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Different kitchen countertop properties and pricing. - Main Line Kitchen Design

Different kitchen countertop properties and pricing. - Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
With so many types of countertops available we thought shedding a little light on the topic would be helpful. Here is a comprehensive list of the most common types of countertops used in kitchens, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and approximate pricing. Laminate – Sometimes referred to by the brand name Formica, plastic laminate …
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With kitchen cabinet conveniences – simpler is usually better.

With kitchen cabinet conveniences – simpler is usually better. | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Over the past twenty years, kitchen cabinet storage solutions have become increasingly diverse and popular. Chef's Pantries, Tall Pantry Pull Outs, Spice Pull
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Crazy Construction Mistakes. | Main Line Kitchen Design

Crazy Construction Mistakes. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
The Knotthink family has several members who are in design or building. Guy Knotthink, the family patriarch, is now retired but his son Will Knotthink is a
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How long does a kitchen renovation really take? | Main Line Kitchen Design

How long does a kitchen renovation really take? | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
 How long does it take to complete a kitchen renovation? The simple answer for most people is that it takes longer than they think. And several common
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2015 Popular Kitchen Cabinetry Brand Comparison. | Main Line Kitchen Design

2015 Popular Kitchen Cabinetry Brand Comparison. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Comparing cabinetry brands can be confusing and difficult for everyone except experienced kitchen designers. Here are the most important things to understand
Paul McAlary's insight:

European frameless style cabinetry enthusiasts will be disappointing with this evaluation.

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How accurate are HGTV shows about Kitchen Remodeling anyway? | Main Line Kitchen Design

How accurate are HGTV shows about Kitchen Remodeling anyway? | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
How accurate are HGTV shows that focus on kitchen remodeling? And what do the actual professionals that design and install kitchens think of these programs?
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Is Your Kitchen Designer Designing You a Dangerous Kitchen? | Main Line Kitchen Design

Is Your Kitchen Designer Designing You a Dangerous Kitchen? | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
The eight most common ways that Kitchen Designers endanger thier customers with bad kitchen designs, and problem kitchen cabinetry layouts.
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Free dinner offered at Appliance Wholesalers | Main Line Kitchen Design

Free dinner offered at Appliance Wholesalers | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
When designing your kitchen one of the best parts is seeing appliances demonstrated and having a free dinner while watching the demonstrations.
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Kitchen & Bath Design News - MAY 2014

Kitchen & Bath Design News - MAY 2014 | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
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Main Line Kitchen Design is profiled in the May 2014  issue of Kitchen and Bath Design News. Thank you Kim Berndtson for writing a great article that highlights what makes our company special.

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Custom Cabinets. Handmade or Homemade? | Main Line Kitchen Design

Custom Cabinets. Handmade or Homemade? | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Do small cabinetry shops produce cabinetry equal in quality to larger cabinetry companies semi-custom and custom cabinetry.
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Unique and Unusual Kitchens

Unique and Unusual Kitchens | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
You've never seen a design like this before.
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This is an example of what's wrong with kitchen design.  I can only find 3 kitchens out of ten that are functional and within the realm of sensible taste. 

 

Your kitchen shouldn't destroy the value of your home or make it difficult to cook in.  Mr. Blackwell might respond to "You've never seen a design like this before." with "and wish I hadn't!"

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Kitchen takeover

Kitchen takeover | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Kitchen design used to be simple: It was all about the work triangle, allowing the cook to move efficiently from refrigerator to range to sink.
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Main Line Kitchen Design kitchen was designed by Ray Gardner, installed by Amberwood Builders and photographed by Bob Graham Jr.

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What financial return do you get on a new kitchen? - Main Line Kitchen Design

What financial return do you get on a new kitchen? - Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
  Realtors, HGTV, and home magazines often quote numbers on the return home owners receive on their home improvements. A 70% or 80% return on investment for kitchen renovations is a commonly quoted figure. But be careful.  Simplistic formulas placing values on renovations are misleading. Lets examine why these numbers are meaningless using a few examples: A …
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2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas

2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
KBIS - The National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show was held last week in Las Vegas. This year's changes included an increased presence of Asian made cabinetry
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Why you need a professional kitchen designer. And do you really need 8 dishwashers? - YouTube

Funny and informative short video on why you need a kitchen designer to remodel your kitchen.
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When do I shop for the appliances for my new kitchen? | Main Line Kitchen Design

When do I shop for the appliances for my new kitchen? | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
If you are working with a good kitchen designer then picking your appliances before meeting with your designer is probably not an effective use of your time.
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The Customers who almost bought their Kitchen at Lowe’s. | Main Line Kitchen Design

The Customers who almost bought their Kitchen at Lowe’s. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Recently, one of our customers told me a story about how they nearly bought a kitchen at Lowe's. After working with a designer who took their direction
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In my opinion much like at first Japanese and then Korean cars were considered…

In my opinion much like at first Japanese and then Korean cars were considered… | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
In my opinion much like at first Japanese and then Korean cars were considered of lesser quality but eventually became what many considered of equal… - Main Line Kitchen Design - Google+
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Award winning design recognised | Main Line Kitchen Design

Award winning design recognised | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Main Line Kitchen Design's CotY Award winning kitchen by Ray Gardner appeared in the National Kitchen and Bath Publication K+BB online yesterday. The article by
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Dura Supreme's Storage Solutions - YouTube

"A place for everything and everything in its place." This popular saying perfectly sums up the convenient storage solutions available for your Dura Supreme ...
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Famous TV kitchens with design problems. | Main Line Kitchen Design

Famous TV kitchens with design problems. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Most TV kitchens have serious and often dangerous design mistakes. Does seeing these mistakes make us more accepting of badly designed kitchens.
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Kitchen Renovation, Part 1 -- Assessment - YouTube

As most design professionals know, renovation is NOT an exact science! There can be over a hundred people whose hands touch a kitchen renovation and you need...
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Ten step recipe for a kitchen design disaster. | Main Line Kitchen Design

Ten step recipe for a kitchen design disaster. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
Kitchen designers share their top ten ways to assure that you don't get the best kitchen design and spend your budget effectively.
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Anyone have a number 11?

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Kitchen and Bath Industry Show well worth the trip. | Main Line Kitchen Design

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show well worth the trip. | Main Line Kitchen Design | Design Your Kitchen Right | Scoop.it
The KBIS Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas was back to its former strength, this year. The recovering economy, the Las Vegas setting and c
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