Smart kitchen storage, such as the ceiling-height pantries shown here, can make a big difference in a galley kitchen. Glass-front cabinets make a great traditional choice for their ability to reflect light, especially when placed opposite windows. Interior cabinet lights perform a similar function if windows aren’t plentiful. A more modern option, floating shelves make kitchens feel light and airy. Open shelving can also be used in combination with traditional cabinetry to break up blocks of wall space and provide additional storage closer to the ceiling without closing in the room. The minimalist look of hardware-free cabinetry also works great since it eliminates visual disruptions of space.