Long and narrow, galley kitchens tend to be often thought of as inconvenient with less functional, usable space. But that is not usually the case. A well designed galley kitchen can be stylish and as well as practical. But what are the most important functional considerations for any galley kitchen? And how can you create a practical and usable space?

What are the important functional considerations for any galley kitchen?

There are several important, and practical things to consider when designing and installing a new galley kitchen. These considerations include:

  • Choosing integrated appliances- in a galley kitchen, integrated appliances like fridges, freezers, cookers, and washing machines,can help save space, and create a smooth, clean finish, as all handles and dials are inside the kitchen cabinets.
  • Choose cabinets to suit your style- while many galley kitchens opt for glossy cabinets with smooth, clean lines, in a contemporary style, the galley kitchen can also be a stunning country style or rustic kitchen. Choose a design that suits the rest of your home, and your galley kitchen can become an integral part of your interior design.
  • Consider the storage- choose a galley kitchen design that offers a lot of storage, and clever storage solutions, including pull out racks and magic cupboards. This way you won’t experience as much, if any, loss of kitchen storage space.
  • Choose light colours- while you don’t have to opt for a contemporary theme, any kitchen style you choose for your galley kitchen should make use of a light colour scheme. This is because galley kitchens tend to be on the small side, and dark cabinets and colours will make the space feel smaller than it really is.

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