You don’t have to talk to Paul McAlary for long before you realize this is a man who loves kitchens. He traces his passion for countertops, cabinetry and appliances back to the kitchen in his family’s first home, an apartment in Queens, New York, that rivaled the Cramdens' kitchen in the 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners for worst designed. As a toddler, he enjoyed playing with his toys in a cabinet under the kitchen sink behind a skirt his mother made to hide the cabinet.
“Kitchens are where many of our memories take place,” he says. “Even the simplest kitchen will host some of our best times and the warmest memories of friends and family. Kitchen design is a profession I love for many reasons, including the creativity involved, the people you meet, and the sense of accomplishment when you do a good job.”
Paul is founder and president of Main Line Kitchen Design, the Bala Cynwyd-based kitchen cabinet dealer and design team. He is a recognized authority in the kitchen design industry and winner of more than a dozen local and national awards. Main Line Kitchen Design’s blog, written by Paul and read by more than 25,000 people each month, has been selected as one of the top kitchen design blogs in the world.
The company’s unique business model offers clients the opportunity to work with the most experienced designers and get the most competitive kitchen cabinet pricing. Its five award-winning designers work only by appointment either in the client’s home or in Mainline Design’s office and selection center.
“Our design process allows us to spend more time working on our customer’s designs,” he says. “This is what we enjoy most about our business, and it is what makes the difference between an average and a great kitchen design.”