Before and After Galley Kitchen Remodels

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Is your galley-style kitchen desperate for a makeover? Get inspired by these dramatic before-and-after renovations.

Previously dark, dated and cramped, these five galley-style kitchens are now bright, modern and functional. Browse the before-and-after photos, and learn how the designers overhauled these spaces.

Before: Cramped Quarters

This Brooklyn kitchen was so small it could only fit one. The owner wanted to be able to entertain in her kitchen and talk to guests while cooking. She also wanted more space for counters, kitchenware and – believe it or not – food.

After: Entertaining Kitchen

Designer Anjie Cho removed the wall between kitchen and living room and added a peninsula with overhang for seating. The move gave more space to the galley, allowing the kitchen to be wrapped around the seating area for added room next to the table. 

 

Before: Colorless Cooking Space

The kitchen in this Lexington home ”was so dark, even though it was all white,” recalls Anjie Cho. “It was bleak, outdated and just sad looking.”

After: Warm and Open

Walls between the kitchen and hallway and the kitchen and dining room were removed, the range was moved and an island was added for family meals. “This family of four was thrilled to have their kitchen open out to the dining area with a large peninsula,” Cho reports. 

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Client living room in progress   #repaint   #interiors   #inprogress

Client living room in progress  #repaint #interiors #inprogress

Finished Mercury  #mandala   #yantra  last night!

Finished Mercury #mandala #yantra last night!

Site Visit with a lovely client! Wait til you see the befores!   #architecture   #interiors   #inconstruction

Site Visit with a lovely client! Wait til you see the befores!  #architecture #interiors #inconstruction

In progress  Mercury yantra mandala  with Indian wash technique   #harishjohari   #mandala   #gouache

In progress Mercury yantra mandala with Indian wash technique  #harishjohari #mandala #gouache

happy  #mantraMonday . this one looks a lot like  #ganesha  but is Krishna, the "fire that lights everything that lives." He teaches us that God is Love and we should not be afraid. Mantra: om hring krishnaye namaha om.  #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #Krishna   #vedic

happy #mantraMonday. this one looks a lot like #ganesha but is Krishna, the "fire that lights everything that lives." He teaches us that God is Love and we should not be afraid. Mantra: om hring krishnaye namaha om. #mantra #yantra #mandala #Krishna #vedic

client's picture ledge and living room redecoration in progress   #lovemywork   #pictureledge   #livingroom   #interiors

client's picture ledge and living room redecoration in progress  #lovemywork #pictureledge #livingroom #interiors

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Painting  Gan  esha   yantra  this weekend with my teacher  @sacredma   #sacredart  photo by  @sandrinevanslee

Painting Ganesha yantra this weekend with my teacher @sacredma #sacredart photo by @sandrinevanslee

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts  #saraswati   #watercolor   #goddess

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts #saraswati #watercolor #goddess

Goddess  yantras  knowledge and prosperity completed.  #saraswati   #lakshmi   #yantra

Goddess yantras knowledge and prosperity completed. #saraswati #lakshmi #yantra

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#mantraMonday Tara from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha! #mantra #greentara #thangka #tibetanart #tara #peaceday

#beforeandafter  of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world  #fengshui   #interiors   #foyer

#beforeandafter of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world #fengshui #interiors #foyer

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my favorite piece of Citrine, sits in the abundance area of my desk #fengshui#crystals #abundance

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it's #mantraMonday. this is emerald and teal green yantra is Mercury, for communication and also for fun! Mantra: om bhum bhudaye namaha om #mantra#yantra #mandala #healing #vedic

the  12 zodiac animals  strung together can bring harmony into the home #fengshui   #chinesezodiac   #holisticspaces

the 12 zodiac animals strung together can bring harmony into the home#fengshui #chinesezodiac #holisticspaces

#beforeandafter  new paint flooring furniture windows!  #living   #home  #renovation

#beforeandafter new paint flooring furniture windows! #living #home#renovation

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feng shui in the bedroom  with the  five elements  - water (image), wood (plant), metal (white walls, earth (brown furniture), fire (LED lamp) 

feng shui in the bedroom with the five elements - water (image), wood (plant), metal (white walls, earth (brown furniture), fire (LED lamp) 

#41 . do not wear shoes as a hat.  #ChogyamTrungpa   #lojong  #shambhala

#41. do not wear shoes as a hat. #ChogyamTrungpa #lojong #shambhala

what's your vedic numerology?!? mine is  #3 , Jupiter. look at holisticspaces.com  #vedicsquare  #sacredgeometry   #numerology

what's your vedic numerology?!? mine is #3, Jupiter. look at holisticspaces.com #vedicsquare#sacredgeometry #numerology

happy  #mantraMonday . today DURGA yantra, for rebirth. Mantra: Om Hring Dung Durgaye Namah Om. Durga is a Hindu goddess, a symbol of the divine mother. In Sanskrit, Durga means “invincible”, as she also destroys evil and transforms it into harmony and balance in the world. This is a powerful yantra because it can create destruction, but for the sake of universal harmony. You may need to let things go before you can welcome the new. The overlapping triangles also invoke fire energy. Fiery passion is required to destroy and bring forth new beginnings. This Durga yantra mandala is the symbol in the  Holistic Spaces  logo because we seek to establish balance in your spaces.  #mantra   #yantra  #mandala   #healing   #vedic   #holisticspaces

happy #mantraMonday. today DURGA yantra, for rebirth. Mantra: Om Hring Dung Durgaye Namah Om. Durga is a Hindu goddess, a symbol of the divine mother. In Sanskrit, Durga means “invincible”, as she also destroys evil and transforms it into harmony and balance in the world. This is a powerful yantra because it can create destruction, but for the sake of universal harmony. You may need to let things go before you can welcome the new. The overlapping triangles also invoke fire energy. Fiery passion is required to destroy and bring forth new beginnings. This Durga yantra mandala is the symbol in the Holistic Spaces logo because we seek to establish balance in your spaces. #mantra #yantra#mandala #healing #vedic #holisticspaces

dont you just love this kitchen?!?  #beforeafter   gut renovation where we opened up the kitchen to the living room

dont you just love this kitchen?!?#beforeafter gut renovation where we opened up the kitchen to the living room

A cute little model we just did to do paint color studies  #3dmodel   #interiors  #architecture   #rhino

A cute little model we just did to do paint color studies #3dmodel #interiors#architecture #rhino