Nate Berkus Unveils the Latest in Kitchen Appliances at KBIS

Kitchen renovations are a 31 billion dollar one to be exact according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association

By The LifeMinute Team

January 11, 2017

Is 2017 the year you finally tackle your kitchen renovation? We caught up with renowned designer and Artistic Advisor to LG Studio appliances, Nate Berkus at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando to see some of the must-haves and hottest news in kitchen design.

"If you think about the amount of time you spend in your kitchen, it really truly is the heart of the home and so for a consumer that’s really where they’re probably going to invest the highest dollar amount," says Brian Pagel, KBIS.

But it can also be a daunting process for a homeowner. Where to start? We caught up with interior designer Nate Berkus at the destination for Kitchen Design, KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to find out and learn more about the new “Black Stainless Steel” appliance series he helped design as Artistic Advisor to LG Studio. His favorite feature? The LG InstaView Fridge...

"Two knocks and within the door and door feature it illuminates everything you need to see," he says, "What’s great about that is that this keeps everything in the forefront. It’s saving you time, it’s saving you money and of course it is saving you energy, which is really fantastic as well. The point is when you’re investing in beautifully made appliances; you want them to also look beautiful. I see it being used with taupes and grays and bronzes and brasses and coppers. The more richness that you bring, the more warmth that you bring to the kitchen, the warmer you are going to feel when you’re in it."

The brand announced other must-haves to this built-in line too such as induction cooktop and new range hoods.

"One thing that I’m really excited about is that there is a virtually designing tool on, which has been wonderful for me to actually show people how to incorporate finishes with the black stainless steel, but anybody can log on to and they can toy with all of the design elements necessary to create a kitchen," " says Berkus, "So you can get your friends involved on Facebook and say ‘what do you think of this? I just finished using the virtual design tool on This is what I think I’m about to write a check for. Who likes it? Who doesn’t?’."

Go to to learn more about the new “Black Stainless Steel” appliances and create your own dream kitchen with the LG virtual design tool.