FROM NOW. MY BEST RULE OF THUMB IS TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. CLEAN, MATERIALS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND OR LOOKED LIKE THEY’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1920S, ERROR ON THE SIDE OF CLASSIC, BE SAFER, IT’S JUST TOO DIFFICULT TO HIRE SOMEONE TO COME IN AND CHANGE IT TEN YEARS FROM NOW. AND A FOREVER CLASSIC KITCHEN IS IT GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME.>>WHI RENOVATIONS ARE WORTH THE SPLURGE?>>SO APPLIANCES. I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH LG STUDIO, I’M THE ARTISTIC ADVISOR THAT MEANS I GOT TO HELP DESIGN TH APPLIANCES. THIS IS THE FRIDGE, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT HAR WORKING PRO STYLE BEAUTIFUL APPLIANCES IN YOUR HOME. NO MATTER HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPEND TO PICK OUT YOUR BACK SPLASH TILES, IF YOUR APPLIANCE DOESN’T WORK, NO ONE WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THETILES. THIS IS THE BLACK STAINLESS FINISH, THAT’S BRAND NEW. AND THIS, YOU KNOCK TWICE — SEE INSIDE THE LIGHT — RIGHT? IT’S EXCITING. IT’S REALLY BEST IN CLASS INNOONU MYYEARLD DAUGHTER CALLS IT COOL, AND SHE’S RIGHT. IT HAS A DOOR IN DOOR FEATURE THAT’S GREAT. THIS IS EASY ACCESS FOR SNACK, SAVES PEOPLE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN, YOU’RE NOT WASTING A TON OF ENERGY BY KEEPING THE FRIDGE DOORS OPEN. IN MY KITCHEN IN LOS ANGELES, THAT WAS THE FIRST DECISION THAT I MADE, AND DEFINITELY A PLACE TO SPLURGE. BUY THE BEST APPLIANCES YOU CAN AFFORD.>>ON THE OTHER END, HOW CAN WE SAVE?>>SAVING IS INTERESTING, IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET IN DESIGN. THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T FIND ONLINE. I WOULD SAY TAKE THE TIME TO GATHER THE BUILDING MATERIAL THAT IS YOU NEED. IF YOU WANT A HAND PAINTED SUBWAY TILE PUT IT IN A SEARCH ENGINE AND ORDER SAMPLES, FIND THE BEST PRICE YOU CAN GET. YOU’LL SAVE MONEY BY HAVING THOSE MATERIALS WAITING BEFORE YOU START YOUR RENOVATION. YOU DON’T WANT TO PAY PER THE PLUMBER TO COME OUT TWICE, IF HE SAYS I NEED YOUR FAUCET OR PURIFIER, HERE IT IS. IF YOU CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT THE TRADES THAT YOU HIRE WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT AND YOU’LL SAVE MORE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN.>>FANTASTIC, GREAT ADVICE, AFTER YOU DIET A FEW MORE MONTHS, COME BACK, AND WE’LL FEED YOU BISCUITS AND GRAVY AND HOT NASHVILLE CHICKEN.>>I HAVE TO STAY AWAY FROM YOUR TOWN.>>IN A YEAR, COME BACK. WE THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.>>THANK YOU.


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