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The Galley or Parallel Kitchen

Previously, we have discussed about the following kitchen types:

The One wall kitchen and L-Shaped Kitchen are some of the most common layouts used while making kitchens for Indian Households.

An uncommon layout is the Galley or Parallel Kitchen layout where the kitchen is composed of two units placed on two parallel walls of the kitchen area.

Galley Kitchen
Figure: The Galley Type / Parallel Type Kitchen Area

As seen in the above diagram, the entire work area is divided into two separate work zones with a passage in between them. The Galley Kitchen, if designed properly, can be the best in terms of utilization of space and work efficiency, especially in apartments / homes where the kitchen area available is limited.

Features of Galley Type Kitchen

  1. Efficient utilization of limited space
  2. Everything can be within reach while preparing meals
  3. A lot of space can be created for storage even in small areas
  4. A properly designed Galley Kitchen can eliminate the need to walk between the two work areas to a large extent
  5. If space is available, an island can be made in between the two work areas
  6. Lots of countertop space available
  7. If the kitchen is small, it can become difficult for more than one person to occupy the kitchen area
  8. A dining table can usually not be placed in this type of layout due to lack of sufficient space between the two work areas

At UNIQUE, we design Galley / Parallel Type kitchens entirely based on your specific requirements. For more information on our Galley / Parallel Type Kitchens, please contact us.

 

What is a Modular Kitchen?

What exactly is a modular kitchen?

Modular Kitchen is a term used for the modern kitchen furniture layout consisting of modules of cabinets made of diversified materials which hold accessories inside, which can facilitate the effective usage of the spaces in a kitchen. Normally the units which are kept on the floor are called “floor units” or “floor cabinets” on which a kitchen worktop made of granite, marble, tile or wood has been laid for creating spaces for varied activities in a kitchen.

The units which are held on the wall for storage purposes are termed as “wall units” or “wall cabinets” . In small areas of kitchen in an apartment, even a “tall storage unit” is available for effective storage.
Modular kitchen normally constitutes wooden cabinets, counter tops, internal accessories, electro eomestic gadgets like chimney, hob, built-in-oven, sink with or without drain board and in some cases a refrigerator, dishwasher or other gadgets.

The designer normally designs the space using modules of standardized/customized sizes to suit individual spaces. [Wikipedia]

How UNIQUE Wood helps you

At UNIQUE Wood, you get a one stop solution to all your modular kitchen needs. We make our Modular Kitchens using High Quality Waterproof Plywood or MDF (if the client wishes for a lower cost alternative). A variety of decorative laminates are available to give sleek and modern finishes. Our designing abilities make it possible for our clients to get maximum possible storage space in their kitchen area with minimum/no wastage of space. Contact us now for your Modular Kitchen! 🙂