We say this often, but it bears repeating: When it comes to kitchen design, efficiency is key. For instance, one of the most awkward and inefficient spaces in most kitchens is the corner cabinet, or blind cabinet, where two cabinet runs meet. Whether it’s two base or wall cabinets, the corners are often dark and difficult to access. According to industry studies, the average American spends over 225 hours per year in the kitchen, so it makes sense to address the importance of corner cabinet organizers. But how do you solve this kitchen corner cabinet conundrum?
Lazy Susan Cabinets
Most people think of the Lazy Susan as a quaint relic from the 1960s. Historians have traced the concept back as far as 18th century England, when it was more commonly known as the dumbwaiter. However, the first written advertisement appeared in a 1917 issue of Vanity Fair. These classic rotating shelves were an innovation of kitchen cabinet efficiency. Today they’re still filling that dark and inaccessible void in corner cabinetry.
The Lazy Susan blind base corner cabinet has rotating “half moon” hardwood shelves that bring your stored items out to you for easy access. As a result, no more digging blindly into the dark recesses of your base cabinet to find pantry items you need.
In the past, Lazy Susan cabinets have gotten a bad name because of cheap plastic shelves rotating around a pole where items continually fall off. CliqStudios Lazy Super Susans offer two fixed, solid hardwood shelves with pie-shaped trays that spin 360 degrees independently on top of each shelf. This does away with the pole/shaft that lazy susans used years ago. Rotating trays allow you to store much larger items while maintaining the convenient spinning action. Access to the trays is through bi-fold “gull wing” doors that open 170 degrees.
Wall Easy Reach Cabinet
Like the Super Susan, bi-fold doors swing away 170 degrees on this corner wall cabinet. Thus, you can easily access stored pantry items, or whatever you wish. In addition, you can choose between one to three adjustable shelves depending on cabinet height.
Corner Cabinet Experts
CliqStudios kitchen designers are experts at using space efficiently — especially in those blind corners! Contact a designer today so they can help you choose the best corner cabinet organizers for your unique design needs. In short, they have the experience and industry know-how to guide you through all those awkward corner cabinet kitchen layouts. And beyond!