powered by
Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma

small kitchen blues

Patrick MurphyJanuary 14, 2013
Wondering how others would remodel or change things about this galley kitchen?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
If there is space, I'd consider removing the built-in pantry and recess the refrigerator there. I would extend the counter on the sink side to the same lenght as the opposite wall. With the refrigerator moved, you can have more counter space, and maybe have a floor to ceiling pull out pantry. Here is a photo..but this has the oven there too. Or,you could make the kitchen a U shape and put the stove/oven on the back wall, and get a counter depth refrigerator and pantry on the right side galley wall. Here is a U also, but stove would be where the sink is in photo.
Eyremont modern · More Info

1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Great suggestions from Darzy. Is this a home that you own…will you stay here for awhile?
Galley kitchen AFTER - LOW budget · More Info

Organization done "Just Right" · More Info
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
You can make it instantly more user-friendly by having your fridge door open the other way. You should be able to find instructions online for how to do it for your particular fridge.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Patrick Murphy
thank you, but how would I recreate a pantry
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Patrick Murphy
floor to ceiling pull out pantry. are there any examples on here?
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
If you move the fridge into the niche (if room allows), you could use some of that space for pantry. It would be the same depth as the other cabinets, so it would use up less floor space and have less visual weight.

Looks like it's too tight to try and make a u-shaped kitchen and leave the sink where it is. Sometimes galleys really are the best use of the space.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 4:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Definitely extend the counter on the sink side and if possible extend the length of the window by removing some upper cabinetry. This galley kitchen is similar to mine. Explode this room with a sense of openess by eliminating the pantry doors and opening it up so to becomes a focal point upon entering the kitchen. Good luck!
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 4:27PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Small kitchen update
We are currently purchasing a smaller home with the...
Becky Barrett
Original 1968 blue small master bath!
Our master bath is the original 1968 builders grade...
We are moving into a new home and need some help with...
updating small 1100sq ft home no ideas small budget
Hello, my husband and I have no idea on how to decorate...
Studio loft ideas
Hey everyone! I'm about to move into a studio loft...
More Discussions
Help me accessorize my great room!
our artist has finally completed our 8'x3' painting,...
Alana Chernecki
sink size for 48" vanity
Is Kohler Ladena sink 2214 20- ⅞ x 14 ⅜ too large...
A Hare-y bedroom
Im about to embark on designing this bedroom. I have...
Need help with small laundry room
Hi Everyone! This room frustrates me
Colors that compliment Functional Gray by Sherwin Williams?
I've already started another post about bedroom colors...
Ryan Kelley
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.