Tag: cabinetry

The Main Line Kitchen Design Journey:

Main Line Kitchen Design was founded in 2010 during the US kitchen cabinet industry’s crushing downturn due to the collapse of the housing market and recession. In response to the downturn, owner Paul McAlary envisioned a new business model that relied on the internet supplying leads and reduced overhead using selling centers, sample doors and finishes. Instead of maintaining a showroom open to the public, Main Line Kitchen Design operates in an office building, essentially invisible to passing traffic.

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Kitchen cabinet storage space. Framed vs Frameless cabinets.

Many homeowners select European frameless cabinetry over more classic framed cabinetry because they want additional storage. This isn’t surprising since the drive to maximize storage space in a kitchen is frequently a motivating factor for many kitchen design decisions. However, often the reasoning behind selecting frameless over framed cabinetry is flawed or the advantage is overvalued.

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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 14

Paul talks with Allison and Sebastien who are doing a complex kitchen renovation, Sebastion is an architect. Paul explains why kitchen designers and architects have very different successful design criteria for any space. Paul preaches once again about ten pounds of sausage in an eight-pound wrapper.

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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 13

Paul talks to Loretta who has an island that is far too large for her kitchen. Paul explains how to find a good kitchen cabinet dealer and how Main Line Kitchen Design rates cabinet dealers on our web site. Paul also explains why Main Line Kitchen Design sometimes get a 1-star review from a caller that Paul has annoyed. Paul explains why Fabuwood is a good cabinet selection for a shaker white door style.

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Shaker – The Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Door Style is also the Most Versatile.

Main Line Kitchen Design celebrates 13 years of Shaker being the most popular door style and white, or off white, being the most popular color. Here is blog we wrote over ten years ago. It was true then, as it is now!

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The Best Kitchen Designers Do These Things

There are many different design techniques and backgrounds common among successful kitchen designers. Some designers are blunt, some are gentile. Some use photographs or displays as tools to explain design concepts, others use 3D software and tape measurers to convey the same design principals. Some kitchen designers help clients to discover design advantages on their own when making important decisions. Other designers take a leadership role in the designer/client relationship.

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