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Galley Kitchen Layouts



The galley or corridor style kitchen design layout gets its name from the galley of a ship. This kitchen layout is also referred to as a corridor kitchen layout or plan. With this kitchen plan all cabinets and appliances are in a straight line on opposite walls. This can be one of the most highly efficient kitchens to cook in due to its small size. Everything the cook needs is not far from hand and a lot of the back and forth movement by the cook can be eliminated here.

The main draw back to this kitchen layout is that it is designed as a pass through kitchen. This invites traffic into the kitchen and as a result things can get crowded. Shoot for a minimum of 4 feet between countertops to allow ample room.

Try to keep guests from passing through if possible. If carefully thought out this kitchen can offer ample cabinet storage and adequate counter space. Space saving appliances such as smaller refrigerators and under cabinet appliances are ideal in this kitchen design.

Pros:

– Due to the smaller work area and basic kitchen layout this is one of the more efficient kitchens to use.

– Easy to keep clean and clutter free.

– The limited space means remodeling this kitchen should be less expensive.

Cons:

– Traffic can be a concern if the galley kitchen is open on both ends.

– Cooks are typically not engaged with the rest of the guests and can feel a bit isolated in a galley kitchen.

– Typically not designed for eat in use. If planned properly a snack bar can be added.

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