If you live in a small apartment or an older home, you probably have a galley kitchen. A galley kitchen is usually a skinny stretch of space with counters and cabinets on both sides and a walking area between them. Generally, a galley kitchen make good use of the traditional “kitchen work triangle” design. Galley kitchens often feel small and uninviting, but with just a few adjustments–to cabinets, lighting, and countertops; you can open up your galley kitchen, giving it an airy feel that will leave your guests feeling welcomed and comfortable.
When getting started on a galley kitchen remodel you want to make sure you do things right so you come out with the best possible design. There are a few tips in particular that can help when you are working with a galley style kitchen. Focus on the countertops first just as you should in any other type of kitchen remodel. The countertops are usually one of the most expensive parts of remodeling a kitchen but well worth the investment. Darker looks in granite and marble reflect a more modern taste while if you are into the traditional style you may prefer a white or light gray color. One idea, if you wanted a bit more space in the room, is to have the cupboards heightened.