Back in April I showed some before pictures of the "soon-to-be" expanded restaurant called Cafe Mochi. As with any project this size, there are some surprises and delays along the way. Soon-to-be, turns into, when-the-hell are we going to be finished? But, I am happy to announce, we are nearing completion.
The bench seat was moved upstairs. This area now accomodates the stairs and a round table.
These two pictures show the space at the top of the stairs. The big window overlooks the front patio. This space now looks like this.
These pictures show one side of the west side of the room. The french door was replaced with one door and a sidelight. The long wall to the right of the door all the way to the soffit area was designated as a very long bench seating area.
This area is now seating for 10-12 people. The short wall on the right of this shot was added. It forms one side of the little transition area that shields the bathroom entrance from the dining area.
The blue tarp covers the section of the wall that was removed for the new stairs. The white door is the entrance to the bathroom.
This picture shows how the stripe wraps around the box and extends over the stairway. A niche was built into the wall to accomodate the decorative wall decor.
Although not show here the rail on the stairway has now been stained plum to match the wall stripe.
The mirror and side sconces give that corner a little glitz.
Once the station and soda machine were in place, we still had to add an undercounter refrigerator. Then a glass shelf was customized to hold glasses and finally a mirror was cut to cover the wall from the shelf to the ceiling. A beautiful chandelier was hung over one end of the counter.
Miraculously everything fell into place.
And we now have a fully functioning addition just when colder weather is pushing the patio patrons inside for the Winter.
A bonus in annexing this space for the restaurant was that there was already an existing deck on the back that allowed for more dining al fresco.
The deck was stained charcoal.Chairs, tables, and umbrellas were all that was needed for lovely garden dining.