A parallel kitchen is a type of kitchen design that features two parallel countertops with a walkway in between. The countertops typically run parallel to each other and are separated by a passageway that provides access to the other side. This type of kitchen design is ideal for smaller homes or apartments where space is limited, as it allows for maximum use of the available space. The parallel countertops can be used for food preparation and cooking, while the walkway can be used for storage or as a serving area. Parallel kitchens can also be designed with built-in appliances, storage cabinets, and lighting fixtures to create a functional and efficient workspace.