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Nate says he gave Colette and Lee a kitchen that was completely timeless so they'll never attempt another disastrous renovation! "This is very classic in design," he says. "You're never going to need to change this."

That said, Nate sticks to his trademark juxtapositions: The white Shaker-style cabinets are timeless, the hardware is modern, and the slate countertops fall right in the middle. Stainless steel GE appliances also add modern flair.

"Colette was leaning toward a very modern kitchen, but in this setting it would have looked like a spaceship had landed," he says. "When a kitchen's adjoining a great room or a den, the best advice is to err on the cleaner, simpler side."

Nate gave Colette the double oven she's always wanted, as well as an island that's ideal for entertaining. The refrigerator and island cooktop hood, by GE Monogram, and the other appliances, by GE profile, are all from Lowe's. The cabinets and counters are by SieMatic Möbelwerke.
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