How to Make Blind Corner Cabinet Space More Useful

How to Make Blind Corner Cabinet Space More Useful

A Blind Corner Cabinet is a cabinet positioned at the corner between two rows of base cabinets where part of one cabinet's contents is hidden by the other row of cabinets. It is blind in that you cannot see what is inside the cabinet portion that is hidden and it makes that space fairly difficult to use.

As you can see in the image below, the cabinet marked in yellow is a "blind corner cabinet". The light gray line represents the cabinet opening and the area to the right is the "blind" area that is hidden from view.

Example of a Blind Corner Cabinet

We can better utilize this hidden space by simply installing a blind corner cabinet pull-out or shelving system. There are several different types that give different access to the space. Read below about the different options available or visit the page directly to see the products.

In the sections below, find overviews of four different types of blind corner cabinet organizer solutions:

  • Blind Corner Cabinet Pull-Outs
  • Blind Corner Cabinet Half Moon Lazy Susans
  • The Cloud Blind Corner Cabinet Pull-Out Shelves
  • Curve Blind Corner Cabinet Shelves

 

Blind Corner Cabinet Pull-Outs

Blind corner cabinet pull-outs may be a set of wood or wire shelves in a framework that activate when the door is opened or a lever is pulled. These pullouts utilize a series of shelves that pull forward and out and then the hidden shelves pull to the open side and then out making everything within the cabinet visible and accessible.

    

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Blind Corner Cabinet Half Moon Lazy Susans

Half Moon Lazy Susans are a type of lazy susan that pivot 90 degrees to put all items in your blind corner within reach but then they also glide out of the cabinet making the contents completely accessible. The diagram below illustrates how the Half Moon Lazy Susan works.

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The Cloud Blind Corner Cabinet Pull-Out Shelves

"The Cloud" Pull-outs by Rev-A-Shelf put a modern spin on a shelf for a blind corner. The shape evokes images of a cloud with modern lines and sleek curves.

Cloud pullouts float along a track to pull blind corner cabinet contents forward and out. They are available to fit blind corner left or right cabinets. The diagram below illustrates a left cabinet configuration.

  

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Curve Blind Corner Cabinet Shelves

"The Curve" by Rev-A-Shelf blind corner cabinet shelves attach to the cabinet doors and allow for complete access to your cabinet by providing a large curved shelf that pulls out of the cabinet.

  

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How to Measure Your Cabinets for Blind Corner Pullouts or Shelves

Determine your minimum cabinet size for your pullout or shelves when the cabinet door is to be attached to the pullout. With these measurements in hand, you choose the size of the pullout or shelves to order.:

  1. Determine Minimum Opening: Measure the door space inside the face frame from left to right.
  2. Determine Minimum Depth: Measure from the front face frame to the back wall.
  3. Determine Width: Measure inside the cabinet from left side to right side.
  4. Determine Height: Measure from top to bottom within the face frame.

 

Determine your minimum cabinet size for your pullout or shelves when the cabinet door is hinged. With these measurements in hand, you choose the size of the pullout or shelves to order.:

  1. Determine Minimum Opening: Measure the door space inside the face frame from left to the protruding hinged door or, vice versa from right to the door.
  2. Determine Minimum Depth: Measure from the front face frame to the back wall.
  3. Determine Width: Measure inside the cabinet from left side to right side.
  4. Determine Height: Measure from top to bottom within the face frame.

 

 

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