Paul talks with Allison and Sebastien who are doing a complex kitchen renovation, Sebastion is an architect. Paul explains why kitchen designers and architects have very different successful design criteria for any space. Paul preaches once again about ten pounds of sausage in an eight-pound wrapper.
Paul talks to Loretta who has an island that is far too large for her kitchen. Paul explains how to find a good kitchen cabinet dealer and how Main Line Kitchen Design rates cabinet dealers on our web site. Paul also explains why Main Line Kitchen Design sometimes get a 1-star review from a caller that Paul has annoyed. Paul explains why Fabuwood is a good cabinet selection for a shaker white door style.
Paul talks with Laura who is planning on two kitchen renovations. One renovation is for a rental property. Paul explains the difference in less expensive brands like Fabuwood, J&K, CNC, Forevermark, and GreenForest.
Paul talks to Elizabeth who has a kitchen designed with custom cabinetry but a simplistic design. Paul encourages her to not use such high wall cabinets and to possibly lower her ceiling in order to remove an unsightly beam and save by no longer needing custom cabinetry.
Paul talks with Eric and about Dekton and other countertop surfaces and the difference in price between different types of countertops. Paul explains the design challenges with Erics current design and recommends changes. Paul also talks about what color types make cabinetry expensive. Paul goes on the Kraftmaid website and looks at their colors.
Paul talks at length with Tina about a wide range of topics. If you are considering more expensive cabinetry this is an especially relevant episode. Painted finishes are discussed at length. As are custom paint finishes. What types of people make good designers is discussed. Design techniques used for 10 foot high ceilings such as stacked cabinets and moldings, and tray and coffered ceilings are compared. If you have high ceilings this is an episode you should listen to.
Paul chats with fellow podcaster Nancy Hugo, the host of the podcast Home Design Chat with Nancy, about the most dangerous kitchen design mistakes. Nancy and Paul go over what makes these design mistakes so dangerous and discuss how common they are. This episode is a combined podcast with Nancy.
Paul talks with Fahad and looses his cool. Paul explains how frustrating it can be for kitchen designers when architects, who generally know very little about kitchen design and cabinetry, insert themselves into the kitchen design process. Paul discusses possible layout changes and what things are impossible or poor design choices in Fahad’s kitchen.
Paul talks with Linda about everything from designing a kitchen to cabinet features and pricing. Paul explains why so many kitchen designers give customers misinformation. And Paul also talks about what pricing features are needed or worth it when buying cabinets.