To create a highly functional, efficient kitchen you need to make use of every square inch of your space in an intelligent and creative manner… including those dreaded kitchen corners! Why? Because this will help you capitalize on storage space! Dream of having a kitchen where every single pot, pan, and plate has a space to call its own? Well, you’re going to need to take extra care of those tricky kitchen corners! It’s one of the most overlooked elements when designing kitchen storage spaces!
Why Are Corners Extra Tricky?
Corners are notoriously tricky when it comes to kitchens. First of all, they tend to be the darkest part of the room — peering into a corner cupboard can become annoying, uncomfortable and frustrating when you can barely see.
Secondly, they’re simply plain awkward... there’s just no better word for it! Anyone who has tried to reach into a deep corner cupboard knows that, while there’s a little more space, the items you’re storing can be practically impossible to reach!
How To Make Your Kitchen Corners Work For You
Just because you’re dealing with a corner doesn’t mean you can’t create custom cabinet solutions.Our client’s kitchen had a lot happening near an awkward corner; sink, ovens, window, pantry… just to name a few! All it took was a bit of creativity and embracing new storage concepts to help conquer this conundrum.
Designed to be aesthetically pleasing, the corner solution in our clients’ Forest Hill home is unconventional but is also super functional. The corner is easy to access, and everything in your dream baking pantry is right at your fingertips. ⠀
A Classic Kitchen Lazy Susan
The Lazy Susan is a classic… for a reason! It’s an effective solution that allows for quick and easy access. A spinning shelving unit is the ideal way to make all of your items easily and quickly accessible. For a corner, install a few round shelves that spin with a section cut out for the corner (so that the door can actually close). Say goodbye to the dreaded corner reach!
LeMans Corner System… it’s like a “Smarter” Lazy Susan
While you can install a Lazy Susan that spins on an axis inside your corner cabinet, you can also install one that spins out of the cabinet. We incorporated the LeMans corner solution into our Rosedale project; it’s a great way to maximize space and make ventures into your corner much less stressful.
The benefit of Corner Solutions - they allow functional storage solutions on adjacent cabinetry!
The LeMans corner solution allowed us to incorporate these stunning spice and oil pullouts on the adjacent cabinet corner.
Another one of our favourite corner solutions is the Magic Corner II. This corner solution helps maximize up to 80% of available corner storage space, depending on the configuration chosen. What we love most about this particular corner solution is that the Magic Corner II’s new sliding technology allows components to slide silently… even when all of the baskets are full!
Once the front baskets pull out and swivel, the rear baskets easily slide out so you have full access to all kitchen items!
Opting for open shelves instead of corner uppers is a unique and attractive kitchen feature! Plus this gives you the opportunity to show off some of your favourite kitchen wares, while allowing easy access for daily essentials. Our Hilltop client’s sleek, industrial open shelves avoid dark corners entirely, making this gorgeous kitchen space look brighter and more open.
Discover Bloomsbury Cabinetry For Your Custom Cabinets
Need a little help coming up with your own corner solution? Our designers can help with that! If you live in Toronto or the GTA, speak with one of our skilled Designers and find out how our luxury English Framed Inset Cabinetry just may be the solution you’re looking for.
Photography via: Kassandra Arbour Photography and Richelieu