By pmcalary 23 on 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.
By pmcalary 10 on 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.
Why are most kitchens so terribly designed? Why do architects, interior designers, contractors, and even some kitchen designers place so little value on good and even safe kitchen design? One of the reasons may be that we are bombarded with bad kitchen designs from almost every TV show and movie we watch.
By pmcalary 0 on Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 20 Moving Doorway
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.
By pmcalary 0 on 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.
Professional kitchen designers know that there are important kitchen design ideas that keep in mind for every kitchen. These tried-and-true recommendations are often cited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association the NKBA. They are common knowledge among the best kitchen design experts.
By pmcalary 118 on 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.
By pmcalary 8 on Are HGTV Remodeling Shows Realistic?
If you ask almost any kitchen design professional, they will immediately shout NO!
In fact, on Linkedin kitchen forums and at industry events nearly all kitchen designers and remodelers routinely complain about how misleading HGTV renovation shows are. Professionals believe that these shows make our lives harder.