Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 24-02-18 Episode 39
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
5d ago
Paul talks with Vicki about her kitchen design, the designer she is working with, and the Shiloh cabinetry that she is considering. In a nutshell – He thinks all can be improved. Paul also explains and demonstrates the process Main Line Kitchen Design uses to locate what we hope are good cabinet dealerships for homeowners across the United States. Listen to this podcast and learn how to find good showrooms and designers near you ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 24-02-02 Episode 38
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
3w ago
Paul talks with Charles who has done all kinds of kitchen research. He has many ideas and plans yet hasn’t yet gotten any professional kitchen design help ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 24-01-19 Episode 37
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
1M ago
After examining James’s design and discussing kitchen communication Paul recommends finding another kitchen designer to work with. The present design has too many inexperienced mistakes. Paul recommends several design changes and does one rough version of the design himself. James plans on calling back so we will probably get to watch his kitchen as it transforms over the coming months ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-12-30 Episode 36
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
1M ago
Paul talks with Michael who is over budget on the kitchen addition he is working on. Paul talks about different ways to save money on cabinetry. He and Michael discus the design and possible changes. French Doors come up again and why they are often poorly thought out by architects. Grabel, Medallion, Starmark, and Fieldstone cabinetry is discussed ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-12-13 Episode 35
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
2M ago
Paul and Main Line Kitchen Design’s Ed Sossich discuss some of the famous customers Ed has worked with. Both Paul and Ed have worked together at several showrooms. Very early in their careers they worked together first at The Home Depot and then at Lowe’s. Among the celebrities Ed has worked with are Brooke Shields, David Morse, Charles Barkley, and others ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-11-25 Episode 34
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
3M ago
Paul goes over Emily’s kitchen plans in great detail. He notices all the unusual custom cabinet sizes but thinks that these unusual sizes and dimensions are unattractive and impractical. Paul finds many dimensions that don’t work for Emily’s design. For example the microwave will not fit in the appliance garage, and the oven is so high off the floor that shorter people will burn their arms reaching inside. If you are working with a designer that doesn’t use kitchen design software this is a warning sign that your designer is too old or inexperienced, and doesn’t know the cabinet market. This c ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-09-24 Episode 32
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
5M ago
Paul talks with Cheryl who has a home built on a slab. After asking some questions Paul believes Cheryl’s contractor inflating prices for moving plumbing. They discuss how to find contractors and possible design changes. Below are Cheryl’s kitchen drawings and a hand drawing by Paul on how a two-piece crown molding is installed. This is the type molding profile Paul recommends for Cheryl’s kitchen ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-09-13 Episode 31
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
5M ago
Paul talks with Richard who plans on customizing kitchen cabinets in the new home he is building. Lots of red flags worry Paul. Inventing cabinetry of your own is far more difficult than people realize. Paul warns Richard about several problems he sees in some of Richard’s kitchen cabinet customizations. He critiques the kitchen layout, appliance locations, and other design choices. Most importantly, having carpenters build cabinetry to customer’s specifications is discussed and why buying kitchen cabinetry from larger manufacturers through reliable cabinet dealers is recommended ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-08-21 Episode 30
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
6M ago
Paul speaks with Rose and explains why it saves time working with a kitchen designer as early as possible when you are remodeling a kitchen. Kitchen designers can throw “monkey wrenches” into customer’s remodeling plans when they inform them about issues that hadn’t been considered. Paul brings up issues previously not considered in Rose’s kitchen. Both Paul and Rose go through possible tradeoffs to make Rose’s design better ..read more
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Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast 23-08-05 Episode 29
Main Line Kitchen Design Podcast
by Paul McAlary, Main Line Kitchen Design
7M ago
Paul explains why island cooktops are undesirable and create venting and design problems. Episode 29 Paul talks with Debbie who among some of her design challenges has an island cook-top. They discuss why Island cook-tops create ventilation and counter-top problems. While critiquing Debbie’s design, Paul explains why 24 inch cabinets are not the most functional size. He also explains why double ovens can add thousands of dollars to a kitchen. Even beyond the added cost of the appliances. How moldings are used to hide hood venting is discussed. Surprisingly, while discussing shelving, the dange ..read more
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