There is such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Especially when you have a galley kitchen. Galley kitchens boast lots of storage space and little standing space, accommodating one cook comfortably. Sometimes there are ways to bust out of the long narrow kitchen space and sometimes not. For those of you that are limited to your galley kitchen the way it is, it’s time to embrace the space and learn to love it. Take a look at these 12 tips to make the most of your galley kitchen and discover all the great things it can be.
Want to make your galley kitchen look like there is a lot more space than there actually is? Add some light. Replace or paint your kitchen cabinets with a light color or light wood that will help reflect any light you give it.
Time for a switcheroo. Instead of glossy white backsplash and cream cabinets, consider glossy white cabinets and cream backsplash. Your kitchen will feel unique and modern which will flow with the rest of your home.
Instead of relegating black to fixtures only, try using it to bring a chic pop to your galley kitchen instead. Choosing black as backsplash or even paint gan help bring forward the elements of your kitchen that you really wanted on display.
Of course if black isn’t your thing, opt for your favorite color instead. Yes, even if it’s hot pink or aqua. The brightly colored pop above your countertop will be the source of daily joy and really make your galley kitchen a place you want to hang out.
Let’s not forget about pattern play. Patterns have a great way of bringing personality into your kitchen which is great for galley kitchens that have a lot of backsplash space. Go for something colorful and vibrant if you want to make a statement or opt for soft neutral shades for a more subtle effect.
Are you looking to put some color in your kitchen without replacing your current cabinets or backsplash? Drop your eyes. Paint over the ugly linoleum floor with a soft shade that will make working in your kitchen much more pleasant.
Sometimes, those galley kitchens that are walls of cabinets without windows can make you feel kind of boxed in. Replace some of that cabinetry with a set of open shelves to make the space seem a little bigger and airier.
Do you have high ceilings in your tiny galley kitchen? Utilize the head space for storage. Installing open shelves all the way to your ceiling can make your space look sleek and finished. Plus to gain all that surface space for storage and styling which is a win for everyone.
When your galley kitchen is stuck between the two walls, it can help you out to have a distracting factor. A wallpapered statement wall at the end of the galley kitchen can make your space seem longer and definitely more interesting.
There are just certain walls in your home that are essential for support. If your galley kitchen wall is one of them, replace the drywall with glass to bring light and the illusion of space into your kitchen without sacrificing any of your home’s support.
It is rather amazing how simply adding a rug to a room can make such a difference. Splurge on a long turkish runner with a bright pattern and lots of colors to give your galley kitchen an instant lift. It might be an expense but it will be worth it.
At the end of the day, you want to be sure that you put your own personal touches into your galley kitchen. Display your prized orange teapot and your inherited crock beside your favorite cookbooks. When you make your galley kitchen your own, you can’t help but love the space you have.