When remodeling your kitchen cabinetry, there will be plenty of decisions for style and function that come up along the way. One of the most popular ones comes when reaching the corners.
If you’re working with a designer in Minneapolis, they should review the different types of bases and wall cabinetry to properly educate you on all your options.
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Let’s begin with the blind corner. This corner base cabinet is essentially designed with one door; however, this doesn’t mean that it loses function when it comes to storage. It is designed with one door and an adjacent base filler. It is most effective in tight corners, especially spaces that will not fit a Lazy Susan, which takes up more square footage.
The storage space is best for items that you don’t use often, otherwise, pull out trays are another great option to be more effective for daily use. The main con is that without pullout shelves, your arm will have to go up, and down, and zigzag to find what you’re looking for. In order to get any kind of usable space, the base needs to be at least 42″ wide, and you need to leave at least 45″ for installation. This is where filler comes in. Oh, and we must mention that if items fall off the tray, they can be almost impossible to reach or forgotten.
Next up is the Lazy Susan. In regards to getting the most use of your space and access to it, the Lazy Susan is beloved by homeowners. Just let those shelves spin and wait to seamlessly grab what you’re looking for. Their sizing comes in 33″ or 36,” and it is straightforward in its design and function. In a small kitchen, your designer should make sure all the appliances will still fit, as it will take up space on both sides.
When it comes to installation, it’s important to measure the dimensions of the place on the cabinet, where the round shaped board can be installed. There should be at least ½-inch space from each side of the cabinet surface so that the round board can rotate freely.
The con is that the Lazy Susan doesn’t reach all the corners, so if you’re after a design that reaches every angle of each wall, your best solution might be a mix of both. A modern twist on the Lazy Susan is actually using a blind base with Lazy Susan styled pullout shelves, which will result in the best of both worlds.