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Paul McAlary is the President of Main Line Kitchen Design in Narberth, PA. He's been designing award winning kitchens for 25 years and can be reached at paul@mainlinekitchendesign.com

Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 21

Paul talks to Eric who has a kitchen designed by Home Depot. While the design is OK, it could be better configured. Paul moves cabinetry around to create a more functional kitchen. Paul explains why you don’t want a speed oven with an oven door that folds down placed too high. Paul explains why slab doors look better in frameless cabinets.

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The IKEA Effect: A Phenomenon That Drives Kitchen Designers Crazy!

“The IKEA effect is a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately high value on what they partially create.” Wikipedia
In these studies researchers found that consumers valued their own work product far above what would be considered reasonable or rational. For example, researchers found that the majority of people attempting origami for the first time rated their own creation better than the same design done by an origami master.

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Why 39 inch high wall cabinets should not be used.

With the objective of maximum storage space, Inexperienced kitchen designers and homeowners often design kitchens using 39 inch high wall cabinets. This is both a costly and unsightly mistake for homeowners with kitchen ceilings that are eight feet high (96 inches) or so.  Here’s why.  

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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 20

Paul talks with Holly who was working with Costco on her kitchen. Moving a doorway and changing the direction of Holly’s island makes her design better. Paul eliminates the blind corners in Holly’s kitchen. Paul explains how moving a light fixture can create needed space.

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Why I talk to every customer first!

Main Line Kitchen Design is one of the best kitchen design companies you can work with for many reasons.  One of those reasons is that your first conversation will be with me, the president. I make answering customer calls my highest priority for many reasons including I want every customer to get the best kitchen they possibly can.  Because I talk to so many customers, I’ve had some conversations more than once. 

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Recommended Kitchen Designers and Cabinet Dealers Outside Our Service Area

With more than 30,000 visitors a month to the Main Line Kitchen Design website we get asked nearly every day to design and sell cabinetry outside our service area. This is why we recommend cabinet dealers outside our service area.

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