Virginia Galley Kitchens
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These three examples of Virginia galley kitchens clearly demonstrate the versatility that remains within the limits of a galley kitchen space. With the first kitchen you see how placing a raised peninsula at one end can open the galley kitchen up to the rest of the living space. It also offers seating to create social space connected to the kitchen area that is often lacking in a galley kitchen design. By keeping the work triangle of the range, refrigerator and sink at the closed end of this galley kitchen, the household chef is not interrupted by traffic entering to access dinnerware or refreshments, which can be easily accessed from the open end of the galley. Glass front doors on the upper cabinets across from the peninsula encourages guests to help themselves to glassware for their beverages as their host is busy at work in the kitchen.
Even more unique is the eat-in Virginia galley kitchen shown with the brick wall with a narrow dining table abutted to it. The long bench for seating is perfect for kids sitting down to breakfast and slides underneath the table when not in use to keep the traffic lane open. The rectangular windows bring in natural light to what might otherwise be a dark kitchen and the light colored ceramic tile backsplash provides a light, but warm, contrast to the dark stain of the cabinets. And, yes, you can mix white painted trim with stained wood cabinets.
White painted cabinets with a shiny black countertop provides a modern feel to the third Virginia galley kitchen. The old-fashioned cup pulls on the drawers, however, add a bit of nostalgia to the mix, as does the traditional window over the sink that adds natural light to the entire workspace. This galley kitchen also offers a raised bar top, but places the serving bar on the island, situated in a well-lit space. The island also offers a bar sink to accommodate the host and plenty of storage in the island to avoid trips back into the kitchen.
These three Virginia galley kitchens demonstrate the design flexibility that still remains when remodeling your Virginia condominium kitchen. What would it take to make you galley kitchen a more functional and welcoming space? Don’t feel boxed in. We’d be happy to show you how a professional kitchen designer can accomplish wonders with your space, if you give them a chance.
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