The Caffe Bar

I’m so happy to finally be able to post photos of the finished kitchen peninsula.

The knee wall from the kitchen side of the peninsula has been turned into our caffe bar.
The knee wall from the kitchen side of the peninsula has been turned into our caffe bar.

It really looks great and is so functional.

The plan for the kitchen peninsula.
The plan for the kitchen peninsula.
The outlets still need face plates.
The outlets still need face plates.

This is Charlie’s realm and it was designed with him in mind.  First it has an extra large sink which overlooks the rest of the downstairs rooms.  Charlie had a habit of secluding himself in the kitchen when we had guests to clean up the dishes.  Now he can do dishes and chat with folks at the same time.

The stainless steel counter and deep sink are ready for service.
The stainless steel counter and deep sink are ready for service.

Second, it’s an upscale coffee bar loosely styled after the caffe bars in Italy.

Everything is fully operational; we'll tweak the decorative details later.
Everything is fully operational; we’ll tweak the decorative details later.

The peninsula houses a 3-drawer cabinet, an undercounter refrigerator, a 30-inch wide, 10-inch deep undercounter farmhouse sink, and a dishwasher.

Deep drawers can hold all the supplies necessary for regular coffee service.
Deep drawers can hold all the supplies necessary for regular coffee service.

Sources:
Cabinets: Shiloh Cabinetry, Homestead maple inset doors in Silas with Graphite Highlight
Knobs: Berenson weathered nickel knobs and cup pulls ordered from ATG Stores
Lighting: Bell pendants from Pottery Barn
Counter tops: Stainless steel from Ample Sheet Metal
Sink and faucets: Krauss sink and faucets from Faucet Direct
Refrigerator: Avanti undercounter refrigerator at Pacific Sales in Best Buy stores
Tile: Royal Grey Honed Limestone, Best Tile
Paint: Benjamin Moore Waterbury Cream HC-31

The Caffe Bar
The Caffe Bar

I’m not sure I believed it would ever come to this. I wouldn’t be surprised if the dishwasher is running for the next two weeks straight.

When you have guests do you leave them on their own? Or set aside your priorities until they’re gone?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “The Caffe Bar”

    1. I made my first cup of espresso on the new bar near running water which until now we’ve been carrying in from the powder room. Such luxury! Jo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.