Hey all! I’m writing this post in the 2nd week of 2018 and had an idea to talk about storage solutions in your kitchen so you are well armed and prepared with this information when you go into your designer meeting.  In this particular post I will concentrate on corner cabinets, however I might do posts for tall cabinet storage solutions in the future as well.

There are 3 main types of corner cabinets, and we’ll start off with the standard base cornet cabinet with 2 doors and 1 shelf inside, this tends to be the cheapest option which offers good storage space, however keep in mind that the further corner from the door will be quite deep in, therefore it is not easy to reach the items which you store towards the back.  These cabinets come in a number of different sizes meaning the 2 doors will vary from kitchen to kitchen.  Another downside of this cabinet is that sometimes you have to open both doors to get to the items which you require, and you have to close the doors in a special order each time.

The second option is the carousel cornet cabinet, this looks pretty much the same as the standard base cabinet, except instead of opening the doors outwards you push on the seam where the 2 doors join in the middle, and the doors fold towards each other (think of butterfly’s wings), the mechanism inside has 2 circular plates (shelves) which then rotate on a central pole inside the cabinet together with the doors making it easier to access the items which you require, once the shelves have done a full rotation the doors automatically slide back into the “closed” position. If you choose this cabinet you won’t have to bend down as much as if you had the traditional cornet cabinet with shelves.


The third and most popular option is the “LeMans” corner cabinet, named so because it has a conventional door, which when opened presents you with 2 Le Mans racing track shaped shelves which can swivel out towards you.  This mechanism offers plenty of easy to access storage space which will be at your feet (or at around your knees if we are going to be precise).

If you have a cornet cabinet in your kitchen your kitchen designer should advise you on the available options, they should ask you what you plan to keep in there, how often will you use the items kept in the cornet cabinet and other questions which will determine which option they will use in your kitchen design,  keep in mind that your budget plays an important role, for example a carousel corner cabinet can be up to £600 dearer than a standard corner cabinet therefore there are a lot of factors which need to be considered.

Would you like to see these cabinets live?  Feel free to pop down to our showroom which is located in Unit 11 Liddall Way, West Drayton, UB7 8PG.

I hope you enjoyed this post, but if you have any questions or comments please feel free to call me on 0203 544 4281 or e-mail [email protected]