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Galley Kitchen Design Ideas

Webb & Brown-Neaves - Mindarie
Webb & Brown-Neaves - Mindarie
Radiant Lighting
Design ideas for a contemporary galley kitchen in Perth with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, window splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Willoughby House
Willoughby House
Driftwood Joinery
Photo of a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Davidson
Davidson
GJ Gardner Homes Sydney North
Design ideas for a transitional galley eat-in kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, blue splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Doonan House
Doonan House
Kelly Martin Architecture
Inspiration for a contemporary galley kitchen in Sunshine Coast with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, green splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and brown benchtop.
Nunawading Renovation
Nunawading Renovation
Greenstruct
New and blue. 2-pac cupboards, pocket doors, retro appliances and white stone benches set this kitchen apart. Detailing to the vertical grooves and cupboard layout was paid special attention, and the results were gorgeous.
The Block Gatwick 2018
The Block Gatwick 2018
Freedom Kitchens
Marcel Aucar
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
peregian beach 2 residence
peregian beach 2 residence
zooi design
Inspiration for a beach style galley kitchen in Sunshine Coast with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Gisborne House
Gisborne House
VR Builders
Photo of a large contemporary galley kitchen in Other with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Transitional Kitchen
Transitional Kitchen
Photo of a mid-sized transitional galley kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Doubleview Burnished Finish
Doubleview Burnished Finish
DS Grinding
Burnished Concrete in its raw state flows throughout this home to create a natural seamless feel.
Design ideas for a mid-sized industrial galley open plan kitchen in Perth with concrete floors, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback, a peninsula, grey floor and white benchtop.
Onyx
Onyx
Joe Adsett Architects Pty Ltd
Modern galley kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island and grey floor.
Stunning Dark Veneer and Marble kitchen
Stunning Dark Veneer and Marble kitchen
Degabriele Kitchens
Design ideas for a large contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, mirror splashback, panelled appliances, with island, black floor and grey benchtop.
Harbourside Chic
Harbourside Chic
Xclusiv Built Projects
kitchen dreams, bronze mirror cupboards to reflect views of the of the water front. Marble dining table and splash-back, Corian to whole island and benchtop. Natural timber veneer to kitchen drawers and doors.
Hunter
Hunter
S&K Group
Designed & built by us Location: Malvern Interiors by Studio Tate Photographed by Lillie Thompson
Photo of a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, black appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Adore Home Magazine Home Reno
Adore Home Magazine Home Reno
Tile Touch
This is an example of a beach style galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with white splashback, ceramic splashback, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, panelled appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor, white benchtop, exposed beam and vaulted.
Thornbury Extension
Thornbury Extension
Architected
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, green splashback, window splashback, medium hardwood floors, a peninsula, brown floor and white benchtop.
Banjup Project
Banjup Project
Designed by Deb
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Wombat House
Wombat House
Richard Cole Architecture
A new house in Wombat, near Young in regional NSW, utilises a simple linear plan to respond to the site. Facing due north and using a palette of robust, economical materials, the building is carefully assembled to accommodate a young family. Modest in size and budget, this building celebrates its place and the horizontality of the landscape.
Single Story Acreage
Single Story Acreage
Pacific Blue
Inspiration for a large contemporary galley kitchen in Sunshine Coast with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, mirror splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
Nexus Designs
Family was key to all of our decisions for the extensive renovation of this 1930s house. Our client’s had already lived in the house for several years, and as their four children grew so too did the demands on their house. Functionality and practicality were of the utmost importance and our interior needed to facilitate a highly organised, streamlined lifestyle while still being warm and welcoming. Now each child has their own bag & blazer drop off zone within a light filled utility room, and their own bedroom with future appropriate desks and storage. Part of our response to the brief for simplicity was to use vibrant colour on simple, sculptural joinery and so that the interior felt complete without layers of accessories and artworks. This house has been transformed from a dark, maze of rooms into an open, welcoming, light filled contemporary family home. This project required extensive re-planning and reorganising of space in order to make daily life streamlined and to create greater opportunities for family interactions and fun. Photography: Fraser Marsden

'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 165,067 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Architected and Kelly Martin Architecture. 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.