Kitchen Workstation Furniture
YesterTec designs and manufactures Kitchen Workstation Furniture, Stealth Kitchen Modules and a line of Mini-kitchens and Hospitality Centers, all are innovative alternatives to designing kitchens with standard, built-in cabinetry. Unique to the industry, our U.L Listed technology allows all of the ‘hot' appliances like ovens and cook tops to be safely concealed inside super- efficient workstations.
Our innovative Mini-Kitchen Armoires conceal complete compact kitchens within exquisite pieces of furniture that can be styled to blend with the decor of any room. Many sizes and models are available. They can be unfitted, freestanding pieces or they can be built-in.
Our freestanding Working Pantries feature a concealed upper compartment behind bi-fold doors that includes a countertop and storage shelving that can be used to store small plug-in appliances and food, dishes or pots and pans. The lower section typically has two drawers and four roll-out trays.
Their versatility allows them to be used as food larders, baking centers (use a marble top inside) dry or wet bars or butler's pantries.
The Stealth Kitchen Modules line is so versatile that in addition to its ability to completely hide all things that indicate ‘kitchen', it can be used to create beautiful freestanding custom pieces as well. Here a Stealth Compact Kitchen UK72 was surrounded by custom exterior side panels and outfitted with custom grid doors so that it would blend in with the client's other Tansu style furnishings. Designed for an open plan office/studio/kitchen, this piece offers a complete kitchen in a very small package.
Hotel Rooms, specifically the extended stay hotel rooms and suites for the business traveler needs to provide for many of the comforts of home in a limited amount of space. All to often, the kitchen is very exposed to the living area of the room. A Stealth mini kitchen can completely hide the functions of a kitchen inside a beautifully crafted unit that can be styled to blend into any hotel decor.
We've created our Base and Island Modules, as a major addition to our unique line of Stealth Kitchen Modules, so that you can combine them with our full height modules to create even more amazing Stealth Kitchens.
Our full height Stealth Kitchen Modules (SKM), that can conceal entire kitchens including all of the appliances, are designed to be placed against a wall of at least 80" in height. But for kitchen designs that require a work island with an exposed sink or perhaps a downdraft gas cooktop, we have (in the past) combined these full height modules with countertop high pieces from our Kitchen Workstation Furniture (KWF) line, or even custom designs as shown above. These kitchen designs combine concealed full height refrigerators, double ovens and pantry modules with countertop high island workstations that can handle many kitchen functions.
The owner wanted to hide the kitchen since it was between the front door and the living room. He didn't want an exposed messy kitchen with exposed hi-tech appliances to be the first thing that a visitor would encounter.
Less than 7 feet wide by 11 feet long was available, including the walking space for the foyer/hallway.
So, can we hide a kitchen in a foyer?
Just think of all the other places a Stealth Kitchen could go.
By using Stealth Kitchen Modules, the counter tops can be stone and the appliances can be stainless steel, but the cabinetry needs to be YesterTec's, because only YesterTec has U.L. Listed technology that allows the oven, cooktop and microwave/hood to be concealed when they are not in use. So now the chaos of a modern kitchen can be concealed, without giving up the finishes and utility that this apartment deserves. In fact, since the Stealth modules are 29″ deep instead of the standard 24″, there is much more efficiency per lineal foot than most other kitchens.
Our new line of Stealth Kitchen Modules (SKM) is not for everybody, just like our Kitchen Workstation Furniture (KWF) is not for everybody. Both lines are Alternative Kitchen Design concepts when compared to standard kitchen design. Even these two lines are very different from each other and yet they have some of the same features too, like the ability to hide ALL the appliances.
These unfitted Pie Safe / Pantries that conceal ovens are often combined with island cooktop workstations, hiding the ovens that are usually much more visible than the flat cooktops.
Because our armoire refrigerator workstations always have the front and two sides exposed, we have designed many storage options that flank our full height refrigerators. This helps to eliminate the need for upper wall hung cabinets and allows all of the dry goods and cold storage to be located in one piece.
YesterTec makes many independent workstations that include hidden ovens, cooktops, refrigerators and pantries. But sometimes there is a need to combine more functions into a single piece. Usually it is a lack of overall wall space that determines the need to combine several functions together.
Our freestanding corner cupboards (C_34 series) is ideal for filling a corner with a beautiful piece that can be used for several different purposes. The storage capacity is absolutely immense. Often, the corner area can be a separator between two larger workstations such as a sink or range piece.
Freestanding ranges in the breakfront, cupboard style can safely hide ovens below the cooktop and OTR microwave/oven/hoods above the cooktop. Our armoire style ranges are capable of concealing full sized electric cooktops as well.
Hutch / Cupboard tops are designed to be placed above our (WT) work tables or our (B48 or B54) base units. They virtually eliminate the need for wall hung cabinetry.
The best feature about Island Sink workstations is that they are always in the middle of the action in a furnished kitchen. That means people are hanging on to it, leaning on it, conversing over it and oh yes, making messes that can't be seen from the other side. In other words, it is quite people friendly.
Sink Base workstations can combine with several designs of of upper storage units to create a hutch-like, super-efficient unfitted breakfront. The ST storage units in the middle section provide an extra countertop in the reach zone as well.
Gas cooktops can be used in several of our range workstations. Gas ovens however, cannot be hidden inside any units, but if hiding them is not a priority, we can incorporate them into a number of our designs.
This refrigerator armoire includes two ovens & a pantry and allows the sink and cooktop workstations to fill the other spaces in this modestly sized kitchen. The refrigerator armoire handles all of the dry food and cold food requirements while the ovens support the gas cooktop workstation.
Three widths and numerous options allow these versatile secretary desk workstations to be used as a kitchen office or even a home office, perhaps with the help of the kitchen table for layout space. All of the Hi-tech office machines can be hidden away when not in use, perfect for the period style kitchen.
YesterTec's shallow cupboards and desks are designed to occupy almost any small space in any room of the house. Though normally our smaller workstations have been created to support the larger Sink, Cooking and Refrigeration workstations, these 32″ wide and 13″ deep workstations have wandered off to many other areas of the house.
These Sink Base (S) workstations are designed to be placed under windows, open shelving or even under neath signature works of wall hung artwork. Models are available with a centered sink (S2) or off centered (S and S-INT)so that many floor plans can be accommodated. Dishwashers that don't have the ability to integrate with a wood front panel can be hidden behind flipper doors in the (S) series. The (S-INT) and (S2) series conceal integrated dishwashers.
Our Work Tables (WT) can be used as island or wall units, and some can accommodate sinks, cooktops or eating counters as well. Having super functional tables can lighten the look of a furnished kitchen due to the openness under the countertop and the look that scuptured legs bring into the design.
The YesterTec Color Chart contains our standard choices for stone tops, wood types, stained and painted wood colors. The Stealth line has additional choices. Custom wood types, stain and paint colors are available as well. Custom stone colors need to be sourced locally.
Due to the increased possibility of breakage during transit, stone tops with two cutouts must be sourced locally, in which case we can provide the required template.
Last Update: 2020-03-16