Kitchen Style September 26, 2017. When it comes to color schemes for your small galley kitchen, light and bright is a great idea—lighter colors tend to open up spaces, whereas darker ones create a cozy feel but can make a small space feel claustrophobic. Finally, consider adding efficient storage options like lazy Susans, cabinet door organizers and tall pantry storage to your small galley kitchen. This will help ensure that everything you have to store is close at hand but organized efficiently behind closed doors.
Kitchen Style October 07, 2017. Galley kitchen design features a few traditional components; first and foremost amongst them is the layout—galley kitchens generally feature a narrow passage between two parallel walls. Usually, one wall features cooking components like the stove and microwave as well as storage elements. The other wall generally houses the sink and any other cleaning implements, plus more storage. Larger galley kitchens may feature an island in between the two sides, offering more storage and a convenient area for food preparation.
Sinks September 27, 2017. "People have been afraid of stone in the kitchen because of the many myths about it and its fragility," Jack says. But, he notes, that's just what they are: myths. "If you know how to care for your stone sink, it will last for a hundred years."
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Other critical steps in the cabinetry selection process include accurately measuring the space available in the kitchen and surveying the overall configuration of the room to determine the best possible design choices for aesthetic, functional cabinets within budget parameters. The final but possibly most important step is to order the cabinetry correctly. Because cabinetry fits together like a giant Lego set with dozens — even hundreds — of parts and pieces, ordering is no easy assignment.
Kitchen Style September 26, 2017. Finally, consider raising cabinets or appliances off the floor—if they're flush, the entire space will seem shorter, but raising them slightly will give the appearance of a space with more height. You can also consider hiding appliances entirely, behind cabinets or with paneling that mimics the look of your cabinet design. Clean lines give the impression of a larger space, whereas multiple appliances arrayed throughout the space can make it seem cluttered. The note about clean lines can apply to cabinets as well—you'll want to keep these as simple and unadorned as possible, since any intricate designs may serve to crowd the space.
Countertops September 26, 2017. Heat- and scratch-resistant, the counters are also easy to care for, requiring little to no maintenance. As with granite, countertop seams may be visible depending on the size of the slab. Expect the price per square foot to match or exceed many of its good-looking but hard-working counterparts, like granite, concrete and marble.
Cabinets & Drawer September 26, 2017. Another way to accessorize your kitchen cabinets is to alter one or more of the actual cabinet doors. Adding glass or glass-paneled doors provides an open look in your kitchen and allows you to display stylish cookware, dishware, cookbooks or other kitchen collectibles. If you aren't sure you are organized enough to reveal the contents of your kitchen cabinets, consider semi-transparent or frosted glass instead; those materials won't reveal any unsightly jumble that might accumulate over time.
Kitchen Island September 26, 2017. Some hybrid kitchen islands marry the concept of additional food preparation space with extra seating for dining. These models typically are designed with one side serving as a working space, while the other half is used as a table space. However, a new wave of kitchen island tables has been popping up in kitchens, looking instead like tables with extended legs rather than places for taking care of food preparation.