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Must-Know Facts About Galley Kitchens

Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you that a home’s kitchen can have a substantial impact on how marketable it is.  Factors such as appliances, cabinets, and countertops play heavily into a kitchen’s appeal.  However, it’s important to understand that the room’s layout also impacts how favorably it is received.  Considering a home with a galley kitchen?  Here’s what you need to know!

Configuration: Galley kitchens have a central walkway between two parallel countertop and cabinet areas.  They are best suited for apartments and modestly sized homes.sink

Pros:

Price: Galley kitchens tend to have a smaller footprint than many other layouts.  This equates to savings on features such as countertops and cabinets because there are fewer materials needed.  Galley kitchens consistently cost less to remodel than other styles.

Cabinets: In most kitchens, corner cabinets are underutilized because they are too deep to keep organized.  Galley kitchens lack corner cabinets because of their layout, something that homeowners with this kitchen configuration can appreciate.

Maintenance: The smaller layouts of galley kitchens make upkeep simple.

Accessibility: Galley kitchens are compact.  This allows for easy access to cabinets, drawers, and appliances.  This in turn creates enhanced efficiency during food preparation.

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Cons:

Space: If cooking and baking are some of your favorite pastimes, you may find that a galley kitchen makes you feel claustrophobic.  Lack of natural light can amplify this feeling.  If you’ve got a large family or continuously entertain guests, a galley kitchen may be something worth reconsidering.

Marketability: If the only variation between two homes was the size and layout of the kitchen, it’s nearly a certainty that the larger kitchen would win out.

Traffic Flow: The walking path in a galley kitchen is directly down the middle.  This scenario can quickly cause a kitchen to feel overcrowded when inhabited by multiple occupants.

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