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THE Masculine Kitchen- Red Hot & Green! (Last in Kitchen Series)

 

 

 Red Hot & Green Masculine-Kitchen DESIGNS ...this is the final installment in this series...after this we move on to other favored rooms in the home...Andy suggested the "boudoir"...)

 

 

 

Ask a man to describe how he would put together (design) a kitchen and expect adjectives like modern, sleek, bold, minimalist. And expect, too the mention of implements—sharp knives, standalone stainless steel mincers, and big, big energy efficient subzero refrigerators.

 

That Man’s kitchen wish list also includes:

 

a) plenty of storage,

b) nicely situated prep areas 

c) space for guests and family to mingle

d) high-end, energy-efficient appliances,

e) gas cooktops

 

 

 

 

 Asheville Kitchen

 

But what about the appearance and layout of the kitchen—The overall design?  

Will it be streamlined and outfitted with brilliant red lacquer cabinets, tons of stainless steel with windows that look out on the golf  course?

(I can think of a kitchen like that right here in Asheville...see photo)

 

 

Or would this design lean toward guys “looking attractive” while the women-folk chop and bake?
Men around Asheville Kitchen table

 

 Sometimes (see photo) men seem inclined to sit around the kitchen table as Myrl cooks up   Drunken Peaches .... . But Elmar Duffner, managing director of Poggenpohl,  will tell you that today’s man is  much more in touch with his inner guy when it comes to excellence in kitchen design..

 

Duffner explains it this way: "In recent years, kitchens have turned into event and representation areas frequently equipped with audio systems. Says Duffner, “ Our cooperation with Porsche Design enabled us to design a kitchen whose sleek and functional design language specifically addresses male customers."

 

 

 

There is the handle-free design (“a gentle touch of the finger causes pull-out elements and drawers to open as if by magic.”) . And then there is innovative appliance operation –(“sensor keys instead of buttons, with user-friendly dialogue displays.” AHA! It’s Red Hot & Green and Masculine!... "… a modular, spacious and extremely versatile energy efficient and eco-friendly system … Poqqenpohl believes men will feel is a stunning design concept.” 

 

Sleek male kitchen

 

 

 

 

 Further reading- articles and photo gallery for planning
 http://EzineArticles.com/946857

 http://www.thermador.com/planning/photo-gallery

 

Red Hot & Green  = Feminine AND Masculine-Kitchen DESIGNS.

 

 Asheville area Kitchen Artisan Craftsmanship

 Asheville Man and Woman Kitchen!

 

 Asheville Kitchen- Equestrian Property                 Asheville Kitchen Deltec- Husband and Wife Designed!

 

 

 

LINKS TO THE DESIGN SERIES- Kitchen

 

Part 1 Who Makes 90-% of New Home Decisions? Women

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2503470/who-makes-90-of-the-decisions-new-home-construction-

 

Part 2 Focus on Appeal. Women

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2508648/design-tool-dream-kitchen-

 

Part 3- REALTORS®, Buyers, Sellers— Why Highlight the Kitchen?
http://activerain.com/blogsview/2510300/why-highlight-the-kitchen-woman-centric-appeal-part-3-

 

 

Part 4 There’s a MAN in My Kitchen! 

 

 

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Comments

The kitchen is the new living room. The formal dining room is not in the rotation enough, the open porch is gone, ripped off the home... so the kitchen, communication with XM in the back ground as you together make a meal, commune. In the fast paced, razzle dazzle blur we call an over booked life. Thanks for your series.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 7 years ago

Andy~

I am looking forward to exploring other favorite spaces in today's home that can offer such comfort and companionship =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Hahaha - of course Andy suggested the boudoir. :)  I really enjoyed your series too. My husband loves to cook and spends lots of time in our kitchen. His most important features include a counter top that's tough enough to cut on and set hot pans on...we have granite.  And, gas burners - preferably at least five for all the simmering sauces. :)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 7 years ago

Always love your niche and original posts Jane!  Maybe I should spruce mine up more masculine to get my boys cooking and cleaning ;)

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 7 years ago

Very nice, efficient and green, time to get cooking.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 7 years ago

JaneAnne - So original, so creative, so you. This was fun to read and certainly as intropsective as I am a fun way to review myself.  I used to like the southern style but as I have aged, realzied that is too much clutter for my head. I've become more of a minimlist in some ways, and a tropical girl in others.  How shall the two blend??????

Ditto to our mutual friend David.

 

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) about 7 years ago

Debb~

All those simmering sauces sound almost exotic to me about now...=)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Renee~

It worked for me! My son is the unofficial guest gourmet chef at my kitchen...!!!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

David~

I'd love one of your recipes...maybe it has lots of sauces to simmer (??)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Cathy~

"Minimalist" may just be where masculine and feminine kitchen designs can meet! Good Eye!!!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

janeAnne, this is a wonderful series! The kitchen is such a focal point and makes a bold statement about who lives there. The kitchen reminds me of what I saw in Switzerland last spring. I'm glad you posted this great series.

Changing the way we live, one kitchen at a time!

I'm happy for you!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 7 years ago

Kitchen designs are really changing...and that's good.  I like the Asheville Kitchen Deltec design. My husband and I both like a large kitchen ............. seems everyone gathers in the kitchen.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) about 7 years ago

Very nice post, thanks for sharing and great photos.

Posted by Wendy Tomm, CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors (Beyond the Walls) about 7 years ago

Patricia~

I like the idea of a family being together while the meal is being prepared...somehow there is a feeling of connection that can be part of us as we grow and into all the years to come...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Rebecca~

I took the photo of the Deltec kitchen at my friends' open house /house warming this summer. They are so pleased with the layout and how it works for them. The kitchen is situated so that from where they are standing the mountain vistas of Asheville can be seen...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne, just want to point out that the handle free design and cabinets without kickboards is also wheelchair friendly, principle of design follows function.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 7 years ago

Thanks for the great tips and the nice photos. A well designed kitchen can help sell a house quickly.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 7 years ago

Great article on kitchens JaneAnne! There is no doubt the kitchen is the most important room in the home.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 7 years ago

Silvia~

Love the idea of easy-to-access design- so appropriate, as you point out. 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Gita~

Another good point...spiffy kitchens sell homes!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Bill~

AND it is wonderful to spend time in the kitchen with friends and family...yes...SO important.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

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