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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 33 Paul’s Pet Peeves

Paul talks with Podcast Engineer Mark about his pet peeves. Episode 33

Paul and Mark discuss Paul’s pet peeves as a kitchen designer. They go over the customer interactions that can be frustrating. Why Paul isn’t a big fan of builders like Toll Brothers. The different techniques kitchen designers use with their customers. And how top selling kitchen designer Doug Mottershead is able to break sales records wherever he works. Paul reveals what he thinks is wrong with HGTV. Plus, other cranky gripes unmentioned!

EPISODE 33 Paul’s Pet Peeves

Watch Mark’s video where he plays an engineer that wants 8 dishwashers! See below:

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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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