Make A Galley Kitchen Seem Bigger
While a galley kitchen can certainly be charming, it’s not exactly practical if you have a large family or just want room for more than one cook. You can, however, make a galley kitchen seem bigger and improve its efficiency without tearing down walls. Here are some tips for you. Apply a light paint color to the walls, creating the visual illusion of a more spacious room. Barely beige, soft white or light gray are light paint colors that provide a neutral backdrop for almost any color scheme. Paints with a satin or semigloss finish tend to reflect more light, making a space feel more open and airy. Also, you can visually raise a low ceiling by painting it a couple of shades lighter than the wall color. Paint a kitchen ceiling in a shade of white to make it appear even loftier.
Integrated appliances built into kitchen walls and cabinetry provide a seamless look to give the impression of a larger space. Also, install appliances that are in scale with the size of your galley kitchen so they don’t overpower the room. Stainless-steel appliances provide shiny surfaces to reflect light, emphasizing the feeling of more space. Cabinetry finished in light-colored paint or stain can help create a perception of openness. Glass cabinet doors and open wall shelves help to avoid a boxy, cramped feel.