Blind Corner Cabinets Vs. Regular Cabinets: What's The Difference?

Kitchen cabinets, for the most part, create a simple system for organization and storage in your cooking space. The only exception tends to be corner cabinets, which kindly insert themselves into the spots of your kitchen with the oddest dimensions. Although they fill the space, they're not always easy to access, particularly blind corner cabinets—which are actually in a corner cabinet subcategory of their own.

A blind corner cabinet is a rectangular or square style of cupboard that's fitted into a cornered area with an interior that isn't fully visible when opened. This varies from other types of corner cabinets and kitchen cabinetry in general. Although it can be a frustrating type of cabinet in terms of accessibility, it's fortunately not one of the kitchen cabinet choices that'll make it harder to sell your home. With a good understanding of what this cabinet is and how it works, you can get it to function better for you.

What is the difference between a blind corner cabinet and a standard cabinet?

Any cupboard that has to fill the awkward gap of a corner will have its difficulties. While they might seem the same from the outside, there are differences in design between a blind corner cabinet and a corner cabinet. With a blind corner cabinet, you won't be able to fully see all the space inside when the door is opened. A blind corner cabinet is also straight rather than angular — this also plays into the idea of it being "blind" since it doesn't wrap around or give any extra sightlines into what could be stored within it. 

More is visible with a standard corner cabinet, and they're often found in L-shape configurations or half-hexagonal layouts. These usually feature two-part cabinet doors with extra hinges that open further out. Homeowners may find their names interchangeable, but these cabinets have minute details that separate them. Both also pose interesting organizational conundrums that can luckily be fixed with a few creative storage solutions.

Storage opportunities for blind corner cabinets and corner cabinets

Anyone with a blind corner cabinet understands the pain of figuring out the best layout. Leave it as is, and there's a higher likelihood you'll have to pull everything out each time you need something from the back of the cupboard. You can also likely expect an avalanche of kitchen accessories. Fortunately, plenty of intelligent minds are on top of solving these problems, including a few TikTokers who show ways to make blind kitchen cabinets more user-friendly. One of the best solutions is using pull-out organizers. These can be assembled within the shape of the cabinet, which keeps items contained and brings them out into the open in one fell swoop, rather than requiring you to reach in.

For other corner cabinets with an L-shape or similar, built-in organizers can make storage more accessible and efficient. For instance, you can keep your pots and pans accessible with a lazy Susan storage solution, which rotates the cabinet's interior. This setup gives dwellers access to all their essentials without people needing to wrangle themselves halfway into the unit.