The kitchen is usually one of the first rooms you see when entering a home and this is why many homeowners choose to renovate their kitchen. Even more difficult is the issue of the galley kitchen remodel because there is such a strange shape to the room. A galley kitchen is a full kitchen that has two sides and in order to get through the kitchen you walk through the center of the room. Instead of one side the galley kitchens have two so instead of just working on what you want the room to look like when you enter it you have to consider two sides of the room.

Galley kitchens tend to run quite small and this can make it hard to come up with a design that does not leave the room feeling cluttered. This is why it is so important to plan the design of the room so carefully. When getting started on a galley kitchen remodel you want to make sure you do things right so you come out with the best possible design. There are a few tips in particular that can help when you are working with a galley style kitchen.

Focus on the countertops first just as you should in any other type of kitchen remodel. The countertops are usually one of the most expensive parts of remodeling a kitchen but well worth the investment. Darker looks in granite and marble reflect a more modern taste while if you are into the traditional style you may prefer a white or light gray color. One idea, if you wanted a bit more space in the room, is to have the cupboards heightened.

This is going to do a few things for you in return, namely giving you more space to put your backsplash and also allowing you more working space on your cupboards. If your galley kitchen is quite small, consider the magic of mirrors. When placed strategically they can make a room look much larger than it actually is. You can find mirror tiles at any home hardware store and hang them up easily yourself.

Be sure to check overhead in your galley kitchen and if there is a lot of extra room you could install some shelves. There is always the option of having some shelves installed higher up. Galley kitchens can offer a difficult layout to work with but with these tips and some hard work on your part you can do it. Interior decorators can be helpful in these situations to at least give you their input and professional advice.