If you know the term 'dead corner' you'll know that corner cabinets can be a waste of space. They are often difficult to access and can lead to underutilized space in your kitchen and to things getting lost in the back of the cupboard. While I like to remove as many cabinetry corners as possible when designing a kitchen, it's often not possible to remove them all. If you're after some inspiration to help you make the most of the corner cabinets in your kitchen, we have 5 ideas for you:
1 | Pull out mechanism
Base corner cupboards can be particularly difficult to access so adding a pull out mechanism that brings the shelf out to you can vastly improve the usability of the space. Whether your corner cupboard is accessible only from one side of the corner or both, there are many options available.
2 | Lazy Susan
Instead of a pull-out mechanism, another option for your base corner cabinets is to add a lazy susan mechanism that allows you to spin the shelves around to access the back of them. For this to work, however, the cupboard needs to be accessible from both sides of the corner.
3 | Appliance cupboard
If you're unsure what to do with the space above your bench in the corner, a great idea is to add a small appliance cupboard. This is the perfect space to store and easily access small appliances that you use every day like a toaster and kettle. We recommend adding a bi-fold or roller door to the cupboard.
4 | Feature shelving
If you have any collections or pieces that you would like to show-off, the corner space above your bench could be a great spot to utilise for this. You can have shelves to one side only or wrap them around the corner between overhead cupboards. You can also choose to leave the shelves open or put glass doors over the top to keep out dust.
5 | Corner pantry
If you have enough space, a corner is a great place to add a step-in pantry. The pantry could have the door diagonally across the corner or the door could be on one side of the return with a deep cupboard going into the corner.
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