I don't think I ever got around to posting these pictures of our little kitchen nook after I shared our kitchen makeover story, but this is arguably my favourite part. I'm sure you can imagine, it's a lot messier now, especially with a couple of extra flatmates thrown into the mix!
This was the before, so you know what we were dealing with! This nook, for better want of a word, used to be an odd cupboard behind the kitchen door. It was really really deep, but one side had shelving built in so that you couldn't reach the back, and the other side became a slag heap for all sorts of odds and ends. The top part also housed the world's biggest water tank that we didn't actually need at all. Ripping out the cupboard means the kitchen feels so much more open, and made space for our washing machine, which used to take up so much cabinet space in the main part of the kitchen. Isn't the IKEA storage cart so cute?
I made sure we added a shelf for odds and ends, and I even replaced our manky old microwave with a shiny new one - it matches the cart, but it has the working capacity of a tamagochi. And, finally, I found the perfect spot for my emergency tea print by What Katie Does.