Put tall cabinets on one wall. If you're designing a galley kitchen as described above, it's preferable to go for a wall length of at least 12 feet so the sink and cooktop can be placed far enough away from each other.
The clever use of the mirror in this compact kitchen is also worth noting; it creates the impression of a bigger space.
As already mentioned, losing the continuity of tall units in favor of wall units or shelving will help open up the space.
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