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03/27/2014 05:45 pm ET | Updated Mar 28, 2014

Nate Berkus Reveals The Secret To A Great Kitchen (VIDEO)

When it comes time to make the worthwhile investment of redesigning your kitchen, it's easy to get swept up in what's trendy (or found via Pinterest). Sun-kissed and honey-toned woods? Sounds so chic. Turquoise and bejeweled accents? Sure, why not? But trust designer and "American Dream Builders" host Nate Berkus on this one -- you will regret it.

"The truth is that you want the most classic, most timeless things that you could possibly choose," he explains. They don't have to be from a high-end kitchen store or even custom-made, but by going this route you won't run the risk of dating your home.

"A lot of people get very taken with all these new ideas," Berkus says, but you don't have to succumb to the trendy to achieve something exciting and different. Rely on the accessories for a splash of personality that can easily be changed as needed. In the meantime, go "as classic as classic can be" and check out more of Nate's advice in the video above for details on the best way to do just that.

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