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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 31 Customizing kitchen cabinets.

Paul explains why inventing cabinetry is difficult and why customizing kitchen cabinets is often problematic. Episode 31

Paul talks with Richard who plans on customizing kitchen cabinets in the new home he is building. Lots of red flags worry Paul. Inventing cabinetry of your own is far more difficult than people realize. Paul warns Richard about several problems he sees in some of Richard’s kitchen cabinet customizations. He critiques the kitchen layout, appliance locations, and other design choices. Most importantly, having carpenters build cabinetry to customer’s specifications is discussed and why buying kitchen cabinetry from larger manufacturers through reliable cabinet dealers is recommended.

Richard’s Floor plan below:

Floor Plan for new home

Customizing Kitchen Cabinets Episode 31

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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.

Subscribe to Main Line Kitchen Design’s Blogs and podcasts here.

4 Replies to “Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 31 Customizing kitchen cabinets.”

  1. Sam

    great ideas

    1. pmcalary

      Thanks Sam

  2. Judleen

    McAlary: Where kitchen innovation meets controversy with a dash of humor! Embracing the unconventional while championing design standards, ethics, and transparency in style.

    1. ITSAdmin[ Post Author ]

      Hi Judleen,
      Thanks for the kind words. My wife doesn’t think too much praise is good for my ego but I willing to take the risk.

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