25 Functional Galley Kitchens With Pros And Cons

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A galley kitchen is a kitchen that consists of two parallel runs of units forming a central corridor, it’s derived from the kitchens on ships, in which everything is in a straight line. It’s a great solution when you don’t have a lot of space, or if a house tends to be long instead of wide. Due to the frequent issue of lack of space in modern homes, such kitchens are making their way to the top, and we suggest you to take a look at some pros and cons to decide whether it’s your perfect kitchen or not.

Advantages

A galley kitchen is more cost-effective than a large open kitchen. You only have two sets of cabinets with simple rectangle countertop slabs.

A galley kitchen is efficient. The appliances are easily accessible as you’ll have a very efficient kitchen work triangle. Because it’s smaller, fewer steps are required in between work areas. In some galley kitchens, the sink, refrigerator and range are all along the same wall.

a bright navy and white galley kitchen with a stone countertop, pendant lamps, wooden stools and a white tile backsplash

a bright navy and white galley kitchen with a stone countertop, pendant lamps, wooden stools and a white tile backsplash

a chic black galley kitchen with white countertops and brass touches plus a printed rug and vintage pendant lamps

a chic black galley kitchen with white countertops and brass touches plus a printed rug and vintage pendant lamps

a contemporary kitchen with navy walls, white cabinets with wooden countertops and a catchy pendant lamp

a contemporary kitchen with navy walls, white cabinets with wooden countertops and a catchy pendant lamp

a contemporary neutral galley kitchen with white cabinets and butcher block countertops plus a white subway tile backsplash

a contemporary neutral galley kitchen with white cabinets and butcher block countertops plus a white subway tile backsplash

a contemporary white galley kitchen with a plywood ceiling with penddant lamps, a wooden floor and a blue tile backsplash

a contemporary white galley kitchen with a plywood ceiling with penddant lamps, a wooden floor and a blue tile backsplash

a contemporary white galley kitchen with white cabinets, metal and glass touches and an access to the terrace with much light

a contemporary white galley kitchen with white cabinets, metal and glass touches and an access to the terrace with much light

Disadvantages

However, a galley kitchen isn’t typically designed for a lot of — or even a few — people. Due to size constraints, a galley kitchen really can only fit one or two cooks at a time. Proper spacing between each counter is also critical to making sure there is comfortable space for people to cook and pass by each other. Sometimes such kitchens don’t have windows, so you might have to sacrifice views and natural light.

a cozy contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and white stone countertops, open wooden shelves and a printed rug

a cozy contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and white stone countertops, open wooden shelves and a printed rug

a farmhouse galley kitchen with navy and graphite grey cabinets, white stone countertops and much natural light coming through the windows

a farmhouse galley kitchen with navy and graphite grey cabinets, white stone countertops and much natural light coming through the windows

a minimalist white galley kitchen with sleek cabinets,pendant lamps and a black tile floor for a contrast

a minimalist white galley kitchen with sleek cabinets,pendant lamps and a black tile floor for a contrast

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in blue with white countertops and gilded touches plus lights for a chic look

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in blue with white countertops and gilded touches plus lights for a chic look

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in light blue and navy, with white countertops, brass touches and wooden shelves

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in light blue and navy, with white countertops, brass touches and wooden shelves

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in white with gilded touches, a grey tile floor and a ceiling light is very stylish and cozy

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen in white with gilded touches, a grey tile floor and a ceiling light is very stylish and cozy

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen with white cabinets, blakc hardware, a mosaic floor and a wooden hood

a modern farmhouse galley kitchen with white cabinets, blakc hardware, a mosaic floor and a wooden hood

a modern farmhouse kitchen in powder blue with a mosaic tile floor, elegant pendant lamps and gilded touches for more elegance

a modern farmhouse kitchen in powder blue with a mosaic tile floor, elegant pendant lamps and gilded touches for more elegance

a neutral farmhouse galleykitchen with chic cabinets and white stone countertops, a wooden floor and catchy pendant lamps

a neutral farmhouse galleykitchen with chic cabinets and white stone countertops, a wooden floor and catchy pendant lamps

a small and welcoming galley kitchen with white cabinets and white stone countertops, a cozy dining space wth a round table and a glam chandelier

a small and welcoming galley kitchen with white cabinets and white stone countertops, a cozy dining space wth a round table and a glam chandelier

What To Consider

Consider the setup and size of your kitchen while designing it right. Make sure that the main appliances — sink, refrigerator and cooker — are either in a triangle or close to one another in a row. Use light or high-gloss finishes to create a more open feel. Placement of light fixtures is essential in creating an illusion of more space. Use a monochromatic color scheme in a light color to give the illusion of a larger, more open space.

a small white Scandinavian kitchen with white marble countertops and backsplash plus black touches

a small white Scandinavian kitchen with white marble countertops and backsplash plus black touches

a stylish galley kitchen with navy cabinets and white stone countertops, copper pendant lamps and a brick backsplash

a stylish galley kitchen with navy cabinets and white stone countertops, copper pendant lamps and a brick backsplash

a traditional galley kitchen with vintage dark cabinets, a wooden floor, an access to the balcony with much natural light

a traditional galley kitchen with vintage dark cabinets, a wooden floor, an access to the balcony with much natural light

a tranquil neutral galley kitchen with white cabinets and countertops, a navy floor and stainless steel appliances

a tranquil neutral galley kitchen with white cabinets and countertops, a navy floor and stainless steel appliances

a vintage-inspired galley kitchen with white cabinets, white stone countertops and touches of blakc for drama

a vintage-inspired galley kitchen with white cabinets, white stone countertops and touches of blakc for drama

a welcoming navy galley kitchen with wooden countertops, a wooden floor and much natural light coming through the door

a welcoming navy galley kitchen with wooden countertops, a wooden floor and much natural light coming through the door

an airy white Scandinavian kitchen with white cabinets, a small dining space by the balcony and a printed rug

an airy white Scandinavian kitchen with white cabinets, a small dining space by the balcony and a printed rug

an eclectic galley kitchen with black walls, a checked floor, white cabinets with butcher block countertops and a colorful curtain

an eclectic galley kitchen with black walls, a checked floor, white cabinets with butcher block countertops and a colorful curtain

an elegant dark kitchen with traditional dark cabinets, a ladder to get things from upper cabinets and neutral stone countertops

an elegant dark kitchen with traditional dark cabinets, a ladder to get things from upper cabinets and neutral stone countertops