YESTERTEC … THE NEW ALTERNATIVE TO CABINETRY
Thinking of adding a Workstation Armoire to your kitchen Environment? Great, but imagine what can happen if you design your entire kitchen with YesterTec stand alone furniture!The kitchen is one of the most vital and essential rooms in the home and YesterTec has developed a way to make the hub even more livable, more practical and breathtakingly beautiful. Designing kitchens with furniture instead of cabinets is a major conceptual revolution. It’s design history in the making. It is changing the way we look at – and live in – our kitchens. Never before has there been two options for your kitchen design: cabinets or super-efficient workstations.
Many savvy consumers and higher end designers have adopted the trend of independent kitchen armoires and are enjoying the benefits. But the real visionaries are taking this trend beyond just one piece and are using YesterTec’s Kitchen Workstation Furniture to create their entire open plan kitchen. GONE are continuous countertops. GONE are boring, hung-on-the-wall cabinets and endless runs of base cabinets floating over their recessed kicks. GONE is the continuous backsplash that was the only available area to personalize in a typical kitchen. In short, GONE is the Predictable and Impersonal kitchen.
A new YesterTec kitchen combines independent workstations that not only conceal all the appliances but create a more livable, more attractive, more aesthetically pleasing kitchen. With YesterTec, your kitchen will be the sensory center of your home: a place to gather, a place for guests to convene comfortably, a place to steer the activities of the home, a place to live. Why? Because YesterTec kitchens are designed just like the other rooms in your home. First, you create a beautiful room. Then furnish it. And between each piece is space that you’ll use to showcase your personality by displaying perhaps a painting or photomontage. Or space to fill with bigger windows to bring in more light. Or space to insert a small desk, rocking chair or maybe it is the perfect spot for Rover’s bed. These spaces allow you to personalize your space like never before and celebrate your family’s own unique style. With YesterTec it’s now possible to create the kitchen of your dreams … a kitchen that exceeds your expectations … and lives up to your own imagination! And YesterTec’s heirloom quality will live on for the next generation to enjoy.
Shown is the recently renovated kitchen of the 1885 Gable/Barrow mansion home in Woodland California. The open plan kitchen has been impeccably renovated using YesterTec period workstations. The owners of this private residence lovingly restored a kitchen that captures all the charm of the historic home. The kitchen blends beautifully with the vintage home style while excelling as an efficient workspace and meeting space. The homeowners enjoy high tech appliances – beautifully concealed in the YesterTec furniture – while living in a kitchen that looks vintage to the age of the house.
YesterTec’s patented, U.L. Listed Workstations completely and safely conceal standard, full sized ovens, microwaves, cooktops and dishwashers behind flipper doors. This innovative technology conceals today’s state of the art appliances so they don’t interfere with the timeless character of the furniture and ultimately, the design character of the room. Concealing technology gives the homeowner the opportunity to chose what they want to see, instead of being told (by the appliance manufacturers) what they must see.By offering heirloom-quality, stand-alone kitchen furniture that completely hides these elements, YesterTec has greatly expanded the design possibilities of the modern kitchen. With YesterTec it’s now possible to convert a mere kitchen into a beautiful room!
Here’s just an example of what the YesterTec total kitchen (shown) is concealing:
- A state-of-the-art oven and microwave/hood are hidden behind unobtrusive pocket doors that slide into the patented, U.L. listed Range/Breakfront workstation, simultaneously triggering an internal electrical system to activate the power to the ovens.
- The mahogany Armoire to the left of the range conceals a Subzero 700 series refrigerator and freezer.
- Behind its bi-fold doors, the mahogany Armoire to the right of the range is a Working Pantry that conceals a full-depth countertop, shelving and numerous small appliances.
- Additional storage and counter space is provided by the cherry Lowboys placed between the range and the flanking armoires.
- The two mahogany Islands, featuring prep and cleanup Sink workstations, concealing the dishwasher, compactor, blender and coffee maker.
- Custom-designed punched-tin panels embellish the Range’s pocket doors, providing winsome and personalized historic flair.
From Arts & Crafts to Traditional, the YesterTec units can be specified to match most kitchen decors. Now you can create a kitchen that suits the age of the house but is also very livable for today. Sink units completely hide any kind of dishwasher. Range and oven units completely hide ovens, microwaves and in some cases even cooktops. And refrigerators are concealed within large food storage pantries. YesterTec workstations capture the look of times gone by while incorporating the function of today’s most advanced technologies.
Other non-compromising design techniques include pantries that hide small electrical appliances as well as provide concealed storage and work space. In addition, some of the pieces function as desks and entertainment centers that hide multimedia and information age equipment. From period design kitchens to multi-purpose rooms, whatever the homeowner’s intent, it can be carried out uncompromised with YesterTec’s stand-alone, heirloom quality kitchen furniture. And if it’s desired to showcase a state-of-the-art appliances, YesterTec also designs workstations to compliment standard appliances in a way that brings the entire ensemble into the balanced and proportional world of furniture.