How to Tell if You Have a Blind Left or Right Corner Cabinet
How To Identify Blind Corners
For people looking to install a blind corner organizer but do not know how to look for their cabinet’s blind corner, the first thing they should do is simply stand in front of the cabinet and check how it pulls out. If it pulls out to the right, they have a blind left corner cabinet. If it pulls out to the left, they have a blind right corner cabinet. It can also be identified by checking which way the cabinets extend. If the right cabinet’s shelving extends to the wall, that is a blind left corner. If the left cabinet extends further, that is a blind right corner. If you’re wondering why a left cabinet causes a blind corner, here is the logic: The way your head turns to see and reach into the corner determines the location of the blind corner.
It is called a blind corner because the space in that cabinet is hard to see and reach, thus considered dead space. It happens when two cabinet frames meet together at a corner, creating a space that is shaped oddly, making it hard to see and thus utilize. Since they are shaped irregularly, people cannot store anything into them because they have to blindly reach into that space without seeing what item they are getting.
They are usually deep, dark, and inaccessible, and it is hard to put anything in that space without bumping your head or any part of your body into your cabinet frame. As a result, people rarely do ever put anything into that space, and when they do, it’s usually items that are easily forgotten. For kitchen blind corner cabinets, aside from pots and pans, extra kitchen accessories or mugs with broken handles are relinquished into that space.
How do blind corners work?
Before people ever discovered blind corners, that part of the cabinets was often neglected. However, since some cabinets extend either to the left or the right part, the part that is hard to reach and does not have ample lighting is still called a blind corner. For example, a blind left corner is caused by a right cabinet extending deep into the wall. That space still has shelving, but rarely do people put anything except for items that aren’t often used. In kitchen cabinets, blind corners are usually the spaces where the big pots and pans are stored, only to be taken out when cooking for a large group of people.
Blind corners can occur anywhere, like in base cabinets for the kitchen, bathroom, or overhead wall cabinets. Blind corners in overhead wall cabinets are even harder to utilize since the cabinets are built up high. It’s hard to determine whether they are blind left corners or blind right corners. They are primarily blind corners and can be utilized by either blind left or right corner organizers. Kitchen cabinets are broader, deeper, and sturdier since they have to hold a lot of weight and handle pressure. As such, their blind corners are deeper and wider, making them even harder to use for anything.
The difference between blind corners and corner cabinets
Blind corner cabinets are not the same as corner cabinets, though. Corner cabinets have a more defined space, and when you open its door, you can easily see into that space and view the items stored within. Blind corners are considered dead space and do not have their frame and door; thus, they must not be confused with corner cabinets.
Some households have averted the problem of having blind corners by having curved cabinets. However, curved cabinets are awkward and hard to use since their door is also curved, offering little comfort of usage.
However, modern technology has allowed that space to be utilized by installing a blind corner organizer. A person has to determine if they have a blind left or right corner cabinet, measure its dimensions, and purchase and install a blind corner organizer. There are many ways to use that blind corner, so you’ll have extra space in the area where the cabinets are located.
Modern solutions to old problems
When you have figured out whether you have a blind left corner cabinet or a blind right one, the next thing to do is consider what to do with that dead space so it would not be just a space for gathering dust. Carpentry solutions and blind corner organizers help you use that space and have more storage areas.
- Corner pull-out drawers are one way to eliminate that blind spot in your kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Installing corner pull-out drawers is a good way of using the space formerly known as a blind spot.
- Lazy Susans are also another way of using the blind corner in your kitchen cabinet. They are blind corner organizers that swing out, and they are either attached to the cabinet door and the corner frame or attached to a revolving rod built into the frame, and you can access it by pulling it out. However, Lazy Susans would not allow you to use much blind corner space since their half-moon-shaped shelves do not offer much storage space.
- Diagonal cabinets are also one way to use your blind corner. These cabinets are placed diagonally in the corner, and the left and right cabinet sides make the cabinet walls. However, there is still an awkward space on both sides of the diagonal cabinet, and it is still quite hard to reach into.
Blind corner cabinets are easy to identify since you just have to figure which way the door swings. Whether they are blind left or blind right, thanks to modern technology, there is a solution for you to use that space. You can ask a professional to build your chosen blind corner organizer, or you can watch a few videos on YouTube and do it yourself. Then, with the right tools and a little patience, you’ll be able to use that blind corner as if it never existed.