Efficient Galley Kitchen Style
A galley kitchen is a small compact cooking area that feature work spaces and appliances placed along the two long walls of the room with a center aisle that allows an individual to move easily from one side to the other. There are numerous variations and embellishments, but that’s the basic configuration. A galley kitchen is often included in apartments and small homes as a means of providing a fully workable kitchen without utilizing a great deal of space. Most galley kitchen designs call for the inclusion of enclosed appliances that fit in snugly with the surrounding cabinetry. In urban apartments, where space is at a premium or older buildings have been converted into apartments, galley kitchens can be cramped, awkward affairs, shoehorned into improbable spaces, abutting the front door or jutting off a tiny dining nook. Those are one-cook layouts with no room to spare. A more comfortable, well-designed blueprint leaves a 4- to 6-foot-wide aisle between counters and positions the sink and fridge on one side of the aisle with the stove and additional prep counter on the opposite side.
The most important thing to remember while designing a galley kitchen is, that there should be sufficient aisle space between the two parallel kitchen counters, to facilitate easy movement during cooking. The other things to be kept in mind are color themes, lighting, space utilization, and furniture for the kitchen. Galley kitchens do not generally have space for a kitchen table; any eating space is at the counters. Stools are the most common seat in a galley kitchen.