Dinky, bijou and compact – whatever you call it, chances are that lots of you have a small kitchen. As the owner of a cramped galley myself, I know how frustrating it can be to dance around another person while trying to cook.
I also know that it doesn’t have to be this way – a small space doesn’t have to mean one that has no room.
Here’s a pick of some of my favourite pint-sized schemes, packed with ideas.
Breaking design rules left, right and centre comes this deliciously dark kitchen. Usually black cabinetry would be a no-no in a small space but by keeping it to one run and balancing it with wood, it works. White walls and good lighting are essential elements, while lighter worktops would provide some extra contrast.
Below stairs black gloss and wood kitchen
For a bit more colour, check out this sunny yellow design. Topped with shallow white wall cabinetry to avoid the ‘corridor effect’, it leads to a large window that floods the space with light.
White and yellow galley kitchen
Not sure if you can live with a colour for years to come? Try painted furniture, which can be repainted for a quick refresh. This L-shaped kitchen boasts only one wall unit to prevent the room feeling crowded.
The colour of this pretty painted scheme is echoed in the window blind
Finally, I love the wood veneer in this U-shaped room – it brings real warmth to the design, while glass open shelves make it feel light and airy.
Why not try adding a display cabinet to your small kitchen?
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