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The kitchen is a place that is the heart of the house, and fur­ni­ture plays the main role in the inte­ri­or of this room. A prop­er­ly select­ed cor­ner cab­i­net for the kitchen is able to pro­vide an orig­i­nal and func­tion­al design for the entire set.Corner cabinet for the kitchen

Functions of a corner cabinet in a kitchen set

Most often, a cor­ner kitchen mod­ule is used as a place to install a sink. The floor L‑shaped cab­i­net under the sink will help to remove unnec­es­sary clut­ter and bring an ele­ment of inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies into the inte­ri­or of the room.

The cor­ner kitchen cab­i­net is the most spa­cious place in the whole set. Its capac­i­ty is used to opti­mize the kitchen space.

If you equip a tri­an­gu­lar cab­i­net with pull-out pan­els and bas­kets, then it will accom­mo­date a lot of food, dish­es and kitchen uten­sils. In addi­tion, house­hold appli­ances can be built into the cab­i­net in the cor­ner.

If there is no need to use the space func­tion­al­ly, shelves with fig­urines, pho­tographs and oth­er dec­o­ra­tive things are placed in the cor­ner. And the sou­venir in the box is bet­ter viewed if the doors in the cab­i­net are made of trans­par­ent glass.

Variety of designs

There are 3 main types of cor­ner cab­i­nets:

  1. Hang­ing cab­i­nets that are placed on the wall. It can be a full-fledged lock­er with facades or slid­ing pan­els. It is used to store dish­es. Some­times the tri­an­gu­lar mod­ule of the kitchen sys­tem per­forms a dec­o­ra­tive func­tion.
  2. Floor cor­ner cab­i­nets. Most often they mount a sink. In addi­tion, a hob is built into the tri­an­gu­lar cab­i­net. Then, instead of the upper cor­ner cab­i­net, you will have to install a hood.
  3. One piece cor­ner cab­i­net. Large and roomy cab­i­net for the kitchen, height from floor to ceil­ing. It is rarely installed due to its incon­ve­nient loca­tion and too large size.

Basic dimensions — standards

Dimen­sions and dimen­sions of kitchen cor­ner cab­i­nets should be cal­cu­lat­ed tak­ing into account the over­all design and capac­i­ty of the entire room. When choos­ing a mod­ule, you should fol­low the main rec­om­men­da­tions:

  • The thick­ness of the inter­nal shelves is deter­mined, tak­ing into account the items that will be stored on them. If you plan to keep wood­en, plas­tic or ceram­ic dish­es in the cab­i­net, a shelf thick­ness of up to 20 mm is suf­fi­cient. If the cab­i­net is intend­ed to store heav­ier items, such as cast iron pans or pots, the thick­ness of the pan­els should be 2 cm or more. This rule applies to stan­dard par­ti­tions made of plas­tic or chip­board.
  • When cal­cu­lat­ing the dimen­sions of the cab­i­nets, it is tak­en into account that the depth of the hang­ing cab­i­nets does not exceed 40 cm. When plan­ning the design para­me­ters, plumb­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ven­ti­la­tion should be tak­en into account if they pass through a tri­an­gu­lar mod­ule. The upper cor­ner cab­i­net is equipped with light­ing, which affects the cal­cu­la­tion of its dimen­sions.
  • If you plan to build a stove into the clos­et in the cor­ner of the kitchen, then you should not hang the upper tier too low, espe­cial­ly if plas­tic or oth­er com­bustible mate­ri­als are used in the fur­ni­ture design. Above the stove or above the sink should be spa­cious enough to con­ve­nient­ly and effi­cient­ly use the work area.
  • When choos­ing any fur­ni­ture for the kitchen, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the growth of the host­ess, since she will have to use the head­set most often.

Stan­dard kitchen dimen­sions:

  1. Upper cor­ner cab­i­net — 60x60 cm with a front width of 42 cm.
  2. Low­er cor­ner cab­i­net — 90x90 cm with a depth of low­er cab­i­nets 55 cm and a table­top width of 60 cm.

If a cab­i­net with para­me­ters dif­fer­ent from the stan­dard is required, the dimen­sions are select­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly.

Manufacturing materials

Floor and hinged cor­ner cab­i­nets are made of the same mate­ri­als as the rest of the fur­ni­ture in the set. The frame of the mod­ule is made of chip­board, and the facades are made of lam­i­nat­ed chip­board, wood or MDF.

For the man­u­fac­ture of a cor­ner cab­i­net with a table­top, in addi­tion to oth­er mate­ri­als, you will need a slab of arti­fi­cial stone.

Internal filling

Inside the floor stand, you can mark a microwave oven or a dish­wash­er. Kitchen cab­i­nets-tables are best filled with shelves for food stor­age. For more con­ve­nient stor­age of uten­sils and prod­ucts, slid­ing racks on spe­cial clips are installed in a tri­an­gu­lar cab­i­net.

If a sink is installed in a cor­ner cab­i­net, most of the inter­nal usable space is occu­pied by pipes. In this case, a trash can is placed in the lock­er. This is the best use of the cab­i­net under the sink.

Assembly and installation

When self-assem­bling and installing kitchen fur­ni­ture, it is rec­om­mend­ed to adhere to the fol­low­ing rules:

  1. The assem­bly of the kitchen set begins with the place­ment of cor­ner cab­i­nets, to which the rest of the mod­ules are installed back to back. Do not make an angle-con­nec­tion “by eye”. In this case, the far cab­i­nets will stand crooked.
  2. Hinged struc­tures are attached to the wall with dow­els. The required size and shape of fas­ten­ers are select­ed tak­ing into account the rec­om­men­da­tions of the head­set man­u­fac­tur­er.
  3. Some hinged cor­ner cab­i­nets can be hung with a but­ter­fly mount. Such a latch opens behind the side pan­el, which ensures a secure fit. Most often, this method is used to install the head­set on a plas­ter­board wall.

How to DIY

Some­times, hav­ing gone through a lot of mod­u­lar sys­tems for the kitchen pro­vid­ed by fur­ni­ture com­pa­nies, it is still not pos­si­ble to decide on the appro­pri­ate option. In this case, there is noth­ing left but to make a cor­ner bed­side table your­self.

For a do-it-your­self kitchen, you will need not only mate­ri­als and tools, but also prac­ti­cal skills in con­struc­tion and work­ing with wood and met­al. First, you should decide on the design, and then take mea­sure­ments of the room. Then a draw­ing of a fur­ni­ture mod­ule is drawn, its func­tion­al­i­ty and con­tent are thought out. Suit­able mate­r­i­al and tools are select­ed. Every­thing else depends only on the expe­ri­ence of the mas­ter.