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Galley Kitchen Remodels: Tips to Consider When You Start Your Project

Last Updated on October 4, 2022

Have you always dreamed about remodeling your galley kitchen? The layout of galley kitchens can make you feel like you have fewer remodel options given their limited space. A well-executed galley kitchen remodel can provide you with more space, however. You can achieve the kitchen of your dreams! Here are a few tips to consider when you start your remodeling project.

Take Time to Plan

It is critical to sit down and plan out your new kitchen layout before starting any work. It may feel like stating the obvious, but a well-thought-out plan for your new galley kitchen will maximize space and minimize frustrations.

Think about how you typically move in a kitchen and what spaces you regularly use when making a meal. You may want to put those key areas relatively close to each other for the most functional kitchen space possible.

Consider your Fridge Location

In a galley kitchen, working space is at a premium. When your fridge is closer to the center of the kitchen, you will likely end up with people trying to access it while you’re working. You can reduce the impact of this by placing the fridge on the edge of your new kitchen.

Pay Close Attention to Color

When done right, your new color scheme can make your kitchen appear larger, which helps open up the space. The good news is, this doesn’t always mean you have to opt for bright colors. If you’re a fan of that dark granite countertop, it could work. Start by thinking about how much natural light gets in the kitchen. Then consider what you want the focal point to be – your countertops or your cabinets, and go from there!

If you have a space with ample natural light, it will counteract any darker colors you include. The sunlight will help brighten and open what may otherwise feel like a closed space due to any black, gray, or dark blue tones.

Streamline Your Cabinetry

Consider installing cabinets with clean lines and a sleek appearance. They will help open up the space visually by adding a sense of depth. Opt for elegant, streamlined hardware over bulky handles or knobs.

You can still achieve this same look if your remodel does not include a complete cabinet demolition. Granite and TREND Transformations has a cabinet refacing service that allows you to achieve the kitchen of your dreams at a fraction of the cost.

Get Creative with Storage

The best part of remodeling your space is designing it to function for your needs. In galley kitchens working and storage space are at a premium. Consider adding hidden storage, such as pull-out drawers and spice cabinets.

Play With Patterns

An easy way to make your galley kitchen feel more spacious is to create the illusion of space and depth. Combining colors and patterns help you accomplish this. After you settle on your cabinet and countertop colors, pick out a complementary (or contrasting) backsplash tile. Mosaic tiles allow you to add a splash of color or an eye-catching geometric pattern. Granite and TREND Transformations has a wide selection available. A well-thought-out design can result in a stunning galley kitchen that meets all your needs.

At Granite and TREND Transformations, we want to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. We have solutions that are perfect for every space, no matter how large or small they may be. Contact us with any questions or to get additional inspiration and ideas. Our design team is happy to schedule your free in-home consultation. Reach out to us today!

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