For the design theme of this Stone Mountain, GA. kitchen shown here just before move-in day, the owners chose to emulate the design style of the Shakers who were masters of creating simple but design rich living environments using a very limited palette of materials. YesterTec’s unfitted Kitchen Workstation Furniture was selected because the individual pieces could hide most of the trappings of a modern kitchen, preserving the Shaker theme. Just as in a Shaker kitchen, the purpose of each freestanding piece is designed to be extremely functional but discretely beautiful.
The 29” deep, cherry topped Sink workstation includes an integrated dishwasher and a ceramic apron front sink. Flanking either side of the sink workstation are infill storage pieces and cherry plate racks. The infill pieces are lower and less deep than the main workstation which preserves the look of furniture by making the central piece more ‘important’.
The Liebherr (yep, its German, could it be Shaker?) refrigerator hides out in a natural cherry armoire to the right of the Working Pantry.
The Working Pantry features a marble countertop and is designed as a baking center. The waffle iron, toaster, juicer and the Kitchen Aide mixer are all stored behind bi-fold doors when they are not being used, preserving the simplicity of the pre-industrial Shaker look.
The freestanding range features a gas cooktop, a marble countertop and hides an electric oven and a remote, almost silent exhaust fan and a bunch of spice jars too. The oven does not operate unless the flipper doors that hide it are opened and stored in their pockets. This U.L Listed safety feature is unique to the industry.
Look again! Look at all the personal design touches that unfitted kitchens allow. Look at the paintings on the walls and the display opportunities on top of each workstation. In a standard kitchen of this size with built-in cabinetry, it is simply impossible to have this much personality.
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