Many people seem to dislike galley kitchens, but they are fantastic at allowing people to be efficient in their own kitchen. If you currently have a galley kitchen or are planning on creating this type of kitchen, you should be aware that this kitchen style lets you make the most out of limited space.
Of course, any kitchen can withstand improvements, so we want to recommend 5 design ideas that can make any galley kitchen even better:
Distance between Cabinets
How you plan on using your kitchen space and who will be cooking with you will determine the distance between all your cabinets. If you are the only one in the kitchen at meal time, you will want the cabinets placed closer together, so that you can reach anything within seconds. However, if your spouse or children are always cooking with you, your cabinets should be spaced further apart, allowing for a larger space in the middle of the room. This will allow everyone to have enough room as they are doing their portion of meal prep.
Create a More Open Space
If your galley kitchen opens up to your dining area, you will want to place shorter cabinets near that space and taller ones at the opposite end. This allows your kitchen and dining area to look much larger than it actually is.
Balance is important in your home, especially in the kitchen, so we recommend that you place tall units across from each other. For example, you will want your refrigerator and tall cabinets across from each other and then shorter cabinets across from your stove.
Keep the Light Flowing
We also recommend not placing taller items next to any of your kitchen windows. Any tall cabinets or appliances will block quite a bit of the natural light that is trying to flow into your kitchen.
Use Light Colors and Glossy Finishes
Painting your galley kitchen a lighter color and using a glossy finish will make your galley kitchen look and feel much larger than it is.
These are only a few of the ideas that can improve a galley kitchen, but they are the ones that will help the most. Your local contractor can help you find other ways to improve one of the mostly used spaces in your home, so that you can enjoy spending a lot of time in their once again.
When you’re ready to take the plunge and recreate your kitchen, give us a call at 404-378-6962. We’ll schedule an appointment for a consultation so we can get a better idea of the type of kitchen you want and need.