All About Galley WorkStation and Why We Love It

Galley: Not Your Average Workstation!

The kitchen is one of the house’s favourite rooms for many people. You get to prepare nourishing meals and have fun with family members. Adding a Galley Workstation is a must if you have a lovely home in the Vancouver area and want a high-class kitchen. The original Galley designer and former partner, Roger Shollmier, designed the first Galley workstation for his kitchen. After R. Scott Anderson, the owner/president, and CEO of the Galley, was introduced to Roger Shollmeir, he decided to reinvent an entire sector by creating a WorkStation where users can accomplish every task in the kitchen. So, when you want to measure by experience level, Galley is high on the list.

Galley sink

We at Canadian Home Style are the official dealers of Galley WorkStations. We only offer our customers top-notch products. Sit back and sip some coffee to discover why we love Galley WorkStations.

IT’S NOT JUST A SINK. IT IS A WORKSTATION

What Galley offers is just not an ordinary sink. It is a WorkStation. WorkStation sinks have the usual sink design with some included accessories like a drying rack, colander, cutting board, and a bottom grid. This ensures that you save as much space as possible in your kitchen while having the advantage of easy organization and multi-functionality. We want our clients to look at Galley WorkStation as an appliance/workstation that transforms their day-to-day life by changing how they work in their kitchen.

This type of workstation is a growing trend and makes the concept of sinks bigger than just a place for washing dirty dishes to something handier. Everyone is evolving from simple sinks, and you should join the trend. Galley offers a stylish and smart WorkStation where you can prepare, cook, serve and entertain in one space.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD GET THE GALLEY WORKSTATION

WorkStations have top-tier and lower tiers grids where the accessories racks are placed; you can slide racks as needed and stack them over each other when not in use.

It saves a lot of space. This is one of the basic functions of a WorkStation. Its multifunctionality helps you save money and space you would have consumed when buying the extra accessories separately. This does not mean that WorkStations are small. Galley offers them in different sizes for any type of kitchen. For example, you can use the cutting board addition to chop your vegetables instead of using your countertop, and the drying rack can be used to store clean dishes. If you check how much space all the accessories that Galley WorkStations offer currently take up in your kitchen, you will appreciate Galley WorkStations more. For instance, it is not easy to store colanders and mix bowls. As a bonus, you don’t only have to settle for standard additions; you can buy extra accessories if you want to maximize space use.

kitchen workstation

It makes the kitchen look cleaner.

When you don’t have kitchen equipment all over the place, your kitchen will look tidier. You can also hide your dirty dishes strategically when you have a WorkStation by moving the top-tier racks and boards to cover them. This way, you don’t have to be embarrassed when you have unexpected guests.

 

WorkStations make you look forward to cleaning.

Limiting your work area to just the WorkStation allows you to keep your countertops cleaner. Where you would normally have to move around a lot to wet a towel and wipe the countertop all over the kitchen, a WorkStation gives you immediate access to the sink. When you chop, drain, mix and garnish food using the WorkStation accessories, you won’t feel too lazy to clean them when you are done.

 

WorkStations also make cooking easier.

An excellent example of how a WorkStation does this is if you consider the stability of the colander fixture. Where you will normally have to hope your freestanding colander is well balanced when you want to drain water from your pasta, you can do this easily with the WorkStation colander accessory. It might also prevent accidents from occurring.

 

Problems the product solves:

  • In a conventional kitchen layout (triangular layout), meal prep is inefficient. But with the Galley WorkStation, you get efficiency and ease.
  • People can’t socialize while working.
  • Others can join the fun. With Galley, family/friends can work together efficiently in a small space.
  • Cleaning is very time-consuming. With Galley WorkStations, you can clean as you go along while you’re washing, chopping, prepping, cooking, socializing, entertaining, etc.

 

beautiful kitchen workstation sink

Complete Culinary System:

Workstation primary purpose: cooking, prepping, entertaining, and serving.

Galley’s linear layout minimizes the steps in prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc. You don’t have to move around the kitchen as much. It contains the mess and minimizes the clean-up process when you work in the system, not around the system as you would in conventional kitchen layouts.

You can work hands-free. The Galley is selling a lifestyle, not a basin.

 

Why Galley is different as opposed to other similar products:

Besides the superior quality, they are not just selling a look or a brand. Every piece in the Galley workstation is designed to work perfectly within the system to make working with the system truly efficient and functional. The ease and convenience of using the system make all the difference. Other brands don’t have the same design and functionality.

What’s very important to consider when buying and designing a Galley workstation:

To get the true Galley experience, ensure the WS is outward-facing (for example, on the island). Go as big as you can. Number one, the client regrets that they should have gone bigger. 4’ WorkStation is the minimum size Galley recommends getting the full functionality and efficiency out of the system.

Have a cooktop nearby. Preferably on either side of the island, you should also have short-term refrigeration nearby. Add pull-out trash, and If the space and budget allow you to add a separate wash station, you will get the full experience.

 

TYPES OF GALLEY WORKSTATION

There are large ones for big kitchens and smaller WorkStations for smaller kitchens. You can say that the smaller the kitchen, the more necessary a Galley WorkStation becomes. You can set it up on your kitchen island if you want the best location to still talk to family members while you prepare meals or talk to a kitchen designer to help you figure out the best location. The WorkStations have also been designed to fit the standard width for the US and European Cabinets, so no extra adjustment to your cabinets is needed when you buy a Galley Workstation.

All Galley WorkStations come in four different materials for all of its type to suit all designs of kitchens. You don’t have to worry about your new sink blending with your present kitchen design; you can choose from the white resin design, natural golden bamboo style, exclusive gray resin, and graphite wood composite.

preparing dinner in your kitchen

ACCESSORIES

Every Galley WorkStation comes with accessories. Some come with the full culinary kit, while others do not. These accessories align with the four different material types that your Galley WorkStation can be made of. For the IWS 7, 6 and 5, you can interchange the accessories between the lower and upper tiers by rotating the rack to 90 degrees. This makes your kitchen more organized.

There are 11 Galley accessories available as a standard: the cutting boards, the colander, the mixing bowls, colander and bowl platforms, and drying racks in sets of 1 or 2 for both upper, lower, and dual tiers versions to make 11 pieces. Additional culinary kits are the condiment serving board, the large basin, the serving set, the half sheet pan, the utensil caddy, the upper deck, the wash set, the serving set, the countertop knife block, and the garnish cutting boards.

Some of these extra accessories are for the upper-tier only, while others can be dual tiers. You can buy a bottom grate and a strainer basket to make washing easier for the basin. These extra kits will be useful for your kitchen and complete the look of your Galley WorkStation because it is made with similar construction materials to the WorkStation. Check out the different types of Galley WorkStations available.

 

IDEAL WORKSTATION

This rectangular-shaped WorkStation by Galley is available in 6 different lengths for all kitchen types. The number of people working in the workspaces increases when you use a higher version of it. This is also true for the number of accessories it comes with.

 

Ideal WorkStation 7S/7D

This 1-3 user WorkStation can be used for a large kitchen or a restaurant. It has a length of about 80 inches with a width of 20 inches to accommodate the top tier. The basin width is 16 inches. It comes with the full culinary set of 9 tools (11 pieces), and you can buy the recommended Galley taps and lower grate to complete the look.

 

Ideal WorkStation 6S/6D

This 1-2 user workstation is a favourite for busy families. It has eight culinary tools (10 pieces) and dimensions of 69 x 18 inches for the basin area.

 

Ideal WorkStation 5S/5D

The 5S/5D is the best-selling Galley WorkStation because it gives the perfect balance between a large and a small workstation. With just 56 x 16 inches, it fits into most kitchens. It comes with 7 tools (9 pieces) for the culinary kit.

 

Ideal WorkStation 4S/4D

This WorkStation is ideal for small or medium kitchens. With a length of 44 inches and a standard width of 16 inches, it has four culinary tools (6 pieces), and you can only use one tap. It seems slightly below the 5S/5D, but it is perfect for small kitchens. The dimensions are not as small as the number suggests. The size of the upper and lower deck platforms is smaller than that of the higher WorkStation models to give more free space for washing.

 

Ideal WorkStation 3S, the 30S and 2C

These workstations can be used by one person only. They all come with four culinary tools (5 pieces), and the 3S is 32 x 16 inches. The 3S, the 30S, and 2C are usually wash stations, with one of the higher workstations as the main one. The 30S and 2C versions are smaller at just 26 x 16 inches and 20 x 16 inches, respectively.

 

CORNER WORKSTATION

A corner WorkStation is similar to the ideal WorkStation, but it is located at the corner of your kitchen. This L-Shaped workstation gives a completely different look from a straight workstation. But it may limit the number of users of the workstation. Corner workstations are unique, and it will help free up space on the kitchen island. With a Galley corner WorkStation, you can install a smaller version of the ideal WorkStation like the 4S or 3S if it is not as central as you want.

Galley offers the corner WorkStation in 3 different ways. There are the 4x4C, 4x3C, and 3x4C corner WorkStations with the upper and lower tiers for various rack placements. As the names imply, the 4x4C has equal lengths for the left and right sides, while the other two options have one side longer than the other. They all come with four tools (6 pieces) in culinary kits; you can get them in Galley’s four material designs. Purchasing the optional culinary tools will spice up your kitchen if you want more tools.

 

IDEAL WASH STATION

Galley’s Ideal WashStations are still WorkStations designed with washing tools instead of culinary ones. The wash station 4D comes with three wash tools, a drying rack, a mini drying rack, and a utensil caddy, and it has a partition in the middle. The 4S version comes with the same tools minus the partition. WashStations also have the 3S, the 30S, and 2C versions, which have the same dimensions as the WorkStation versions with a wash kit instead of a culinary kit.

We also have the corner wash stations, which have the three different options of the ideal corner WorkStation, but it comes to the wash kits instead of culinary tools. If all you want to do is wash dishes in your sink without all the extra tools that a WorkStation offers, you can buy a Galley WashStation instead. It also comes in the four different build materials Galley has.

 

IDEAL WORK & WASHSTATION

Galley also offers the work & wash station selection to get the best of both worlds. For example, the ideal work & wash station 7D comes with all the tools of the WorkStation 7S but adds extra washing tools. You get ten culinary tools in 15 pieces instead of the 9 in 11 pieces. The additional tools are extra drying racks and a utensil caddy. The 6S, 5S, and 4S also have additional wash station versions. This extra wash kit combines meal prep tools and washing tools. If a WorkStation is not enough for you, you should get the Galley work & wash station.

 

BAR STATION

The Galley bar station is perfect for washing your glasses and mixing up shakes, juices, and cocktails. It comes with just two tools: a mini garnish board and a mini drying rack. There are 2 Galley bar stations. The bar station 20 is bigger at 20 x 16 inches, while the bar station 18 is just 14 x 16 inches, so it cannot double as a home sink.

 

CUSTOMIZED GALLEY

You can go as far as customizing your special Galley WorkStation to suit your needs. You can request a center drain instead of the original side drain at no cost, an apron front, your custom length if all the dimensions are not suitable for your kitchen and a higher depth if 10 inches is too deep for you. We at Canadian home style will make sure your custom order is available in 5-6 weeks.

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MATERIALS USED

Stainless steel

Galley WorkStation is made of 16 gauge/ 316 stainless steel. This is the description of the highest grade of steel available. This type of steel is durable and screams quality by the look and feel. Galley adds a custom angel finish to top it off and an undercoat that helps soundproof your WorkStation. You can now have a quieter work experience.

 

Angel finish

Angel finish might sound a bit foreign to you. The galley boasts that this custom-made finish on the interior of Galley WorkStations reduces the usual high reflectivity of stainless steel, hides random scratches, resists water spots, and is very easy to clean. These sinks are built to last a long time because you can restore them to their original state if it has been scratched by re-sanding with an orbital sander. There is a how-to video on the Galley website of this process.

 

White Resin and Gray Resin

Two of the four design options of Galley WorkStations are grey and white resin. Resins are very popular and durable. They can withstand the onslaught of heat and cold (in Canada, this is a huge advantage) and are highly resistant to scratches and stains. The resin will not absorb bacteria, chip, swell, peel, crack, bend or rot and can be washed with soap and water. The resin will also outlast the other Galley WorkStation materials.

 

Graphite wood composite

Graphite wood from Galley is eco-friendly, non-porous, and durable, it is composite wood, so it can and will darken with constant use. Galley only offers this material for WorkStations in matte black, so scratches and darkening will not be obvious in the long run. All of its accessories can be cleaned using a dishwasher.

 

Natural bamboo

The natural WorkStation accessories are obviously made with bamboo and give an exquisite and classic look to your kitchen. The problem with this material is that you may notice vegetable stains after some time, as is normal with woods. But with proper care and oiling, you can always prevent splitting and restore the wood to its normal glory.

The Galley tap

Galley Tap:

The Galley tap is a specialized pull-out faucet that fits with Galley WorkStations. This tap consists of components that are made from corrosion-resistant materials and are built for high durability.

With the Galley Tap, you may easily fill pots with Laminar mode on the Workstation or directly on an adjacent cooktop in Laminar Mode. Clean fruits and vegetables using the powerful Jet Spray function with ease and wash Culinary Tools, cookware, and dishes using the Slide Switch’s ergonomic design.

Your Highest-end Workstation:

Galley WorkStations are used by many high-class chefs who have positively reviewed the workstations. It has a lifetime warranty with deals for upgrades or refurbishing. A kitchen brings the whole family together and is the most important room in your home. Turning your kitchen into a space, you love will make you happy. Canadian Home Style is the official dealer of Galley WorkStations in the Lower Mainland. We love Galley WorkStation and everything about it. Come and visit our showroom where you can see our Galley Display, and we can tell you all about it.

Completed kitchen renovation in a condo in North Vancouver

What comes to mind about Galley Workstation:

  • Super functional
  • Life-changing
  • Thoughtfully designed
  • Handcrafted
  • Highly engineered

 

Canadian Home Style is your family-owned and operated custom cabinetry retailer with a showroom in North Vancouver, BC. We provide complete kitchen and bathroom renovations across the Lower Mainland with an extended warranty. We are proud members of the NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association.  In addition, we have won the Consumer’s Choice Awards back-to-back in 2021 and 2022 for our commitment to business excellence. We are considered one of the highest-rated kitchen and bath design and renovation experts in Metro Vancouver. Book now to visit our North Vancouver showroom, where you can get expert advice from one of our kitchen and bath designers. We’re happy to be a part of your journey to help you with your next home renovation project in Metro Vancouver.

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