TIPS FOR PLANNING A GALLEY KITCHEN
A galley kitchen consists of two parallel units that form a central corridor where you can work. This type of kitchen is preferred by many especially the professional chefs. Because of the safety and efficiency it provides during cooking. The galley format optimizes space by providing an abundance of work and storage area. Follow these guidelines on how to plan your own galley kitchen from GBC Kitchen and Bath.
Plan Your Own Galley Kitchen
A. Assess your space
Galley kitchens are better suited for smaller work areas but they can also be used in medium-sized kitchens. You need to note that if the opposing runs are too far apart then the efficiency of the kitchen is minimized. You should also note that the galley kitchen is often an enclosed space meaning.
B. Choose your look
There are two layout options for galley kitchens, symmetrical or asymmetrical layouts. The symmetrical layout has the lengths of the runs and the arrangement of the units on each side similar to one another. The asymmetrical layout can involve putting tall cabinets or all appliances on one side with wall units and base units on the other side. It can also involve having a mix of tall and wall unit on one side and the base units on the other side.
C. Establish a galley corridor
You can choose to have the galley kitchen open or closed at the end. If the end leads to another art of the house then this might lead to a lot of traffic and consequently commotion as the corridor becomes a thoroughfare.
You can also choose to incorporate an island in the galley kitchen to make the area more sociable. The island will replace one of the runs to become part of the kitchen design and it will house either the sink or the range. Finally, place oversized lighting above the kitchen to create the impression of more space.