Meet me in the galley (kitchen)

Just because you have a small space for a kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. Lots of older homes are closed off with specific rooms separated by task. IE, kitchens weren’t designed to be as open to the rest of the living space as many newer homes. Therefore you are presented with the task of making a kitchen feel open and inviting without ripping out walls and spending a fortune. Beyond the usual things you can do to make a room feel larger (natural light, windows, light paint color and countertops, light flooring, etc), a smaller kitchen can also give off a cozy and inviting feel. Enjoy these inspiration images of some galley kitchens that I found inspiring.

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Waterfall Countertops

My latest obsession in kitchen design: Waterfall countertops. Such a sleek, contemporary look.

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And lastly, my personal favorite, from Womanista.com Cassie Kelley’s home in Nashville, Interior Design by: Lindsay Sanders Rhodes

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Cantley and Company

While in school, I had the pleasure of working for an NKBA accredited kitchen and bath design firm.  I learned so much about the ins and outs of kitchen design. They are located in downtown Birmingham, and do absolutely BEAUTIFUL and classic design work. A “Cantley kitchen” never goes out of style. The cabinets are made locally, so everything they do is custom. Take a look at some of their swoon-worthy design work. Much success in the future, Cyndy and Keith!

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http://www.cantleycompany.com