Corner kitchen cabinets are often the loneliest, most remote space in a kitchen. It’s not where you find the much-used, much-appreciated coffee cups or fine dinnerware. Rather, it’s where you may find castaway plastic items from decades ago.
The official name for this place: blind cabinet corner. It’s found in both kitchens or bathrooms—anywhere with cabinets—but mostly in kitchens because that’s where you’ll find cabinets that meet at corners.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do or accessories to add that make the blind cabinet corner a more liveable space.
3 Reasons Why Blind Corners Are Difficult
Kitchen cabinet corners, whether we’re talking about bases (lower) or walls (upper), are deep, dark, and inaccessible. It’s what happens when simple geometry meets up with most homes’ scarcity of space. The name is simple: it’s called a blind corner because, when reaching into it, you reach blindly:
- Deep: Corners can be close to 50-percent deeper than cabinets on either side. For example, base cabinets tend to be 24 inches deep. But at corners, they are 34 inches deep.
- Dark: Light is normally scarce in corner wall cabinets and even worse in corner bases.
- Inaccessible: Reach is hard. If you’re not trying to reach straight into the corner (a long distance), you’re reaching into the sides, where you can’t see.
Instead of trying to use the corner as a storage area—which entails daily usage and continual reaching far back in the cabinet for items—one idea is simply to eliminate the idea of a cabinet. Installing a wall oven in the corner works well because all of that hard-to-access dark corner area is occupied by the oven’s electrical parts.
Source: The Spruce