Galley kitchen – compactness and functionality in one package

The idea of the galley kitchens interior has appeared in Frankfurt in 1926. As time has shown it is a practical style, which helps to use a small space effectively. The main feature of this style is that the furniture is placed in the two parallel lines but U-shaped arrangement is also possible here. Cabinets or open shelves can be hinged on the wall. This allows you to organize additional storage space for products and to use the limited space more optimally.

People are spending a great part of their time on kitchen preparing food for themselves and their loved ones. Advance preparation is necessary for the cooking of various dishes, which in its turn requires additional space. The availability of sufficient free passage between parallel lines of furniture for free movement during cooking is a basic requirement for galley kitchens. Color and lighting also play an important role in such interior.

The correct color for such creative kitchens enables small rooms look bigger. You can use a variety of pastel colors for this purpose, such as ivory, peach, light brown, pale lemon yellow, pale pink, and others. Furthermore the use of white on kitchen gives it the undisturbed appearance. The color of furniture must also be oriented toward easier and lighter shades. Kitchen table should be combined with the color of the walls and furniture. The use of light materials gives the room a fresh and clean appearance. Glass, ceramic tiles, marble and other modern materials can be used for finishing.

The galley-kitchen should have good lighting. It is another method of visual increasing of the space. It is good when there is a large window that passes more sunlight in the kitchen. You can also use several options for artificial lighting. In addition to the main lighting that will decorate the kitchen you can also use an additional one. Color of the floor is also essential. It must combine with walls and furniture. You need to choose tile very carefully. Focus not only on its appearance but also check the material and surface texture of the selected tiles. It should not be slippery. In addition to tile you can try laminate, wood or vinyl flooring.

Furniture is an integral part of every kitchen. You will need a lot of free space for pots and pans. As it has been said above the color of the furniture on the galley-kitchen should not be too dark. Cabinets can be made up to the ceiling. It is visually increase the height of the room. If the free space remains between the ceiling and cabinets you can use the following methods for its sustainable use. Set wicker baskets on the top of the cabinets to store items that are used not very often. This will add originality and freshness to the kitchen.

Frequently used items can be stored on open shelves. Natural wood, glass or metal can serve as material for their manufacturing. Open shelves instead of wall cabinets will make your kitchen more spacious. Using of the built-in appliances on the galley kitchen will give a neat look to the room. This can be a refrigerator, dishwasher and oven. Other kitchen appliances such as a mixer, a blender, grinder, etc. can be placed on the pull-out shelves inside the cabinets. Sliding basket is an ideal place for storing cutlery and other small dishes. It will not clutter the work surface and keep the free space.

Refrigerator and sink should be placed on the one side and stove must be on the other one. Hang pots and pans on racks and cup on the hooks. Keep containers for baking in the oven. This will minimize overcrowding in kitchen cabinets. Additional working space can be used for cooking. Do not clutter the window sills with different banks. It is better to put here the vase with fresh flowers to make the kitchen more colorful. Make wire mesh hanging from the ceiling for storing fruits and vegetables.

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