How to plan a kitchen corner

 

When planning your kitchen it’s really important that you consider how you want to fit your cabinets around corners. Here at DIY Kitchens we have a number of options that are both stylish and practical. We are able to offer standard corner cabinets, ‘L’ shaped corner cabinets, curved corner cabinets and diagonal corner cabinets and we also have lots of clever accessories to make access into the cabinets much simpler.

Standard Corner Cabinets

These types of corner cabinets provide the most flexible option for planning around a corner and incorporate a corner post, which is an essential component as it prevents your handles from clashing when doors or drawers are opened (See the green square below which shows the 70x70mm corner post).

Standard Corner Base Cabinets

These cabinets are available in varying widths from 900mm to 1700mm, and, as a general rule when planning your kitchen, we suggest spacing your cabinet 130mm from the wall. For example, if you wish to install a 1000mm corner base cabinet, the total space required is 1130mm and the adjacent cabinet would require spacing 630mm from the wall (Indicated by the green line below).

Plan A Kitchen Corner

Standard Corner Wall Cabinets

These cabinets are available in varying widths from 600mm to 900mm, and as a general rule when planning your kitchen, we suggest spacing your cabinet 30mm from the wall. For example, if you wish to install a 600mm corner wall cabinet, the total space required for your plan is 630mm and the adjacent wall cabinet would require spacing 330mm from the wall.

Plan a wall corner unit

If you are unable to follow our general planning guidance for standard corner cabinets, don’t worry, here at DIY Kitchens we are able to supply you with panels (in the same finish as your door or cabinet) that you can cut to suit your requirements – just remember that you must take in to account the size of your handles and ensure that the layout of the corner doesn’t result in the handles clashing!

‘L’ Shaped, Curved and Diagonal Corner Cabinets:

‘L’ Shaped, Curved & Diagonal Corner Base Cabinets – When planning this type of corner cabinet, you’ll need a space measuring 900mm x 900mm.

‘L’ Shaped, Curved & Diagonal Corner Wall Cabinets – When planning this type of corner cabinet, you’ll need a space measuring 600mm x 600mm.

 

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