"Blind" corner in upper wall cabinet - what do you keep in it??

mlouisJune 28, 2013

We're finally getting ready to move everything back into the kitchen.

In the past, we always had diagonal upper corner cabinets but with our new kitchen it goes straight into the corner and is only partially accessible. Granted, the corner has a more open look but I am totally at a loss how to effectively use the "dead"/blind corner space?!?! (In retrospect, an open L-shaped corner cabinet would have been better... adding it to the list of lessons learned... : )

They are 39" uppers and I would estimate that I have approx. 12" of blind space - the cabinet comes with 3 shelves but we'd be open to ditch one....

Could you share your storage ideas with or without pics?

Thank you!

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Paper towels because it's easy to just grab a roll. Also a big package of paper napkins. I don't use the upper shelf because I'd need a step stool.

I didn't like the hinged door on the L shaped cabinet, so I'm happy with my choice.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 2:14PM
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@mayflowers - thanks for the response.

Didn't think of paper towels and saw myself constantly taking out the items in the front to get to a bowl or something in the back...

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 2:43PM
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Things I don't use very often like large Tupperware cake holders. Yes, I still have some. LOL I don't have a blind corner in current kitchen. I eliminated it.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 3:40PM
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I'd planned to have a void in the corner so access wouldn't be an issue, but wound up with 12" of blind space anyway (long story), so I put less-used stuff there also -- quiche pans, pie plates, etc. It's still pretty prime real estate there, so I don't store the almost-never-used stuff there.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 3:48PM
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Sophie Wheeler

In the last kitchen that I had a blind corner upper, that's where the giveaway vases went. I tend to buy them at thrift stores and garage sales, and when I have an event that dictates that I cut flowers for it, I grabbed one out of there to give to the recipient and no one ever needed to worry about returning it to me. My laundry room cabinet serves that purpose now that the blind corner is gone.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 5:43PM
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Things I rarely use, like specialty servings pieces, etc.

Also overflow dishes that are used as backups.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 6:24PM
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Glasses and coffee cups- don't need the ones in the back until you've used the ones in the front so you can get at them.

Blind walls are often a net gain in storage even discounting the corner so just consider it a bonus.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 12:05PM
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