Wall Street Journal's Debra Jo Immergut takes a look the ways men are increasingly shaping trends in kitchen design due to the rise of foodie culture that has made home-cooking more appealing to everyone.

A new survey of industry professionals conducted by the NKBA named clean-lined styling as the top 2016 kitchen trend , and features such as flat-front cabinetry, counters with mitered rather than rounded edges, high-contrast palettes and large, simple pulls are all the rage. Trends on their way out include: crown molding, corbels, soft hues, ornate hardware, and other traditional (Tuscan, French provincial) tiling.

Kitchens are “more tailored, more masculine, more streamlined,” noted New Yorkdesigner Young Huh, “and that reflects the male drive and participation in kitchen design."
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