A galley kitchen, also sometimes called a corridor kitchen or a parallel kitchen, is characterized by a layout that features two parallel walls with a walkway between them. The traditional galley kitchen layout is usually narrow with the cleaning fixtures on one wall and cooking appliances on the other. In a custom layout, you can choose where everything goes as what really identifies a galley kitchen is that it has a walkway between two parallel walls with an entrance on either end.
The setup and layout of a galley kitchen are specifically built to be functional and efficient. Everything someone needs to cook is on one side of the kitchen and is within reach. There’s no need to run all over the kitchen just to prep a meal. The two entrances and middle walkway also make a galley kitchen easily accessible from multiple points. With two walls that each feature a counter, there is plenty of work space available in a galley kitchen. Someone using the kitchen can easily move from one work center to another as needed.