Proud to be a Galley Kitchen

This mid-century beach cottage galley kitchen was comprised of dated and failing materials, most of which were original to the construction of the home (the exception was the laminate flooring). The sink wall (132” in length) was originally an exterior wall, hence the ‘window’ above the sink while the cooking wall is less than eight feet (finishing out at 94”). The challenges were to provide more counter and storage space, a lighter and brighter kitchen, maintain the existing flooring while over-coming the voids left by the previous cabinetry, maintain the existing (boxed in) exhaust duct, replicate the existing paneling that was used throughout the house, install off-white cabinets on off-white walls (wall color throughout the house) so that the cabinets stood out and all on a very tight budget. This was achieved and more with a lot of ingenuity, planning and craftsmanship. The cabinetry was reconfigured and the refrigerator relocated to maximize counter and storage space, new paneling was fabricated to match the existing while the floor was patched with solid wood that closely matched the existing laminate providing a seamless look. Under cabinet lighting along with mini-can lights over the sink augment the over-head and exhaust hood lights. Beautiful cabinets and countertops along with high-functioning appliances have rendered this a kitchen any chef would be happy to work in.
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Biscuit painted cabinets with cherry crown and toe skin from Bellmont Cabinet Company are set on a back-drop of off white walls. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances bring this '60's kitchen into the 21st century. Careful cabinetry layout rendered 40% more storage in this 81 square foot kitchen. Ovens and cooktop by Kitchen Aid. Exhaust hood by Zephyr. Photo: A ...More
“Range next to a wall” — bpventura
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This was the original galley kitchen for this early '60s beach cottage. The wall oven and several of the burners on the cooktop no longer worked and the storage in the made in place cabinets was difficult to access. Lighting was minimal which made it difficult to work on both gray NW days as well as at night. By moving the fridge across the room, more counter space was provided...More
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Squeezing every inch of space out of this 81 square foot kitchen, an under cooktop drawer contains hot pads and trivets just where they are needed most. Photo: A Kitchen That Works LLC
“gas cooktop depth space is minimal” — 614design
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Though small, this kitchen does not feel cramped and can accommodate two cooks at a time. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“cabinets” — lgorbey
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Totaling 81 square feet, this galley kitchen lacked counter space and storage. By utilizing taller wall and tall cabinets and making use of every inch of space, storage was maximized and the kitchen can now accommodate two cooks safely. A Kitchen That Works LLC
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Moving the refrigerator to the opposite end of the kitchen opened up more storage and counter space and allowed people at the breakfast table to access the fridge without getting into the cooking and prep zone. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“unevenj” — gliu1717
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Very little had been updated in this early '60s kitchen. The right wall was originally an exterior wall before the adjoining carport was closed in and converted to living space. Hence the pass through to the family room was once a window. A Kitchen That Works LLC
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By lowering the pass through 'window' more natural light is able to flow into the kitchen and the view to the garden beyond is enhanced. A single deep sink is in proportion with the overall size of the kitchen. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“Granite sink” — rstalley
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A full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, ovens and cooktop feel 'just right' in this organized galley kitchen, leaving plenty of space for cabinetry and countertops. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“K” — annsatin
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Lack of storage made for clutter counters in this galley kitchen. By increasing the size of the cabinets and a bit of reconfiguration, more storage space was added A Kitchen That Works LLC
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By utilizing a 30" sink rather than a standard 33" sink, enough room was left over for a handy pull-out spice pantry. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“Spice holder” — sugar8520
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Tray dividers were incorporated over the refrigerator where heat and humidity can not damage bakeware or vases. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“cabinet for all trays” — renefrancesca
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Tandem pull-out trash and recycling makes the most of the under sink storage. A Kitchen That Works LLC
“like that idea” — soquelfamily5
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