Good Questions: What To Do With My Galley?

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Hello AT,

My wife and I have a galley kitchen in our new place. It’s pretty cramped and we were going to redo it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the most out of this space? The kitchen is 12’8″ X 5’7″. I’ll try to send the floor plan.

Thanks, Gary and Amber

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Dear Gary and Amber,

This is a really strange layout, and our most fervent wish would be that you could slide the bedroom down to the bottom and move the kitchen up so that it adjoined the living room. That probably won’t happen tomorrow, we realize.

Besides that, the only thing we would recommend is to:
1. switch your fridge for an undercounter fridge
2. extend your countertop above this for more counter space
3. attempt to put two slim chairs and a small cafe table agains the opposite wall so that you can sit, eat and hang out somewhat in the kitchen.

Anyone else??