Once upon a time, kitchens were considered the domain of women. Replete with frilly aprons and mint green refrigerators, the days of the quintessential 50s housewife are thankfully behind us. Now men whip up dinner just as often as women and they need a kitchen that reflects their styles and personalities as well.
On our search for "masculine" kitchens, we found a couple of things that all had in common — all have some element that maintains a sense of warmth (through the use of wood, copper or paint) and most have some industrial style to them. Oh, and we would happily cook a brisket (or make a summer tart) in any of them.
TOP ROW (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):
1 - Stainless Steel Galley from Living Etc.
2 - A Sleek Modern Kitchen from Canadian House and Home.
3 - A Streamlined Kitchen from Living Etc.
4 - A Victorian Kitchen Revival from Dwell Magazine.
5 - A Kitchen with Wood Ceiling from Canadian House and Home.
BOTTOM ROW (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):
6 - A Wood and Green Kitchen from Living Etc.
7 - Steve's San Francisco Color Inspiration from The Kitchn.
8 - Katin & Brandon's Casual Kitchen by the Sea from The Kitchn.
9 - Frank's Swift & Stunning IKEA Remodel from The Kitchn.
10 - An Ultra-Sleek, Ultra-Micro Kitchen from The Kitchn.
Images: 1,3 and 6 - Living Etc.; 2 - Martin Tessler / Canadian House & Home; 4 - Cesar Rubio / Dwell Magazine; 5 - Bulthaup / Canadian House & Home; 7 - James Hall; 8 - Kayla Hicks for Apartment Therapy; 9 - Frank Potash and Alan Krantzler; 10 - Jill Slater.
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