• Matt Newnham

Galley Kitchen Design

A galley kitchen is a truly practical kitchen that makes great use of often quite limited space. With a galley kitchen, there is no room for a centre island and certainly no space for a dining room table. This does not mean that a galley kitchen needs to be cramped nor does it need to feel small. With advice and help from Gary Fullwood Designed Living a galley kitchen can be a dream kitchen.


Double or Single Galley Kitchen


Galley kitchens are the ultimate kitchens where space is at an absolute premium. In the ideal world, the galley needs to be wide enough to allow two people to pass with ease. In reality, this is not always possible. A width of 1.5 metres is preferable for a double galley, a kitchen with surfaces, appliances and storage on both sides, but if there you only have 1 metre of width a single galley can be an equally practical kitchen. The trick to your galley kitchen is to have one that is neither too narrow nor too wide.


Galley Kitchen Layout


The layout of your galley kitchen is important for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Where possible your design needs to consider the so-called Golden Triangle, this will help you maximise functionality in smaller spaces especially. With a double galley, you have a choice of either a symmetrical (equal height on each side) or asymmetrical (different height on each side) design. When considering this it is often a matter of personal choice.


Optimal Kitchen Space


Kitchen space is always at a premium and with a galley kitchen, this is often more so. Full-height cupboards that extend to the ceiling often create just that little extra space. Recessed shelving and storage is always a superb way to create added space. Well-positioned appliances also help make the most of space in a galley kitchen.


Colour and Light


As with all new kitchens, light is important. Natural daylight is first prize but where designs prohibit natural light or restrict it, modern LED lighting can bring a galley kitchen to life. Light colours and even bright or bold colours work well in a galley kitchen and create the feeling of space too.


The Magic of a Pantry


A final design feature that can turn an ordinary galley kitchen into an extraordinary galley kitchen is a pantry. The end wall of a galley kitchen can easily become dead space and using this area for a pantry can add masses of extra space and storage that can be open or closed. A pantry is a classic piece of kitchen design that you will never regret including.


Your Galley Kitchen


There is a wealth of possibilities with your galley kitchen, which can be exploited by a professional kitchen designer. To design and install your dream Galley Kitchen contact Gary Fullwood Designed Living today.


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