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Gone are the days when the kitchen belonged to the women alone. Now men have started to explore their culinary skills and love to spend more time in the kitchen. So, why not renovate the kitchen to suit their likings and shed a little of the feminine side of the kitchen.
Designers are now joining hands to make the kitchen look more masculine and more of a place which stands for equality among the genders.
If you are thinking of designing your kitchen in the same way, here are a few tips to make your work a bit easier.
#1 Use mix wood materials for cabinets
As you decide to re-design your cabinets, give them a rugged look by experimenting with a mixture of different wood materials. Use trial and error method to find out which one you like the most and compliment your style and taste. Once you decide the pattern of the cabinets, you are half-done, since cabinets take up the most of the room in the kitchen.
#2 Stone countertops/ backsplash
Give your kitchen a strong masculine makeover, by using stones for the countertops and backsplash. Stones like quartz and granite come in a variety of deep colours and therefore are our favourite picks. It not only makes your kitchen look bigger, it makes the cleaning much easier. These countertops can be cleaned with just a wipe using a soft cloth.
#3 Touchless kitchen faucets
One of the exquisite kitchen fixtures is the touchless kitchen sink faucets. It is available in so many finish models that have deep dark colours and spark. These easy to use and hygienic faucets are now becoming more and more popular among the masses. Designers prefer to use this fixture to add the masculinity along with elegance to your kitchen. Thus, adding a touchless kitchen faucet to your shopping list while renovating or designing your kitchen is a must.
#4 Choose metal finish accessories
Even if the beautiful mixture of colours for the kitchen accessories appeals to you, go for the ones with metal finish. This will give your kitchen a rugged and classy look. These days you can find a wide range of pastels and bright coloured kitchen accessories. Try to stick to the metal finish ones, if you want your kitchen to be daddy-friendly and a bit masculine.
#5 Go for large light fixtures
Give your kitchen a robust feel by using large bright fixtures inside it. You can use industrial inspired fixtures which can also be a part of your DIY project. This would add the fun element to the fixture which can also act as the statement article for your kitchen. Go on, experiment with different DIY projects and build your own statement lightings.
#6 Use textures instead of Patterns
Fabric furnishings are another important part of the kitchen design. Choosing the right colour and textures of fabric has a great effect on how the whole look of the kitchen will be. Try experimenting with textures that are strong and rugged like the burlap.
Patterns may seem a bit monotonous and basic, whereas textures look phenomenal and give a particularly masculine feel.
#7 Get a garbage disposal
If your kitchen already doesn’t have one, add this to your shopping list. Garbage disposals are very handy when it comes to the otherwise tiring task of disposing of kitchen wastes.
These are some of our top suggestions if you are looking for a re-design or renovation of your kitchen. If the men at your home love cooking, and spend their time mostly in the kitchen, use these ideas to re-furnish or redesign and give them a pleasant surprise.
It will not only give a fresh look to your kitchen but also match the trends that are prevalent these days.