Sunday, August 13, 2017

Galley Kitchen Remodel Tips

If you want to know how to get the most out of your galley kitchen remodel, you've come to the right place! Below are some tips to help you improve your galley kitchen and make the most out of the space you have available.

Keep it light. We all know how pleasing a white kitchen is in any home, but it’s a particularly great choice for a galley kitchen. Keeping the cabinets and counter tops light-colored will help make your kitchen feel spacious and airy.

Create a work triangle. Due to the small amount of space in a galley kitchen, it's especially important to make sure the layout is functional and suits your needs. Keep in mind the work triangle when remodeling your kitchen. The work triangle consists of the top three most utilized spaces in your kitchen, namely the refrigerator, sink, and stove. If you were to draw straight lines connecting these three areas in your kitchen, the resulting shape should resemble a triangle.

Smart cabinet storage. Maximizing efficiency is the name of the game in a small kitchen space. Consider ordering custom cabinets for your space so that you can decide exactly what goes where and tailor every inch of your kitchen storage to fit your needs.

Tall cabinets. Choosing tall cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling is a great way to utilize every inch of your kitchen! When your cabinets touch the ceiling they can make the kitchen appear larger and ceilings appear taller, which is an added bonus!

Above-cabinet storage. If installing cabinetry that touches the ceiling is not an option, or if you do not like the look of tall cabinetry in your space, you can still utilize the space between the top of the cabinets and ceiling for storage. Consider putting attractive things that are rarely used above your cabinets, such as big wooden salad bowls, or other decorative items. You can also put decorative storage bins above the cabinets if the items you would like to store are not particularly attractive on their own. Don't be afraid to try a few different ideas and see what you like!

Let the light in. If you don’t already have windows, consider adding windows (that go to the outside) or a pass-through window, or both! While adding windows does require a bit more renovation and is an added expense, if it is doable, it can be very worth it in the end!

Runner. Laying down a runner is a great way to add comfort and color to your galley kitchen. There are beautiful indoor/outdoor rug options available on the market today that are water resistant and perfect for high-use kitchen areas. There are other rug options as well that are machine washable and easy to clean so you don’t have to worry about spilling on your kitchen rug (because let’s face it – it’s bound to happen)!

If you'd like to see more kitchen storage ideas, check out our Storage Solutions ideabook on For galley kitchen remodeling ideas, take a look at our Galley Kitchens ideabook on

We really hope you enjoyed reading this! We look forward to hearing from you in the comments below! :)

Wish you the best with your galley kitchen remodel!