Another option is to create an angular look with doors. These doors can then swing open on hinges to create a large open space. French-style doors that swing away from each other will give you the most open space when using your closet.
8. Other Cabinet Ideas for Awkward Corners
If you have a limited amount of square footage, then you may find yourself considering a corner cabinet out of sheer necessity. This can often result in awkward corner cabinets and less than functional storage spaces. Don’t let this happen to you.
When creating your corner cabinet design in an awkward place, try to have it perform double-duty. The bottom may be a cabinet, but the top could hold a sink. This is perfect for a small bathroom, like one under your stairs.
Another example is when creating a desk. You can neatly tuck a desk or workspace in a corner. This turns an awkward unused space into a mini workstation. Ensure that the top of the cabinet has enough space to work, while the underside can hide your electronics, paperwork, and office equipment.
If you have a dead corner space in a transition area or hallway, it can be awkward to utilize the space. Create corner storage space by building a taller corner cabinet that either has a blind corner or diagonal cabinet. You can create a custom storage space that could have a cabinet door on the bottom or top, a counter space in the middle for small items like keys or mail, and then a floating shelf for your bag or purse.
Corner Cabinet FAQs
Can I retrofit my existing cabinets?
Maybe. The answer to this question depends on the size and design of your current cabinets and how you intend to change them. If you have a traditional blind corner cabinet, then you’ll be able to convert your cabinets to a swinging pullout or pullout drawer. However, you’ll need a diagonal cabinet setup if you want to convert to a lazy susan or corner drawers.
Do I need specialized hardware?
Yes, you’ll need special hardware to create your new corner cabinet storage setup. A bi-folding door needs special hinges to allow it to move. A lazy susan requires special hardware to mount and spin. Pullout drawers and other movable shelving require hardware specifically designed for the intended movement.