At No 15 our clients did not want a galley kitchen so we blocked the existing entrance and added double doors further along. This was a complete game changer. The kitchen became deeper and more functional making use o the narrow sides with cabinetry rather Tham the two longer sides. It means two or more people can be in the kitchen at the same time!
We opted to painted the ceiling as well as the walls in the exact colour as the cabinets. This made sure the space was soft and restful without any sharp edges or harsh contrasting textures.