“Can there be a way to make a galley kitchen special?” Asks user Cynd123 about the questions board. The answer is”absolutely!” Just as your kitchen is narrow and long, there is no reason it must feel like a tunnel. While not always perfect for more than 1 chef, galley kitchens are efficient space savers where the job triangle works just fine, and they deserve large style. See how to produce a galley kitchen layout special with artwork, pattern, flooring, lighting and a little shine.
When there’s a solid wall in the end, make it stand out with wallpaper or tile.
Erdreich Architecture, P.C.
An even better way to take care of that wall, even if possible, is a floor-to-ceiling perspective outdoors. Note how the route beyond the door appears to be an extension of the galley. If you do not have space for something this big, even just a small window can help.
Gary Hutton Design
Talking of lighting, add a skylight when possible. Note how this glossy planked ceiling reflects the lighting.
Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor
If opening the wall with a door or window outside isn’t feasible, place an eye-catching piece of artwork, like this picture black and white subway sign, in the end of the galley.
Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor
This homeowner had the option of opening one side of the galley to another area, but he didn’t want to sacrifice the upper cupboard storage. To compensate for the absence of natural lighting, he made sure to keep everything reflective and light by means of a glass tile backsplash and lighted cabinets with glass doors.
Feldman Architecture, Inc..
If you have sufficient storage space, punch through a galley wall to borrow visual space from another room. This may be via a pass-through hole or a half wall.
You might even be able to remove the wall completely and separate the kitchen out of a living or dining area via an island like this one.
Vanni Archive/Architectural Photography
Decide on a floor you adore. Among the pros of a galley kitchen is you won’t need very many square feet of the substance, which means that you can afford to splurge.
Adopt the long proportions by highlighting them with a rhythmic rug.
If you’re renovating or building, see if you can produce the galley wide enough for two cooks to match past each other with lots of space to spare.
David Churchill – Architectural Photographer
Don’t control your desire for style; there is no rule that says that a galley kitchen must be stripped and white down. No one will care that space is a little tight when a kitchen is as glossy and glamorous as this particular one.
Schwartz and Architecture
Borrow natural lighting from different rooms. Using open shelves rather than a wall for division on the left side of the kitchen opens up it making it lighter.
Kitchens by Design
Use particular cabinets. All these zebra wood cabinets stand out, and also the lengthy drawer handles emphasize the flat.
Jessica Kelly Design
If you can, max out the storage in your cabinets and forgo as many upper cabinets as you can.
Get some smart ideas for maxing out the space in the cabinets
Get a closer look in the window seat in this kitchen
A chairs corner is really nice to have at the end of a galley. It allows the chef to have company without people getting in the way.
Pay particular attention to light and take advantage of light under shelves and cabinets.
Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs
Boost the ceiling. Adding height vertically makes this space feel much bigger than it is.
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