The galley style kitchen is a functional kitchen design that allows you to reach all areas of the kitchen with minimal walking distance. Providing a great layout for ample cabinets and benchtop space, the galley style kitchen is a modern and contemporary design and the choice of many chefs.
Yes, the name 'galley kitchen' sometimes conjures up images of a one-person kitchen on a boat… but galley style kitchens can be made as long and wide as you’d like.
Easy Working Triangle
It’s really easy to design a basic working triangle when designing a galley kitchen. As long as you keep the sink, oven and fridge grouped together you’ll find moving around a dream. A lot of designs work with two elements on one wall and the third placed between them on the wall opposite.
The compact working triangle is one of the advantages of a galley kitchen – the design makes it stress free when you’re preparing food as you don’t have to move about a great deal. Appliances, storage space and an abundance of benchtop space are all within a few steps of each other.
By nature, galley kitchens best fit larger spaces, which generally benefits larger homes and apartments by providing a great working kitchen with plenty of easy to access space.
Many galley kitchens make full use of vertical space by using wall cabinets and shelving units to create more storage space.
Galley kitchen advantages
- Great central kitchen design for larger spaces.
- Easy to divide galley kitchens into multiple working areas.
- Everything is easily accessible.
- Plenty of storage - galley kitchens usually have ample storage space.
- Benchtops on each side can be any length.
- Quick to clean!
- Contemporary looking design.
Galley kitchen disadvantages
- A galley kitchen layout can sometimes limit the space you have in your dining area.
- People passing through can cause a traffic jam!
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