Quaint, Corridor-Sized Kitchens
Corridor-Sized Kitchens The galley kitchen, also called the Pullman or corridor kitchen, is a popular fixture in Manhattan homes. Named after the small cooking compartments in ships, submarines, trains, aircrafts, or naval bases, these household kitchens make a small amount of space go a long way. Ask a kitchen remodeling contractor more about the specifications of this small kitchen.
Everything in a galley kitchen is configured along two opposite walls positioned in straight lines. It is similar to a u-shaped kitchen, except the u-shaped layout makes use of a connective, third wall. In a galley kitchen, 90 percent of the room is often reachable from one spot. Because there is a limited amount of space, work stations, storage compartments, and floor space must be arranged accordingly.
To maximize space and maneuverability, kitchen tables aren’t usually included in the galley kitchen. Also, trash bins are kept out of the way with built-in trash units. Downsizing appliances is recommended to leave more room on the countertops.
Another issue that’s particular to the galley kitchen is limited storage space. This is usually addressed with easy-to-reach, roll out shelves in lower cabinets and with overhead shelving. You get the sense that every inch of vertical space can be put to use in this floor plan. Consider hanging pots, dish racks, and ceiling hung cabinets as well.
Despite space and storage limitations, galley kitchens keep all the important parts of a kitchen close together. They can be cozy and quaint rather than cramped and uncomfortable. If you use space wisely, the arrangement is even quite convenient, with all your kitchen needs located within easy access while the pot is boiling. This is why the galley kitchen design is becoming popular in more and more large kitchens for homeowners who desire the clean, simple, and spacious look.