We’re opening the ins and outs of blind corner cabinets to show you how you can use them as a solution in your kitchen to get the most out of your space.
There is a perception around blind corner cabinets and how they can create a dead space in a kitchen. This perception often sees blind corner cabinets overlooked in kitchen designs…BUT if you use your blind corner cabinets wisely and pair them with the appropriate accessories you might just have a genius combination on your hands.
kitchen corner cupboard solutions
U-shape and L-shape kitchen designs can sometimes lose functionality because of their sharp corners, leaving you with hard-to-reach spaces where you find yourself fighting to grab that jar of jam that’s wedged into the back corner. Commonly, a classic corner cabinet will be selected to solve this problem, and it does quite a good job, but there is more than one solution to these tricky spaces, and a blind corner cabinet might just be the answer to your prayers.
Now I know what you’re thinking, how could a blind corner cabinet possibly make your life easier while maximising your cupboard space. Well… the answer is quite simple, you need to marry up your blind corner cabinet with matching wireware to gain functionality and movement within the cabinet.
So, here’s what you need to know about our blind corner cabinets and how they work.
Blind corner cabinets are special, so they need their own special panel. You will need to purchase a blind corner base panel for your cabinet, this panel acts as a spacer between your blind corner cabinet and the cabinet next to it. You will also need to purchase a pair of blind corner hinges, these are different to your standard hinges, and are available off the shelf at your local Bunnings Warehouse.
Now it’s time for the fine details, sizes! It’s important that you know the exact space required for your blind corner cabinet, and this comes down to the size of the cabinet door you choose to use.
400mm cabinet door option:
A 400mm cabinet door is the smallest option for our blind corner cabinets. If you’re using 400mm door, you will need to allow 1000mm for your blind corner cabinet to be properly installed. I know you’re thinking 1000mm seems like quite a large space, but in a corner, this is generally space that is forgotten or completely ignored.
450mm cabinet door option:
Your next option, and the most commonly used one, is a 450mm cabinet door. If you’re using a 450mm cabinet door you will need to allow for a 1050mm space to install your cabinet. It is important to remember that increasing the size of your cabinet door will increase the overall space needed for your cabinet. This option will also leave you with a 68mm void between the end of your cabinet and the wall (which is completely concealed with a benchtop). It should be noted that if you wish to install a blind corner pullout basket inside your blind corner cabinet, you will need to use a 450mm door.
Next up is wireware. Utilising a blind corner pullout basket will make getting your hands on those hard to reach items so much easier! Our blind corner pullout baskets fit in our standard blind corner cabinet, with a minimum 450mm door.
Utilising a blind corner cabinet and additionally pairing it with a blind corner pullout basket is something you should consider if you have an L-shape or U-shape kitchen. They really are a great use of space, and they do make quite the duo.
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kitchen corner cupboard and blind corner cabinet FAQs
What are blind corner cabinets?
Blind corner cabinets are cabinets fixed at the corner between two rows of base cabinets where part of one cabinet’s contents are hidden by the other row of cabinets. The reason it is called blind is because you cannot view what is held inside the cabinet that is hidden.
When would you use a corner cabinet solution?
We recommend using a corner cabinet when you have cabinets that form a corner. These designs make for a great solution when you want to access your space in the kitchen more easily. Note, corner cabinets usually have static shelves, meaning they provide for a good amount of storage space. kaboodle has a range of wireware accessories that make storage and accessing the contents inside a corner or blind corner cabinet much easier.
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