With the rising paucity of space, one thing that oftentimes leaves kitchen planners perplexed is how to functionally incorporate the kitchen corners into the design. When the design mandates addition of extra storage, it becomes even trickier. This has led to the experts experimenting with creative ideas & multi-functional designs. Corner kitchen cupboard ideas have evolved greatly to make the most of the dead space in the corners, be it for blind corners, diagonal designs or below the sink storage. Many of these easily double up as kitchen decorating ideas owing to the sheer neatness of the design that enhances the tasteful look. This article offers some great practical corner kitchen cabinet ideas besides the standard cabinet & open shelving, that convey a thoughtful & clever design and provide easy storage solutions for small sized kitchens too.
The corner of the kitchen is infamous as the Bermuda Triangle of kitchen. Challenging to design practically, blind corner cabinets are considered a standard solution for kitchen corners. A blind cabinet allows access to the gap/ void created when 2 walls of cabinetry meet at a corner. This space can be accessed by way of a single cabinet door. The flip side is that while you may access it, it isn’t always easy- you often might have to get down on your hands & knees and reach into the back of the cabinet to find the items you need (lower blind cabinets). As a result, these spaces tend to become chaotic junk bins which are left untouched for long. However, blind corner cabinets can be quite handy if you are on a tight budget.
Pull-out corner cabinet solutions are clearly advantageous over the standard blind corner cabinetry as with the former, you no longer need to get down your hands & knees and climb halfway into the cabinet to reach what you are looking for. Easy access and a convenient way to keep your cabinet organized are among the USPs of these kitchen cabinet solutions. You can keep things you use the most closer and these pull-out solutions can offer up to 50% more storage in the kitchen.
Pull-out trays are available in a couple of different styles. Some have 2 layers of trays while others have 3 or more. Wood or metal can be used as the base of the tray. There are also variants with trays attached to the door, but these come in a specific size so it is advisable to carefully consider the requisite size when ordering this product online. While some are made particularly for left- or right-handed openings, others are universal and this forms an important aspect to be mindful of when buying this storage solution. Pull-out trays can support heavy objects/ utensils; their full-extension rails let you have an easy access. The downside is that DIY installation can be difficult and these trays do not fit into all cabinets.
Deep-set pull-out drawers like the one in the image can hide a wealth of surprising storage solutions. Many people prefer the aesthetic of a cabinet, but the easy organization offered by the drawers makes this pull-out storage the perfect compromise.
Drawers could be called the most convenient manner of kitchen storage wherein you are spared having to bend a lot or stretch too much to reach the items kept at the back.
Many kitchens have clever designs with corner usefulness, as shown here. You can have bespoke corner drawers created to fit your purpose. The aesthetic appeal of this set-up is simply as remarkable as the functional richness. Talk about making more of what most people would consider dead space!
Custom drawers can be conveniently made to fit like a glove in any available space of your kitchen corners. If you have a range cooker, they will take up a lot of room and leave unfortunately narrow spaces for you to contend with. And this is where bespoke carpentry can help make your kitchen drawers fit ideally and largely take care of the storage requirements.
Swinging pull-outs are another great option to utilize your kitchen corners for storage cabinetry. A good way to store bulky pots and pans, swinging pull-outs bring your cooking utensils out of the cabinet & right in front of you, significantly reducing the bending & reaching involved. Although the storage space is limited and these pull-outs end up leaving some dead space but the easy accessibility & convenience might be worthwhile. These solutions are costlier than a standard blind cabinet and are considered upgrades in storage solutions.
These ergonomic pull-out carousel trays/ swinging pull-outs open up a wealth of kitchen corner cupboard space wherein you need not hunt at the back of the cabinet for anything!
Hidden larders like this one in the image provide a fantastic solution for all your kitchen organization woes. Sitting built-into the wall along the corner, such a cabinet with specialist spice racks & deep shelves looks like a normal cupboard but conceals a whole world of extra storage.
Apart from the standard upper blind corner cabinets, pull-out solutions and lower blind corner cabinet ideas for the kitchen, diagonal cabinets are also a great answer to the question of how to utilize the kitchen corners for storage. These diagonal cabinets can be prefabricated boxes or custom-built to the homeowner's taste & requirements. If you wish, you can even insert a standard cabinet box at a 45-degree angle when there is no prefabricated option available.
Diagonal corner cabinets also offer the option of upper & lower cabinet much like the blind corner cabinets. Diagonal cabinetry offers a nice visual break and adds a new sassy dimension to the kitchen. These often utilize the entire corner space, but as with blind corner cabinets, you need to bend and/ or stretch to reach into the back recesses of the diagonal cabinet to find your dishware or whatever you are looking for.
Clueless about what to do with an extremely narrow smidgen of leftover kitchen space? If it is too small for a cabinet, you can conveniently employ it as a neat little wine rack. Using it so, you don't waste any space, need not clutter up the counter with bottles and can have a visually pleasing display as well!
This one is a really sleek & bespoke cabinet idea for kitchen corners. Trays hog a lot of space in the kitchen cabinetry and these fabulously handy inserts make tray storage a piece of cake, beautifully using the kitchen corners as well. When you need to use the trays, simply pop them out!
Last but not the least, among ingenious corner kitchen cupboard ideas, this idea of using up the corner space below the sink is also important as it is the space that is totally wasted many times. In this arrangement shown here, these bottom cabinets look totally normal from the outside. But once opened, they offer deep drawers with smart dividing systems in place to cater for all cleaning supplies. The main highlight here, however, is the tray for spare sink sponges & garbage bags that conveys a truly inspired design as these are the small things that always get lost and are oftentimes overlooked.
A corner sink base may not always maximize space, but it might be worth it especially if there is a view involved. The extra counter space behind your sink can be used to display your finest decor; you might also brainstorm some innovative decorating ideas making use of this space.
Smartly utilizing the corners of the room is very important, particularly in modern times where extra storage is a luxury. Click here for some wonderful bedroom corner cabinet ideas. And for any design queries, feel free to avail our free consultation service!