Updating a galley kitchen
A pass-through (not shown) serves as a breakfast bar and looks out onto an intimate corner banquette for family dinners.
This intimate space is perfect for its owners, empty nesters who rarely cook large feasts.
Light-colored cabinets, open shelving, and a large pass-through window make the galley open and airy.
To minimize problems with congestion when people are congregating or base-cabinets and appliances are open, the aisle should measure at least 4 to 6 feet wide, with the sink and refrigerator on one wall and the range on the opposite one.
The U-shaped layout of this kitchen offers an efficient work triangle for its owners, a couple with a penchant for cooking.
Wine cubbies above the window make use of often-overlooked space.
Here there is plenty of room to move around, and a peninsula off the end of the U-shaped layout creates an eat-in space.