Tag: kitchen renovation

Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 9

Paul talks at length with Tina about a wide range of topics. If you are considering more expensive cabinetry this is an especially relevant episode. Painted finishes are discussed at length. As are custom paint finishes. What types of people make good designers is discussed. Design techniques used for 10 foot high ceilings such as stacked cabinets and moldings, and tray and coffered ceilings are compared. If you have high ceilings this is an episode you should listen to.

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How Much is a Kitchen Renovation Worth When You Sell Your Home?

Outdated and short-sighted formulas tout unreliable percentages on what a kitchen renovation is worth and on what percentage of the value of your home you should invest in a kitchen remodeling project. Real Estate websites, home improvement TV shows, and other sources quote returns on Investment, ROI’s, for a kitchen renovation between 30% and 80% depending on the renovation. Sadly, these formulas are overly simplistic and misleading.

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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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Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 8

Paul chats with fellow podcaster Nancy Hugo, the host of the podcast Home Design Chat with Nancy, about the most dangerous kitchen design mistakes. Nancy and Paul go over what makes these design mistakes so dangerous and discuss how common they are. This episode is a combined podcast with Nancy.

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The DIY Kitchen – Why a Do-It-Yourself Kitchen is a Bad Idea.

HGTV and the DIY TV Network have made “do it yourself” kitchen renovations increasingly popular. These channels tell viewers that anyone can organize, design, and renovate a kitchen successfully with a little online research, and a sense of style. The reality is quite the opposite, and a poorly designed and executed kitchen renovation will devalue a home.

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Why Are So Many of the Most Expensive Kitchens So Poorly Designed?

Kitchen designers that work at showrooms and cabinet dealers that specialize in catering to the builder, contractor, and architect trade are put in a lose/lose situation. The kitchen designers that work at these companies can risk their jobs if they correct the mistakes of the professionals that bring their clients to the showroom. This got me into hot water on a regular basis at the last showroom I worked at, before starting my own company.

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Kitchen Remodeling Contractors We Work With.

Main Line Kitchen Design has over 30 contractors that we recommend to our customers free of charge.

These general contractors take over the day to day responsibilities of the renovation project once the construction work begins. By recommending contractors and not subbing out to them, as most kitchen showrooms and cabinet dealers do, Main Line Kitchen Design’s clients save 20 to 30% on their construction costs.

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