Kitchen Remodeling: Making a Galley Kitchen Feel More Spacious

All homeowners want a beautiful kitchen and a space that's functional for preparing not only snacks but large meals as well. Some homes easily accommodate such a design, where others present more of a challenge -- such as homes that have a galley kitchen. A galley kitchen consists of a corridor-like design, oftentimes making the kitchen feel claustrophobic. If you can't knock out walls to increase the area, certain design elements can still make your galley kitchen feel more spacious. Ideas to consider during a galley kitchen remodeling: Cabinets -- Keep it light. Select a simple, wooden design in white or a sleek, white, glossy-style of cabinet. The cabinets should reach the ceiling for maximum storage and to draw the eye higher, which makes a space appear larger. Counters -- A counter without a busy design is best for a small space. A white marble countertop creates a truly glamorous impression. Or try a light gray, quartz top that includes bits of sparkle. Appliances -- Stainless steel is always a favorite and works in most designs. For another option, try all white appliances that blend seamlessly into the rest of your kitchen. Flooring -- A simple design on light-colored tile will create the illusion that there's more space. If your adjoining floor is compatible, a light wood tile for the kitchen is also a good choice. Run the grain the width of the floor, instead of lengthwise, to make the area appear wider. Backsplash -- Now here's where you can add color for visual interest. Use one-inch glass tiles that include two or three soft accent colors. The colors will break up the white to keep your kitchen feeling cozy. Contact us at GreenWood Design Build for even more ideas. Our experts will put our talent, passion, and enthusiasm into creating your dream kitchen.