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Corner cabinets & storage ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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In terms of space saving, corner cabinets are one of the most useful and functional pieces of furniture for the home. The junction between walls, especially in small homes, is one of the most wasted areas of space. If you take the time to add up the amount of lost space in these corners, you'll find there are many square metres that are idly lost or misused. The question remains: What do you squish into this area, or do you just leave it blank and unmanned? This is a phenomenon that affects every room in the house; from the bedroom to the kitchen, the bathroom to the laundry. The same applies in regards to kitchen cupboards—we all know that annoying moment when the one thing you need is at the very back, reachable only once you remove every object that sits in its path.

Today on homify, we are hoping to revitalise an element of furniture that has lagged in popularity in recent years. Corner cabinets were once held in very high regard, especially when we had fine china and ornamental pieces that we wanted to display. An outstandingly practical piece that should feature high on the list of things to buy for homeowners. Take a look at the clever selection available from our experts…

Kitchen capers

Magic Corner Solution:  Kitchen by Urban Myth
Urban Myth

Magic Corner Solution

Urban Myth

As mentioned in the introduction, we've all experienced having to dive head first into the cupboards under the sink to retrieve a single item that has made its home at the very back. Luckily for us, Urban Myth have devised a chic and wonderful solution to the aforementioned problem. Here, we have a cupboard that appears exactly like the others on the outside, yet reveals a smart, problem solving way to remove items from corner segments of our kitchen cupboards. By simply pulling on the handle, the items from the very back are retrieved for you. No longer will you or your family be subjected to the clang and bang of trying to pull all the pots out, and hopefully result in no more sore and bumped heads as you make your way in and out!

Angles & more

Attic room cupboards & shelves:  Living room by Martin Greshoff Furniture
Martin Greshoff Furniture

Attic room cupboards & shelves

Martin Greshoff Furniture

Attic and loft spaces have soared in popularity in recent years as we find our way into all the uninhibited and disused warehouses and factory spaces in inner city hotspots. So it comes as no surprise that we will be presented with angular or strangely shaped roof and corner junctions—like the one pictured. This fitted piece by Martin Greshoff Furniture houses a bookshelf and various storage cabinets. Made specifically to suit this unusual space, it was commissioned to hold objects such as books, dvds, models and as you can see, a TV. Given that these are pieces we'd prefer to have on display rather than tucked away, this design presents us with a great solution to solve the issue of storage and disused corners.

Reclaimed revolution

Inspirit creates bespoke furniture pieces using unique construction techniques and materials. Often using reclaimed or recycled elements, their designs have a certain industrial charm, yet are suited to a wide range of interior themes and trends. Here, we are presented with a wonderful example of an open corner cabinet that doubles up as a smart and fashionable shelving solution. Ensuring that every millimetre of space is used in the home, Inspirit understand the demands of shrinking modern life.

Wooden wonders

Acacia/Teak Furniture:  Living room by Mango Crafts
Mango Crafts

Acacia/Teak Furniture

Mango Crafts

Mango Crafts create exclusive and individual pieces from salvaged, reclaimed or managed sources of timber for all their pieces. In their series of Acacia and Teak furniture, this smart corner unit can be found. Suitable for the most modern or classic of homes, the simple, yet charming design of this open corner cabinet will fit into any room that is placed. This is yet another great example of how you can best use the wasted space in the corner of your homes to maximum effect.

Corner desks

Lastly, but definitely not least, is this clever corner desk also from Inspirit. Whether it is used for storage alone or in a bustling home office area, the functionality and practicality of such an item cannot be overlooked. Boasting the same industrial charm as the open corner cabinet we saw earlier, this is a great addition for any rustic, modern or minimalist home. Now, you can navigate yourself amongst a large expanse of desk space and have a spot to put every paper, document and folder that you need out on the table.

To see more home storage solutions, check out the following ideabooks:

Multi functional furniture for small apartments

Bicycle storage

What are your tried and tested solutions for using the unused space in the corners of your home? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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