I know that its popular to have a big open concept kitchen with an island, but I've always loved galley kitchens. Perhaps its because I've always lived in older homes and apartments that had galleys. I also love the old style of having a small breakfast nook off one end of the kitchen. If you're thinking of remodeling your galley, remember that you don't have to tear out walls. Keep it simpler and less expensive: upgrade your appliances if you must, rearranging them if that's an issue and upgrade your counter tops, cupboard faces and hardware. Even small kitchens can serve up big functionality.