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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 41 Paul designs a kitchen from photos

Paul designs a kitchen from photos Episode 41

He talks to Monica who sent in kitchen photos and a rough floor plan of her kitchen. Paul puts her kitchen on his computer and then designs a functional kitchen in her space. Monica had a brick enclosed range area which Paul advises removing. Paul explains why he placed the cabinetry and appliances where he did and explains why the design is more functional this way.

Monica’s current floor plan below

Existing kitchen before Paul makes changes
Floor plan of new kitchen from photos
Top view of the kitchen designed from Monica's photos

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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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