We broached the subject of the man cave in a poll on Houzz, and combined with the recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the kitchen seems to be creeping up as the new retreat for men.
Houzz commenters were not shy in expressing their opinions and the results were quite interesting:
40 % said YES, the kitchen is the new Man Cave.
60% said NO, the traditional space of lounge chairs and leather
and big screens are preferred over a kitchen.
Here’s what some Houzz-ers had to say:
“I see a difference in my design practice, between male builders and trades being involved in kitchen design (this has been happening to some degree for a long time) and male homeowners expressing preferences in THEIR kitchen. I think they might have gotten lonely in their man caves and are just rejoining the family!” – à la carte DESIGN in Denver, Colorado
“What’s new is now they are having to live (and cook) with their decisions…LOL” – User “nnigrt” on Houzz