Maximising storage in any kitchen design is smart – and when pressured for space, it is common for either corner cabinets or blind corner cabinets to be utilised. The corner cabinet is a common solution for treating corners but still requires a large footprint.
The blind corner cabinet is much more effective in terms of footprint, slightly more cost effective, but still offers the ability to retain as much storage as possible in a tight layout.
This is a simple option to design, assemble and install in your next project….
Select and insert a FLOOR BLIND CORNER CABINET from the FLOOR CABINETS section on the scroll bar and rotate and place into the desired position.
You can see the blind corner cabinet has a 100mm void at the rear – place this into the corner…
Insert an adjacent cabinet (in this case a 500mm wide set of drawers) and place this cabinet approximately 50-100mm away from the blind corner cabinet… (remember each grid square represents 50mm).
The type of cabinet is not important – whatever cabinet your design calls for can be used.
Ensure the adjacent cabinet is selected (it will have the green outline) and the select ADD RIGHT from the Filler Panel option under the Product Details pane.
You will see the grey filler take up the space… The colour of this filler panel follows the cabinet that you selected first. Need to check it? You will see the colour listed on the quote.
Check your benchtop join… Hold the Ctrl key and select both tops to access the below options…
From here you can choose between a BUTT join or a MASON Mitre as suits your design.
There is no real preference to which way the join sits – but always best to keep the joins further away from the sink position if applicable.
The blind corner cabinet will work equally well in an island scenario with bar panels on the back side.
Here the benchtop join orientation has been changed to allow the island top to be extended to 900mm deep…
*if you can’t see the OVERHANG editing arrows (show here) then you may still be in the JOIN TYPES editing window – simply click on any benchtop section to return to the standard Benchtop editing window.
The blind corner cabinet offers a compact and cost effective means of maximizing storage in your kitchen… Have a go and see what you can do with your easy DIY kitchen cabinet layout!
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