The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.
This kitchen may be short on space, but it's not short on style. The chic light wood cabinetry provides contrast against the sleek gray tile backsplash, creating a clean, contemporary look. Stainless steel appliances and accents add a polished gleam to the neutral space.