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Part of being a good kitchen designer is attempting to nudge customers towards better designs and better investments in their kitchen. Otherwise upon the completion of a kitchen renovation home owners could find themselves regretting some of their decisions. Below is a short conversion on this topic between Doug Mottershead CKD of McHale’s Kitchen and […]

Main Line Kitchen Design believes the best resource for unbiased information on appliances comes from Yale Appliances located in New England. The Yale web site supplies PDF tutorials on a vast range of appliance topics and has insightful blogs that honestly appraise new trends in the appliance market. We trust Yale’s evaluations above less reliable […]

Main Line Kitchen Design is proud to have two kitchens featured in The Ardmore Library Kitchen Tour. The general contractors on the projects were Jack Gardiner of Third Generation Contracting and Al Panaccio of AD Panaccio Inc. We have worked with both Al and Jack on many projects and they are always a pleasure to collaborate with. We […]

Here are Main Line Kitchen Design’s rankings for the top selling kitchen cabinet companies in the United States. All the designers that gave us input on the cabinet lines below have greater than 20 years experience in our industry. When possible all construction specifics were double checked on the web sites for each cabinet line. […]

Designing a kitchen well means creatively moving appliances, sinks, cabinetry and even room openings around to promote working in the kitchen while making the design as attractive as possible in the style that your customer prefers. Becoming good at this takes years of experience and an unusually good grasp of spacial relations. Obeying simple design rules like […]

  Most people believe they can’t do it or that it will be too expensive.  And, they’re wrong. It’s almost always doable, usually costs nothing and can even save money. What IS the best investment your in your new kitchen?  It is changing the lay out! Barely a day goes by that a customer doesn’t  say to us “I have a small […]

So many kitchen designers are less than competent that I thought I’d give customers a cheat sheet to help them evaluate the designer they might be working with. Here are my top ten warning signs. If several apply to your project then you are almost certainly working with a less proficient kitchen designer. Your designer is not a full time […]

Here’s another  time lapse kitchen renovation from one of our recently completed jobs, curtesy of Jack Gardiner Third Generation Contracting. Jake Ferry was the Videographer.

“What kitchen cabinet line is best?” and “What kitchen cabinet line do you recommend?” are the most common questions we receive. The answer depends on several factors including budget, how fast cabinetry is needed, and how long you want the cabinetry to last. Every cabinet line is trying to fill a certain niche in the cabinet market. About half  of them […]

Brief History of Kitchen Sinks 1900 – 1980 After the turn of the century and prior to 1950 most sinks were stand alone enameled cast iron and often included a drain board like the sink above. Between 1950 and 1980 nearly all kitchen sinks became top mounted. This is because most countertops during that period were […]


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