A Galley Kitchen Remodel Adds Storage Space and Convenience

A galley style kitchen encloses the space with counters, cabinets and appliances. Like the design of a ship’s galley, lots of things need to fit into small spaces. While a galley kitchen is designed for efficiency it also makes cooking and entertaining in a smaller space fun.

The original kitchen included knotty pine cabinets and a soffit that framed the kitchen but reduced storage. A butcher block on wheels became a center island that the owner wanted to keep.

The remodeling project called for new stainless steel appliances, with antique white upper and lower cabinets and black granite countertops. The soffit was eliminated allowing the upper cabinets to reach to the ceiling and adding more than 24 cubic feet of storage space.

The ship’s light above the stainless steel sink reinforces a nautical theme. Walls below the cabinets and the back splash feature white subway tiling, and under-cabinet lighting makes the whole kitchen feel more open and spacious.

This design makes the most out of long, narrow spaces to create an inviting kitchen for entertaining family and friends.