Do you have a galley kitchen that needs a makeover? Galley kitchens have been around for centuries in the industry. Still, today, with incredible galley kitchen remodel ideas available, you can transform even the tiniest galley space into a functional and gorgeous one.
From hanging lights to ceiling-high cabinetry, to dish racks, to using vertical spaces efficiently, a galley kitchen can connect beautifully with the existing decor. Also, the cabinets and appliances face each other and it requires less movement to get tasks done. Awesome, right?
Plan the Layout
First things first, planning the layout is key for your galley kitchen to be functional and aesthetic. Make sure you get the kitchen’s work triangle in place. Place your appliances and cabinets on one side, and on the other, have enough counter space for your daily tasks.
Add Color and Light
Next, add some color and lights to open up space. Bright lights and color tones can create an illusion of extra height and space. Are you thinking of all-white cabinets? You are on the right track. You can also introduce darker hues as decor pieces or backsplash designs to make a statement.
Bring everything together with a strip of under-cabinet LED lights or hang a few pendant lights. In a small kitchen, you don’t have to be consistent with a particular lighting style. You can shuffle through different shapes and styles till you find the best possible option.
Add Some Storage
Since lighting and color can only create an illusion, it’s best to invest in some smart storage solutions to increase your kitchen’s efficiency and functionality. Pull-out spice racks, tray dividers, wire beverage racks, etc., will easily keep your galley kitchen organized.
You can also make your kitchen look Pinterest-worthy with matching glass canisters and stackable containers. Most galley kitchen remodel ideas rarely have space to include a kitchen island.
Instead, use a bar cart. It is functional and does not take up a lot of room in your kitchen. Use each corner and existing wall-space efficiently as galley kitchens tend to be small and compact.
In fact, if you are a chef or an avid baker who prefers everything in close quarters, galley kitchens should be your top choice. You can stretch a limb and get what you are looking for without having to hunt each item.
Next time, if you want to craft a culinary masterpiece or just need a place to share a meal, let your new galley kitchen remodel be the center of that experience.
*This article is posted by and in partnership with NV Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, which has locations in Falls Church, VA; Dulles, VA; and Jessup, MD.