making a small galley kitchen work

Many of us are faced with small galley or one-wall kitchens in our homes, condos or apartments. There are a few tricks to making the most of a small kitchen space to create an efficient, open and beautiful room.

1. First, lighten up. If you have a small enclosed kitchen, go white or light on your cabinets.

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2. Or, go open. Opt for open shelving up top instead of cabinets that visually take up space.

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3. If you have room on one side, adding a small table allows for more a feeling of more usable space. 

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4. Finally, bust out one wall and open it up to living space, adding an island in for extra counter space. 

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Could you live small in one of these kitchens? Or maybe you have other tricks? I'd love to hear them!

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.