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A Story Highlighting How Hard It Is To Determine The Best Kitchen Designer In The Room Determining who is the best kitchen designer in Philadelphia is difficult.  This story about several kitchen designers shows why. One Saturday, we were having an open house at a showroom I used to work at. The 5,000 sq foot display area was […]

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  Below is a reprint of the designer profile of Paul that appeared in House and Home Magazine in October.   What are your qualifications as a designer and what drew you to becoming a designer as opposed to any other profession? As an engineering student at the University of Pennsylvania, I never imagined I’d end up being […]

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We have considered giving personality tests to customers to assess the likelihood of a successful relationship. . . This is because occasionally we run into people that have completely unrealistic expectations about their kitchen renovation. These customers feel that they should experience no inconvenience during a major construction project. And whatever their unfounded beliefs are, […]

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Should you consider refacing the cabinets in your kitchen instead of getting all new cabinets? The answer is almost always a definitive NO! The reasons are varied and discussed here in detail. . Cabinetry over 20 years old will have inferior drawers, tracks, and hinges. This is true even for older expensive custom cabinets. In […]

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Experiencing A Professional Appliance Demo Dinner . The best part of shopping for your new kitchen is a little known secret. Once a month, most major high end appliance manufacturers hold free cooking demonstrations to showcase their products. The evenings include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and often a six or seven course meal. Sometimes the evening […]

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Reality shows can actually make our jobs as designers and renovators more difficult. Some of their shows on kitchen renovations involve fantastic storylines, ridiculously low construction costs, and bad construction advice. I’ve watched numerous episodes of the kitchen remodeling shows below and rated them. Over all, the remodeling shows on HGTV are the least authentic […]

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Kitchen designers should first consider the 30 plus National Kitchen and Bath Association  guidelines when designing a kitchen. After doing that the best designers know the simple tips below. Inexperienced designers, architects, interior designers, and home owners usually do not. This is just the tip of the ice berg for good kitchen design. . 1 […]

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Most homeowners research cabinet lines before selecting the line they will buy. Unfortunately sometimes little research goes into selecting the dealer and kitchen designer that they will buy from. And the later can be more important than the former. Here’s why. . . If you select a good cabinet dealer and an ethical kitchen designer […]

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We Discuss Whether or Not HGTV Remodeling Shows Are Realistic . If you ask almost any kitchen design professional they will immediately shout NO! . In fact on Linkedin kitchen forums and at industry events nearly all kitchen designers and remodelers routinely complain about how misleading HGTV renovation shows are.  Professionals believe that these shows […]

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Viking Range, LLC, has named Paul McAlary as the March Designer of Distinction . Paul McAlary, president and designer for Main Line Kitchen Design based in Bala Cynwyd, PA is the third monthly winner in the 2017 Viking Kitchen Design Competition. Designers from around the United States are vying for the coveted honor to become […]


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