The Galley Style Kitchen
Throughout my childhood, I lived in a plethora of kitchen styles. Some were open concept, one was the classic u-shape and some were galley style. Out of all of those designs, I favored the galley style! It felt the most practical while still stylish. I love being surrounded by everything I need, without feeling cramped or claustrophobic.
Fast forward to today and my current kitchen is galley style. When we bought our 1957 ranch, the kitchen was already shaped like this. So we kept the bones and just refreshed it a bit. The width is wide enough to have a few people in the kitchen at a time, which is perfect for the modern space. In fact, if you are designing a galley kitchen, make sure the width is wide enough to house a crowd.
Design: Daniella on Design | Image: Costas Picadas | Pure White
One benefit of having a galley kitchen is that you can easily shift from your stove top to another part of the kitchen without walking a mile away. Everything is at arms length. Visually, it also creates a beautiful tunnel-like look. You can really play with your kitchen design!
Design: KCS Design
Keeping your cabinets light and bright is a good idea in a galley kitchen. Especially if there is not a lot of natural lighting. I love the white cabinets and light backsplash in this kitchen. It’s a beautiful look!
Design: Grace Blu | Calacatta Nuvo
It’s fun to play around with lighting in a galley kitchen. If you’re working with a narrow island, display pendants above to give that space personality. Also, recessed lighting is really important for keeping the kitchen bright! And sconces are also welcomed in these spaces.