Kamloops Road: A magnet for Lusaka Homeowners
Kamloops Road is really a magnet for the house owners looking to make that finishing touch, and turn their houses into unique homes.
Owning a home is a big achievement, which is why many homeowners now make sure to add finishing touches that will make their homes and surroundings unique in the neighborhood.
Artists and creatives in Lusaka, Zambia's capital city, have noticed this trend and created a market to cater to these homeowners.
Kamloops Road, bordering the capital city's Handsworth area, has wide side areas, which potters, weaving experts and carpenters use as open-air industries and markets as they go about their trade.
The road connects Great East Road and Alick Nkhata Road, and the whole stretch is demarcated into three available products for sale to homeowners and builders.
From the Great East Road, the side roads are home to potters, who have on display flower pots, benches, corner pillars and outside washbasins.
After this stretch comes the seat weavers, who design beautiful woven chairs, tables, baskets and decorative material. These were the early Kamloops road business dwellers, and have perfected their art over the years. The designs have improved over the years to meet the demands of an increasingly diverse market.
After this stretch comes the carpenters, displaying tables, chairs and bookshelves, and anything else someone may have ordered and waiting to be picked up. Here the carpenters are always ready to design whatever they may be shown by an interested customer, with a waiting period of anything from an hour to 24hrs. Garden chairs, school and table chairs, kitchen tables and wood product one can desire is usually made here.
The finished products are displayed by the roadside, while the actual work takes place not so far off, and can even be supervised, for the very particular clients.
Kamloops Road is really a magnet for house owners looking to make that finishing touch, and turn their houses into unique homes.
Edited by Skeeter Imisa