We are remodeling our galley kitchen and trying to figure out the new lighting. It will still be a galley kitchen. The decorator wants 4 can lights down the middle on a dimmer switch, plus an additional 5 or 6 can lights over the countertop work areas on a separate switch with a dimmer. There will also be under cabinet lighting.
The electrician thinks that is too much lighting. He says we don't need the additional cans over the work areas and that they wouldn't be very effective anyway because whoever is standing there will be blocking that light anyway. And that by the time you account for the depth of the cabinets and crown molding, the light wouldn't really be over the counter work area.
The galley part of the kitchen is approx 13.5 feet long, the width is approx 4.5 feet.