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Galley Kitchen Design Ideas That Excel

The galley kitchens found in most homes are just replicas of the small but efficient cooking spaces found on military ships. The design of the kitchen entails a simple two-wall design and the space in-between just wide enough for a few steps backward or forward. Depending on how creative you choose to be, these small kitchens can actually be as stylish, if not more stylish, like several other larger kitchens.

Modern galley kitchen with white countertop and beautiful backsplash

by Lee Edwards – residential design / Photographs by Miguel Edwards

In order to make the most of this type of kitchen, there should be proper incorporation of cabinets for storage and adequate wall space created for large windows and other architectural features that will enhance the overall look and feel of the space.

Kitchen galley ideas

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With the galley kitchen design ideas discussed below, you are sure to get better inspirations for your small kitchen.

A wide array of storage units and options:

This type of galley kitchen will work very well for those who have lots of kitchen utensils and other items to be put away in storage. While the more important and rarely used items go into the cabinets, the stainless steel cookware, almost of the same material and shade with the handles of the cabinets, is proudly displayed through hanging storage option.

Galley kitchens save space for many home owners

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Green themed galley kitchen

by Erdreich Architecture

Modern galley-style kitchen design


Galley-style kitchen with wooden furniture

by Howells Architecture + Design, LLC

Maximizing the smallest of spaces:

This galley kitchen design is efficient for those who are short on space. With several storage options that did not leave out the cooker and the refrigerator, the homeowner can make the most of the wall space available in the kitchen. Even the dishwasher was concealed behind a cabinetry like the cooker and refrigerator. With the cabinets light-colored, open-shelving system maintained and the installation of a moderately large pass-through window, it is actually a beautiful and functional galley kitchen.

Galley kitchens maximize space

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Galley kitchens offer ample cabinet and storage space

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Modern galley style kitchen in a small space

by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA

Traditional white themed galley kitchen

by Titan & Co.

A rare combination of cabinets and open shelving:

This particular design idea is for you if you have some eye-catching dinnerware and china you wish to display. With the cabinets lined up on one side of the wall and the microwave creatively housed beneath two of the cabinets, storage space might not really be at its premium in this tiny galley kitchen. With the open shelving to the right, you can add more allure to this tiny space with the amazing display of your expensive dinnerware and china.

Efficiently house all your kitchen amenities in one area

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Galley kitchen with stainless bench

by Alex Amend Photography

The idea behind galley kitchens is to help home owners efficiently carry out their activities in their various kitchens, no matter how small. In its design, the best combination of functionality and space are combined to achieve a visually appealing work space in your home. For the best results, always consider various design techniques and compare them to your space to choose what works best, not just for the space but for you too.

Ultra modern kitchen galley

by Michelle Walker architects

Traditional galley style kitchen

by Isler Homes

Galley-style kitchen with cooktop and prep sink

by modern house architects

Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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