Woman makes kitchen drinks station with £40 blinds

Jennifer Earle has come up with a genius hack using Ikea blinds to hide her coffee making area. (Supplied Jennifer Earle)

A woman has devised a genius hack to use £40 Ikea blinds to create a designated coffee area in her kitchen. 

Jennifer Earle, 39, from London, really wanted to have a separate section for making coffee and toast in her new kitchen. 

“I originally wanted a pantry-style cupboard there but the space was 120cm wide and with two doors opened it would block people walking through, so wouldn’t be very practical as bench space to use to make coffee or toast,” she explains. 

“I thought it would make sense to have that separate section have a purpose, especially as it was adjacent to both the breakfast bar and fridge.”

Earle says she wanted to be able to hide the shelves because she didn’t want the pressure of keeping them tidy. 

“I also didn’t want the toaster, kettle and coffee machine on display, because I felt like the equipment can fill up a bench and make it look cluttered,” she says. 

“But pulling them in and out of a cupboard is tedious when they’re used frequently.”

Jennifer Earle is thrilled with her new coffee making area. (Supplied Jennifer Earle)

Having spotted a set-up in another home where she’d once house sat, which used a narrow garage door to hide the kitchen paraphernalia, Earle set about trying to source something similar. 

“I loved how it kept the kitchen looking tidy, so I thought it would be ideal here as it wouldn’t get in the way of people…

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