Not everyone is a DIYer; so people are often looking for homes that are perfect just the way they are. Ryan knew he didn't want a fixer upper and he was lucky enough to stumble upon a home with a perfectly modern and manly kitchen.
The first thing I noticed about Ryan's modern and manly kitchen is the unique backsplash. The large, dark subway-esque tiles really stand out and demand attention. The white grout is the perfect accent to such a dark kitchen and gives the space a modern edge.
The dark sleek cabinets are the perfect accent to the tiles and the stainless steel appliances; particularly the double stove are such wonderful modern additions. Such a dark kitchen only works in an open air floor plan, particularly with sliding doors to the back yard that provide ample light.
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