“Men – even those who are not professionals – increasingly are spending equal time in the kitchen as women and, in many cases, are the main chef at home.” – Michele Lerner, Washington Post, November 10, 2016.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association says that more contemporary styles, such as flat-front cabinetry and bolder colors, are design trends associated with men in the kitchen.
It is much more commonplace for men to collaborate with women on kitchen design choices, compared to decades ago. Nadia Subaran, co-founder of Aidan Design, says that the husband used to be tough on the numbers in the planning phase of a kitchen remodel, then the wife would take charge. In many cases now, however, the husband is the main cook as well as the decision-maker for the kitchen remodel in every phase.
Men like high-tech appliances and are willing to spend more for them. They also like experiential cooking, with big and bold kitchens and bold cooking that blends outdoor and indoor cooking techniques. They like thick chopping blocks, specialized appliances such as a pizza oven, and they want to know how many BTUs the broiler has.
Some men like the kitchen to be a showplace where his wife and guests can watch him cook when they are entertaining. For example, an island with seating for his guests, a butcher block section and a glass-front fridge, just as he may have seen on television.
We will continue to see more of this trend in 2017. To read more from the Washington Post on the masculine taste trend in kitchens, click https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/a-more-masculine-taste-in-kitchens/2016/11/09/f0de378e-8fd4-11e6-9c52-0b10449e33c4_story.html?utm_term=.7738f53f37a7
To discuss this trend with your local premier remodeler on the Grand Strand, call Ray Floyd at Re-Builders, 843-448-0041. You may also Request an Estimate on our website at http://www.rebuildersmyrtlebeach.com.