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I don’t want to see you before your coffee, you don’t want to see me before my coffee

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I don’t want to see you before your coffee, you don’t want to see me before my coffee

Really, if you have the room, how could you go any other way? Life is theatre and a home is the set and lighting design. In many ways, the bedrooms could be on stage or backstage. This blog will look at bedrooms as backstage, preparing for the day, or performance.

Houzz blogged recently about mini-kitchens in guest rooms/suites. What could be more perfect?

Guests are often on a different clock than their hosts. Sometimes guests are on vacation. Guests might be jet lagged. Why not offer them a little oasis? Why not have a place for guests to move about when the rest of the household might still be asleep?

A coffee maker, a fridge, small dishwasher, maybe a toaster oven? We don’t believe in microwaves, sorry. But in creating the perfect backstage dressing room area, who wouldn’t want to have their first cup of coffee prior to dealing with their public?

This is not a new idea, I had a single unit ‘kitchen’ in a room I rented at university. Two burners, sink and fridge all rolled into one. Not pretty, but they can be pretty. Add a little millwork, hide the kitchen. We designed a simple guest kitchen into the guest quarters of a space in Hudson NY. Be careful of the guests who try to turn your kitchen into a personal wet bar. Just saying.

—KLA

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