Closing off a blind corner
Today I told my cabinet-maker to do something I never, ever thought I would do: close off a blind corner forever! And I have you folks to thank for it!
I'm replacing cabinets in a 24-yr-old house with a small U kitchen. One corner is getting a super susan with diagonal front; the other is getting closed off, with drawer banks on each side of the corner - one with 3 and one with 4. The larger drawers in the 3-drawer stack will not be the same height - I need more height to accommodate the items I want to put there (one of the many reasons I'm glad I'm going custom).
I have always been a fanatic about wasted space, and much of my kitchen design is based on improving the space that I have. I am thrilled at the prospect of drawers! When I realized, however, that I had to choose between accessing the dead space in the corner and getting my wonderful drawer, it gave me pause - for about 5 seconds. Then I said "Do it!"
I calculated the additional space I'm getting with the remodel - uppers to the ceiling, deep cabinet over the fridge, and a pantry wall - and came up with 35 square feet of new shelf space! I can afford to sacrifice 8 square feet of difficult-to-access space in favor of functional, beautiful drawers that I will use every day.