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Galley Kitchen Design Ideas

Coorparoo House
Coorparoo House
Alexandra Buchanan Architecture
Jessie Prince
Design ideas for a contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor, porcelain floors and white benchtop.
Lanham - Renovation
Lanham - Renovation
Big House Little House
This is an example of a contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Brisbane with a drop-in sink, grey splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, grey benchtop, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, mosaic tile splashback, panelled appliances and beige floor.
Swan
Swan
Futureflip
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Sydney with white cabinets, concrete benchtops, window splashback, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Champion
Champion
KG Architecture
Contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, black splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Ultra Abode
Ultra Abode
Tempus Design Studio Pty Ltd
Inspiration for a large contemporary galley kitchen pantry in Other with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, black appliances, ceramic floors, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
AMAROO HOUSE
AMAROO HOUSE
User
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Brisbane with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, white splashback, stone slab splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Havilah
Havilah
Penney Constructions
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Other with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, black appliances, concrete floors, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Calbina House
Calbina House
Blake Studios
Ban Guthrie
Contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Mid Century Home renovation
Mid Century Home renovation
Sophie Tomaras
Mid Century Kitchen renovation detail
Photo of a mid-sized midcentury galley separate kitchen in Melbourne with a single-bowl sink, ceramic splashback, black appliances, multi-coloured floor and red splashback.
Brighton - Project 1
Brighton - Project 1
GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, marble splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Malvern East house
Malvern East house
mayphotography.com.au
mayphotography
This is an example of a transitional galley kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, grey splashback, marble splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Cubby Cottage
Cubby Cottage
Kitty Lee Architecture
Contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz benchtops, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Carlingford
Carlingford
Hilary Ryan Design
Contemporary galley kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, panelled appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Langhorne Creek
Langhorne Creek
Smith Builders
Design ideas for a contemporary galley kitchen in Other with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Mortdale Residence
Mortdale Residence
Style & Design
Khabbaz Photography
Design ideas for a transitional galley kitchen in Sydney with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Sails on the Beach
Sails on the Beach
Brinnie T Design
Photos: @coastalsnaps
Small beach style galley kitchen in Melbourne with quartz benchtops, with island, a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, beige cabinets, blue splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, beige floor and brown benchtop.
Kitchen Renovation - Waterfront Home
Kitchen Renovation - Waterfront Home
Design DC
Design ideas for a contemporary galley kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, panelled appliances, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Dual Occupancy Townhouse Development: Newport
Dual Occupancy Townhouse Development: Newport
First Avenue Homes
Sam Martin - 4 Walls Media
Mid-sized contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, medium wood cabinets, concrete benchtops, window splashback, concrete floors, with island, grey floor, grey benchtop and flat-panel cabinets.
Range Rd
Range Rd
Studio AKA
This is an example of a contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Adelaide with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, brick splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, no island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Wilgra Avenue
Wilgra Avenue
Cellstruct Building Group
DPI We Shoot Buildings
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.

'Galley kitchen' refers to a kitchen design that stretches along two parallel units forming a small corridor. The space-efficiency of this layout is praised by (hobby) chefs and owners of small kitchens. Often times, galley kitchens are found in the floor plans of older houses when the kitchen was a separate room to the dining and living area. Nowadays, you can do exciting things by combining the galley style with an open space or adding a kitchen island. Looking for the newest galley kitchen ideas? Browse our gallery with thousands of inspiring images to find the right layout for your kitchen makeover.

How do you plan a galley kitchen layout?

So how do you plan such a space? A concern that often comes up is how the lighting for galley kitchens. To bright up a long and narrow space can be a challenge, especially if there’s no or only a small window on one side. You also want to maximise space and make the room feel expansive rather than cramped. A good idea is to use open shelves to lighten things up. Add black and white colour schemes to keep things simple without too much sensory overload.

Modern galley kitchen designs turn open plan

These days though, galley kitchens are often modernised and turned into open plan spaces if at all possible. To achieve an open plan layout, one wall comes down and turns into a kitchen island instead. So when referring to a galley kitchen layout, this can also mean a kitchen along one wall and an island parallel to it, opening up to a bigger living and/or dining space. If there isn’t a dining space, the island can also double-up as a breakfast bar or extend to a table - all you need to add then is seating!

How to organise a galley style kitchen

If you’re lucky, you have space for a separate butler’s pantry. If you don’t, and open shelving doesn’t offer enough space, a kitchen island can be the perfect storage solution and incorporate a wine rack, cabinets and open shelves to accommodate cook books, dishes and more.

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a galley kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 160,576 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Blake Studios and Tempus Design Studio Pty Ltd. Look through kitchen photos in different colours and styles and when you find a galley kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful galley kitchen ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.