making a small galley kitchen work

Many of us are faced with small galley or one-wall kitchens in our homes, condos or apartments. There are a few tricks to making the most of a small kitchen space to create an efficient, open and beautiful room.

1. Lighten up.

If you have a small enclosed kitchen, go white or light on your cabinets. source

2. Open up.

Opt for open shelving up top instead of cabinets that visually take up space.

3. Make it eat-in.

If you have room on one side, adding a small table allows for more a feeling of more usable space. 

4. Take down a wall.

Finally, you could perhaps bust out one wall and open it up to living space, adding an island in for extra counter space. 

Could you live small in one of these kitchens? Or maybe you have other tricks? I'd love to hear them!

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