We all know galley kitchens are a trend right now, but do you know how to work them with a small space?
Not all of us have spacious kitchens to work with and sometimes our dreams of having trendy kitchen designs don’t always come true. However, when it comes to galley kitchens, we’re going to show you some tips on how to get the best out of a small galley kitchen that will be modern, stylish and fit your home perfectly.
Open It Up
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to take down an entire wall to open up a galley kitchen. In fact, you can open up just a corner of it and place some shelves hung from the ceiling, and it will make a difference. It keeps the kitchen from the remaining areas without making it feel cluttered and small, and keeping it visually connected despite it. A great idea if you have a small space to work with.
Don’t Bet On Upper Cabinetry
When we talk about galley kitchens, we talk about a space that is uncluttered and open. Tall cabinetry does the exact opposite. When designing your galley kitchen, keep the tall cabinetry to a minimum, consolidating all your storage in one place, and substituting the tall cabinets in some walls with simple hanging shelves, as open shelving displays work a lot better in the long run.
Use Reflective Materials
This one is a classic and always the right call when you’re dealing with small spaces. Reflective and glossy materials make the space appear bigger as the natural light bounces around in the tiles, counters and other surfaces. For a small galley kitchen, these materials are key and certainly will become your best friend.
Wood, wood, wood!
Bringing wood will make your galley kitchen appear more connected to the rest of the rooms so feel free to use this, be it on the counters, shelves or even on the cabinets and kitchen utensils. You can never go wrong with using wood as your key material in your kitchen.
Light It Up
Picking the right lighting piece for your small galley kitchen is something that shouldn’t be left on the background of your plans. In fact, it should be one of your top priorities. You can do amazing decorative fixtures on the ceiling to bring the space together and light up your brand new and modern galley kitchen.
Keep Your Counter Uncluttered
Maximize space and keep your counter uncluttered to give your small kitchen the open and fresh look you’re searching for. Store everything in the cabinets and high shelves instead of the counters, as this is a space that should be kept clean to make the kitchen appear more spacious, and also to make your life easier when you’re about to prepare a meal.
Keep these tips in mind and get yourself a galley kitchen worth the effort!
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