Concealing technology gives the Homeowner the best of two worlds.: A low tech, more comfortable feel to a room without giving up the conveniences of a modern kitchen. Finally, homeowners have the opportunity to choose what they want to see, instead of being told what they must see. The kitchen above and below features a Hampton's Cherry range that hides the oven and the over-the-range microwave. Which image do you you like better?
Subzero hides refrigerators, we hide all the other appliances!
YesterTec’s appliance concealing technology is patented and therefore, YesterTec is the only company in the world that can safely conceal standard appliances so effectively.
Furniture instead of cabinetry. Why is it so visually appealing?
One of the key visual features is ‘Balance
’. Each piece has recognizable gravity, it sits on the floor, it never cantilevers from the wall. There is a definable base, a finishing cornice and finished sides to define each 3-dimensional piece. The pieces don’t combine together, which allows the heights and depths of the units, the materials, the colors and the textures
to be varied from one piece to the next. Cabinetry, that has no distinguishable boundaries or proportions, depends on the continuity of color and texture to achieve an overall ‘balance’ for the design. But this also can produce a bland, uninteresting composition as well. A 'Furnished Kitchen' can be more visually diverse than ANY standard kitchen you can imagine!
Above, the large Old English Pine armoire conceals a Subzero refrigerator and has a matching pantry as well as side opening one can deep pantries. The Hampton's Cherry Range (against the wall conceals an oven and the over-the-range microwave. The Hampton't Cherry Island sink features a Storage Unit above the countertop that hides the 'messy' countertop from view. And the Deep Ocean Green painted Working Pantry/Wine Bar conceals all the small appliances and includes feaures such as a prep sink and a wine rack. Notice how the different colors and styles work together in this super efficient 4 piece kitchen!
Its Sculpture for the Kitchen!
Kitchens become more 3 dimensionally oriented because the eye moves in and out from each balanced ‘piece’ to the next, experiencing the varied depths of the voids between the units. The balanced, proportional design of each piece is comforting to the eye, and helps to make a collection of pieces easy to comprehend. Above, the Hampton's Cherry Island Sink with Grid style doors blends nicely with the Distressed Pine Subzero Refrigerator/Pantry that features bead board side doors that conceal a full height one can deep pantry.
To personalize your Kitchen, fill in the Spaces!
YesterTec kitchens are vertically oriented, creating a multitude of design opportunities for the spaces that are created between the pieces. Designers have more to work with than just the back-splash of the traditional horizontally oriented kitchen. The spaces between each YesterTec piece can accommodate collections of art, open shelving for display or utilitarian purposes, full height windows, specimen house plants, or even your favorite rocker! And remember, YesterTec’s kitchen work stations are more efficient per lineal foot of length so as to compensate for the spaces between the units. The Old English Pine Work Table shown above has Shaker styled legs and a Granite counter top.
Natural Materials come back to the Kitchen!
YesterTec uses natural, but durable materials to optimize the function and beauty of the workstations. Granite, Slate, Marble, Butcher Block and Cherry work tops evoke the look and feel of quality. Specially designed Soapstone sinks add to the enduring character. Solid wood components are protected with durable, hi-tech finishes, once again blending the quality of (Yester)day’s materials with the (Tec)hnology of today’s innovations. Shown below is a Natural Cherry Working Pantry with Nautical Grid style doors and a brushed nickel 'Ship's Railing' cornice.
Renovating? I’ll take two!
A YesterTec Kitchen can be composed of all work stations or just a couple work stations combined with more traditional built-ins. This approach makes kitchen work stations affordable for many markets.
Classic, Timeless Designs are versatile!
An even richer experience can be created if a home owner’s antique pieces are integrated into a YesterTec kitchen. YesterTec’s beautiful classic designs are not reproductions of any particular style, but are designed to blend with either more ornate antiques or more streamlined design found in contemporary pieces. Above, the corner piece is an antique cupboard and three YesterTec distressed Colonial Pine kitchen work stations were selected to complement it. The microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and all the small appliances are concealed from view.
Kitchen Showroom is on the move!
YesterTec’s Showroom, The Kitchen Works, features movable workstations that allow the homeowner to model many characteristics of their new kitchen prior to ordering it. Homeowners can touch and feel their kitchen before they buy it. This is almost impossible to do in traditional built-in kitchen design showrooms. Above, this Natural Cherry Work Table with English style legs, granite top and recessed drawer fronts combines with a Hutch top that features our Grid Style glass doors.
A Designer’s Dream!
features pre-designed and pre-priced components that allows designers to create an endless variety of pieces to satisfy their clients needs. The designer no longer needs to create furniture from scratch, YesterTec has produced a system of components that designers can depend on to produce well balanced, functional pieces. Designers don’t have to experiment with their own untested, prototypical designs, they just need to make selections from an extensive palette of materials, textures, colors
and sizes. In addition, prices are quickly generated with YesterTec’s custom computer database system. This process speeds up the design time line, making it easier for the designer and client to stay focused on the design problems.
Key to our design services, our very fast custom CAD 3-D rendering software enables a customer to walk through their design while still in the design phase of the project.
Pack it up, move it out!
Independent pieces of furniture can be moved when a homeowner moves to a new home. The mobility of the kitchen workstations promotes the concept of a lifetime investment, a common practice in Europe, where most standard cabinetry is modular so that it can be moved several times during a homeowner’s lifetime. The Award Winning* Complete Kitchen Armoire
below can be used in a variety of rooms in the house and then can be moved to a new location at any time! It's Midnight Black color, Beveled cornice and Nautical Grid style doors with Taupe painted perforated aluminum vents have created a very contemporary look for this beach home's second floor family room.
Its Collectable! You just can’t do it with normal cabinetry!
Each piece has a uniquely numbered brass ‘YesterTec’ plate, signifying that no two pieces are ever the same. The heirloom quality, innovative features and timeless look of the pieces can make YesterTec pieces ‘collectable’ as times goes on. In addition, people have started a ‘collection’ of YesterTec pieces by buying one piece at a time, something that is impossible to do with built in cabinets. This allows ‘starter’ homebuyers or renovators to update their kitchens incrementally, instead of purchasing an entire kitchen all at once.
For Kitchens that need to be completely hidden and built-in,
YesterTec's STEALTH KITCHEN MODULES
may be the answer.
So, If you would like to get started, please go to our How to Order
page. And please call us if you have any questions at all, we look forward to talking to you!