Corner Cabinet Storage

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Corner Cabinet Storage

At Mother Hubbard’s, one of our favorite techniques is to use design to overcome the problems with corner cabinetry. The challenge with a corner cabinet stems from the hard, 90-degree angle that elongates the space between the front and back of the corner. A smart designer can minimize the dead space by changing the single 90-degree angle into two 45 degree bends. As the featured image at the top of this post highlights, not only does this offer better access to the corner storage, it also opens up design possibilities. Indeed, we’re fans of unique accessories such as wicker baskets on sliding wooden pull-outs or a corner sink like our York PA project shown here.

Corner Cabinet Storage

Technically, it’s understandable why corner cabinetry has gotten such a bad reputation. First, a person’s comfortable reach is a bit under two feet. To touch the farthest reaches of a corner cabinet could well be half again as much, requiring you to stick your torso into the cabinet. That’s no fun!

Corner Cabinet Storage

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But don’t worry. There are a number of brilliant ways to make great use of the corner storage space. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite solutions at various price points. And if you live in the Harrisburg or Hershey area, come visit our showroom where you will find several solutions incorporated into our kitchen vignettes. You should touch, feel and pull on a corner cabinet solution to know if it will work for you!

Corner Cabinet Storage

Swing-out cabinets have been around for a while, but it wasn’t until Häfele came out with their LeMans Corner that the reputation and reliability of swing-outs grew. Like a Lazy Susan, the Häfele corner shelves are pole mounted. Unlike the Lazy Susan, the supporting pole is mounted on the vertical interior of the cabinet providing a level of stability that allows them to carry heavy objects.

Corner Cabinet Storage

Chevron drawers are making a comeback. If you haven’t seen a set recently, here’s a good sample pinned by Katie Bosch in her Houses Pinterest board. There is certainly a uniqueness to the chevron drawers that is appealing, but I wonder if that appeal would wear off with daily use. You still have wasted space in the back of the cabinet, as it’s normally only the drawer front that has the unique shape. And where the sides of the drawer come to a very acute angle at the corners, it’s just not the most usable space. Think about how dust and little-bits collect in the corner of your standard drawers. Now, imagine if that corner came to a tight point. And clunking a hip with that sharp edge?  No thank you!

Corner Cabinet Storage

Corner cabinets are often the least organized cabinets in a kitchen. Richelieu offers a multitude of solutions, each more functional than the last. From sliding systems to swiveling trays, all are offered with a choice of color and material.

Corner Cabinet Storage

Corner cabinets, especially base cabinets, are often called the Bermuda Triangle of the kitchen. It’s where mono-tasking appliances, football-shaped cake pans and anything else not used frequently finds its final resting spot.

Corner Cabinet Storage

Like its cousin, the Lazy Susan, a Super Susan utilizes a round tray with a pie-shaped cut-out for the corner. However, Super Susan’s are supported by a fixed shelf and rotate on a ball bearing turntable. The advantages are much improved durability and the ability to hold heavy objects.

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