We had a very small galley kitchen with laminate countertops, light oak cabinets, and vinyl flooring. We only had about 8 feet of counterspace TOTAL on both sides of our kitchen. It was so small and there was absolutely no work space. For our remodeling project, we did not change the footprint of our kitchen or tear down any walls. We replaced the counters, cabinets, and flooring, and then we ended up adding 5 more feet of counterspace with granite countertops. The cabinets we purchased online are customized perfectly to fit the space and maximize the use of the floorspace and wall space. We added a bar to our dining area which added ANOTHER 8 feet of counterspace. We covered the bar with stone to match our fireplace (you can see the living room from the bar). We also added open shelves, a backsplash, new flooring, and new appliances. And the door to the pantry opens the space visually because it is a glass paneled door rather than a solid white door like we had before the re-design. We added lights under the cabinets, a pendant light over the sink, and pendant lights over the bar. We even added a little flat screen tv next to the stove!
Why I should win
It's very difficult to find re-designed galley kitchens. Most people who have galley style kitchens knock out a wall or two to expand the kitchen and open the space. Design shows, design magazines, and design web sites really need to show how these small kitchens can be re-designed smartly to show that you don't always have to knock out walls to make the space work and look great. I spent about 3 years researching layouts and designs for small kitchens because we didn't have the money to knock out a wall or two. We have the EXACT same floor space as we had prior to the renovation. By changing the cabinets, adding a glass paneled door, replacing the flooring and adding a bar, we opened the space visually, tripled the storage space, quadrupled the counterspace, and created a kitchen that meets both our style and design needs. I'm also very proud of the fact that the kitchen is so well organized that I don't have to move when I unload the dishwasher. Everything is right there at my fingertips. No more running all over the kitchen to put away the dishes! The cabinets helped me with all of my organizational needs, and all of the different options made it easy to design. I just want to show people that they can transform their existing galley kitchen without knocking down a wall. We spent approximately $10,000 on everything for our kitchen, including appliances, cabinets, flooring, backsplash, countertops, bar, and lighting. My husband and I did all of the work ourselves except installing the granite.
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