Open shelves keep dinnerware in reach and ensure that the kitchen counters remain clutter-free. With space right beside the window, the owners can prep for dinner while enjoying views of the city below.
Modern White and Light Gray Galley Kitchen Makeover
This kitchen makeover included new white Shaker cabinets and sleek, glossy white countertops. The designer removed the drop ceiling to open up the space and added a light gray and white backsplash for a splash of muted color. New stainless steel appliances and a brown ceramic tile floor finish off the overall look.
An accordion-style sliding door makes this galley kitchen — what would normally be a narrow kitchen — seem spacious. The walnut used in the cabinets, floors and island is "forest free" and harvested mostly from fallen trees.
Designer Tyler Karu added a bright paint stripe on the brick wall so that the exposed brick doesn't feel too overwhelming. The rustic mirror is from Portland Architectural Salvage, and he chose a marble subway tile from Home Depot for the backsplash.
One of the most popular countertop surfaces today, engineered quartz is versatile and durable. Its nearly endless range of color options allows you to visually tie an open kitchen to the surrounding living spaces, as designer Lori Dennis did here with dark blue tones in a kitchen by SoCalContractor.
Bold, yellow contemporary cabinets and stainless steel stove appliance juxtapose nicely with the original pine flooring in this modern kitchen. The removal of a wall between the kitchen and dining room provides for a bigger spot to entertain.
Modern Gray Galley Kitchen Is Sleek, Sophisticated
This 8-foot-wide modern kitchen hangs a turn into the adjacent dining room. To make it appear larger, the designers continue the horizontal lines down the long kitchen both in the kerf, or incised line, of the cabinets and the flooring. The cabinets reaching the ceiling draw the eye up as well.
Subtle shifts in the geometry of this modern building maximize natural light and views to the sky, expanding the perception of space and openness while maintaining the small footprint. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resulting void is a central light well.
Modern Kitchen With Retro-Inspired Rainbow Cabinets
Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri updated this home with a modern, chic look while complementing the homeowner's desired retro design in this multi-colored kitchen. Contemporary cabinets in each shade of the rainbow provide updated bursts of color with a vintage feel.
The kitchen has a galley design, but feels as open as can be thanks to one wall full of windows and low countertops. Pretty wood details—in different shades—warm up the look while maintaining the streamlined design.