GALLEY KITCHEN With a narrow, small kitchen, my customers often feel they must choose between openness and ample cabinet space. This galley kitchen shows how you can have both.

Choosing a lighter wood, such as this Cherry lends brightness and warmth. Selected touches of Walnut in the crown molding prevent monotony and provide an illusion of height.

Designed-in openness is apparent in the cabinets above the pass-through, which combine warm wood with glass doors that face both the kitchen and dining area and reveal glass shelving and interior lighting. The light box extension into the ceiling expands the kitchen space by carrying the cherry wood higher and lifting the chandelier above the room. In addition, the precise Euro-style of all the cabinetry, which eliminates the traditional American framework, expands useable space.

This kitchen includes many details that speak quality, such as the Horton Brass pulls, the Corian solid surface countertops with custom inlay, Euro hardware, and full extension slides.