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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 4 Comparing cabinetry

Why comparing cabinetry brands can be difficult. Episode 4

Paul talks to Sam, who like many podcast callers, and people that write us on our blogs, is concerned about selecting the best cabinet brand for her kitchen. Paul explains why comparing cabinetry brands can be difficult and how pricing works at different cabinet dealers and showrooms.

Paul also explains to Sam why the design of her kitchen is more important than the cabinet brand that she selects. Paul discusses with Sam and later with Felipe what makes a cabinet well-constructed and what the difference is between framed and frameless cabinetry. Towards the end of the podcast, Paul and Felipe discuss incorporating pets into the design of a kitchen.

If you are price comparing kitchen cabinets, particularly less expensive kitchen cabinet brands, this is the must listen to podcast episode of Calls with Paul.

Listen below:

Framed cabinet Comparing cabinetry

Framed cabinet above Frameless cabinet below

Frameless cabinet. Comparing cabinetry

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photo of owner, 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.

This episode was produced and engineered by Felipe Archila. For questions about the podcast please email

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