Galley Kitchen Design Ideas Featuring Quartz Countertops
A galley kitchen can still be beautiful and functional. From galleys to tiny homes and tiny kitchens, these five small kitchen design tips have you covered.
five galley kitchen design tips
1. use space-saving solutions: scaling appliances and multi-function fixtures
Optimize your galley kitchen with space-saving solutions like scaling appliances and incorporating multi-function fixtures. A standard 30- to 36-inch-wide oven and cooktop area can often take up much-needed countertop space. Look for conveniently sized 20- to 24-inch-wide ovens and stoves that can slide into the tightest areas. Some options also offer side-opening doors for maximum flexibility.
Look for dishwashers that save space. Some are the size of a standard cabinet and come with all the wash cycles and features you need. Look for slim refrigerator models like this retro-style mint green Smeg for a style that’s to scale.
2. Embrace color in your galley kitchen
Bright hues can infuse energy and bounce light around a room. Consider a light backsplash paired with darker cabinetry or countertops to open up the kitchen.
Discover the charm of small galley kitchens that beautifully integrate shades of blue and gray in their countertops and cabinets.
Gather more green kitchen ideas for your perfect palette.
Don’t forget about plants and greenery for a fresh pop of color, as in this tiny home kitchen renovation by Tiny Canal Cottage featuring Weybourne Matte countertops.
3. elevate your galley kitchen with smart storage solutions
Use smart storage solutions to elevate your galley kitchen style. Open shelving can showcase eye-catching dishware and décor, while expanses of a wall can highlight a dazzling backsplash. Explore quartz backsplashes and tile backsplash ideas.
Look for alternative storage spaces, such as placing baskets or containers on top of your cabinets.
4. Use countertops as dining space
Maximize your galley kitchen’s functionality by using countertops as versatile dining spaces. You don’t need an island to achieve this—a peninsula layout or modified galley works well.
A typical galley kitchen layout features a narrow walkway with cabinets and appliances lining opposite walls. Offering efficiency and utility, it’s perfect for the practical homeowner who separates cooking from socializing. A modified galley layout provides an open feel and option for added dining space.
To open up the space, consider replacing one of the runs with a parallel island allowing for flexibility, as in this galley kitchen renovation from Casey Knips. Check with a trusted contractor to see if it’s feasible for your home.
5. Let the light into your galley kitchen
Enhance your galley kitchen’s ambiance by maximizing natural light. Make your spaces bright and practical with a mix of ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting is the general lighting in a room diffused to create a certain mood or ambiance. Task lighting illuminates your kitchen’s work surfaces while accent lighting highlights certain items, such as a kitchen cabinet or shelf.
Show off your small-space style
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