The owners of this Victorian Home in Indianapolis asked us to help them renovate their kitchen to complement the exquisite work that they were doing with the rest of their large home.
The challenge was to integrate Victorian styling for their open plan kitchen/family space while hiding the typical ‘period spoiling’ look of today’s kitchen appliances.
Just the job for YesterTec’s Kitchen Workstation Furniture. The small island had already been purchased from others, so only 3 workstations, all made of quartersawn white oak were required to meet the task.
The range that includes a gas cooktop (YesterTec workstations cannot hide gas appliances as we can’t control their operation with our UL Listed controls) is mounted on a honed black granite countertop. Hidden safely away is an electric wall oven and above the cooktop is a concealed telescoping range hood. Task lighting in the workstations eliminate the need for modern downlighting, allowing the central fixture to become a major focal point in the space. Note how the wallpaper, large windows and crown molding are not affected by the ‘floating’ independent workstations.
A built-in Subzero refrigerator/freezer is concealed in a large armoire that also includes a ‘Working Pantry’ that conceals a countertop and all the small appliances and dry goods from view.
The sink workstation again features a honed black granite top and a soapstone sink. The sliding glass door panels in the storage unit hide a coffee maker as well as other everyday dishes.
Note how the Storage Unit that sits on top of the Sink Workstation separates the living area from the kitchen, without isolating the cook from the guests. The messy countertop is hidden! The extra depth of the Sink Unit allows for ample uncluttered space on its work surface as well as super deep drawers. And the work surface on Storage Unit above is completely within the ‘reach zone’ and provides very useful workspace as well.