Give Yourself A View The narrowest end of a galley kitchen tends to suffer in aesthetic terms. Why not create a view that's nice to look at? If the room lacks light and is really tight, a large mirror will work wonders, otherwise a striking collection of pictures will work, too.
You Can (Almost) Never Spend Too Much Choosing worktops and accessories such as appliances and taps for your galley kitchen? Our advice is to spend out on these because in a small, narrow kitchen, they will be all the more obvious and on-show. If you can't afford to spend out, look for classic, simple pieces at stores such as Ikea, but never, ever skimp on your work surfaces - the more you can spend on them, the better quality and the better looking they will be.
Keep The Scheme Simple Technically the smallest, trickiest of layouts, this kitchen benefits massively from a simple approach to decor. That includes the choice of units, which needn't be white, but should err on the paler side of the spectrum. It also encompasses floors and walls, as well as lighting. Good lighting will make a room feel larger, as will light walls and pale or at least monotone flooring. Clever tricks include laying floor tiles diagonally, hence visually widening the room.
Light It Well A narrow space needs to be well lit to make it feel bigger and wider. This kitchen is the ideal, but not everyone will have the opportunity to create a glazed ceiling - instead, look at planning a lighting scheme that makes the most of ceiling and wall lights.