Increasing the Space in a Galley Kitchen

In remodeling, there are two ways to increase space. One way is physically, which involves demolishing and rebuilding walls. Another way is visually, through careful planning and space utilization. In this home, we combined both methods. The homeowner described cooking in the kitchen as “being trapped in a cave”, however, they did not want to take ... read more»

Small Condo Kitchen

Small condo kitchens are difficult and this kitchen was no exception. The cabinets were along the back and side walls, with no cabinet in the corner. The stove and refrigerator were next to each other blocking a south-facing window. Our job was to make this kitchen functional and attractive.We expanded the space by creating a countertop over new ... read more»

Making the Most of a Small Space

This bachelor had an extremely small space and he loved to cook. He wanted high-end appliances and a place where he could cook and entertain. He also wanted a dramatic look. We had to maximize every inch of space and at the same time create an open and inviting look.We achieved this by making the stove and large refrigerator the focal point of one ... read more»

Improving a Kitchen with a Pass-Thru and Better Layout

The existing kitchen was cramped and unattractive. The space was dominated by an eating area and a refrigerator. Formica countertops and unattractive slab cabinets made the area uninviting and unpleasant.We opened up a pass-thru to the dining room and created a bar where people could gather. We put the refrigerator into an area adjacent to the ... read more»

A Spacious & Inviting Eating/Entertaining Area

Our client had a typical galley kitchen, hidden behind a wall separating it from a large dining area and open to a rear porch. We opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room and opened up the entry to the porch and made all 3 areas part of the same spacious eating and entertaining area. We made the kitchen functional, put the ... read more»

Increasing the Space in a Galley Kitchen

The typical DC row house has a small kitchen. Many are so narrow that they are called “galley” kitchens. Most are behind the wall of the dining room and can only be accessed from either end. This client had a typical galley kitchen that they did not like and longed for something more in keeping with their classic home in Northwest DC. They ... read more»