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Kitchen Styles:
Feminine Versus MASCULINE

In this Issue

Kitchen Styles: Feminine Versus Masculine........1

Bigger Is Not Always Better In Kitchens: Find Out Why...................2

You have heard of “His and hers” bathroom design elements, but how about for kitchens?

Whether we are talking about heavy stone textured hearth hoods, or sleek and light and simple cabinet handles, there are so many ways to balance feminine and masculine characteristics in a kitchen.

Fifty years ago kitchen usage by men was very low. Today, about fifty percent, of the clients that I do a design survey with, include the man using the kitchen on

a regular basis. Really? Yes, men are taking an active interest in not just grilling on the bar-b-q any longer. Many are helping with preparation, cooking, and clean up, and some do most of the cooking in the home now.

However, with this in mind, there is still a need to appeal to the balance of styles mentioned.

Remember larger, more texture, and darker colors are masculine. And most importantly, opposites attract, even in the ideal kitchen!

It is hard to believe but I still have some empty storage space in the kitchen. Whenever someone sees the kitchen for the first time, they have the same reaction, "Wow."

Wayne & Diane Earp, Washington, Utah

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Question: Which of the followingt wood species is the hardest?

A: Hickory

B: Brazilian Cherry

C: Hardrock Maple

D: Red Oak

The first correct answer faxed to 986.8323 or e-mailed to info@portraitkitchens.com will win 2 Movie Passes to Westates Theaters!


Question: Which of these lighting systems for under cabinet lights does not operate on low voltage.?

Answer: A: Flourescent

Q: What should we do with our old cabinets when we remodel our kitchen?

A: We seem to reinvent the wheel each time I work with a remodel client. It is too bad there is not a business in Southern Utah for used construction materials or products.

Obviously, the condition of your existing cabinetry will greatly determine the usability and application for their afterlife.

One of the best ways to get rid of old cabinets is to place them in the newspaper or other classified listings for $30 - $100 each depending on the condition and quality.

Many clients choose to reuse in a secondary kitchen, kitchen, garage, shed, or cabin. Most of the time, however, they don’t always quite go in as well as they were in their first life. Call this real life Tetris with cabinetry. Best of wishes.

E-mail your questions to info@portraitkitchens.com. Please be sure to include your name and phone number if additional information is required to answer your question.


We believe in treating all of our clients like family, just ask any of our longtime clients. We are excited to welcome each of our first time Portrait Kitchens clients. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon. Here are just a few of the new members of the family.

Paul & Bonnie Weaver of Bloomington

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Articles and content provided by
Shad D. Johnsen, CKD a Certified Kitchen Designer by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and owner of Portrait Kitchens.

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