Galley Kitchens and Limited Spaces

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Even if you’ve found the most perfect rental, there will always be that one con you’ll need to compromise on. For many urban dwellers, it’s usually their kitchens. Do not expect that “kitchen triangle” in many rental kitchens, especially if you’re living in a city where square footage is precious.

Most of the time, you’ll have to make do with a galley kitchen that leaves almost no space for more than one cook. No matter how beautiful the stone countertop in that Layton apartment may look like, very few renters would be delighted at the sight of a galley kitchen.

But, when you get stuck with this kind of space, whether it’s out of necessity or by choice, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to feel depressed whenever it’s time to prepare your meals. There are several ideas for a galley kitchen you can take inspiration from to maximize your available space and make it feel a lot less claustrophobic.

Here are some ideas on how you can enhance your galley kitchen:

Let the light pour in

Just like with other areas in your apartment, proper lighting can make wonderful improvements in the overall vibe of a room. If there’s a window at the end of your galley kitchen, make the most out of it by making sure there’s a good amount of light coming from it.

If that isn’t exactly an option, artificial lighting can also do the trick. Also, try adding a mirror for a more airy feel, which can be further improved with some gray countertops or cabinets in a light color. Expect your space to suddenly feel a lot more open and more significant.

Combine dark and light strategically

Here’s another effective way to minimize the feeling you’re stuck along a hallway instead of a proper kitchen: break up all the materials. For example, for your base cabinets, make sure they’re made of heavier and darker materials, whereas the cabinets on top should be in lighter, brighter shades.

By doing so, you’ll create a feeling that everything is properly connected more to the ceiling. It creates an interesting “gradient” look at the same time.

Prioritize increased counter space

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Unless you’re a professional chef that can work your magic in a kitchen no matter how small it may be, not having enough counter space to prepare meals will not be a challenge. Thankfully, there are simple, creative ways you can add more even without the necessary floor space.

One, you can get some floating shelves for all your cups, plates, and spices. This will be perfect for your seasonings and other items for additional flavor, such as thyme, basil, and rosemary plants. Two, you can also look for anything magnetic that you can simply attach to your fridge.

You can get magnetic sheathings for knives to do this trick.

Finally, try to keep some appliances out of sight. While a toaster has to stay on the counter, other appliances like your coffee maker or blender can be kept inside a cabinet.

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