One of the oldest styles of modular kitchens, the parallel kitchen design is best suited for homes that have relatively less space. Fashioned on the model often found on ships, airplanes, restaurants and other commercial places, a parallel kitchen makes efficient use of space. Typically, a parallel kitchen has a galley or corridor running through it with appliances arranged on either side of it. The sink is placed on the opposite side of the cooking range.
The parallel kitchen provides an open feel to a kitchen and it is often more accessible as you can walk through it. Another advantage of the parallel kitchen design is that it keeps the kitchen open and yet slightly separated from the rest of the house so the odours of cooking do not spread around. This type of kitchen design is recommended when there is a requirement for a considerable amount of food to be made on a daily basis.