But how to make good use of this wall space? It might be there's a window here, in which case it's important not to block your kitchen's natural light. Adding a stool would let you sit at the far end to write out shopping lists or chat on the phone.
Choose your galley look: Symmetrical … When it comes to galley kitchens, there are two layout preferences. The first is relatively symmetrical, as seen here. This usually means the length of the runs and the arrangement of units on each side mirror each other as much as possible — or as much as you want.
Her kitchen also had to accommodate the needs of her husband and two young children, and the seating on the far side of the island helps with this, keeping the kids safely clear of the cooking area but ensuring a more sociable arrangement than a standard galley would have.
For safety, these should be at least a foot apart, but since that wouldn't leave any work space, we always try to site them more than 3 feet apart.