Organizing corner kitchen cabinets can be challenging as they can have awkward angles that prevent many people from utilizing the space effectively. This often leads to kitchen storage space limitation and inaccessibility of the items stored in the cabinet. The use of the right organizing tools or making a few changes in the design will help you to fully utilize the space. If you want to know more about this, keep reading because I will share with you 9 creative and smart upper corner kitchen cabinet organization ideas which are easy to follow and will surely help you organize your space effectively.
Creative Upper Corner Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas Using Organizing Products
Below are the organizing products that are available on the market that you can use to effectively use the space of your existing upper corner cabinets.
Pull Down Shelf For One Sided Cabinet
If you have a one wall kitchen layout or a galley kitchen where the two rows of cabinets and countertops are separated by an aisle, the use of a pull-down shelf in your upper cabinets is the perfect organizing product for you.
A pull-down shelf will not only help you to keep your small items in place but they will also be easily accessible. Their design is to help you to easily access items that are stored in a hard to reach part of your wall cabinets.
But if you are looking for something that is more affordable and planning to utilize the bottom shelf of your one sided cabinet to store spices, this 3 – tier pull down spice rack is the one for you.
Lazy Susan For Your Wall Diagonal Corner Cabinet
Adding a lazy susan organizer to your wall diagonal corner cabinet shelving is an easy and inexpensive way to organize and easily access your essentials. All you need is to spin the turnable to see the items behind.
Utilize the bottom shelf of your corner cabinet to store your most frequent items like condiments, oil and alike while the medium and low usage items are stored in the middle and top shelf respectively. By doing this, it will simplify your everyday meal prep and make accessing items much easier. And if money is not a problem, consider installing a 3 shelf twister set.
Customize Your Bi-fold Corner Wall Cabinet
Looking for a great way to effectively use your bi-fold corner wall cabinet? Consider customizing them by installing a kidney shaped lazy susan.
Combination Of Different Organizing Products To Utilize Your Bi-Fold Corner Wall Cabinet
If customization is not for you at the moment, use different types of organizing products to effectively store your essentials and use the cabinet space.
Below is our corner cabinet and I used baskets, cabinet risers, and plastic food containers to store our grandson’s plastic water bottles and a steam tray to store spatula and strainers that I do not use often.
These upper corner kitchen cabinet organization ideas are only applicable for cabinet doors that are not transparent or made of glass because they’re definitely not eye appealing even though all frequently used items are accessible and the cabinet space is effectively utilized.
Below is also our lower cabinet where I did not use fancy organizing products to fully utilize it because of budget restriction.
When renovating a cooking area, there are most likely unexpected expenses that you did not anticipate which often lead to letting go of your not so needed features. These can be things like installing a blind corner pull-out organizer or installing a lazy susan to fully utilize the hidden spaces.
So, if you are like me and you have no budget for such an organizer, use old baking trays and teflon coated sheets as a creative pull-out system to store your small appliances and cooking pots and pans.
Also check my article, How To Organize Your Blind Corner Cabinet and 10 Deep Drawer Organizer Ideas , if you are looking for information on how to effectively use the space of your base cabinets.
Smart Upper Corner Kitchen Cabinet To Make Organizing A Breeze And Eye Appealing
If you are planning to renovate and plan to replace all of the cabinets, you might want to consider the following design for upper corner cabinets that help to easily access your essentials, add aesthetic appeal to your space but will also help you to effectively use your corners.
Floating Corner Open Shelving
If you do not like having an upper corner cabinet and want something different but something that adds beauty to the space, consider having floating corner shelves. However, you can only achieve this through doing it yourself as there are no pre-made options available. You just need shelving boards, paint stains for wood and floating brackets to hang the corner open shelves.
Having open shelving is becoming more and more popular in designing a cooking area. It’s a design feature where function and beauty are combined. Open shelving can open up your space to make the space look and feel airy, brighter and bigger. It is an essential part of the design.
This also provides convenience and style because you can easily access all of your essentials and can hold your decorative items, show off your beautiful tiles or other types of wall coverings respectively.
The best part of having open shelving is that it will encourage you to keep all the items stored in open shelves clean and organized at all times. This is because if you do not do this, it will make the room look cluttered. This is something that will give you stress every time you look at it. To know more about how to organize your cabinets, see drawer organizer ideas and cabinet organization ideas.
Combination Of Open Shelving And Cabinets
If you want to utilize the upper corner space of your kitchen as a holding place for your decor and some of your decorative essentials, consider combining the open shelvings and cabinets.
Position the L-shaped open shelving on the corner wall in between the two upper cabinets just like the picture above. In this way, you maximize the corner space and at the same time enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room.
Corner Windows and Sink
This kitchen design is ideal if you want to improve the amount of light coming into your space. Positioning your sink in a corner at a 45 degree angle with windows on both side walls will definitely bring a ton of natural light into the room and will help to get rid of having an upper corner cabinet. Furthermore, this design increases the amount of usable prep counter space.
If your counter space is not a problem as your cooking space is on a bigger scale, consider having a corner pantry. Instead of having upper and base corner cabinets, utilize the corner of the room by building a full size pantry. You will have three options to fully utilize your corner cabinets and they are as follows:
Corner pantry with L-shaped shelvings
Corner pantry with revolving trays
Corner pantry with pull-out shelvings
Customize Your One Sided Cabinet
If you are planning to replace your existing cabinet of your one wall kitchen or with a galley layout, consider occupying the entire space for your one sided cabinet.
Extend your one sided cabinet to the countertop and make the cabinet space a garage for your small appliances just like the picture above. This type of cabinet design will not only add an interesting feature to your kitchen but also prevent the counter from looking cluttered.