Kitchen cabinets is one of the greatest battles in a galley kitchen. With limited table space, there is no room for bowls, utensils and other clutter on the shelves. Many people choose to use bulky overhead and base cabinets to solve these problems. Large closets can accommodate appliances such as toasters, microwaves, and coffee pots when they are not in use. This frees up the table surface for cooking. Some cabinet designers even make the storage space large enough to accommodate fridges and dishwashers to hide those that impose appliances that may take up the entire kitchen.
If the closet is also intrusive, consider adding shelving to the walls instead. Shelves allow for easy display and access to your stored items and create a more open feel. Note that the shelves don’t offer the same level of security as freezers. So make sure you balance your saved items properly.
Color choices can play a huge role in the atmosphere of your galley kitchen. Dark colors like black, brown, and burgundy absorb the light and make the kitchen look dark or shaded. The darker the mood, the more claustrophobic the room appears. Instead, you can choose lighter colors like white, yellow, light green, or light blue for your cabinets and counters. These colors reflect the light in the room and make the room appear larger and more open.