Corner Kitchen Cabinet Solutions
We have, around here, oft lamented the dreaded corner kitchen cabinet. They’re miserable things and we’d very much like to have a word with whoever first (certainly unintentionally) designed them, and thereafter was content with his or her work (I’m speaking on behalf of you and me here).
I’ve provided what help I can: how to deal with the damn things, or, even better, a permanent solution for them. While previous discussions have centered around the lower version, the upper is no less criminal. In fact, the corner kitchen cabinet above the countertop is maybe a worse enemy. It’s a toss up. The upper cabinet does, however, offer a few unique solutions or substitutions that its yonder counterpart does not.
1. Forget the storage!
Sorry, I probably just gave you all aneurisms with that heading. But do take a gander at how well the corner kitchen area performs when utilized not as cabinet storage space, but as:
A home for built-in coffee machines, microwaves, TVs, et al. Now that is a grand idea in my opinion.
2. Ditch the doors
If ever there was an argument to be made in favor of open shelving, the case of the kitchen corner would be it.
You get rid of the cabinets and suddenly you just have wall space to work with. Wall space + shelves = unparalleled accessibility.
Try to beef up your plate stacking skills homies.
3. Do better
Perhaps the easiest–or quickest–remedy for the corner cabinet is to merely get smarter about what you store within. Spices? Guys, come on. That’s like launching an unwrapped piece of spearmint gum into a grassy field and then trying to recover it, blindfolded.
Books on the other hand, there’s a smart idea; wide enough to fill the depth of the cabinet, uniform enough in size to stack neatly at the opening.
Winner winner veggie dinner.
Tell me all the ways you hate your corner cabinet. You know you want to.
Image credits: Jute Interior Design, Donna DuFresne Interior Design, Burns & Beyerl Architects, Lonny, Better Homes And Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Style At Home
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