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change the way you use blind corner cabinets

Blind cabinets in the kitchen are often seen as a waste of space. They’re awkward to access and tend to be dark and cramped. If they’re used, blind corner cabinets are often junky or inefficient. But you can transform them into brilliant usable spaces.

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Corner Cabinet Variations

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image: ShelfGenie | Diagonal, ‘L’ and ‘I’ corner cabinets.

Blind corner cabinets, as the name suggests, are always found in corners. But not all corner cabinets are created equally. The L-shaped and Diagonal (shown as “Splay Corner” above) corner cabinets are not ideal. However, they’re much more user-friendly than I-shaped when they’re outfitted with only basic shelves.

What truly makes any of these corner cabinets useful are installed kitchen storage solutions.

Pull-Outs

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Kraftmaid

I-shaped blind corner cabinets are the most awkward of these corner cabinet options. Builder basic homes almost always have one of these cabinets. And the easiest way to deal with them is to retrofit pull-out hardware to the cabinet in question.

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Pull-outs come in many styles and price ranges. The selection varies based on both the cabinet size and the size of the door opening.

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Tips Corner Kitchen Cabinet

Good quality interior kitchen organisation accessories can seem like a huge investment. (Some systems or components cost more than $1,000.)

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ShelfGenie

But quality is just as important as functionality. You want durable, long-lasting hardware that can withstand the weight of everything you plan to store in the cabinet.

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The hardware should also slide or pull easily, without extreme effort from you.

Lifts

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Häcker Kitchens: Quanto | Each individual table has a high load capacity and is stable.

Quanto is an automated corner solution. “Small kitchen appliances or utensils can be placed on small electricity-powered tables that automatically lift up when they’re in use, thereby ensuring that the valuable space underneath can be utilised in a comfortable way. The intelligent, fully adjustable solution is available with two or three tables and equipped with an anti-jamming device and LED lighting.

Carousels

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Wellborn Cabinets

Odds are high that carousel style storage makes you think of the “Lazy Susan.” Some are attached directly to the door, so you need never worry about the door getting in your way.

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Dura Supreme

There are also options that work with a hinged door.

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Glideware by Rev-A-Shelf: Not-So-Lazy Susan | It comes with a variety of hooks in several finishes.

A few years back, the Not-So-Lazy Susan was introduced. It uses the entire corner cabinet storage from top to bottom. Instead of stacking pots and pans, you can have fingertip access.

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Diamond Cabinets: Corner base Recycling unit

Another great retrofit option is the revolving recycling unit.

Drawers

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Some people love using drawers in corners. Others find the angle of the drawer fronts awkward in terms of storage. But multiple full extension drawers are a great use of space and enable you to easily see and access contents.

 

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