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Our Design Process


shaking hands. The beginning of the design process

We visit you at home

First, we cover any questions you have over the phone. Usually, we can give you a close approximation of what you are likely to spend on your kitchen by asking you a few important questions. If you would like to proceed, for a $150 deposit, our expert designer will measure your kitchen, transfer the measurements to their computer and create your preliminary kitchen design. Now the design process has actually begun. Several additional appointments are included in your deposit.


Kitchen Designs done in 2020 design software

Preliminary computer design

During a second and possibly a third appointment (Now usually done via Zoom) the designer will make changes to the detailed 3D designs. You are also welcome to make an appointment in our offices to look at the eight brands of cabinets we carry and the nearly infinite selection of door styles, countertops and hardware. We will also display your design on large flat screen TV’s when you visit our Bala Cynwyd office.

Unless you require printouts of our work, everything to this point is included in our initial $150 deposit.


Collegeville PA Kitchen. Beginning the design process.

Beginning the Design Process in Finer Detail

Finalizing the plans

Once the design is finalized and it is ready for contractors to bid on, or at any point before, if you would like the floor plans, elevations, construction notes, and the 3D renderings of the designs, we will supply them for a deposit of 10% towards the cost of the cabinets you select. All deposits are applied towards your cabinetry when you purchase them from Main Line Kitchen Design. Kitchen on left is Bishop raised panel.

The Design Doesn’t Effect Your Budget

The most surprising thing for many Main Line Kitchen Design customers is that the design itself rarely has a significant effect on the overall cost. Because the kitchen is usually the same size, with a similar amount of cabinetry, countertops, and appliances, it’s the door style, type of cabinet, finish, and the other material selections you make that effect how much a kitchen costs. This is why it is so important to get the best design for your kitchen. It doesn’t cost anything extra for your kitchen to be designed creatively and to function well, and we don’t charge for design time. It’s included in the price of the cabinetry.

Our President Paul McAlary explains the Main Line Kitchen Design Process Below:

The World of Kitchen Design Is Changing – For the Better! 

At Main Line Kitchen Design, we care more about giving you the best design we can create than selling you the most expensive products you might select. The final decision is always yours, but we haven’t done our job if we haven’t shown you ways to spend your money more effectively.