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Galley Kitchen Ideas & Designs

San Jose Eichler 3
San Jose Eichler 3
Urbanism Designs
Inspiration for a mid-century modern galley gray floor kitchen remodel in San Francisco with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, mosaic tile backsplash, an island and white countertops
Our work featured on HGTV
Our work featured on HGTV
Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc.
Transitional galley dark wood floor and brown floor kitchen photo in Chicago with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Naples Gem
Naples Gem
Collins DuPont Design Group
Interior Design by Sherri DuPont Photography by Lori Hamilton
Inspiration for a large transitional galley brown floor and dark wood floor kitchen remodel in Miami with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island, recessed-panel cabinets, wood countertops, beige backsplash, subway tile backsplash and brown countertops
Kitchens
Kitchens
Danielle Atkinson Photography
Example of a large galley dark wood floor open concept kitchen design in Atlanta with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Bar Seating Sarasota Modern Kitchen
Bar Seating Sarasota Modern Kitchen
Florida Design Works
From the giant sliding glass door to the terrazzo floor and modern, geometric design—this home is the perfect example of Sarasota Modern. Thanks to Christie’s Kitchen & Bath for partnering with our team on this project. Product Spotlight: Cambria's Montgomery Countertops
Schaumburg Farmhouse Pantry
Schaumburg Farmhouse Pantry
Studio21 Architects
Open kitchen with double oven, farm sink, pendent lighting and white cabinets that are offset by a dark hardwood floor.
Inspiration for a large farmhouse galley dark wood floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Chicago with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, multicolored backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Shabby-chic Style Kitchen
Shabby-chic Style Kitchen
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style galley medium tone wood floor kitchen remodel in Baltimore with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash and an island
Berkeley Deck and Spiral Staircase
Berkeley Deck and Spiral Staircase
Canyon Design Build
Treve Johnson Photography
Inspiration for a large transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen remodel in San Francisco with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, marble countertops, gray backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, no island and white countertops
Transitional Kitchen Newton Square Remodel - Geneva
Transitional Kitchen Newton Square Remodel - Geneva
Redstart Construction, Inc.
Picture Perfect House
Mid-sized transitional galley dark wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Chicago with white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island, white countertops, a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets and glass tile backsplash
Valley Run
Valley Run
JLF & Associates, Inc.
History, revived. An early 19th century Dutch farmstead, nestled in the hillside of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offered a storied canvas on which to layer replicated additions and contemporary components. Endowed with an extensive art collection, the house and barn serve as a platform for aesthetic appreciation in all forms.
Memorial Kitchen Full Renovation
Memorial Kitchen Full Renovation
Big City Construction Co
Bayside Images
Huge transitional galley bamboo floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Houston with a single-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, white backsplash, travertine backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and black countertops
Glen Abbey Ct
Glen Abbey Ct
OaKline Floors
Michael Asante
Open concept kitchen - modern galley light wood floor and beige floor open concept kitchen idea in Dallas with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an island
Knotty Alder Kitchen
Knotty Alder Kitchen
Savvy Interiors/ inSIDE by Savvy
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen remodel in San Diego with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Beaucatcher Barn Home
Beaucatcher Barn Home
Samsel Architects
We used the timber frame of a century old barn to build this rustic modern house. The barn was dismantled, and reassembled on site. Inside, we designed the home to showcase as much of the original timber frame as possible. The kitchen opens up to a living space with great mountain views. Photography by Todd Crawford
Buchanan School Interior
Buchanan School Interior
LOCH Collective
Trendy galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in DC Metro with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, marble backsplash and an island
Hilltop
Hilltop
Cushman Design Group
Photo Credit: Susan Teare
Mountain style galley medium tone wood floor eat-in kitchen photo in Burlington with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, green cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and black countertops
Five Points Kitchen Remodel
Five Points Kitchen Remodel
Athens Building Company
Example of a transitional galley dark wood floor and brown floor kitchen design in Atlanta with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, an island and white countertops
Pompano Beach New Construction Waterfront Home
Pompano Beach New Construction Waterfront Home
Nicole White Designs Interiors LLC
RMStudio
Kitchen - transitional galley white floor kitchen idea in Miami with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Main Street
Main Street
1625 DB
Inspiration for a modern galley gray floor open concept kitchen remodel in New York with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
project 121009
project 121009
Rice Residential Design
Inspiration for a timeless galley dark wood floor and brown floor enclosed kitchen remodel in Houston with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Modern Man
Modern Man
Providence Design
Photography: Rett Peek
Transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen photo in Little Rock with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
O'Brien Harris Classic
O'Brien Harris Classic
O'Brien Harris LLC
Example of a classic galley brown floor and dark wood floor kitchen pantry design in Chicago with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, marble backsplash, an island, white countertops and a farmhouse sink
#modernmasterpiecekitchen
#modernmasterpiecekitchen
Homestead Kitchens
Example of a transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen design in Boston with a single-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island, white countertops and white cabinets
Cherokee Blvd Project
Cherokee Blvd Project
Sticks 2 Stones Design, LLC
Large elegant galley light wood floor open concept kitchen photo in Other with an undermount sink, beaded inset cabinets, white cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula

Having a galley kitchen in your home doesn’t have to be a negative. In fact, professional chefs almost always cook in tight quarters in the backs of restaurants, and working in a compact space can actually be highly efficient. With your prep station directly parallel to the stove and all of your cooking tools within arm’s reach, you’ll be making dinner in record time — while keeping all of the mess tucked away from your dining space. Still need convincing? Check out these seven galley kitchen ideas to help you whip up your ideal cooking space. And for even more inspiration, find thousands of galley kitchen ideas and pictures below.

1. Knock Down a Wall: If you’re looking for small galley kitchen remodel ideas, you might consider getting rid of one of the walls enclosing the space. That way, you’ll still have two countertops facing each other, but the space won’t feel as claustrophobic. Of course, you’ll have to ensure this is possible with your home’s layout and piping systems.

2. Let the Light In: Light is important in a small galley kitchen, both to provide you with adequate lighting to work under and to help the space feel inviting. If you’re remodeling, make your window or windows as big as possible; otherwise, make sure to install quality light fixtures.

3. Go With Open Shelving: While you look for ideas for your galley kitchen makeover, pay attention to the sorts of features that pack in both function and style. Open shelves can look beautiful and may fit the space better than bulky cabinetry. You’ll also have your serveware and cooking tools readily available.

4. Add an Island: If you’re looking for galley kitchen island ideas, consider how much room you have. You can use a rolling kitchen cart for when you need an extra prep surface, If your kitchen simply consists of one wall of appliances and counter space, install an island parallel to it to create a galley kitchen — and make sure it has plenty of built in storage space.

5. Pull Up a Chair: Dedicated dining spaces can be hard to come by in small apartments, so get creative with small galley kitchen design ideas. If one of your counters isn’t bounded by a wall, simply add some bar stools on the other side and call it cozy dining.

6. Hang It Up: Revolutionize your cooking routine by installing a pegboard on the wall to hold your pots, pans and cooking utensils — after all, Julia Child herself was a proponent of them. In terms of galley kitchen design, a pegboard is an intuitive solution that will help you make use of vertical space.

7. Go Bold With Color: Sometimes, the best way to enjoy your small kitchen is to create a jewel box of a space with vibrant colors and patterns. If you’re in need of small galley kitchen ideas on a budget, simply add in a colorful rug or paint the walls deep blue. If you can spend a bit more, install playful tile flooring or a colorful backsplash. Keep in mind that strong colors and patterns won’t be overwhelming if they cover a small area.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a galley kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 158,488 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Athens Building Company and Rice Residential Design. Look through kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a galley kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful galley kitchen photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.