Every Thursday I look forward to reading House Calls in The Washington Post. What a visual treat it is to see a homeowner's submitted space transform with input from an interior designer in the form of a rendering.
Each Tuesday, you can view the 'before' space on their website. Today's feature is a kitchen whose homeowners wish to turn it into an in-home cafe.
Photo source: The Washington PostAnd readers like us have an opportunity to share feedback and suggestions on what you would do in order to fulfill the homeowners request.
I suggested a kitchen island with bar stools to allow them to actually eat in their kitchen. A stainless steel work table can serve it's purpose in addition to providing prep space when needed with additional storage below. This is one option of many (the internet is a great resource but can be overwhelming with numerous choices to decide from).
What a beautiful bay window to have in a kitchen too. Adding cafe style window panels (like ones from Ballard Designs) and valance ties into the theme, in my opinion.
There are so many more details to delve into and I'm sure the interior designer has the task well-at-hand. I do like how the Tuesday feature on House Calls invites readers to chime-in with their ideas. It provides creative dialogue amongst us homeowners who speak from experience and/or are getting ready to take on a similar project.
And when it comes to creative dialogue, I love to join-in.
We now await Thursday's unveiling. Good luck to the homeowners. May their inspirations become a reality.