Don't let their typically narrow and cramped appearance fool you – galley kitchens can efficiently use every inch of space, if decorated appropriately. We have a few tips to help you do just that...
1. Just like any kitchen, you should be looking for a 'work triangle' that's easy to navigate. This will mean you can easily nip between the fridge, sink and cooker without facing any obstacles. With a galley kitchen, you ideally want a layout which will fit two of the three components along one wall - the fridge and sink, for instance. The third will then be located on the opposite wall, between the other two.
2. Galley kitchens can sometimes struggle for light. A way to counteract this is to opt for pale or neutral walls, units and worktops, while you should also keep wood fittings light in colour.
3. Wall cabinets can leave your room feeling boxed-in. A simple way around this is to consider shelving, instead.
4. Consider utilising awkward areas as storage solutions. For instance, you can use door hooks to drape tea towels, while you can use ceiling space to hang pans too.