A galley kitchen can feel small and cramped. This kitchen started out closed off from the rest of the living space and outdated. We overhauled this kitchen to give it a more contemporary look to match the rest of the house and fit the needs of a professional couple with two young children. To give this space an open and airy feel we removed a wall between the kitchen and the den, raised the ceiling, replaced windows and added a new patio door with side lights. The new open space allows enough room to entertain. A bar area was added so the kids could do homework while their parents are in the kitchen.

The gentle contemporary look and warm color palate appealed to the homeowners modern taste without sacrificing a welcoming feel for family and guests. Sating glass and interior cabinet lights add to the open feel while hiding the contents.

A sculpted stainless and glass range hood echoes the contemporary details of the of the lighting fixtures above the bar and breakfast areas. Check out our gallery now for a look at some more modern kitchens.