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How to Decorate a Kitchen for a Man?
With the age of TV cooking shows growing in leaps and bounds, it is no surprise to learn more and more males are expressing an interest in cooking. Suddenly, for a man to cook at home for the family doesn't have to simply mean grilling hamburgers and steaks. We have the likes of many TV personalities such as Emeril Lagasse, Alton Brown, and Anthony Bourdain, who have become major household names, to thank for that.
However, if a kitchen has predominantly been the territory of the woman, he may not feel comfortable jumping in and taking over. To help rectify this situation, it might be a good idea to find ways to create aesthetic balance when it comes to feminine and masculine decor and design.
Here are three ways to create a man friendly kitchen.
1. Consider the decor.
Here are few tips:
2. Consider the current artwork.
Replace any cutesy images with more generic artwork. You can still add nice feminine touches by choosing floral images which are modern in design, such as black and white photographs.
A good style which is conducive for men and women to agree on is the Art Deco style. Images like the Italian Chef cartoon, or wine bottles lend themselves to safer choices.
3. Men like sharp knives.
4. Pull out the big appliances.
Just as men enjoy showing off their big power tools, lawn mowers, and trucks, it might be good to pull out the big appliances as well. This does not mean to pull out large cupcake trays, but rather manly powerful kitchen equipment. These are the appliances he will enjoy operating.
Two examples are electric meat grinders and food slicers. Both of these items deal with what most men love - meat.
The same holds true with food slicers. If you have the space, consider leaving one or both on the counter. Since a meat or food slicer is rather heavy - that might be a good choice.
Although not all of these tips may apply to every situation, choose what works best and with a little creativity you may just find your man helping in the kitchen more frequently.
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