The galley kitchen has a long and narrow layout and can be one of the best uses of space. By nature, galley kitchens may seem small and cramped but are one of the most efficient and functional layouts for cooking, which is why many commercial kitchens are designed this way. Galley kitchen layouts work best when designed with the clean up and preparation area on one side and appliances installed on the opposite side, meaning two people can work without colliding. Here are some space-saving galley kitchen ideas to consider for your next kitchen renovation.
Open up your space
Galley kitchens don’t always have to be designed in a small, confined space. Open it up with windows installed on one or both sides and let the natural light flow in. Typically people think that galley kitchens are designed with ceiling to floor cabinets on each side but by installing open shelving above the windows instead of cabinets will make your kitchen feel larger and balanced.
Install a Kitchen Island
A galley kitchen that is open on one side, or both, will bring more light into the area and ensure you can entertain your guests while you are cooking. Utilize one side of your galley kitchen as an island bench instead of walls to open up your kitchen to the rest of your living space. A seating area on the other side of the kitchen island will meet the needs and lifestyle of a modern family where the kitchen is the gathering area and social hub of the home.
Keep the Work Triangle
You can still keep the kitchen triangle workflow in a galley kitchen while maximizing your space. Keep the sink on one side, perhaps on the kitchen island, and the cooktop and refrigerator on the main wall, making a tight work triangle.
Consider handle-free cabinets and drawers, as they tend to make your kitchen feel larger with a streamlined design. With sleek surfaces, large windows, glass cabinets and seamless styles, your galley kitchen will no longer feel closed off and overcrowded.
At Harrington Kitchens, our team of professionals will be with you every step of the way, from the initial design consultation to the installation of the final cabinet in your kitchen. If you are interested in the galley kitchen layout or a have a kitchen design enquiry, do not hesitate to contact us.
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