A friend was recently bemoaning the fact that she’d really like a new kitchen but the place she’s got is just a simple galley with ‘no room to swing a cat in it let alone socialise!’ Aside from her rather worrying pet care issues, at first I sympathised. After all, the vogue these days is for a big, open-plan affair that your friends can swoon over. No-one wants a poky galley kitchen.
But of course she’s wrong – about the cat and the kitchen – getting your kitchen design right can really make a big difference, however small or oddly shaped the room. (Unless of course you redesign like this). So I’m backing working with what you’ve got, after all, my own kitchen is going to be a single run of units along one wall and the only building we’re doing is putting in doors where there were once windows.
With that in mind, I’ve unearthed a few brilliant galley kitchen ideas from House to Home to give her inspiration.
The simple, clean lines of this Shaker cabinetry give the room an open feel and adding doors at the end helps to make to room feel bigger and lighter.
I love the open shelves in this modern design first see in Livingetc. It provides heaps of storage without making the room feel too boxed in. My only worry would be the dusting!
If you want ‘wow’ then this bright yellow kitchen is right on trend with its restrained use of handles – a key look for this year.