The kitchen will always be one of the key rooms in your home. When you are a single man or a man who does most of the cooking in your family, the kitchen is your domain. You want everyone to feel welcome, but there should be no doubt that it’s your area. You don’t want to have an unmanly kitchen. You can get the job done while avoiding feminine trappings that are often associated with kitchen design.
Flowered curtains. In a woman’s kitchen, you will see flowered curtains throughout the room. Flower-related items-not necessarily flowers themselves-have a distinctly feminine feel to them, and you will want to avoid this a look if you want to create a manly feel to your domain. Solid, bold colors will give more of a masculine feel, while flowered curtains will create an impression that you will want to avoid at all costs.
Hanging baskets. If you go into a woman’s kitchen, you may see a half-dozen or so hanging baskets with pots, pans, cooking utensils and everyday cooking items. This is not a masculine look. You are not trying to be all things to all people. A manly kitchen has a place for everything and everything in its place. Make sure you put the pots with the pots, the pans with the pans and the salt with the pepper. This means they should be placed in cabinets with the cabinet doors closed. You don’t want everyone to see the method behind the madness. It’s your kitchen business and nobody else’s.