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Ruth Papazian

My Mom, too. A galley kitchen is the only layout I've ever known. A U-shaped kitchen would seem huge to me.

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It's not the size nor the shape of the kitchen - it's the cook who knows how to use the tools to the maximum benefit.

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Janet Kofoed

I often stand in my kitchen and try and figure out how I would rearrange it, and always come up with nothing that doesn't involve taking out bearing walls and such. So I've accepted it as it is. It's a narrow kitchen with the back part added on at some time in the past (not entirely level). I've put in a greenhouse window, butcher block counter and table top where I could and stone tile mosaic countertops where I couldn't. Painted the dark brown cabinets in a bright white and painted the walls in a tan that's picked up from the tile. It's kind of disjointed, but cozy.

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