When it comes to smaller kitchens or any kitchens with unique design layouts, one of the largest challenges in terms of choosing cabinets is often the corner base cabinet. No one wants to leave dead space in the corner after installing RTA cabinets in the rest of the kitchen, but choosing which corner style to use can be a challenge.
What is a Corner Kitchen Cabinet?
The corner kitchen cabinet space is usually considered to be the dark and loneliest area of the kitchen with hard-to-reach crevices where normal cabinets don’t fit. There are many creative ways to try to make use of this space, but many of them fall short.
At Knotty Alder Cabinets, we can help! We’ve gathered some of the best solutions to help you when installing a corner base cabinet. In general, you’ll have three broad choices for corner cabinet style. Here are some basics on each of the three:
Diagonal Corner Cabinet/Lazy Susan
Generally, in the 36-inch size, but some cabinet lines do offer a 33” option as we do at Knotty Alder Cabinets. The Lazy Susan style is pretty simple and requires the same amount of space on each wall. This might not be the most practical option for a very small kitchen, as these cabinets are generally a bit larger, but ultimately the most functional use of the space.
For kitchens where it does fit, though, the 90 degree or 45 degree corner base cabinet is a great design. The Lazy Susan part of the design is optional and depending on the corner base cabinet selected a kidney shape or full round Lazy Susan is a convenient and functional storage option. Most corner base cabinets come with a shelf option and Lazy Susan’s must be purchased as an upgrade or can be purchased later and easily installed.
Blind Base Cabinet
For the best flexibility when it comes to your space, the blind base cabinet is the way to go. They only require you to leave a very small amount of space on one wall, but then a larger amount of space on the opposite wall. You have to consider leaving a bit of dead space for the door and drawer to function correctly, and you’ll need a three-inch filler on the opposite wall for there to be enough room.
Corner Kitchen Sink/Face Cabinet
For a kitchen that needs a corner sink base RTA cabinet, an angled front or corner sink face cabinet is your best option. Depending on how handy you are, you may be able to purchase a corner face rather than the entire cabinet. And remember, this cabinet can bring a lot of functionality and style to your dream kitchen.