The Woman’s Day Kitchens and Baths Special Interest Publications exhibit at K/BIS 2001, produced by Merv Kaufman, shows how Kitchen Workstation Furniture can blend with appliances that are not meant to be hidden. Here, two B18S pieces flank a conventional range. To the right of the range, our unfitted ‘Piesafe’ DO40-OO safely conceals two more ovens behind a custom set of grid doors. The freestanding island is a WT-A Work table, complete with a compartment to conceal the garbage disposer. The table is in Washington Cherry, the others are Natural Cherry. Note the butcher block top that was integrated into the granite countertop.
The 8 foot high Sink Workstation (TP76-A-T/ST76U/S76U) shown above features extra landing countertop space above the normal countertop that greatly enhances food prep operations. Sliding ribbed glass doors partially storage areas for full sized plates or small appliances like toaters or coffee makers. A standard dishwasher is concealed behind custom stenciled doors, here shown with the pocket doors in the open position. The freestanding butcher block cart to the right is by John Boos. This shows how pieces other than ours can enrich the over all design and utility of a kitchen. We are not a fan of the separate tile flooring in front of the appliances, but tile needed to be used as the vender was one of the sponsors of the exhibit. Typically whatever flooring is used in the kitchen should go wall to wall.
The exhibit featured 9 YesterTec unfitted pieces. In the foreground was a formal dining area with a C32D computer desk cupboards to the left of the fireplace (shown below) and a C32C Dry Bar to the right. The room divider is an entertainment center DO40-EC. Behind it to the right is a PR36-FP Food Storage Refrigerator/ Pantry with an exposed black refrigerator and 2 full height flanking pantries.