My first thoughts on a modern man's home have got nothing to do really with what you actually ask for. Decorating ideas.
I'm sure you have ideas about colors and style. If you have been living independently years before buying your first home, you must have tried things out.
You could ask yourself how you would like to feel when entering your home. Would you like to open the door and feel peaceful because your house smells clean, it looks tidy, it's not cluttered with furniture but the furniture that fills your home is chosen because of your own style?
Do you like a mix of styles? Modern and a touch of classic? Will you spend long hours at home or not? Does it need to be a place for you to relax or is it merely a place to go from one job to another obligation outside?
Now back to my first thoughts of a modern man's home. They normally live in a home that is functional, without any candles, without curtains but with a lot of plastic shades, a lack of cabinets so you'll find a lot of things on tables and floors and a place where you'll get easily distracted by different kind of smells due to not opening any windows.
They mention the lack of time for not cleaning their home, they tell me they feel so restless when they enter their home and they always use the excuse of 'needing a female touch' in there.
The ones that do have an interest in keeping their homes tidy, cosy and clean, enjoy the fact that visual order means mental peace and order, which stands for using your energy for exactly the things you really like to do in life.