While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that's far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef's hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of "country chic" and designers are catching on. These modern kitchens are sleek and ready for any style-conscious man to get to work.
This calm kitchen design with understated features gets a quick zing of color, with a run of green kitchen units beneath a long central island. Inspiration has been taken from the hues within an antique run in this kitchen diner space, leading to an unusual choice of orange larder units and TV console cabinets. The zesty cupboards work perfectly against the muted blue backdrop and crisp white fronts of the smaller units.
Strong red accents steal the spotlight in this modern setup, contrasted beautifully by the rich blue window chair. The colors are unexpected against the swathe of beige and white units in this space–and the best part is that these color pops can be changed out, without the expense of ripping out cabinetry and shelving, if you should become tired of your color choices.
Sometimes choosing a theme for a room can be the best inspiration for getting it to feel exactly how you'd like it. For bedrooms, one great theme is going with a country vibe that will make you forget the bustle of life outside the bedroom door. Keep the walls sunny and bright by choosing a pale yellow paint color and decorate with landscape photographs and light wooden furniture. Use antique touches, like a delicate chandelier and curvy nightstands to make sure the room doesn't feel too old-fashioned or frumpy.
Giving the breakfast bar area a separate wood finish creates a relaxing separation from the kitchen’s countertop and a comfortable place for guests to relax while dinner is being prepared. A butcher block countertop is a dream come true for any chef, making quick work of chopping and aging beautifully over time. Black and white is always chic as evidenced in this kitchen/breakfast bar space that’s perfect for one (or hopefully two.
Today we are sharing another English country style eye-candy – this kitchen by Max Rollitt is full of beautiful ideas for those who are looking for some. Let’s take a closer look at this cutie.
Robotan is a charming porcelain roll holder that comes in several bright colors. The cute little robot ears hold the toilet paper. Very cool and stylish – this spherical tissue dispenser was Japan's 2008 Good Design Award winner and now it can bring good design to anyone's home. The innovative shape proves that toilet paper holders can be as attractive and hygienic as any other product.
Marble countertops are the height of luxury and the dark coloring keeps thing completely manly in this creative kitchen from Delta Tracing. Not every kitchen needs to adhere to monochromatic schemes to be more masculine. The mustard yellow countertop in this kitchen cleverly winds around a corner making a perfect space for breakfast or a neat, inspiring work area. Tucking bulky appliances like a stove into the wall makes this gleaming white kitchen seem that much more orderly.
This white kitchen displays simplicity without the use of hardware. Panel door and drawerfronts are used throughout. The built-in subzero refrigerator blends in seamlessley. Open glass shelves on the back wall are used for storage and decor. Featuring clean lines, Italian marble, and a dark stained European Oak floor. The circular drop pendant lights above the marble island add whimsy to the straightforward design. Panel doors and two simple shelves keep this look uniform.
If you're on a budget, the recycled headboard is often the coolest and least expensive headboard style. Some headboard ideas made from recycled objects include: A wall of books (above),Salvaged wood slats,Leftover wood flooring pieces,Bamboo poles,Old doors