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5. Open and streamlined An opened-up galley kitchen has its pros and cons. On one hand, it tends to feel larger, enjoy more natural light and encourage socialising (and maybe even helping with the food prep). On the other, it means potentially losing a wall of upper cabinets and appliances. Architect Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design and her husband, Alex, renovated their Boston condo’s open galley kitchen to suit the way they knew their family would function in a tight kitchen space. The renovation included relocating a laundry room-pantry door, which had been where the framed print now hangs. “Having a large door in the kitchen disrupted the flow and access. Plus, laundry and food storage are a bad mix, as a laundry room is often a humid space,” Stephanie says. The upper cabinets that extend to the ceiling increase the room’s storage potential. And, like the Los Angeles kitchen, a counter-depth fridge keeps everything pleasingly streamlined.