It's the corners, darn it!
I realize now, however long after I've kinda sorta finished my kitchen but sure not the rest of the house, that it's all about where edges meet: moldings to cabinets, drawer stacks to drawer stacks, doors to cab boxes ... all the in between bits take care of themselves; what distinguishes good design from not-good is the joins.
I'm agonizing over how to treat a library-room with a couple symmetrical large-ish windows (given that the room isn't very large to begin with though) on opposite walls. Toward this end I was asking for pictures of window seats here and I actually like this one .
The trouble is, I want to wrap shelves around to the non-window sides so these shelves and cupboards all have to meet in one long seam at the corner (twice, no less -- each, I may do this on both sides). A huge proportion of the whole setup will be composed of the problematic corner-thing. yuck!!!
In kitchens, corners are a mess. There are funky-opening cabinets that work fine if you don't use them too much, but are no fun to go into regularly. If you don't want to turn the corner you could put in a half-circle pull out corner cab,... or those peanut-corners (costly).
What other options are there?
There are open shelves, or closed shelves I suppose, as uppers, that either angle the corner or do an "open" sort of right-angle in the corner...
Are there other ways to treat a corner I'm missing? (I hate em all). Can anyone please show me their corner solutions, either open shelving or closed-box cabinetry?
Corners are a mess: what did you do please?
p.s. As my final goal is for bookshelves not storage drawers, I've ignored those solutions. Along that way there are corner angled drawers like plllog's and nifty corner susan's like the korner king -- but these are not so relevant for my particular issue getting book storage, though they are interesting as part of a general "corners" discussion.