Traditional Style and especially French Country Style Kitchens employ architectural accent pieces such as legs, corbels, capitals, and onlays. These accent pieces can be surprisingly expensive. A 6 inch by 6 inch Island leg typically will cost at least $600 retail from any cabinet line even at a home center.
This was the first of many Houzz awards for Main Line Kitchen Design and the very beginning of the Houzz.com platform.
Below is an article praising my sometimes lauded, sometimes maligned, tell it like it is approach to kitchen design.
Architects began raising the ceiling in higher priced homes in the 1980’s. Partly to make homes feel more spacious and partly as an inexpensive design feature to give homeowners more for a very small increase in price. Homes still had the same floors, basements, mechanicals, fixtures, and roofs, only the walls were stretched a little. Building products followed with 9 ft studs and drywall becoming standard, and the cost for this added feature became even less.
Kitchens with hearths or independent wooden hoods need an exhaust fan to vent the heat, smoke, and grease created when using the range or cooktop.
Main Line Kitchen Design is waiting to be asked to go Steam Punk.
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Main Line Kitchen Design is now offering inset cabinet doors for the same price as full overlay doors through Jim Bishop Cabinetry.
Below is a 2010 NKBA award winning kitchen. It mixes kitchen styles and mediums eclectically, but does it truly work?