And at a different angle taking in the back part of the house and back door:
But flattering photography aside, you can still see the bare gyprock, missing cornices and skirting, and the bare cement on part of the floor (there used to be a doorway there into the laundry which the previous owners blocked up) the green bench tops and yellow cupboards... nice! Just above the fridge you can also see the servery window the previous owners cut out but didn't finish off, which afforded a magnificent view of the back of the fridge from the dining room!
I feel like I need to say, just to be fair to the previous owners, that they did not choose this decor (it was inherited) and they had started some great renovation work before they needed to sell - it was just very much mid-renovation.
In any case, we bought the house and moved in. The kitchen didn't have a dishwasher so the very first thing we did was have one installed. The second thing we did was getting a cabinet maker we knew of to put a door on the kitchen (since Alex was not quite 2 at that time). We quickly discovered that the previous owners must have packed up their whole kitchen and lived on take away while the house was on the market, because there was next to no storage in the kitchen! To remedy this (and because we knew we weren't keeping the kitchen, just putting in interim solutions until we did a full reno) we hung some very ugly shelves in the corner on the wall (we found them in the garage), put in a plastic set of drawers and wooden shelving unit to tide us over. So here is the chaos that was our kitchen after our family came to town!
In the photo below here you can see the top of the servery that the previous owners cut out which looked through to the dining room.... great idea in theory however there was nowhere else in the kitchen to put the fridge and freezer!
So we ended up with a view of the back of them when looking back towards the kitchen from the dining room.... tres chic, non?