We're not talking about food testing here, but rather a laboratory aesthetic. Kitchens can incorporate the look in a number of ways:
With elements like lab glass, stainless steel work surfaces, lab-like plumbing fixtures, metal stools and precision lighting, a kitchen can take on the look of a lab quite readily. These kitchens display just a few ways of executing laboratory details in the home. We are particularly taken with the glass-front cabinets in the Frank Tack
kitchen pictured first.
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(Images: Frank Tack, original source unknown via Interiorly, Coastal Living, Pedro Guedes via The Steampunk Home)