When planning for a newly-constructed or renovated kitchen, it’s important to make the best use of all available space, especially when the space you have is at a premium. Corners are often the most under-utilized areas in the kitchen, but did you know that they can actually be the greatest resources for storage and organization? Depending on your storage needs and the overall layout of your space, one or more of these corner cabinet solutions might be the perfect fit for your Denver kitchen renovation.
The lazy susan remains one of the most popular choices for organizing a corner cabinet. This storage option features a round tiered shelving system that rotates or pulls out with the touch of a hand, allowing easy access to everything stored on it. In addition to the classic round lazy susan design, contemporary lazy susans offer an array of shapes and accessibility points. The Blind Corner Base with Pull Out Storage by Medallion Cabinetry is comprised of a unique peanut-shaped pull-out system that brings everything from inside the cabinet right out to your fingertips. Incorporating a lazy susan in your kitchen design will help keep everything close at hand.
The corner drawer is a storage solution that is quickly gaining popularity for its visual aesthetic. Built with an inverted “V” shape on the front, these drawers blend perfectly with the surrounding cabinetry, offering a smooth, flush look on the outside while seamlessly hiding contents on the inside. As with the Space Corner for Tandembox by Blum, when pulled open, the full-extension guides extend the drawer box out beyond the cabinet frame, allowing complete access to items without the need to reach deep inside. With corner drawers, you also have the ability to subdivide the interiors to keep dishware or small items better organized. One drawback to note is that the interior space surrounding the corner drawers is not fully utilized due to the shape, size and clearance needed for each of the drawer boxes to open properly.
Pivoting shelf system
Sometimes called a Magic Corner, the pivoting shelves of this type of cabinet give the user complete access to items stored even at the rear of the cabinet. As demonstrated with the Magic Corner II from Hafele, when the front shelving unit is pulled out and swiveled to a 90-degree open position, the rear shelving unit simultaneously moves forward to the cabinet opening. With its durability and deep shelf design, Magic Corner units can even hold small appliances, such as a juicer, food processor, slow cooker or frequently used items that are nice to have handy but can clutter up your counters if not tucked away. This innovative design makes this system one of the most optimal solutions for complete usage of a corner cabinet.
Corner cabinets in the kitchen are a valuable resource for storage. In many older homes, these cabinets were deemed useless because of inaccessibility, but thanks to newer innovations, the corners in your kitchen don’t have to be inoperative or left vacant. Now, there are several options available to increase both storage and efficiency. Whether you’re putting in a brand new kitchen or just updating your current space, contact us for the latest cabinet ideas.