The Great Room has a new choice (instead of kitchen cabinets): YesterTec’s Kitchen Workstation Furniture
Discover how a ‘furnished’ kitchen can be become a new kind of Great Room.
Kitchen Workstation Furniture gives designers and homeowners a new way to create a live-in more sociable kitchen. People today spend so much time in and around the kitchen even when they are not cooking and eating. So why not create a kitchen that is less like a built-in laboratory and more like the comfortable ‘living’ areas of the home that contain comfortable chairs, picture windows, fireplaces, artwork on the walls, desks and entertainment centers?
The kitchen area of this typical kitchen/family room (shown above) with its continuous ‘laboratory-like’ cabinetry and exposed appliances is designed as a separate space from the lounging area. In fact the wall colors change in the kitchen area instead of blending together to help unify the room. The kitchen has only three colors other than the ubiquitous stainless steel: the countertop, cabinetry and backsplash colors.
On the other hand, a ‘furnished’ kitchen is created by using 3 to 5 separate pieces of task oriented workstations instead of continuous runs of countertops and cabinetry.
A simple ‘Great Room’ furnished kitchen as shown above is quite different from a typical built-in kitchen. What is the big difference? Its the spaces that are created between each piece that make these kitchens so unique. The spaces that contain full height windows and doors, house plants, artwork, shelving with all kinds of collections and even smaller antiques define the character of the room. It’s the spaces between each piece that allow the floor, wall and ceiling finishes to flow from one area to another. Creating a room with workstations eliminates the boundary between the kitchen area and the living area. It’s really a new kind of Great Room.
Because each piece is freestanding and separated by spaces, the heights and depths of the units can vary resulting in new performance opportunities that simply aren’t prevalent in today’s kitchens. With deeper counter tops and deeper drawers and storage areas in the “reach zone”, each piece is more efficient per lineal foot than typical in-line cabinetry.
Each separate piece can be styled differently, again due to the spaces. This allows designers unparalleled design freedom to incorporate several styles, materials and colors into each design.
Finally, to create the look of ‘Timeless’ furniture, YesterTec safely hides the ‘hot’ appliances in its workstations using its U.L Listed technology. Workstations can blend in with many design styles better because the hi-tech appliances are hidden. In the image above, where are the stainless steel appliances? After all, do you really want to look at an oven in the middle of your beautiful Great Room?