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5 Smart Ideas For Narrow Kitchens

Keep your cooking corner pretty and efficient with these tips

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Whether you live in a compact condo unit or a tiny home, there's a possibility that you're faced with the challenge of styling a narrow or "galley" kitchen. Named after the little cooking quarters on board ships, these rooms will inspire you to make all areas functional to maximize the space. To help you turn it into a cozy yet practical area, we've listed down a few design guidelines you can follow: 

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1. Invest in concealed storage. 

Since you don't have a lot of floor area to work with, it is best to splurge in concealed storage to save a few inches of space. Consider having pull-out drawers, multi-level shelves and customized hidden cabinets to minimize visual clutter. 

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2. Forget setting up a dining area. 

Another way to save a little more floor space is by ditching the idea of a proper dining area and opting for a breakfast bar instead. Consider placing this area by the window—a backdrop of the city will surely give it a more intimate feel. 

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3. Stick to a neutral color scheme.

Dark and moody colors should be used sparingly in tight spaces to avoid making it look even smaller. To create the illusion of a larger space, play around with non-hues and light neutrals—it will make your kitchen a lot more inviting, too. 

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4. Let natural light in. 

What better way to visually extend your space than with a stunning view of your backyard? Consider skipping the drapes and curtains in this part of the home to maximize the sunshine pouring into your kitchen. 

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5. Stick to a minimalist-inspired theme.

While styling a small space with bigger pieces can work, there are times when these must-haves make the room look and feel cramped. For narrow spaces, it's best to stick to a clean aesthetic for an open and airy vibe. 

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