Maximum Storage and Workspace in a Streamlined Modern Galley Kitchen
The galley kitchen with its straight plan layout is derived from nautical design and famous for its spatial efficiency. Restaurants prefer kitchen setups, as do many serious cooks, especially in an urban setting (see our own kitchen by Julie Carlson in Brooklyn here).
The artist who owns this ground floor flat in a Georgian townhouse in Islington, London hired Jack Trench, who runs an eponymous kitchen and furniture design company, to create a clean-lined kitchen that looks like the house in its historical setting. Maximum storage space was also requested, as well as plenty of elbow room. Join us for an overview of Shiphape’s results.
Photograph courtesy of Jack Trench.
“To respect the building’s original cornice, we decided not to slide the cabinets up to the ceiling, in order to give the architectural details a break. Jack explains. He also notes that the counter on the left is a little shallower than the other for working around an original fireplace mantel that the client’s architects weren’t allowed to remove. “For a little extra space, we inserted a full-length open shelf to keep the essentials of the daily worktop.”