Apartments built before the war usually had small galley kitchens because home kitchens didn't have as many or as big of tools.
If you're remodeling or building a new galley kitchen, combine the best parts of the classic style—its small size and functionality—with a more modern, open plan.
Natural wood planks create an instant farmhouse feel when used as kitchen shelves, and they provide plenty of storage in lieu of upper cabinets.
This butler's pantry demonstrates galley kitchens' key rule: maximize vertical storage. Sky-high blue cabinets with full-length glass safeguard and display what's inside.
Galley kitchens are known for parallel lines of cabinetry, but there's no rule about using the same cabinetry everywhere.
Painting cabinets, adding a new backsplash, or updating your flooring are all ways of making this classic kitchen layout feel more like you.
This low-ceilinged modern galley kitchen feels ship-like. Like these homeowners, you can boost contemporary style by using raw materials in clean, unadorned designs.
While the footprint is small, this galley kitchen feels open and spacious, thanks to the vaulted ceiling and skylight.
The first galley kitchens were on ships, which is why this all-steel, industrial-style kitchen feels right.
You can skip upper cabinets altogether, and you can even vary the types of shelving you use, as shown here, to create more rhythm and variety in your design.