Are Kitchen Corner Cabinets A Good Idea?
There are some great corner organizers on the market today, but often when we design a kitchen we opt instead to create a dead corner. Why would we do that? Let’s look at the pros and cons of corner cabinets and organizers.
Pros and Cons of Corner Cabinets
- Can capture otherwise unused storage space
- Expensive, especially if organizers like swingouts or lazy susans are added
- Even the best corner organizers are less convenient storage than regular cabinets
- Can mean sacrificing storage in other cabinets in the kitchen
Kitchen Corner Cabinet Options
Depending on the cabinet company you choose they will have anywhere from just a few corner cabinet options to more than a dozen. Lower-cost cabinet lines usually offer fewer choices. Our main cabinet line, Bellmont Cabinets, has a wide selection of corner cabinets and organizer options.
4 Types of Corner Cabinet
Basic corner cabinets, without any organizers, are the least expensive option. There are 3 basic types of corner cabinets for both upper and lower cabinets.
1. Square Corner Cabinets have a door with a bifold hinge on them. They are commonly used with lazy susan organizers.
2. Blind Corner Cabinets provide the best storage in our opinion but things can get lost in the back of the cabinet. There are two types of organizers that can be added to a blind corner: swingouts and pullouts.
3. Angled Corner Cabinets are also used with lazy susan organizers and probably provide the best access to the corner.
4. The Peninsula Corner Cabinet is unique to peninsula corners.
Each type of corner cabinet comes with different organizers. Organizers add expense but make the corner storage much more accessible. See the diagrams below for the different types of organizers for each cabinet.
Square Corner Organizers
Square Corner With Drawers
Super Susan Square Corner
Lazy Susan Square Corner
Super Susan with Top Drawer
Blind Corner Organizers
Swingouts with Top Drawer
Angled Corner Organizers
Angeld Corner Lazy Susan
Angeld Corner Super Susan
So are corner cabinet organizers a good idea? They can be but you have to balance their utility with their cost. The best thing to do is work with a qualified kitchen designer and let them help you decide.
Lazy Susan organizers: $250 – $550
Blind Corner Swingout: $1500 – $2500
Blind Corner Pullout: $1800 – $2500
So as you can see, corner organizers can add a significant cost to a kitchen remodel. And they are not always the best choice when it comes to maximizing the storage and utility of your kitchen.
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