Sunday, June 10, 2007

Galley Kitchens

Many people who rent apartments or have small homes have galley kitchens. I myself have never lived in a house with a galley kitchen but looking at these particular photos, I don't think I'd mind! I'm sure you have to be very creative with your storage just like any small kitchen. With a bit of planning, you can make kitchen tasks much easier!

12 comments:

Chef Jules said...

Gorgeous, all! The second appeals to me greatly. Thanks for sharing these!

Kristy said...

I had never had a galley kitchen before moving into my house, but I love mine! I completely renovated the kitchen, and you're right, with a little creative storage and use of space, it works very well. My favorite space-saver is the pull-out trash bin - the first bin holds trash, and the second holds dog food.

I've found its really easy to prepare food in a galley kitchen - the range, microwave, refrigerator, work surface, sink, and trash bin are all literally a step or turn away.

Jeri Dansky said...

I'm with Kristy. My smallish home has a galley kitchen, and I was originally concerned by that. But I've been in the house 17 years now, and I love my kitchen - everything is within such easy reach.

And I've also cooked in that kitchen with someone else, and it worked fine!

Part of the storage issue gets solved simply by being very selective about what you own - but then, I'm a professional organizer, and that just ensures I practice what I preach. (I just gave away a set of dishes that I hadn't used in a while.)

rose said...

Being a military family, we've moved quite a bit and had our fair share of galley kitchens. Some were fine, others were not. Its all about equibment in the end. If you have what you need, regardless of space, you'll be happy.

Lisa said...

I knew we'd have Galley kitchen people! Great advice and words of wisdome everyone! Thanks!!

Jennifer Ramos said...

oooh so nice, i love your blog!
What is your email?

www.madebygirl.com

Lisa said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks! Love yours too!! I have my email under my profile now!

Anonymous said...

can i ask where the first shot is from? I really like how all the elements align.

-jm

Lisa said...

Hi Jm...

here is the orignal link

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/magazine/oct_06/plan_kitchen-3.html

Jessica said...

I love Galley kitchens and will be moving into one shortly. I love how you have to make everytihng fit and find spots and organize yourself.

SilverMonk Design said...

I love kitchen, especially a eat in kitchen, functional and cosy!

J Lee said...

great images!!!!
i love kitchens and even in a small space i think it's important to have a fabu-licious kitchen design!!!