We recently bought a 100+ year old home that we found by reviewing the older homes that are listed every day on LehighValleyJustListed.com. This website lists all the new listings with their photos and pertinent info, filtered to the parameters you set. I’m sure there are many other sites just like it.
So old and newer homes are listed and as I continue to monitor the site, (I guess I still want to see if there is an old house I would like better than ours, but so far there hasn’t been one!) I’m finding old, even historic homes that have kitchens that would benefit from using our Kitchen Workstation Furniture (KWF) instead of the modern cabinetry that they have. And time after time, I see examples of beautiful vintage homes with kitchens that are truly unworthy of them. They truly break my heart.
This article will show you three examples of what I’m talking about and maybe you too can see the difference. The point here is that KWF can be a wonderful and even the most appropriate solution for older homes, the ones that have so many windows and doors, fireplaces and heating registers to deal with. Separating the working areas into Workstations can most often solve these issues when continuous cabinetry simply can’t do the job while maintaining the period character of the architecture.
So, perhaps you can see my frustration. In fact, I hear so often “Gee, I wish I had found YesterTec before I renovated my kitchen”. Now perhaps you’ll disagree with me and that’s OK, but I’ve been at this for 22 years now, and as an Architect who has designed countless homes and kitchens, I still believe that KWF, with its unique ability to conceal the Hi-Tec ‘hot’ appliances and its wonderful flexibility to furnish a room with super efficient pieces of fine furniture is still an enduring concept. And I hope you will at least see it for what it can potentially do for those kitchens that are most in need of a solution that enhances their unique period style.
David Beer, President
YesterTec Kitchen Works