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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 15 Tweaking a design.

Tweaking a design, and why you need collaboration. Episode 15

Paul talks with Jennings, who is building a brand-new home down south. The views from the site are spectacular. The design is good but needing a few tweaks to make it a great design. Paul and Jennings put their heads together and give it a try. If you are building a new home from scratch this is a great podcast for you. It shows how collaboration leads to better design. And it shows the level of oversight that the homeowner needs to employ. Jennings gets 5 stars from Paul for the hands-on approach he is taking.

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The original plan

Original Floor plan that needs tweaking

The view

Great view from house

Possible new plan

Paul's version that's better after tweaking the design

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Paul McAlary

Paul’s bio from the magazine Kitchen and Bath Design News:

Paul McAlary possesses a voice that resonates far beyond the boundaries of Philadelphia’s western suburbs and the city’s prestigious Main Line – the location of his well-established Delaware Valley design firm. McAlary, president and senior designer of Bala Cynwyd, PA-based Main Line Kitchen Design, is an internationally recognized kitchen design authority who has won more than a dozen local and national design awards, including being named a 2017 Viking Appliances Designer of Distinction.

Beyond his achievements as a designer, McAlary has also forged a burgeoning reputation as the creative force behind the “Main Line Kitchen Design Blog,” a unique online forum and social media resource that is read by more than 40,000 people each month and has been honored as one of the top kitchen design blogs in the world. Main Line Kitchen Design’s videos and blogs address a wide range of kitchen/bath-related topics aimed at sparking a constructive exchange of ideas among both consumers and design professionals.

McAlary, whose kitchens and comments often appear in trade magazines and on social media sites, is sometimes at odds with the kitchen design establishment, but he maintains a distinct sense of humor and is known as a fierce advocate for design standards, ethics and transparency in the kitchen design trade.

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