If you have a small galley kitchen, don't worry - try these four tips and it will soon be operating at optimum efficiency
1. A galley kitchen is essentially two parallel runs of units but just because space is limited it doesn’t mean the design has to be boring. If your room is particularly narrow, consider half depth units on one side or extra storage in a neighbouring dining or utility room.
2. Think about your working triangle of sink, oven/hob and fridge/freezer. The sink and hob should be at least 30cm apart for safety reasons.
3. Make the space feel bigger by laying wood or laminate flooring widthways or diagonally rather than lengthways to trick the eye. A pale colour in a high gloss finish that reflects the light combined with coloured glass splashbacks, will also make the room appear larger.
4. If you have a wall at one end rather than a rear door like Inga, try to make a feature of it with artwork or open shelving.
Feature by Karen Wilson / photo by Fiona Walker-Arnott